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Sign of the times: 21 new words added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2018

If you’re still confused on how to properly use words like “dank” and “lit” casually in conversation, well... I can’t help you because every time I make an attempt, my younger 20-something coworkers tease...
Downtown St. Paul has a church district

The downtown St. Paul “Church District” redefining the area

After news broke of megachurch River Valley moving into the McNally Smith College of Music space on Exchange Street, we noticed something we hadn't before: This northern section of downtown St. Paul has become...
After 13 years, Dorothy's stolen ruby red slippers have finally found their way home

After 13 years, Dorothy’s stolen ruby red slippers have finally found their way home

13 years ago, a call was placed to the FBI to investigate a peculiar crime: Someone, quite inexplicably, had stolen the ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in the classic film The Wizard...
MnDOT awards 108K grant for Minnesota bicycle program

MnDOT awards 108K grant for Minnesota bicycle program

Since 1960, the rate of youth bicycling and walking to school has decreased from 48% to 17%. This is a trend that Safe Routes to School programming and funding opportunities hopes to reverse -...

Reading between the lines: The 2018 St. Paul Library Budget Proposal

I don't remember exactly how old I was, but I remember going to the library in my hometown to get a book on Computer hacking. As I brought my book up to the counter,...
Why Minnesota roads are the way they are

Do they drop bombs here? Why Minnesota roads are the way they are

If you have lived in Minnesota for any amount of time, you have eventually come to the realization that there are only really two seasons here: The first season is called survival, aka winter,...

There’s no such thing as a safe alcoholic beverage, according to new study

The risks of drinking too much are well-known in America. Anyone who has attended high school in the last thirty years has had at least one class on the dangers of drinking, drinking and...
Rabies

Preventing rabies: Keep wild animal contact visual only

We know how to appreciate the great outdoors in Minnesota - even in the Twin Cities greenspace abounds and their are plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, or just an evening stroll beneath overhanging...

Nature and city side-by-side in St. Paul

St. Paul's Lowertown is one of the best examples of past and present standing shoulder to shoulder. It's a historic district, by designation, and yet the influx of fresh businesses; burgeoning nightlife, entertainment, and...
The most liveable cities in the world, Twin Cities Agenda

Most Liveable Cities in the World, 2018

St. Paul, Minnesota bills itself as "The most livable city in America" and it might be true - though we don't have access to the data that quantifies that claim. We love St. Paul,...
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