Environmental (In)Justice Storytelling Contest Winners

December 12, 2022

We’re thrilled to announce the winning entries in the Spring 2022 Storytelling Contest! Sponsored by Saint Paul Almanac and University of St. Thomas Sustainable Communities Partnership. Our contest theme was

Reading Series: Saint Paul Almanac Volume 13

November 7, 2022

Join us for our reading series to celebrate the launch of Volume 13: A Path to Each Other! Happening around town and virtually November 16 - January 28.


By Chong Yang ● September 27, 2022

Cia lub ntiaj teb los ua koj lub vaj Tus njuj neeg yog ib lub paj, xim twg los zoo Txoj kev tsaus ntuj yuav tsis kav Ib pliag xwb,

Sacred Water

By Diane Wilson ● September 27, 2022

The Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, which includes the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota peoples, carry an origin story that teaches the sacred nature of water. This relationship is embedded

Minnesota Nice

By Ty Chapman ● September 27, 2022

At fifteen, I watched a cop shove a child down concrete school steps, his body flailing between impacts. His skull battered to fragments. Crimson rivering down a well-ironed shirt.


By Julia Klatt Singer ● September 27, 2022

Each word a stone. We can build a wall or a path to each other.

April Snow

By Loren Niemi ● September 27, 2022

The snowblower works the sidewalk The wind works the window Curtains flutter where the window leaks, Miles Davis’s Nefertiti is the soundtrack, And if all is not right with the

Rondo Avenue: The Rhythm of Life

By Dr. Margaret Ponder Lovejoy, EdD ● September 27, 2022

Rondo Avenue moved. The main artery gave life, commitment, and courage to the community. Everything on wheels—bicycles, cars, streetcars, and trucks—used Rondo Avenue. The activity was constant. The energy was

Saint Paul Almanac Receives Propel “Seeding Cultural Treasures” Grant

July 28, 2022

Propel Nonprofits is thrilled to announce it has awarded $2.07 million to 32 arts and cultural organizations led by and for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) in Minnesota. Seeding Cultural Treasures includes granting at least $40,000 of unrestricted funds to small arts nonprofits and convening leaders from these organizations for peer-to-peer learning and workshops. Additionally, Propel will provide technical assistance to grantees in nonprofit finance, strategy, and governance. Arcata Press | Saint Paul Almanac is among the grantees.

Saint Paul Almanac Presents Free “Rooted in Rondo” Screening at CHS Field

June 14, 2022

Saint Paul Almanac, in partnership with Saint Paul Neighborhood Network and WFNU Frogtown Community Radio, will be hosting a free screening of Rooted in Rondo, a youth-produced short film documentary and audio piece that explores the histories, legacies, and future of Saint Paul’s historic Rondo neighborhood.

Global Poetry Celebration - April 22, 2022 - Featuring poetry aficionados reading poems in 15 languages!

Global Poetry Celebration 2022

April 22, 2022

April is National Poetry Month and April 22nd is Earth Day. To mark these occasions, on April 22, 2022, Saint Paul Almanac partnered with White Bear Center for the Arts

Animal Economics

By Eric Wilkinson ● April 1, 2022

How do we quantify the cost of an animal’s life under the shadow of our current economy? As the global COVID-19 pandemic dissipates, it seems clear that America’s reckoning with