A Taste of St. Paul, Minnesota
DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT ST. PAUL?
- St. Paul is the capital and second-most populous city of the US state of Minnesota. The city lies mostly on the north bank of the Mississippi River, downstream of the river's confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Minneapolis.The city's population was estimated to be 287,151.
- On August 20, 1904, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes damaged hundreds of downtown buildings, causing USD $1.78 million ($43.37 million present-day) in damages to the city and ripping spans from the High Bridge. In the 1960s, during urban renewal, Saint Paul razed western neighborhoods close to downtown. The city also contended with the creation of the interstate freeway system in a fully built landscape. From 1959 to 1961, the western Rondo neighborhood was demolished by the construction of Interstate 94, which brought attention to racial segregation and unequal housing in northern cities. The annual Rondo Days celebration commemorates the African American community.
- RiverCentre, attached to Xcel Energy Center, serves as the city's convention center. The city has contributed to the music of Minnesota and the Twin Cities music scene through various venues. Great jazz musicians have passed through the influential Artists' Quarter, first established in the 1970s in Whittier, Minneapolis until it moved to downtown Saint Paul in 1994. Artists' Quarter also hosts the Soapboxing Poetry Slam, home of the 2009 National Poetry Slam Champions.
- The St. Paul Saints is the city's semi-professional baseball team. Originally founded in 1884, they were shut down in 1961 after the Minnesota Twins moved to Minneapolis. The St. Paul Saints were brought back in 1993 as an independent baseball team in the Northern League of the American Association. Their home games are played at open-air Midway Stadium in Energy Park in the northwest section of the city. Four noted Major League All Star baseball players are natives of Saint Paul: Hall of Fame outfielder Dave Winfield, Hall of Fame infielder Paul Molitor, pitcher Jack Morris, and catcher Joe Mauer. The all-black St. Paul Colored Gophers played four seasons in Saint Paul from 1907 to 1911.
- Saint Paul has a continental climate typical of the Upper Midwestern United States. Winters are frigid and snowy, while summer is hot and humid. As a consequence of Saint Paul's continental climate it experiences one of the greatest ranges of temperatures on earth for any major city. Due to its northerly location in the United States and lack of large bodies of water to moderate the air, Saint Paul is sometimes subjected to cold Arctic air masses, especially during late December, January, and February. The average annual temperature of 45.4 °F gives the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area the coldest annual mean temperature of any major metropolitan area in the continental U.S.
KBEM 88.5 FM Minneapolis, MN Jazz
KMOJ 89.9 FM Minneapolis, MN Urban Contemporary
KFAI 90.3 FM Minneapolis, MN Variety
W225AP (KFXN) 92.9 FM Saint Paul, MN Sports
W227BF (KLOV) 93.3 FM Christian Contemporary
KDWB 101.3 FM Richfield, MN Top-40
WGVX 105.1 FM Lakeville, MN Oldies
WGVZ 105.7 FM Eden Prairie, MN Oldies
KWNG 105.9 FM Red Wing, MN Classic Hits
K294AM (KFAI) 106.7 FM West Saint Paul, MN Variety
KTMY 107.1 FM Coon Rapids, MN Talk
KQQL 107.9 FM Anoka, MN Classic Hits
KQSP 1530 AM Shakopee, MN Rhythmic Oldies
K273BH (KDWB) 102.5 FM Fridley, MN Top-40
PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY JOB & CAREER FAIR 2014 - JOB SEEKERS
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)
Progressive Baptist Church
1505 Burns Avenue
Progressive 'IMANI" Family Life Center
Saint Paul, MN 55106
You are cordially invited to join us for our 2nd annual Progressive Community Job & Career Fair on:
Thursday, October 30, 2014
10am – 3pm
Progressive Baptist Church, In the Progressive “Imani” Family Life Center
1505 Burns Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55106
Bring your Resume to enter! To get advicenin advance, training or help with your resume contact: Twin Cities Rise! http://twincitiesrise.org/ or Minnesota Workforce Center http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/
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Demographics of St. Paul, Minnesota
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Famous Blacks from St. Paul, Minnesota
Businesses in St. Paul, Minnesota
A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.
BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
- Affordable Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - Providing professional braids and hair styles - 616 Como Avenue St. Paul, MN (651) 983-1483 - (visit website)
- African American Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 632 Snelling Avenue North, Saint Paul, MN (651) 645-0706
- A-1 Express Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 606 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN (651) 222-3396
- Cathy's Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 371 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN (651) 292-0696
- Diva Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 1679 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN (651) 603-8118
- La Diva Pro African Hair - Category: Black Hair Salons - 341 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN (651) 221-0533
- Natural Bella Spatique - Category: Black Hair Salons - 474 S. Hamline Avenue, St. Paul, MN (651) 698-1553
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
- A Mothers Touch Of Love Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 885 Park St Saint Paul, MN 55117-5414 Map (651) 488-0444
- Arnellia's - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - The lights are perpetually turned down low and the jazz is always hot at Arnellia's - 1183 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN (651) 642-5975
- Fasika Restaurant - Category: Ethiopian Cuisine - You can get spicy lentil or lamb dishes served without utensils on top of a very edible sponge bread. - 510 Snelling Ave N (at Sherburne) Saint Paul, MN (651) 646-4747
- Lee's & Dee's Barbeque Express - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Order yourself up some amazing ribs or catfish and feast - 161 North Victoria Street, Saint Paul, MN (651) 225-9454
- Lillie's Soul Food KAFE - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Saint Paul, MN (651) 340-8623
- Sonora's Poundcake - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - West Saint Paul, MN (651) 335-8866
- Soul Food Heaven - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 444 W Maryland Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55421 Map (651) 300-7999
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YD at Rondo Days in St.Paul, Minnesota
- First Baptist Church of Saint Paul - 499 Wacouta Street, St Paul, MN (651) 222-0718 - (visit website)
- Pilgrim Baptist Church - 732 Central Ave W, St Paul, MN (651) 227-3220
- St. James AME Church - 624 W. Central, St Paul, MN (651) 227-4151
- St. Peter Claver - 1060 W Central Ave, St Paul, MN (651) 646-1797 - (visit website)
- Arnellia's - Category: Jazz/Soul Food Restaurants - The lights are perpetually turned down low and the jazz is always hot at Arnellia's - 1183 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN (651) 642-5975
- Joke Joint Comedy Club - Category: Comedy Clubs - 801 Sibley Memorial Highway, St. Paul (Lilydale), MN (651) 330-9078 - (visit website)
- The Artists' Quarter - Category: Clubs - A nice jazz place in downtown - 408 Saint Peter Street (at 7th Place, inside the Hamm Building) (651) 292-1359
- The Soul Tight Committee - Category: Entertainment - The Soul Tight Committee is a ten piece band whose members have found a common love for the old school soul, R & B and dance music of the 70's. - 923 Edmund Ave, Saint Paul, MN (651) 647-0247 - (visit website)
- Minnesota State Fair - (mid-August through Labor Day) - (visit website)
Good times and fun for all! One of the largest state fairs in the US.
- Rondo Days - (April) - Events that are held include a parade that is located on the old Rondo neighborhood that features a parade in the daytime where a number of drill teams participate prior to the evening's drill team competition.Also people from the community come and join to watch and have a fun time. - (visit website)
Rondo Days is an annual weekend festival held in Saint Paul, Minnesota that commemorates the Rondo neighborhood, an African-American community that was split in two by the construction of Interstate 94 in the mid-1960s. The festival has grown since its inception in 1982 to become the second largest African American sponsored festival in Minnesota.
- Saint Paul Winter Carnival - (January) Events take place in Downtown and Como Park. - (visit website)
Celebrating Saint Paul's unique history and emerging heritage through fun and educational experiences.
- Taste of Minnesota - (July) - Takes place every year at Harriet Island, just south of Downtown.
Features numerous stages for musical performances.