10th Annual Curry Dinner Builds Community in Loring Park

Every year before the holidays for the past ten years, the World Mission Prayer League, located in a mansion and office building in the Loring Park Neighborhood, puts on a Curry Dinner for th

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New Phillips literary magazine to be unveiled January 29

“The Phoenix of Phillips”, a new literary magazine sponsored by the Semilla Community Arts program of St.

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This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, January 12, – Sunday, January 18, 2015

I’m looking for a winter escape. I am not a snowbird, nor am I likely to find the space for a sunny vacation in an alternative climate. Alternative states of mind and heart are easily at hand.

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Lasalle Avenue: Downtown Minneapolis’ Worst Street

When the weather is nice (i.e., not this week), I normally walk to work on Nicollet Mall. While I’m largely a creature of habit, sometimes I like to get a little crazy and mix things up.

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This week in Saint Paul: Monday, December 29, 2014–Sunday, January 4, 2015

I have this strategy where I wait until the new year has come—weeks after we have ventured into the next year—before I buy my pocket calendar. My next wall calendar has been fixed behind the old one for some time, my Minnesota Farmers Union calendar that I pick up each summer at the Minnesota State Fair. The pocket calendar is a different story. I wait because they go on sale at some places. Thankfully, I do not have to wait to put items on the Almanac arts calendar. It’s always handy. Here are a few things I’ve jotted down to bring in the New Year!

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It's not too late to have a Nordic Christmas

Everywhere I turn someone is talking about having a Nordic Christmas. Never having had a non-Nordic Christmas, it occurred to me that some of you might need a guide. Here are a few tips on how to celebrate Jul, Nordy-style, in the Twin Cities.

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This week in Saint Paul: Monday, December 22–Sunday, December 28, 2014

We are halfway through Chanukah, on the verge of Christmas, and peaking at Kwanzaa around the next calendar corner, not to mention the other thirty-odd holidays that my friend Mooks tells us fall in December. If you have been looking at the Almanac arts calendar, you know how busy this world has been.

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