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Nick Coleman

The State I'm In

The Edufication of a Minnesota Catholic Boy

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Catholics, Saint James, St Paul | 0 comments

My old Catholic grade school, St. James, on Randolph and View in the West Seventh neighborhood of St Paul, is on the ropes: School and...

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Happy 50th to the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Minnesota, St Patrick's Day, St Paul | 4 comments

Over the years, I’ve had a close relationship with the Brian Boru Irish bagpipe band of St. Paul, a band named after the High King...

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Ruby Red Letters: Re-Starting the Beating Heart of St. Paul’s West End?

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Featured, Slice of the City, St Paul | 2 comments

    The developers of the old Schmidt Brewery site in St. Paul — being turned into lofts and apartments after years of...

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Macy’s to St. Paul: Suck It!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in St Paul | 20 comments

A few years ago, I popped into the Macy’s Department Store in downtown St. Paul looking for winter jackets for my three growing...

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Pearl Harbor, 1941: St Paul Sailors Fire the First Shot

Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Slice of the City, St Paul, WorldWarII | 7 comments

  (This post originally was published on 12-7-11) If you grow up in St. Paul, you will hear the story of the Naval Reservists from...

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A Circle of Grief: Wellstone and St Paul

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Minnesota, Paul Wellstone, St Paul | 1 comment

Paul Wellstone died Oct. 25, 2002, with his wife, daughter, and a handful of extraordinary people who were known and loved in his adopted...

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