Saint Paul looks at solutions to rising festival security costs

Finding ways to defray costs while keeping community festivals and other civic events safe is a balancing act these days for Saint Paul officials, police and event organizers. City Council members discussed ideas on April 20 on how to help…

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City employees await judge’s ruling on vaccine mandate

The city of Saint Paul’s proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate for its 4,000 employees has been put on hold at least until spring. That is when Ramsey County District Court Judge Robert Awsumb is scheduled to rule on a lawsuit filed…

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Saint Paul to spend $3.5M on replacing radios

The Saint Paul City Council voted 4-3 on December 1 to spend $3.5 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds to replace aging radios for its police, fire and emergency management departments. The issue was contentious, with council members Amy…

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Mendota Heights mayoral race

Candidates lay out priorities for next two yearsBy Dale MischkeThree long-time residents of Mendota Heights are running for mayor in the November 3 general election. Liz Petschel, Stephanie Levine and Patrick Watson all hope to succeed Neil Garlock, who will…

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