ST. PAUL NOTES | Easiest recycling ever — here's how

Photos from Eureka website.

Recycling just got simpler in St. Paul, as single-stream arrives on Monday, April 7. That means no more sorting: cans, bottles, plastics, paper all go in the same container.


On the road at 53

A few years ago, I was on the state highway traveling back from South Dakota. It was a beautiful day. I was driving my teal 1995 Honda Civic and traveling with my friend Peter. We came east out of Roberts County from South Dakota and turned south winding along Big Stone Lake through Ortonville then up out of the valley and across the beautiful farmlands of West Central Minnesota.


This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, March 31–Sunday, April 6, 2014

Okay. No kvetching! You can park on both sides of the street now. The snow will be here for a while, but the air feels a lot better, light enough for us to seemingly glide down sidewalks without having to brace ourselves from the previous months’ harsh elements. They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Here, that image rings as thinly as that story about the groundhog. I can't think of a good animal to reference in an allegory fitting to this Minnesota winter, but it does not matter. It's nicer out. Let's greet it with art in our 20th edition of This Week in Saint Paul!


NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | West End April 2014 calendar of events

This calendar of events is created for over 750 neighbors of the West End. Please see this new location for calendar additions, corrections and updates at


Five seconds grace

Students at Aston University in Birmingham, England have conducted an experiment and claim to posess data that lends credence to the famous 5-Second Rule for dropped food.


TEDxMahtomedi: What’s Next? Bread and water?


From the return of 14th century communal bread ovens (good for pizza, too) to thoughtful tooth-brushing and 3D printers, TEDxMahtomedi asked "What's next?"  Would you pay for the pr


REVIEW | LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs plays with language at the Walker Art Center

Photo courtesy LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Using voice distortion, audio loops and images of dancing crotches, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs grabbed my attention during her poetry performance at the Walker Art Center. The author of four chapbooks and one album, Diggs is a poet/writer, sound artist, vocalist, and performer. Before I sat in her audience, I didn't know what to expect, and even now, I'm not sure how to describe the experience.

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