A closer walk with Mississippi

Proposed balcony exploits the bluff to give downtown new ways to access riverSaint Paul officials unveiled the final schematic last week for an ambitious redesign of the downtown riverfront that bridges the divide between the Mississippi and the high bluff…

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Upper Landing residents tackle train noise

Residents of Saint Paul’s Upper Landing hope recent meetings with city and railroad officials will lead to fewer freight trains idling day and night for hours at a time near their condominiums and apartments. The trains from Union Pacific Railway…

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Letters to the Editor, August 17, 2022

Rent control is bound to failRegarding the letter to the editor from Marri Renne (“Rent control is still a bad idea,” MyVillager Inbox, August 3): With rent control, there will be increased property taxes for all homeowners. The value of…

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Preliminary designs for downtown river balcony unveiled

Mile-and-a-half promenade would connect downtown to riverfront. Preliminary designs for a 1.5-mile promenade along the Mississippi Riverfront in downtown Saint Paul received favorable reviews at a virtual unveiling on February 10. The so-called river balcony would extend from Upper Landing…

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New Crosby Park education center among city’s state bonding requests

More local government aid from the state, new laws to prevent gun violence and discourage catalytic converter theft, and additional resources for affordable housing and programs for people who are homeless highlight the city of Saint Paul’s wish list for…

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