St. Paul Chinese garden getting pavilion gift from sister city
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St. Paul Chinese garden getting pavilion gift from sister city

St. Paul approved an exchange with sister city Changsha, China where they are sending statues of Peanuts characters and receiving a replica of Changshas pavilion. “The garden will honor our bond as international partners, and connect the Minnesota Hmong and Hmong ancestral home of Changsha, China,” St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said. “This gift exchange will be a symbol of our global community ties for generations to come.”

With Water use down, St Paul suggests athletic fields at site of Highland Park Reservoir

St. Paul is one of many places across the country using less water than in decades past and looking to repurpose old water storage space. As St. Paul Regional Water Services prepares to demolish the below-ground infrastructure at Snelling Avenue and Ford Parkway next year, officials are contemplating the future of the more than 4-acre site.

City staff have suggested adding athletic fields for soccer and other sports, while county officials proposed an ice rink and parking lot.

Cookie Cart plans to open new bakery in early 2018

Cookie Cart is just a few months out from opening their new Payne Avenue location. The youth employment organization, which had its start in North Minneapolis, held a groundbreaking ceremony on June 29.

The organization uses the baking and selling of cookies to prepare youth ages 15 through 18 for future employment.