Saint Paul eyes $14.5M to help property owners replace lead pipes

Assistance is flowing in to help Saint Paul property owners remove hazardous lead water pipes. The Saint Paul City Council on March 23 approved using $4 million in federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to help pay for replacing the…

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Letters to the Editor, February 23, 2022

The kindness of neighbors Hands down, it’s been a rough couple of years. All of us could use a boost of positivity. Hopefully, the following acts of kindness will strengthen your belief that there is far more good out there…

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Water utility steps up plan to get the lead out

An illustration of a typical water service line and ownership responsibilities. A 10-year plan by Saint Paul Regional Water Services (SPRWS) to replace 26,600 lead water service lines is taking shape with an eye on protecting the city’s youngest and…

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Water utility seeks to step up replacement of lead service lines

An illustration of a typical water service line and ownership responsibilities. Replacing the roughly 26,600 lead water service lines in the area served by Saint Paul Regional Water Services (SPRWS) could cost as much as $275 million. Yet replacement is…

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Names in the News December 9, 2021

Andrew Gordon was recently appointed by Governor Tim Walz to serve as a judge in Ramsey County District Court upon the retirement of the Honorable Lezlie O. Marek. Gordon has been the deputy director of community legal services at the…

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City workers face COVID vaccine mandate

More than two months after the City Council requested one, Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced on October 21 a new policy mandating that every city employee be vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 31. The vaccine policy is one of…

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