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Zekriah Chaudhry

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New signage at Indian Mounds Park in St. Paul informs visitors that it is a burial site. Photo credit: Zekriah Chaudhry

St. Paul installs new signage to honor sacred Indian Mounds Park

St. Paul drops splash-pad plan and recognizes Indian Mounds Park as a burial site.
A massive oak, located near the play area at Merriam Park Recreation Center, fell overnight Saturday during storms.

Storm downs massive oak near Merriam Park Rec Center in St. Paul

The tree near the playground fell during weekend storms.
Skateboarders, BMX riders and other shredders took to a new, reopened Minneapolis skate park in the Elliot Park neighborhood following a ribbon cuttin

Minneapolis opens state-of-the-art skate park at Elliot Park

The downtown Minneapolis park is the biggest in the city's park system.
From 1982, a detail from Casa de Esperanza’s logo when it opened in St. Paul.

Casa de Esperanza to change its name after nearly forty years

The St. Paul-based organization works to end domestic violence.
A group of cyclists rode the new Robert Piram Regional Trail from Kaposia Landing Park in South St. Paul on Wednesday.

After years of planning, new trail finally adds key connections for east metro bikers

3.7-mile paved path a key addition between St. Paul and South St. Paul.
New water restrictions will take effect on Tuesday, July 27, in Woodbury. Violators may be faced with citations.

Woodbury to tighten water use restrictions as drought worsens

The new restrictions will be implemented on Tuesday.
Nicholas Smith Jr., 5, tried to see what Laylay Comodore, 6, was experiencing via a virtual reality game offered through St. Paul’s Summer Swarm pro

Kids game, code and fly drones at futuristic St. Paul summer program

Called Summer Swarm, the programs are aimed at bringing kids closer to careers in STEM fields
Katie Iverson, a participant in the St. Paul challenge, cleaned out her refrigerator and put spoiled food in her city-issued waste pail.

St. Paul wants residents to think twice about all the food they throw out

Starting this week, officials are issuing a six-week Food Waste Challenge, asking dozens of households to voluntarily record the uneaten chow.
Evan Erickson, 17, is one of five teens on the U.S. team.

Minnesota teen math whiz makes U.S. physics team, will compete for world title

Evan Erickson is one of five U.S. teens to qualify for the annual International Physics Olympiad.
O’Shaughnessy Stadium was photographed at the University of St. Thomas’ St. Paul campus on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.   ] AARON LAVINSKY • aaron.lavi

University of St. Thomas giving away TV, tuition breaks, gift cards to encourage vaccination

The university isn't requiring vacccination for students and staff.
The first day of organized trash collection in St. Paul in 2018 went smoothly. (Star Tribune file photo by Glen Stubbe)

St. Paul wades back into trash politics by convening citizens advisory group

The city implemented organized trash collection in 2018, and the time is coming for the contract to be renewed.
People took in the view from the top of the Highland Water Tower during the most recent open house, in October 2019. (Star Tribune file photo by Carlo

Highland Park water tower viewing canceled, delaying return of St. Paul tradition

The tower was last open to the public in 2019.
The aftermath of the June 20 fire at the Conway Community Center, 2090 Conway St., St. Paul.

Fire that damaged Conway Community Center in St. Paul was likely arson, city says

The community center building will be unusable for two to four weeks.
Star Tribune Dight Avenue in South Minneapolis.

Minneapolis poised to rename street whose namesake supported eugenics and Hitler

The avenue was named after Charles Dight, who served on the City Council.