Council seeks $942K to keep Hidden Falls parking lot high and dry

Flooding at Hidden Falls Regional Park has been a problem for years. Photo by Anne Brandrud The Saint Paul City Council approved an application for a $942,020 federal grant on May 18 to raise and reconfigure the parking lot on…

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City to lay out options for Summit Avenue regional trail

A virtual meeting to review options for the Summit Avenue Regional Trail Master Plan will be held from 7-8 p.m. Monday, June 6. Participants must sign up at tinyurl.com/22cbm4k4. The city is also taking comments at engagestpaul.org/summit.The city’s Department of…

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Billy’s seeks noise variances for summer events

Billy’s on Grand, 695 Grand Ave., is requesting noise variances in order to have amplified music during a handful of outdoor events this summer. The Summit Hill Association (SHA) will hold a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24,…

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City collects damages over trash collection complaints

Saint Paul is receiving $11,850 from WM (formerly Waste Management) in damages to settle complaints involving the company’s participation in the city’s residential organized trash collection program. The City Council accepted the money on May 4 after hearing from Susan…

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Council spends $4.5M in rescue funds to assist tourism

Seven groups will receive grants to promote tourism in Saint Paul as a result of City Council approval on May 4 of $4.477 million from the federal American Rescue Plan through a city Tourism Recovery Support Program.City planning director Nicolle…

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Saint Paul considers parking ban on tractor-trailers

Big rigs are tying up too many spaces on streets. It seems a growing number of tractor-trailers and other big trucks are parking illegally on Saint Paul streets. The problem has arisen as the trucking industry hires more independent contractors…

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Master plan in works to redesign Summit Avenue

One focus during the master planning process for Summit Avenue is to develop a more detailed plan for the segment between Lexington Parkway (shown above) and Victoria Street. A master plan for Summit Avenue will be unveiled by the city…

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In wake of lawsuit, West 7th day shelter seeks new location

Freedom House's homeless clients may be back on street in May. Freedom House, a day shelter for people who are homeless at 296 W. Seventh St., will close its doors when its lease expires in May. Its building could become…

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