“Salon Mexico” at Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center

Oct
04
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East Side Saint Paul Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Jun
18
Sun

The NEA Our Town award of $100,000 will support WEQY East Side Radio, program of the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council (DBCC) and Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, a community partner of DBCC to create an arts and cultural addendum to the comprehensive plan for the city of St. Paul. The work will be accomplished through  Continue Reading »

St. Paul business incubator wins grant

Aug
24
Wed

A planned business incubator in St. Paul’s Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood is the next step in an effort to turn East Seventh Street, a road once dominated by car dealerships, into a more people-oriented and entrepreneurial corridor, community planners say. City officials awarded the incubator a $350,000 Neighborhood Sales Tax Revitalization grant this year – the  Continue Reading »

Dayton’s Bluff Board Member wins DFL endorsement for School Board

Aug
14
Sun

A year after setting in motion a series of dramatic changes at the top of the city’s public schools, St. Paul DFLers on Saturday endorsed an East Side neighborhood leader with a decades-long commitment to early childhood education as their candidate for a vacant school board seat. If elected Nov. 8, Jeannie Foster would serve  Continue Reading »

Historic Dayton’s Bluff apartment building gets new developer, higher costs

Aug
03
Wed

The three-story apartment building at 234-238 Bates Ave. in Dayton’s Bluff occupies an interesting place in St. Paul history. The red-brick structure dates back to 1888, earning it praise from fans of St. Paul architecture. Many founding members of the East Side Boys gang lived in the building and called it home in 2002, according to several former  Continue Reading »

Rezoning of Hmong Village Parking lot

Jun
15
Wed

Hmong Village and NENDC came to the District 4 Board meeting on November 17, 2014 and got the approval of the board for the expansion of the parking lot.  At that time there was going to be a land swap with some PED land near the Hamm’s site going to parks in exchange.  That land wen to  Continue Reading »

Announcing the 2nd Annual 7th Street LIVE Festival

Jun
09
Thu

  After a year of amazing success, WEQY 104.7 FM is proud to host the 2nd Annual 7th Street LIVE Festival.  Join WEQY personalities for a Battle of the DJs and Battle of the Bands.   Taste food from local restaurants, support local artists, and bring this kids for tons of family fun. For some  Continue Reading »

Nonprofits propose multicultural center at former 3M site in St. Paul

Mar
18
Fri

Bao Vang envisions a one-stop shop for immigrants and refugees across Minnesota. People could get training to become a diesel mechanic, truck driver or tailor. There would be child care and homework help, and a wellness center with yoga and tai chi. Farmers would sell food at a co-op. Staff would video conference with people  Continue Reading »

Meet the finalists for the next Metropolitan State president

Mar
16
Wed

Dear university partners and community members, On Friday, March 18, candidate finalists for the next president of Metropolitan State University will be announced. We will communicate the names of the finalists when they are announced. On March 21, 22, and 23, finalists will be on the St. Paul campus of Metropolitan State to meet with  Continue Reading »

Community members call for institutional change in SPPD

Mar
04
Fri

The meeting opened with a welcome and we began a round of introductions. Attendees stood up, said their names and answered the question, “why are you here?” One by one, people gave passionate answers like justice, to have a police force that protects and serves everyone, and to stop police brutality. Tiffany,* sitting in the back  Continue Reading »

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