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Way, way up in the sky

Birds in ParticularHALLE O’FALVEYcolumnisthalleofalvey@gmail.com I was driving home from Ely, MN and stopped in the town of Virginia at the food co-op. It resides in an industrial park--not one tree to be seen for a mile around. As I finished shopping and was getting back into my car. I noticed something in the very large...
by Diane Gerth For years, whatever we may think about the rail-based Riverview Corridor, we have been working under some basic understandings. We knew that the ultimate objectives for the project have included a plan to provide high-quality service for local trips and to provide additional transportation capacity to meet current and future travel demand.  
by David Lamb For more than twelve years, Jerry Rothstein could most often be found somewhere between Cossetta’s and Sibley Plaza along West Seventh Street, a notebook in his pocket, looking for his next story—or else in the West Seventh Community Center office he used both for his newspaper work and his therapy practice.  “I wanted to make sure...
Birds in Particular by Halle O'FalveyI am so happy for the month of March to begin, even though predictions are snowy and cold, then mild with rain. February froze lakes, so, “ice out” may be delayed as well as waterfowl return. They depend upon open water, as they fly North, one lake at a time. 

Federation Update

Fort Federation 882 West 7th, Suite 6,  St. Paul   fortroadfederation.org  Board updateAt the February 8 meeting, the Board heard a request to support rezoning 1164 West 7th Street from RT2 to RM2 which would allow for building a 9-14 unit apartment building on the property. The board approved supporting the rezoning request.Call for Board...

Racism in Medicine

West End Healthline By Jenny Zhang, MD The use of race in medicine has been an area of fierce debate for many years. Supporters of race-based medicine claim that racial categories may have genetic similarities among underlying populations that could be useful. Opponents raise alarm to the perpetuation of racist beliefs by continuing...

Confronting the Virus

County Perspectives by Commissioner Rafael Ortega, Columnist At every Ramsey County Board meeting since this global pandemic upended our lives one year ago, we have observed a moment of silence to remember and honor those taken by COVID-19 here in this region and beyond. Thankfully, after the longest year any of us can...
Free virtual classes provide accessible and affordable cooking tips, tricks and recipes while also helping people feel connected during this time of isolation. Instructors are local and over 50% identify as BIPOC, bringing a rich variety of culinary skills and recipes. Register: msmarket.coop/event. Upcoming events: 3/10: Instant Pot: Noodle Soups; 3/20: Ugandan Vegan Cooking: Beans; 3/25: Budget Cooking: Millet Power Bowl with...