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Firehouse Performing Arts Center settles into Station 21

Posted on 28 September 2016

By JAN WILLMS From its inception in 1894 up until 1958, Hook and Ladder Station 21 was housed at 3010 Minnehaha Ave. Today, the former fire station is again home to Hook and Ladder, but this time, it’s a theater and lounge. The Firehouse Performing Arts Center (FPAC) has taken over the building, which was […] Continue Reading

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Coldwater Spring — a place to learn about the past and present

Posted on 28 September 2016

Story and photos by MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Coldwater Spring, between Minnehaha Park and Fort Snelling (5601 Minnehaha Dr. S.), is public land on which to hike, run, dog walk, bird watch, reflect on the twists and turns of history, and enjoy nature. Photo right: The original stone spring house still stands. The rate of Coldwater Spring’s […] Continue Reading

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Dancing into a new life in the U.S.; discovering a passion to dance

Posted on 28 September 2016

Dance is great way to meet people, which can be especially important when you’re new to a community and a country. That’s what Prachi Sansare Matkari, discovered when she moved here from India to Minnesota. “Three years ago, I came to an unknown land with a completely different culture. I had no family other than […] Continue Reading

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Lake Nokomis hosts super send-off for monarchs

Posted on 28 September 2016

Photos by JILL BOOGREN Thousands of people came to the Monarch Festival-Festival de la Monarca at Lake Nokomis in September to celebrate the mighty monarchs beginning their 2,300-mile journey from Minnesota to Mexico for the winter. Festivities included music, dancing, art, poetry, games and other opportunities to learn about the life cycle and migration of […] Continue Reading

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Transition Longfellow plans October activities

Posted on 28 September 2016

On Fri., Oct., 21, Transition Long­fellow will show the movie, “A Simpler Way; Crisis as Opportunity.” People in developed nations across the world understand that our current way of life has resulted in overlapping environmental, cultural and economic crises. Something has to change, but how do we begin? “We are the generation in between stories,” […] Continue Reading

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Neighbors gather for food/fun at 7th annual Nokomis block party

Posted on 28 September 2016

Photos by JILL BOOGREN The parking lots at Oxendale’s Market and McDonald’s Liquor and Wine and the 3400 block of 51st St. were bustling on Sept. 11 as neighbors stopped by to visit local vendors, grab a snack, check out vintage cars, and try their hand at the dunk tank. The annual event is hosted […] Continue Reading

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Night Out With NENA – Is Your Home Ready for Winter?

Posted on 28 September 2016

Are you interested in beefing up your home energy knowledge before the winter? Here’s your chance! NENA is hosting a Home Energy 101 workshop on Wed., Oct. 19, 6-7:30pm at the Morris Park Recreation Center, 5531 39th Ave. S. NENA has partnered with the Center for Energy and Environment to bring this workshop where you’ll […] Continue Reading

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Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors October Events

Posted on 28 September 2016

“Medicare Enrollment: What You Need to Know” will be the topic at the Tues., Oct. 18 Senior Social/Health Talk, which starts at 10:30 am and meets at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 E. 31st St. Two fall Yoga for Seniors classes will be held on Mondays and meet at Bethlehem Covenant Church, 3141 43rd Ave. […] Continue Reading

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Art of baton twirling makes a return

Posted on 28 September 2016

Dance-Twirl Minnesota is opening a new location in the neighborhood at 1611 E. 46th St. Baton twirling was once a thriving sport in Minnesota but as instructors pursued other avenues, the sport that attracted thousands of twirlers to the St. Paul Winter Carnival soon disappeared. Jacinda Miller, owner of Dance-Twirl Minnesota, wants to change that […] Continue Reading

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Coldwater is a national treasure

Posted on 23 August 2016

GUEST OPNION by SUSU JEFFREY The National Trust for Historic Preservation has recognized Coldwater Springs as part of the “National Treasure” that is “Bdote Fort Snelling.” Bdote, Dakota for the meeting of waters, is defined as including “the entire area known as Fort Snelling: the Upper Post, Historic Fort Snelling State Park, Fort Snelling National […] Continue Reading

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