We’re saying hello to some of our neighbors during our member drive, meeting folks who support West St. Paul Reader. Today we’re meeting Jill Kane, a nonprofit fundraiser who lived in West St. Paul for 15 years and now lives in Mendota Heights. She’s been a member of West St. Paul Reader since December of 2021.
West St. Paul Love
What do you love about West St. Paul?
Diversity in what it offers to the area. Neighborhoods with sidewalks. Great parks. A sense of neighborliness and community. It’s a little quirky in the best ways.
Where is your favorite place in West St. Paul? Why?
Dodge Nature Center. All the nature in the middle of a city.
What’s your go-to West St. Paul eatery? Why?
FoodSmith. I can walk there from my North End Mendota Heights residence.
What is West St. Paul’s best kept secret?
That locals don’t love to drive on Robert.
What do you wish people knew about West St. Paul?
That it’s in Dakota County and not the West Side of St. Paul.
Being a West St. Paul Reader Member
Why did you decide to become a member and support West St. Paul Reader?
I appreciate the journalism.
What do you like most about being a member and supporting West St. Paul Reader?
It feels good to support local journalism and someone’s passion project. This type of reporting is needed in communities.
What’s your favorite West St. Paul Reader story?
This year, the Signal Hills deep dive!
Be a Member
You can join Jill and support West St. Paul Reader. Membership starts at just $3 per month.
Thanks to Jill for supporting our work and sharing her story.