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Find out what ReConnect Rondo has been up to lately. See what progress has been made in our collective efforts to reverse racial disparities in Minnesota. Think about how you can support this restorative movement in the Rondo community.

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Rondo Dreams Becoming a Reality

By Zoë Jackson, Star Tribune. Photography by David Joles, Star Tribune. Originally posted July 5, 2021 Advocates have spent 12 years planning a way to reconnect Rondo. While walking through his Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul, Marvin Roger Anderson said he can’t help but notice what’s missing. Gone are the

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Connecting past, present, future

By Margie O’Loughlin, Monitor St. Paul. Originally posted May 12, 2021 ReConnect Rondo (RCR) is leading the effort to revitalize St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood. The non-profit organization and its partners propose building a community land bridge that would cap I-94 for several blocks. Construction of a land bridge would be

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St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood celebrates Juneteenth with dedication of new community garden

By Deevon Rahming, KARE 11. Originally published June 19, 2021. ST PAUL, Minn. — St. Paul-based home improvement nonprofit, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities, received a $150,000 National Neighborhood Promise Grant from the Republic Services.  The organization dedicated a community garden at the Rondo Commemorative Plaza site Saturday. Elected officials and people from all walks of

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Minnesota’s racial divide: Will land bridge right Rondo’s wrongs?

by Ben Piven, Aljazeera. Originally posted May 11, 2021 In the historically Black neighbourhood of Rondo in Saint Paul, Minnesota, community leaders hope US President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan will help promote ‘mobility justice’ 60 years after a highway destroyed people’s homes. In the United States, few places have recently faced

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Together, we will create an African American cultural enterprise district connected by a community land bridge.​

ReConnect Rondo Technical Advisory Team:

  • David Juliff, Be Civil, Inc.
  • Khani Sahebjam, SRF Consulting Group
  • John Maczko, SRF Consulting Group
  • Kent Arhenholtz, Kaskaskia Engineering Group
  • Brenda Thomas, KLJ, Inc
  • Marcus Thomas, Bolton & Menk
  • Scott McBride, Bolton & Menk
  • Marcell Walker, Bolton & Menk
  • Veronica Burt, 600 Strategies, Inc.
  • Björgvin Sævarsson, YORTH Group
  • Katie Eggers, YORTH Group
  • Jim Erkel, Retired Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (MCEA)
  • Brian Isaacson, Ramsey County
  • Diem Van Groth, Strategic Consultant