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Talking about Racism

Building a Non-racist Community  by Tim Johnson Retired pastor of Cherokee Park United Church Editor’s note: This is the seventh article in Johnson’s series on racism. Comments and insights are welcome: send to editor@communityreporter.org. It happened twice in as many weeks. I went away from...
BY DAVID LAMB After the debate over how to handle the coming academic year raged through most of the summer, with no consensus emerging, administrators for the St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS) made a decision: the year would begin with full-time distance learning, with the possibility of reopening schools later on. “We are going...
BY GREG STRUVE The fate of the final leg of the long-anticipated “Transit Triangle” will be decided in December. At that time, the Riverview Corridor governing board will determine project viability and changes needed.                 The “Transit Triangle” is intended to be the core of the backbone regional LRT network. It connects...

Answering the Pandemic

by Rafael Ortega Every day at Ramsey County, we are reminded that we are facing the largest health and economic crisis in 100 years and trying to answer multiple needs of our residents. This past week we introduced new ways to help folks who are looking for jobs right now. On...
by Jonathan Dickman, MD, PhD   As we approach a half of a year of working from home, distance learning and Zoom meetings, many people have become weary of hearing about COVID-19. Some people have questioned the importance of following public health recommendations as the pandemic continues.                 Despite people’s understandable fatigue with...
by cate sering, library manager As we transition out of summer, we know that the needs of our community are more important than ever.  Whether you are a student, a job seeker, or are looking for the next best read, Saint Paul Public Library is here to respond to community needs with innovation and a...
Letter to the Editor To the Editor: Since 2009, I have served as my father’s in-home caregiver as he undergoes dialysis treatments. In that time, we’ve had the incredible fortune of working with supportive and attentive medical staff who helped us as we learned about life with dialysis.
I grew up in the Midwest on a traditional farm—dairy, beef, pigs and all the crops to feed them and us—where I absorbed a great work ethic and a real sense of community. I learned how to fix just about anything on the farm, which helped create the man I am today. I also learned that my...