Ramsey County redraws commissioner districts

The Ramsey County Board approved new boundaries for its seven county commissioner districts on April 19. The redistricting plan met  a mandated deadline of April 26, and it will be used in this fall’s elections for new four-year terms for…

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Home & Garden Clippings April 27, 2022

The Twin Cities Bungalow Club will bring back its popular Bungalow Club Home Tour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, after a long hiatus. There are five homes on the tour this year, including two in Saint Paul and…

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State aid sought for homeless shelters in St. Paul

Ramsey County’s effort to obtain new funding for its emergency homeless shelter network continues on several fronts at the state Capitol. Without additional support, local officials fear that people who are homeless will have no place to shelter when the…

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Ramsey County weighs four options for redrawing its seven districts

The Ramsey County Board is poised to adopt new boundaries for the county’s seven commissioner districts at its meeting on April 19. A majority of commissioners are leaning toward options that do not greatly alter the boundaries but bring each…

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St. Paul accepts feds’ help in beefing up police force

City Council also agrees to revise qualifications for new police chief. With the help of new federal funds, Saint Paul will be adding up to 30 police officers, replacing over 1,200 public safety radios and stepping up efforts to reverse…

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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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HDC urges Ramsey County to purchase 4.5-mile CP Rail spur

A tentative proposal by the University of Saint Thomas and master developer Ryan Companies to build a new hockey arena and two ballfields on the site of an abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway yard adjacent to the former Ford Plant has…

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Ramsey County lobbies Legislature for new riverfront park

Property tax relief, more affordable housing also being sought. A new Mississippi Riverfront park, various street improvement projects, property tax relief and a stepped-up COVID-19 response are among the requests that Ramsey County will be making to the Minnesota Legislature…

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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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Names in the News February 8, 2022

The Saint Paul Roy Wilkins Chapter of the NAACP recently presented Outstanding Servant Leadership Awards to Saint Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell, Golden Thyme Coffee and Cafe co-owners Mychael and Stephanie Wright, Hallie Q. Brown executive director Jonathan Palmer and…

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