Last Thursday, Feb. 23, about 50 of us attended a chaplains’ training conference about neighbors’ religions. It was sponsored by the Chaplains of the St. Paul Police Department. It covered the areas of Buddhism, Islam, American Indian, Animism (Hmong) and Judaism.
The acclaimed documentary “Riding the Rails” provides an unforgettable account of the lives of teenage freight-train riders during the 1930s. The Minnesota Historical Society’s ReelMN Documentary Series will present the film in a free screening at the Minnesota History Center at 2 p.m.
It’s not necessarily a topic people want to discuss — and yet, it’s something that affects us all. The award-winning Healing Spirits series returns with “Dying: A Guide for Beginners,” which explores life’s greatest mystery, from a variety of perspectives.
Mayor Chris Coleman took to the soapbox Feb. 25 with Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and encouraged families to stay away from an increasingly common money-making practice for businesses: Refund Anticipation Loans, or RALS.
Children and young adults in St. Paul never have to be stumped by a tough homework assignment again. Mayor Chris Coleman announced Feb. 16 the launch of Live Homework Help, an online tutoring service from Tutor.com at the St. Paul Public Library.