Too many toys? Mom seemed to think so, so we improvised

Mom never liked toys. Despite a house full of children, our home was never cluttered with toys. No race cars or Tonka trucks splayed across the family room floor. No Barbie dolls or doll accessories lost in sofas. No board…

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Letters to the Editor, May 25, 2022

A scholar coach to celebrate As the school year comes to a close, I’m writing to celebrate someone who has dedicated the last four years to supporting our students. As an AmeriCorps member with the Total Learning Classroom initiative of…

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Letters to the Editor, May 11, 2022

Maintain protections for rentersAs a longtime Saint Paul resident and voter, I am dismayed that the Minnesota Senate Housing Finance and Policy Committee would pass a measure to ban rent control and rent stabilization measures statewide (MyVillager, April 27). What…

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Riverview planners could learn a thing or two from Seattle

Like the Twin Cities, Seattle has pursued a regional light-rail-transit solution to its pressing urban mobility challenges. Similar to our Blue Line and proposed Riverview Corridor line, Seattle’s 14-mile Central Link connects downtown Seattle with SeaTac International Airport after passing…

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Letters to the Editor, April 27, 2022

Madness of nuclear proliferationI am growing increasingly convinced that we human beings must subconsciously desire our own destruction. What other explanation can there be for our wanton disregard for our survival? The conscious and willful destruction of our environment and…

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Letters to the Editor, April 13, 2022

Don’t mow the grass this MayTwin Cities suburbs such as West Saint Paul and Edina are ahead of Saint Paul in officially adopting No Mow May, a growing movement to protect pollinators by forgoing yard work until bees and other…

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River promenade: Another dubious effort to revive downtown

 I have spent the majority of my 70 years here in Saint Paul, beginning at the long-since vanished Miller Hospital. I have watched the city grow and shrink over the decades, fighting against forces beyond its control, largely driven by…

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Letters to the Editor, March 30, 2022

Our place in the sun I read with interest your article about plans for a solar array atop Area C at the former Ford Plant (MyVillager, March 9). Hopefully, the array would not inhibit the necessary cleanup of the toxic…

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Letters to the Editor, March 9, 2022

Support student mental health For years, the Saint Paul Federation of Educators (SPFE), parents and community members have been clamoring to increase mental health support services in our public schools. One of the side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has…

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