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The American Indian Movement activist charged with toppling the Christopher Columbus statue at the state Capitol in June will not serve prison time, but instead must complete 100 hours of community service. A Ramsey County District Court judge approved a recommendation Monday that the active prosecution of the case be suspended for one year, until...

Renewed efforts to change the name of Northwest Denver’s Columbus Park to La Raza park are moving forward. The proposal is expected to be filed for consideration as an ordinance next week. “What you see here today at the park is not what was here 50 years ago,” Arturo Rodriguez, a longtime advocate for changing the name of the park said. “I think t...

Lunedì 2 novembre, in un'atmosfera piena di aspettative in vista di un'elezione presidenziale statunitense altamente contestata, il Senatore italiano Luigi Augussori ha visitato i leader della comunità italiana di St Louis. Non capita certo tutti i giorni che un senatore italiano visiti St Louis e non è assolutamente previsto alla vigilia di un eve...

With international travel far on the horizon, we’ve all been looking for local attractions to help fill the void while getting to know our own backyard a little bit better—and, when you start looking, there really is quite a bit of natural and historical splendor not too far from home. Case in point: the arrival of an international touring exhibit,...

In the midst of a fierce debate over the future of the Christopher Columbus Plaza on Abriendo Avenue, Pueblo's Italian community came together for the 115th annual Columbus Day Celebration. However, Columbus Day 2020 had a different look: no protesters. For decades, protesters from Pueblo's indigenous communities came out to the bust of Christopher...

Early Sunday morning shortly before 6 a.m., News5's news crew noticed red paint on the Christopher Columbus statue in downtown Pueblo. Police officers had just arrived on scene and were shining their flashlights to investigate what happened, and they confirmed they received reports the statue had been tagged. For the next couple of hours, Pueblo Fi...

The granite pedestal where a statue of Christopher Columbus once stood in St. Louis’ Tower Grove Park has remained empty for nearly four months. A construction crew removed the bronze statue in June, at the behest of the park’s Board of Commissioners. Since then, community members have submitted ideas for future monuments honoring historically sign...

In March, the State of Colorado designated the first Monday in October to be Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini Day. The Federal Government still recognizes the second Monday as Columbus Day and a Federal Holiday. Mayor Nick Gradisar issued the following statement in a press release: “I want to recognize those early Pueblo-Italian families who fought fo...

She was an Italian immigrant, a loving servant of those in need and the very first American saint, who also happened to walk the streets of Colorado. And now, to recognize the inimitable legacy she left behind in the Centennial State, she has a day named in her honor. Each year in Colorado, the first Monday of October – Oct. 5 this year – will henc...

For nearly 30 years, Dean Rebuffoni was the preeminent environmental journalist in Minnesota. From the dumping of taconite tailings into Lake Superior by Reserve Mining to the emergence of large, confined animal feeding operations, Rebuffoni covered the major battles and controversies over environmental issues for the Minneapolis Tribune and later...

Colorado is not the place that typically comes to mind when we think of Columbus Day celebrations in the United States. If New York makes the top of the list, Colorado would probably rank somewhere around #25, depending on who you ask. But guess which state was the first to recognize the Columbus Day holiday. The answer may surprise you. It wasn’t...

If there would ever be a Walk of Fame down the streets of The Hill, you can bet Marjorie Amighetti’s name would be on the short list. She’s mostly English and a little Scandinavian and Irish as well. The blood that runs through Mrs. Amighetti is absolutely 0% Italian. Still, after decades of giving The Hill her all, 92-year-old Mrs. Amighetti’s hea...