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Leaders are Readers: Book Recommendations from Dr. Artika Tyner

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Dr. Artika R. Tyner (on the right in the photo above) is a passionate educator, award-winning author, sought-after speaker, and advocate for justice. She is the founder of Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute (PPGJLI), whose mission is to “plant people” while offering them key educational and learning opportunities.

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Meet Artist Broderick Poole

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Painting by Broderick Poole The rotating BIPOC artist gallery at our West 7th store continues this quarter with a new local artist, Broderick Poole. You can purchase his original pieces or prints at the register now through the end of March, with 100% of the proceeds…

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Meet Our Fall Featured Artist: Soon-Wai Wong

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Illustration by Soon-Wai Wong The rotating BIPOC artist gallery at our West 7th store continues this quarter with a new local artist, Soon-Wai Wong. You can purchase his original pieces or prints at the register now through the end of December, with 100% of the proceeds…

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Recetas de America

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Sept. 15–Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a period that honors generations of Latinx Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our country. During this month-long annual tribute, we celebrate the rich cultural traditions, histories and contributions of those who can trace their ethnic roots…

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Meet Our Summer Featured Artist: Michelle van Kuijk

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The rotating BIPOC artist gallery at our West 7th store continues this quarter with a new local artist, Michelle van Kuijk. You can purchase her original pieces or prints at the register now through the end of September, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Michelle. “I…

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Request a Co-op Gift Card for National Night Out

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Gather your friends and neighbors around good food and community during National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2. The co-op is once again supporting your Saint Paul neighborhood gatherings with delicious, local food. Beginning July 1, $30 Mississippi Market gift cards will be available at Customer Service for registered NNO gatherings…

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Meet In Black Ink

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In Black Ink (IBI) creates spaces where the stories and voices of people of African heritage are celebrated, documented and archived through publications, professional development training opportunities, and public presentations. This publishing arts initiative provides opportunities for communities that have been disenfranchised historically and continue to be presently. IBI’s…

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Meet Our Spring Featured Artist: Juan T. Parker

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The rotating BIPOC artist gallery at our West 7th store continues this quarter with a new local artist, Juan T. Parker. You can purchase Juan’s original pieces or prints at the register now through July 8, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the artist. “My appreciation…

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Celebrating $1 Million in Positive Change Donations

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We did it! Together, we have raised over $1 million for local St. Paul nonprofits. We could not have hit this huge milestone without the incredible generosity of our shoppers. To reach $1 million, 3,298,523 people have donated a bag credit or rounded up at the register. Wow! Our…

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Introducing: The West 7th BIPOC Artist Gallery

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Painting by Tomás Araya We are excited to announce a new rotating art gallery exhibit at our West 7th store! The gallery is in our seating area and will feature a new local, BIPOC artist each quarter. Shoppers can purchase art pieces at the register, with 100% of…

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