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The Home Improvement Fair is this weekend

Tackle your next home project at the Home Improvement Fair!

HIF with Mac Highland Added

Saturday, March 7th
8:30 – 1:00 pm.
Cretin Derham Hall 
 This FREE fair is one of the area’s most popular events, with over 40 exhibitors and 13 workshops to help you take on your next project and save money, energy, and time in the process.

Tech Dump St Paul will be at the 2020 fair collecting small electronic items: Cell Phones, Tablets, and Cables/ charging cords

Grab a bite to eat at the Café Cairo: Greek and Egyptian Street Food truck, conveniently located outside at the entrance to the fair!

Snow Emergencies Explained

Wednesday, March 18 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm Highland Park Community Center Auditorium Matthew Morreim, PE, Division Manager, Street Maintenance, City of St. Paul Public Works

Matthew will be providing us with an overview on the Snow Emergency process including:

  • how the current Snow emergency decisions are made
  • what the routes are
  • how many trucks drivers
  • work done to come back and do intersections, etc

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Presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Ford Site – Area C Informational Meeting

Ford Site Area CFebruary 20, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
700 Snelling Ave. South

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is hosting a community meeting on February 20 to share information about the environmental investigation and next steps at Area C, a historical industrial waste dump on Ford’s river parcel.  Area C was used to dispose of paint sludge and solvents during the early days of Ford’s operation at its St. Paul plant. More information about Area C is available on the MPCA’s website at The meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 20, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,  700 Snelling Ave S, St. Paul (MPCA presentation at 6:30 PM, followed by questions/answers).  Questions can also be submitted prior to the meeting by sending an email to

Highway 5 Minneapolis – Saint Paul International Airport

HWY 5 Construction Map 2020

This project will take place beginning in April with a fall 2020 completion date.  It includes:  

  • Resurface Hwy 5
  • Repair ramps to and from Hwy 62, Bloomington Rd. and the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport entrance
  • Repair ramps to I-494
  • Repair 12 bridges
  • Repair drainage

Complete information can be found here.

Sign up for project updates here.


We need your input on our annual meeting process!

The HDC has created an Annual Meeting Task Force to look at the current annual meeting process and recommend improvements. The goal is to increase community participation in the election of board members. This survey will be open through Friday, February 28, 2020.
This is an anonymous survey. If you choose to share your email, your name will be entered into a drawing for a gift card as thanks for your time and insights.

Take survey here! 

Get Ready for the Minnesota Presidential Primary

Update:  Secretary of State Steve Simon will be joining the program as a presenter and be available for questions. 

As Minnesota switches from a caucus system to a primary system for the Presidential election, the League of Women Voters is working to ensure the all voters have an opportunity to learn the ins and outs the new system. This event will take place on Tuesday, January 21st from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, 550 Vandalia Street.  This event will be led by Voter Outreach Specialist Michael Wall of the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State.  Registration is not required but it is appreciated. Visit to register.