Author Archive | Monica Millsap Rasmussen

Candidates for Ward 4: Shirley Erstad on Development in Ward 4 and Community Engagement

Writer’s note: On August 14, 2018, St Paul Ward 4 residents will have the opportunity to vote for a new City Council Member in a special election to replace Russ Stark as he accepts a new position within the city. As a Ward 4 resident, I wrote to the candidates to ask them specific questions […]

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Candidates for Saint Paul Ward 4: Mitra Jalali Nelson on Developing Ward 4’s Vacant Areas

Writer’s note: On August 14, 2018, St Paul Ward 4 residents will have the opportunity to vote for a new City Council Member in a special election to replace Russ Stark as he accepts a new position within the city. As a Ward 4 resident, I wrote to the candidates to ask them specific questions […]

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Candidates for Saint Paul Ward 4: Amy Ireland on Development Surrounding the Soccer Stadium

Writer’s note: On August 14, 2018, St Paul Ward 4 residents will have the opportunity to vote for a new City Council Member in a special election to replace Russ Stark as he accepts a new position within the city. As a Ward 4 resident, I wrote to the candidates to ask them specific questions […]

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Transpo Convo: Strolling a Quiet Neighborhood in a Changing Urban Area

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.]  The other day I was walking around a northern Merriam Park grid. I focused on roughly 6 blocks that are bordered by Snelling Ave., Saint Anthony Ave., Pierce St., […]

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City Considers Consolidating Businesses into Distribution Districts

On April 1, the Saint Paul City Council will consider a proposal to divide the city into corporate distribution districts in order to reduce wear and tear on city streets.  The first phase of the program assigns food distributors to specific neighborhoods of Saint Paul. The resolution, if passed, would give exclusive access of a […]

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Transpo Convo: Kristen Biking With Her Son

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.]  Kristen is a health care employee who cares deeply about community health and fitness.  She wants to set a good example for her family.  She has a bicycle trailer […]

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Transpo Convo: “What’s stopping others from using transit more regularly?”

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.]  Compiled below are statements recorded from people who have the means to drive and choose to usually drive over taking mass transit: “When I first got married, I used […]

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Transpo convo: Phyllis in the Snow

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.]  “It’s nasty out here,” Phyllis proclaims after crossing University Avenue at Pascal.  She was dragging her shopping bag suitcase on wheels in one hand and using a cane in […]

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Transpo Convo: Gardens in the Mist

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.]  The “Transpo Convo” series asks people how they get around the city, how they would like to get around the city, and what could improve their transportation experiences around […]

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Transpo Convo: Francine With Her Daughter

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.]  “I’m just out grocery shopping,” says Francine as she is walking down University Avenue, pushing her daughter in a stroller. It is a warm 56 degree fall afternoon and […]

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