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July 23, 2021

Lake Phalen Community Rowing Donates Public Floating Dock

Lake Phalen rowing

A big thank you to Lake Phalen Community Rowing -- a Minnesota nonprofit organization that provides free instruction to youth -- who have agreed to pay for the purchase of a $20,000 floating dock to be installed at Lake Phalen! 

The donated dock will be placed at the Lake Phalen public boat launch for use by nonprofit organizations and the public at large. 

RentHelpMN and the Zero Balance Project - Help for Renters and Landlords


Overview of Minnesota’s Eviction Moratorium Phase-Out.
The Eviction Moratorium Phase Out gives greatest continued protection to those tenants who are eligible for and actively seek rental assistance from Rent Help MN or The Zero Balance Fund. Click here to read full PDF article.

RentHelpMN is now open for applications. This program was created to help Minnesotans who have fallen behind on their rent or fear that could happen. Find out if you qualify & get ready to apply! Click here for more details.

St Paul is participating in the Zero Balance Project, a COVID Emergency Rent Assistance program that assists renters and landlords, in partnership with other Metro jurisdictions. In the Zero Balance Project landlords apply directly on behalf of their renters. Applications are now being accepted! Please spread the word and apply! 

Continuing Hillcrest Community Conversations - Updated

Hillcrest input

Local COVID-19 Testing Options

covid swab

The State of Minnesota and Ramsey County have opened COVID-19 testing sites that are free and open to everyone who believes they need to be tested, with or without symptoms.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Available

Vaccines for MN

Saint Paul Public Schools are offering FREE community COVID-19 vaccine clinics.
Available for all Minnesota residents age 12 & older.

  • Click here for more information & self-registration.

Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic links are now open to the public. Walk-ins available up to 15 minutes before end of day.

  • Oxford Community Center (18+)
    Saturdays 12-6p
  • Arlington Hills Community Center (12+)
    Sundays 12-4p 
  • Consulate of Mexico (12+)
    Second and fourth Wednesdays in July 1:30p-6p
    Thursdays in August 1:30p-6p
  • Oromo Community Center (12+)
    Second Fridays (through December) 12p-5p
  • Darul Uloom Islamic Center (12+)
    Fourth Fridays (through December) 11a-3:30p
  • Neighborhood House (18+)
    Thursdays 8:30a-11:30a
  • Gordon Parks High School (18+)
    Fridays 8a-5p

    Make an appointment by calling 651-266-1198 for registration and details. Interpreters & transportation available. Or, visit: https://www.ramseycounty.us/covid-19-info/covid-19-vaccine#1 to self-register.

Reminder: Pfizer is available for 12+ (2-doses); Moderna is available for 18+ (2-doses); Johnson & Johnson is available for 18+ (1-dose).

Walgreens, CVS, M Health Fairview, and the Roy Wilkins Auditorium are offering appointments with walk-ins available. For hours, locations, and to schedule an appointment visit the Vaccine Connector site.

Contact Us

Meet & Greet phone call appointments are available on Thursdays.  Register online at stpaul.gov/ward6 or contact our office directly at:

Email: ward6@stpaul.gov

Phone: 651-266-8660

Facebook: NelsieYangWard6

Twitter: @NelsieYangCM

Yarn Garden on the White Bear Ave Bridge

Yarn Garden

Feeling crafty? The Greater East Side Community Council (District 2) is looking for Knitters, Crocheters and Crafters to help create a "yarn garden" on the White Bear Ave bridge!

Be part of this community art installation by knitting or crocheting flowers, donating supplies (yarn, zip ties), or helping to install the flowers on the bridge fencing (the last week of August, just before school starts).

Patterns are available for knitters, crocheters and those with no experience doing either.

Completed flowers or supply donations can be dropped off at the Greater East Side Community Council office at 1365 Prosperity.

For more information contact Lisa at the Greater East Side Community Council at 651-774-2220 or email d2lisa@outlook.com.

July 30th Job Fair 

TAKODA job fair

There will be a job fair from 10a-noon, July 30th at 1845 E Franklin, Mpls. Bring your resume and meet with employers hiring for warehouse, factory, and equipment operator positions, starting at $15/$22 per hour. Part time, full time, and seasonal work.