Letters to the Editor, June 22, 2022

River road to ruinA beautiful new tunnel and path on Mississippi River Boulevard at Hidden Falls is almost complete. While the city spent millions on this project next to the Highland Bridge development, the existing path on river road under…

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School Notes April 27, 2022

William Gannon, 16, a pianist from Mendota Heights, won the Mariellen Jacobson Award as part of the Minnesota Orchestra’s Young People’s Symphony Concert Association’s (YPSCA) 65th annual Concerto Competition for advanced student musicians in grades 7-12. In addition to cash…

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Jie Ming Academy in line for $31M expansion this summer

The southwest aerial view of the addition planned for Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy. The popular Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy, 1845 Sheridan Ave., will be remodeled and expanded beginning this summer and continuing through summer 2023. The Highland District…

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Saint Paul teachers ratify new two-year contract

Wage and salary increases, an increase in mental health staff, maintaining the cap on class sizes and a one-time payment of $3,000 for teachers who continued to work throughout the pandemic are included in the new two-year contract between the…

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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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School property transfer better late than never

The old Edgcumbe School is home to the Talmud Torah of Saint Paul and Cyber Village Academy. Fifty-seven years after the Saint Paul Public Schools became legally separated from Saint Paul city government, the process of transferring property ownership to…

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School Notes December 9, 2021

Saint Thomas Academy has named senior Robert Cunningham as its 114th cadet colonel, the highest-ranking officer in the student corps. Cunningham has received awards for academics and leadership. He is a peer mentor, a member of the choir, and a…

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City receives mixed messages on ’22 budget

The city of Saint Paul’s annual Truth-in-Taxation hearing revealed widespread unhappiness over property tax increases but many more calls for increased city spending. Three people testified before the City Council, but more than two dozen submitted testimony via email or…

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