Ward 5 Update

St. Paul Ward 5 Update

September 2021

New Children's reading area at the Rice street library

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On Wednesday, August 25th, the mayor and Council President Amy Brendmoen, joined library officials at the Rice Street Library to unveil a new children's reading area assembled with the help of a $125,000 grant from PNC Bank and the nonprofit Heart of America. The Kids' area, designed for children ages 3-5, offers new books and an interactive mural that incorporates community art by library staff and other artists, as well as hands-on activities geared toward discovery-based play and learning.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by a library story-time, a tradition that had been put on hold during the pandemic. PNC Bank is also funding a year-long AmeriCorps position focused on early childhood literacy and learning.

Looking further out, Council President Brendmoen is optimistic that a new North End Community Center could be erected next door to the Rice Street Library, which would create a campus-like environment for some of the city's most low-income youth. To fund construction, the city will lean on the Capital Improvement Budget and has asked the state for $16 million in general obligation bonds.


CItywide Drop off details - saturday, september 18th at the MN State Fairgrounds, 8am - 1PM

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For over 20 years, the City has partnered with local district councils to organize annual Citywide Drop-off Events. Residents can properly dispose of large items and recycle materials not collected in the residential collection program.

The event will accept mattresses, appliances, and electronics for a fee, as well as confidential papers for shredding and cardboard at no cost. Non-perishable food donations will also be accepted. The list of accepted items has changed from previous years.

Citywide Drop-Off Events | Saint Paul, Minnesota (stpaul.gov)

Save the date!

Marydale festival

Is back! Join us Saturday September 25th from noon to 5:00 PM at Marydale Park-corner of Dale Street & Maryland Avenue for the annual Marydale Festival. Artist vendors, food trucks, live music and lots of activities for the kids-they can make a bird house with Elpis, work on art projects they can take home & be part of a video. 

For additional information to sign up to be a vendor or to volunteer to help out:

Marydale Festival 2021

Fall sign up is happening right now!

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Saint Paul Parks and Recreation fall activity registration opened on Monday, August 9, 2021, it's not too late to sign up for fall.

Also, winter youth sports registration is now open....with EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS if you sign up by the 5th of September.

Click on the link below to get signed up!

Parks and Recreation | Saint Paul, Minnesota (stpaul.gov)


New segment: ward 5 shout out - This month we bring you...taste of nepal!

Nepal 4 pack

If you haven't tried Taste Of Nepal yet, we at Ward 5 suggest you add it to your list of restaurants to try.  Located on the SW corner of Rice and Arlington, on the North End, Taste of Nepal offers a variety of menu items. You won't go wrong ordering the Nepalese Thali, Chicken Biryani, Dal Makhni or Nepalese tea.  Those are just a few of the menu items that we tried.  SO GOOD! Let's support our local Ward 5 businesses!

I love to lake lap with residents across the ward!  Email us at Ward5@stpaul.gov or call us 651-266-8650 to schedule a walk.

Have a great month!

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Photo highlights from ward 5

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Council President Amy Brendmoen with Library staff and officials at Rice Street Library at unveiling of new children's area.


Mayor Carter and Council President Brendmoen congratulating youth and the Awakenings program at McDonough Recreation Center.

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Work for Saint Paul!  There are several openings right now.  

Library openings: Social Worker, Community Services Coordinator and Digital Navigators.

Social Worker Link:

Recruitment (adp.com)

Library Community Services Coordinator Link:

Current Job Openings | City of Saint Paul (governmentjobs.com)

Digital Navigator Link:

Current Job Openings | City of Saint Paul (governmentjobs.com)

Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) opening: Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission (PCIARC) Coordinator

Police-Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission (PCIARC) Coordinator | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)