Our Lady of Peace (originally Our Lady of Good Counsel) will celebrate 80 years of offering free care for the terminally ill on the corner of Cleveland and Saint Anthony avenues with an outdoor ceremony on December 7. Ray Wey remembers taking a tour of the building as an 8-year-old when it first opened on that day in 1941.

Ramsey County held its third virtual open house on November 10 to share its plans for the second phase of extending Lexington Parkway to Shepard Road. The preferred road layout includes creating Saint Paul’s first mini-roundabout at Montreal Avenue and Elway Street.

Mayor Melvin Carter wants to include $600,000 in the 2022 city budget for a new program that would provide property tax relief to low-income households that spend 30 percent of more of their income on housing.

Stretches of Edgcumbe Road, Minnesota Street and Summit, Grand and Pleasant avenues are slated for improvements in the city of Saint Paul’s Five-Year Streets Plan for 2022-26. So are alleys in Summit Hill and traffic control devices at intersections around the Highland Bridge development in Highland Park.

The Nativity Men’s Club has as its motto the Latin phrase pro liberis, meaning “for the children.” The club sponsors fundraisers throughout the year. One of these is the Christmas tree lot that during the holidays occupies the east end of the Nativity Church and School parking lot at 1900 Stanford Ave.

Steve Seifert knows a thing or two about show business, so when thieves made off with the new strobe lights the Highland Park resident had purchased for his blockbuster holiday display, he followed Noel Coward’s advice that “the show must go on.”

During a student-organized walkout on November 15, several hundred students and supporters gathered in the Highland Park High School’s courtyard to demand action regarding faculty and other staff who have made students feel sexualized and unsafe.

In the wake of the new rent control ordinance adopted by Saint Paul voters in a citywide referendum on November 2, there appear to be more questions than answers.


Writing is just a hobby, said Bob Garland, and a “most enjoyable” one. So enjoyable, that at 87 he has just published his 15th novel, Unicornery on Woodhouse Avenue.


Co-op teams are a way of life in high school girls’ hockey these days. Largely because of changing demographics, schools often have to partner up if they want to offer certain sports, especially expensive ones like hockey.


Saint Paul residents who generate more garbage will pay more in 2022 under new rates adopted unanimously on November 17 by the Saint Paul City Council. Quarterly fee increases will range anywhere from a few cents to $5.58, depending on cart size and collection frequency.

Plans to redesign a half-mile stretch of Edgcumbe Road between Fairview and Saint Paul avenues in 2022 drew a mixed response from neighbors during a virtual meeting of the Highland District Council’s Transportation Committee on November 9.

A long-vacant West End house at 47 Douglas St. that has been owned by the city since 2010 is one step closer to restoration and occupancy.

Seven local business owners filed suit on November 5 against the city of Saint Paul demanding that it close Freedom House at 296 W. Seventh St. and require that the drop-in day shelter go through a city review and approval process before reopening.


From Highland Park to Highwood Hills, hundreds of parents, grandparents, students and educators are challenging the Saint Paul Public Schools’ (SPPS) Envision SPPS plan and offering research-based alternatives to closing and merging schools.


Here’s a look at the criminal incidents compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police reports.

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Grime fighter

A window washer hangs from the roof of the Saint Paul Police Department’s Central District Station on a blustery November 19.

Photo by John Wadell

Saint Paul Ballet

Nov. 24-Dec. 7, 2021

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District Councils November 24, 2021

Highland Park • 651-695-4005 Board opening—The Highland District Council is seeking candidates for an at-large seat on its board of directors. The position is for a partial term and will be up for re-election in April 2023. Apply by 5

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Replays for officials deserve another look

The Wright Call By Dave Wright Twelve years after the fact, Tim Tschida remembers one October night very well. The Saint Paul native and Cretin-Derham Hall alum was the crew chief for the American League playoff series between the Minnesota

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On the Town Briefly, November 24, 2021

Books Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., will host a discussion with editors Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura and a panel of contributors to the anthology, We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World,

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