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Apr 16th

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Give me my flowers while I yet live

Give me my flowers while I yet liveA number of people gathered on Saturday, April 13th, at the Kellogg Square Residences-Boulevard Room to recognize one of St. Paul's African-American business pioneers, Mary Fletcher, and to celebrate her 80th birthday with a surprise party. Fletcher was the sole owner operator of Selby Avenue's Tom Thumb Superette, once located at 1025 Selby Avenue, for over thirty years, and remains a strong advocate of African-American economic development through business ownership. The love and appreciation gathering was attended by many people who were frequent patrons, friends and well-wishers of this great matriarch, who provided many years of service and goodwill to the Summit-University community.
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Faith leaders challenge legislators to address disparities

On Thursday, April 4, 175 African-American clergy and members of the faith community held a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda. On the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assass...
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Cold Weather Rule protections end April 15, Energy Assistance Program funds are still available

As Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule, administered by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, ends – the PUC and the Minnesota Department of Commerce urge consumers to act immediately to keep the heat ...
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Weather again delays opening of yard waste collection sites

Three of seven Ramsey County yard waste sites will open Monday, April 15; remaining four sites will open Saturday, April 20.

Due to continued precipitation and colder than normal temperatures, Ramsey C...
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Fresh Fridays mean free produce at Northside corner stores

Fresh Fridays mean free produce at Northside corner stores Every Friday during the month of April, fresh produce purchases at eleven participating Northside corner stores will be matched up to $3 per customer. Customers can pay by cash, EBT or credit card. Th...
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