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Gerten drives the success of the Farmers Market

One of the mainstays of food culture in the Twin Cities since 1853 has been the St. Paul Farmers Market. The market was a highlight of many a weekend back in the 1950s and 1960s when Jack Gerten, then a child, would sell vegetables and flowers with his parents at a location on Jackson Street now taken up by the Embassy Suites.

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Michael Hahm eyes a time of change for St. Paul park system

Last year St. Paul's Parks and Recreation Department held several meetings in different neighborhoods to gather ideas from citizens on how the city should shape its park system to meet the demands of the 21st century. The meetings attracted advocates for more dog parks, aquatics facilities, ball fields, natural areas and recreational opportunities.

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Kenny Horst’s jazz mecca

As one the region's premier showcases for jazz, located in the basement of the Hamm Building in downtown St. Paul, the Artists' Quarter has a decidedly subterranean flavor and setting.

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