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Marvin Roger Anderson was displaced from St. Paul’s historically Black Rondo Neighborhood as a child when Interstate 94 was constructed. Now in his 80s, he sees promise in a plan to reconnect the area.

The non-profit organization, ReConnect Rondo, wants to bridge the gap in St. Paul’s historically Black Rondo Neighborhood that was bifurcated by the construction of Interstate 94. The group plans to build a land bridge across the highway and construct commercial space and environmentally friendly housing. The highway was built through the neighborhood decades ago, displacing hundreds of Black families and businesses.