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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City employees await judge’s ruling on vaccine mandate

The city of Saint Paul’s proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate for its 4,000 employees has been put on hold at least until spring. That is when Ramsey County District Court Judge Robert Awsumb is scheduled to rule on a lawsuit filed…

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It’s been ‘tale of two seasons’ for Highland wrestlers

The Highland Park High School wrestling team got off to a great start this winter despite having to battle through some health issues. The Scots were 9-1 overall and 2-1 in the Saint Paul City Conference heading into the last…

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City Council adopts new zoning rules for faith-based institutions

New zoning regulations for faith-based institutions were approved on January 19 by the Saint Paul City Council, just days before a federal court deadline of February 1. The regulations provide clarity on how religious institutions can accommodate everything from day…

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Macalester to turn Lincoln Ave. home into offices

Macalester College was given the green light on January 21 to turn a single-family home at 1657 Lincoln Ave. into offices for its Sustainability Department and High Winds Fund. The Saint Paul Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit that…

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Saint Paul restaurants embrace vaccine mandate, some with reservations

Saint Paul bars and restaurants, theaters and other entertainment venues that have been struggling for close to two years with state-imposed shutdowns and a drop in business driven by fears of COVID-19 now find themselves bracing for the impact of…

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District court order puts city’s vaccine mandate on hold

Saint Paul’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city employees has been put on hold. Ramsey County District Court Judge Robert Awsumb issued a temporary restraining order on December 23 at the request of the Saint Paul Police Federation and the International…

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City Council returns to in-person meetings after nearly two years

The Saint Paul City Council on January 5 conducted in-person meetings at City Hall for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. The in-person meetings are being held after extensive ventilation improvements were made in the…

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