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September 10, 2021

National Clean-up Day & Citywide Drop Off Event at the Fairgrounds

National Cleanup Day

Do you have large items you need to get rid of? Dispose of items for a small fee at the Citywide Drop-Off Event on Saturday, September 18 at Minnesota State Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Use the entrance on Larpenteur Avenue (eastbound). Want to know what items are accepted? Visit the website to for full details.

You can also make an impact by hosting a volunteer cleanup with National CleanUp Day at nationalcleanupday.org.

Vision Day at Conway Rec Center

Child wearing glasses

The Sanneh Foundation is hosting a Vision Day at Conway Rec Center this Saturday, September 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for community youth. Each registered youth can receive a free eye screening, exam and corrective eyewear if needed. Use this link to register.

St Paul Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission hosting Limited English Proficiency Summit

St Paul downtown at night

The Saint Paul Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission (PCIARC) will host the PCIARC Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Summit on Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. The PCIARC makes disciplinary and policy recommendations to the Saint Paul Chief of Police on civilian initiated police conduct complaints. Attend the summit to learn about the complaint review process, meet the commissioners, and have some food and music. The PCIARC LEP event welcomes all, especially those who primarily speak languages other than English. Register online or contact the PCIARC at civilianreview@ci.stpaul.mn.us

What is the PCIARC? The Police Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission (PCIARC) reviews and makes disciplinary and policy recommendations to the Saint Paul Chief of Police on all civilian initiated police conduct complaints. Composed of up to nine Saint Paul residents, the commission is essential to the trust between police and the communities they serve. The PCIARC does not replace civil or criminal court, but makes recommendations to the chief of police regarding investigation findings and potential discipline, subject to the Minnesota Peace Officer Discipline Procedures Act and related state labor laws. The chief of police has the final authority over any disciplinary action imposed against a police officer. 

How do I file a complaint for the PCIARC to review? Go to

How to Get Tested for COVID-19

covid swab

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced two new semi-permanent COVID-19 community testing sites in Saint Paul and Bloomington.

The Saint Paul testing site is located in Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 175 West Kellogg Blvd. Testing at the Saint Paul site will occur Monday – Thursday, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Bloomington testing site is located at 9930 Logan Ave. S (former DMV). Testing at the Bloomington site will occur Monday – Friday, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Testing is free at all of the state's community testing sites. Appointments can be made through the Vault Health registration site. Walk-ins are also accepted.

You can also order a test through the state’s no-cost at-home COVID-19 testing program.

Find a testing option near you through the state’s Find Testing Locations map. Walk-in or schedule an appointment for a test at one of the state’s no-cost community testing sites across Minnesota.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Vaccines for MN

Get Vaccinated at the Arlington Hills Community Center

1200 Payne Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55130

  • Limited walk-ins available. If you walk in, you will need to register at the clinic.
  • Providing first and second doses only.

Register ahead of time:

Sept. 9 3 - 6 p.m. (Pfizer - first or second dose)
Sept. 16 3 - 6 p.m. (Pfizer - first or second dose)
Sept. 23 3 - 6 p.m. (Pfizer - first or second dose)

Get vaccinated at the YMCA

The YMCA vaccine clinics will not require any form of personal identification or medical insurance. Language interpretation, American Sign Language (ASL) and ADA accommodations will be available onsite.

St. Paul Eastside (875 Arcade St., St. Paul, MN 55106)

  • September 20 — 4:00pm - 7:00pm

St. Paul Midway (1761 University Ave W. St. Paul, MN 55104)

  • September 22 — 4:00pm - 7:00pm 

Coon Rapids (8950 Springbrook Dr. Coon Rapids, MN 55433)

  • September 29 — 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Andover (15200 Hanson Blvd. NW Andover, MN 55304)

  • September 16 — 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • October 7 — 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Ridgedale (12301 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, MN  55305) - Mobile Bus

  • September 13 — 4:00-7:00pm
  • October 4 — 4:00-7:00pm

Shoreview (3760 Lexington Ave, Shoreview, MN  55126)    

  • September 13 — 4:00-7:00pm
  • October 4 — 4:00-7:00pm

White Bear Area (2100 Orchard Lane, White Bear Lake, MN  55110)          

  • September 13 — 4:00-7:00pm
  • October 4 — 4:00-7:00pm

New Hope (7601 42nd Ave, New Hope, MN  55427) - Mobile Bus   

  • September 14 — 4:00-7:00pm
  • October 5 — 4:00-7:00pm

West St. Paul (1426 E. Mendota Rd, Inver Grove Heights, MN  55077)       

  • September 14 — 4:00-7:00pm
  • October 5 — 4:00-7:00pm

Forest Lake (19845 Forest Rd N., Forest Lake, MN  55025)

  • September 15 — 4:00-7:00pm
  • October 6 — 4:00-7:00pm

Eagan (550 Opperman Dr., Eagan, MN  55123)        

  • September 16 — 4:00-7:00pm
  • October 7 — 4:00-7:00pm

Rochester (709 1st Ave. SW Rochester, MN  55902)

  • September 20 — 5:00-7:30pm
  • October 11 — 5:00-7:30pm

Teen Tech Center (21 4th St. E., St. Paul MN, 55101) - Mobile Bus

  • September 21 — 4:00-7:00pm
  • October 12 — 4:00-7:00pm

North Community (1711 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411) - Mobile Bus

  • September 27 — 4:00-7:00pm
  • October 18 — 4:00-7:00pm

Get vaccinated at the Minneapolis-St Paul Airport
Community vaccination sites at MSP Terminal 2 (open to general public) and MSP Terminal 1 (terminal access required) are administering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine through Sept. 21. Get your shot at Terminal 2 and enter for a chance to win a $200 travel voucher through Sun Country Airlines

Contact Us

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