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2022 Saint Paul Booya Schedule

Booya is a hearty stew cooked up in large cauldrons for fundraisers

Excerpts of  Jess Fleming’s article was Published on September 6, 2022

After the MN State Fair ends two seasons start, “Back to School,” and Booya.  The latter starts the weekend after Labor Day and usually runs to just before the General Election in November.

Booya might mean something to another part of the country but in the Upper Midwest it means a thick stew that is mixed and cooked up in a giant vat, or 55 gallon drum and served at non-profits and churches by the bowl until it’s gone.

If your organization is holding a Booya, please send your information to, and Jess Fleming will add it to their list.

While Booyas are not political in nature, we’ll add an extra notation of what Minnesota House District in Saint Paul or a nearby suburb each Booya is located in case your House District group wants to meet there.

Sept. 10: American Legion Post 98, 328 Broadway Ave., St. Paul Park MN 55071 Map; 11 a.m. until gone.  HD 53B

Sept. 11: St. Joseph of the Lakes, 171 Elm St., Lino Lakes 55014 Map; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  HD 36A

Sept. 17: St. Bernard’s Men’s Club in memory of Dick Kortekaas at St. Bernard’s Parish Center, 167 W. Geranium Ave., St. Paul 55117 Map; 9 a.m. until gone. Takeout only; containers will be provided.  HD 65A

Sept. 17: Knights of Columbus Council 4374 at Transfiguration Catholic Parish, 6133 N. 15th St., Oakdale 55128 Map; 7 a.m. until noon.  HD 44B

Sept. 25: B-Dale Club, 2100 N. Dale St., St. Paul 55113 Map;  10 a.m. until gone.  HD 40B

Sept. 25: St. John the Baptist, 835 2nd Ave. N.W., New Brighton 55112 Map; 11 a.m. until gone.  HD 39B

Oct. 1: Roseville VFW Post 7555, 1145 Woodhill Drive, Roseville 55113 Map; 11 a.m. until gone.  HD 40B

Oct. 1: On The Road Again Festival, 725 Southview Boulevard, South St. Paul 55075 Map; 11 a.m. until gone.  HD 53B

Oct. 2: St. Mary’s Church Booya and Fall Festival, 261 E. 8th St., St. Paul 55101 Map; 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.  HD 65B

Every Thursday in October: Saint Paul Brewing, 688 E. Minnehaha Ave., St. Paul 55106 Map; 3-10 p.m. HD 67B

Oct. 9: Booya Crew at Mancini’s Char House, 531 W. 7th St., St. Paul 55102 Map; 11 a.m. until gone. HD 65B

Oct. 16: St. Pascal Baylon Men’s Club, 1757 Conway St., St. Paul 55106 Map; 10 a.m. until gone.  HD 67B

Oct. 16: Emanuel Lutheran Church Men’s Club, 2075 E. 70th St., Inver Grove Heights 55077 Map; 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until gone. BYO containers allowed.  HD 53A

Oct. 29: Arthur O. Haukland VFW Post 1350, 2483 E. 7th Ave., North St. Paul 55109 Map; noon until gone.  HD 44B

Nov. 5: Booya Crew at Dunham’s Bar, 173 Lothenbach Ave., West St. Paul 55118 Map; 11 a.m. until gone.  HD 53A

We’re posting these Booya Events as a courtesy. We are not associated with them as an organization.  We are not compensated in any way by posting them.  ~~ admin

Application Reviews for St Paul Transportation Committee Begin August 29, 2022

The following was in a recent newsletter from the City of St Paul Weekly Digest Bulletin, August 14, 2022.

Apply for the Saint Paul Transportation Committee

Would you like to serve on the Saint Paul Transportation Committee?

Apply online today (you will need to click “Transportation Committee” in left column, then “Apply” button in upper right of the page).

Application review will begin August 29.

This volunteer committee meets every other Monday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Annex to advise on transportation projects and policies in Saint Paul, including those of other agencies.

No expertise is needed – just an interest and a willingness to serve. We are especially seeking people who can represent the following interest areas: business representatives, accessibility/disability issues, transit.

Appointments are made by the Chair of the Planning Commission.

Learn more about the Transportation Committee.

The parts of the Government notice above is expanded here, by us the HD 66B Republicans. This is a nonpartisan position, but it is a great way to get involved and might be a place to start in your future in government.

Duties of the Transportation Committee

The Transportation Committee advises the Planning Commission on transportation planning and project decisions, and creates a transparent public forum for such discussions. The committee’s work helps the Planning Commissions better integrate land use and transportation decisions as they relate to zoning neighborhood and comprehensive planning, and infrastructure investments.

There is 1 vacancy and 6 expired terms.

The Transportation Committee has 12 members. The terms are 3 year terms, there are no term limits, and it is a voluntary. One can be either appointed or elected.

The Point of Contact is Bill Dermody.

Applying for the St Paul Transportation Committee Starts Here

If you are interested in being on the St Paul Transportation Committee, you can begin the application process by clicking this application link

Make sure you fill out the form there and review your application before submitting it.

The review process of the applications start on August 29, 2022.

Good Luck.

Jensen/Birk Freedom Rally with Special Guest NBA Star Enes Kanter Freedom July 11, 2022 6-8 pm

What:  Freedom Rally with Scott Jensen & Matt Birk with Special Guest NBA Star Enes Kanter Freedom

When:  Monday, July 11th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Where:  Kaposia Park,1028 Wilde Ave, South St Paul, MN 55075 Map

Volunteer:  If you would like to volunteer to help set up or to clean up when the Rally is over please click here to volunteer.

Join Dr Scott Jensen and Matt Birk to rally for Freedom at Kaposia Park in South St Paul this Monday Evening, July 11th from 6 to 8 pm.  See Enes Kanter Freedom do a slam dunk for Freedom.  Former Boston Celtic Enes Kanter Freedom is looking for a new team to play for (please join the T-wolves). This Monday he’ll be with the Jensen-Birk team.

Come Rally for Freedom!

Help Save Lives Dig Out St Paul Fire Hydrants

We never get tired of this video below.  Okay it is a little bit corny but the message of cleaning off the nearest fire hydrant to your house is an important one.  Time is of the essence when the nearest Ladder Company of the St Paul’s Bravest show up to put out a fire.  Let us say that again, Time is very important to saving lives in a fire.  If a firefighter has to waste time digging a hydrant out of a snow bank, your loved one, or your pets, or your neighbors, and their pets could die.

You can take turns with your neighbor over who gets to do the honor of Digging out the Hydrant.

This article was re-posted by permission of  It was published on December 16, 2017.  I used to shovel sidewalks for extra cash during the winter, and I always used to shovel the hydrants free of snow near the clients I had.  ~~ Publius Jr.


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