City Council reviews five-year plan for streetwork in Saint Paul

Stretches of Edgcumbe Road, Minnesota Street and Summit, Grand and Pleasant avenues are slated for improvements in the city of Saint Paul’s Five-Year Streets Plan for 2022-26. So are alleys in parts of Summit Hill and traffic control devices at…

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Saint Paul boosts garbage collection fees

Saint Paul residents who generate more garbage will pay more in 2022 under new rates adopted unanimously on November 17 by the Saint Paul City Council. Quarterly fee increases will range anywhere from a few cents to $5.58, depending on…

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Social workers would help firefighters respond to needs of homeless

Soaring fire and medical calls and the increasing need to assist homeless people could bring changes to the Saint Paul Fire Department in 2022. A pilot project involving the department and on-call social workers from outside agencies would connect people…

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New rules open door to homeless day shelters across St. Paul

Months of debate came to an end on November 10 when the Saint Paul City Council unanimously adopted new zoning rules that allow daytime drop-in shelters for homeless people to open in neighborhoods throughout the city. The new rules were…

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Developers back away from projects in wake of rent control referendum

Meanwhile housing justice advocates keep watch for rent hikes as city enforcement lags. In the wake of the new rent control ordinance adopted by Saint Paul voters in a citywide referendum on November 2, there appear to be more questions…

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Saint Paul voters approve 3% cap on rent increases

But city is still trying to figure out just when and how new law will take effect. Saint Paul voters approved by a 53 to 47 percent margin on November 2 what may be the most stringent rent control ordinance…

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Saint Paul aims to snuff out smoking with new tobacco rules

Tobacco will be more costly and harder to find in city. More stringent regulations on the sale and marketing of tobacco products will take effect in December in Saint Paul with the unanimous vote on November 3 by the City…

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Council approves funding for riverfront projects, Midway trail

The Saint Paul City Council approved a $457,000 allocation on November 3 from the Great River Passage Conservancy to design a new Mississippi River education center at Watergate Marina and Crosby Farm Regional Park. The project has been on the…

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Vacant Merriam Park dental building gets 90-day reprieve

The owners of a building at 1630 University Ave. received a 90-day reprieve from added city fees from the Saint Paul City Council on October 27. Still, city officials are urging Ridgecrest Saint Paul LLC to find a new occupant…

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