County Board OKs $25M for 1,393 affordable housing units

The Ramsey County Board approved almost $25 million for affordable housing in May, providing financial assistance for 18 new and existing apartment buildings. Many of the buildings are in Saint Paul, including several downtown and in Highland Park and Ramsey…

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Letters to the Editor, May 11, 2022

Maintain protections for rentersAs a longtime Saint Paul resident and voter, I am dismayed that the Minnesota Senate Housing Finance and Policy Committee would pass a measure to ban rent control and rent stabilization measures statewide (MyVillager, April 27). What…

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All aboard the effort to convince CP Rail to give us its spur

For decades, the 4.5-mile Canadian Pacific Railway spur between Highland Park and the vicinity of West Seventh Street and Saint Clair Avenue was a lifeline for Ford Motor Company’s Twin Cities Assembly Plant. Auto parts were transported in and new…

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Modern streetcar doesn’t measure up to Riverview’s needs

Ramsey County is gearing up for its “locally preferred alternative” for the Riverview Transit Corridor—the so-called modern streetcar line between downtown Saint Paul and Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. The current plan reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of transit needs in the…

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Riverview Corridor streetcar project rolls into next phase

The proposed Riverview Corridor, a 12-mile mass transit link from downtown Saint Paul to Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and the Mall of America, is once again the focus of a public engagement process as it enters its engineering and pre-environmental…

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