In wake of lawsuit, West 7th day shelter seeks new location

Freedom House's homeless clients may be back on street in May. Freedom House, a day shelter for people who are homeless at 296 W. Seventh St., will close its doors when its lease expires in May. Its building could become…

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Walker West Music Academy outgrows Selby Ave. site

Braxton Haulcy likes to tell the story of how music changed his life. “I was a ‘D’ and ‘F’ student in second grade,” he said. When his mother got him started in piano lessons, his grades improved to A’s. Music,…

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Saint Paul declares COVID state of emergency is over

Saint Paul’s state of emergency regarding the COVID-19 pandemic officially ended on April 5. Since March 2020, Mayor Melvin Carter’s emergency declaration gave him authority to issue a wide range of executive orders, including facemask and vaccine requirements.The orders changed…

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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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Children’s Museum’s Tinker Kits promote power of play

Kid's imagination is key to unlocking treasure chest of fun. The Minnesota Children’s Museum is proving that good things come in small packages. About the size of a shoebox, its Tinker Kits are being distributed free of charge to organizations…

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Letters to the Editor, February 23, 2022

The kindness of neighbors Hands down, it’s been a rough couple of years. All of us could use a boost of positivity. Hopefully, the following acts of kindness will strengthen your belief that there is far more good out there…

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