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Russel Balenger wants to rename parts of Concordia and St. Anthony avenues after the legendary street that was removed by freeway construction in the 1960s.
The adopted plan was largely the same as what Mayor Melvin Carter proposed in August, with a few minor tweaks and additions.
COVID-19 aid will pay for physical improvements, and a proposed ordinance aims to make it easier to crack down on scofflaw building owners.
Saura Jost declared winner of St. Paul's Third Ward race, cementing city's historic all-female council
The new council, among the city's youngest and most diverse, will be sworn in early next year.
After tallying ranked-choice votes, they are declared winners in the city's First and Seventh wards.
Two races won't have declared winners until Friday, due to ranked-choice voting, but women of color lead in both contests.
Women were leading contests in all seven wards, meaning that St. Paul could have an all-women council for the first time in the city's history.
If passed by voters, the tax would raise nearly $1 billion for streets and parks over 20 years.
The announcement Friday closes a chapter in the roller-coaster saga of one of St. Paul's oldest homes, which was nearly destroyed at the start of the year.
Under a sweeping set of changes to the zoning code, duplexes and triplexes will be allowed on almost any lot.
A problem with the county's electronic payment system charged some residents and businesses twice this month.
Inflation, city fees and state funding levels all play a role as city leaders set the tax levy — and determine your share of the bill.
The DFL incumbent faces one challenger, libertarian Robert Bushard who's "pretty certain" he will lose.
If passed by the City Council, properties with up to six housing units would be allowed throughout the city.
St. Paul is considering eliminating single-family-only zoning, with the goal of boosting the city's housing stock.
As longtime City Council Member Chris Tolbert steps down, four vie to represent St. Paul's Third Ward
For the first time in 12 years, the Highland Park and Macalester-Groveland district has an open council seat.
The city joins several others that have regulated recreational cannabis since Minnesota legalized its use.
But homeowners could see slightly smaller tax bills from the city, due to growth in commercial and industrial sectors.
The city program provides forgivable loans aiming to rebuild wealth for those who lost properties to Intestate 94.
The city is weighing its role in regulating the recently legalized use of recreational cannabis.
The recreation center is set to open in late 2024.
Minnesota's capital, like communities across the state, is figuring out how to adapt after the legalization of recreational marijuana.
With attendance currently on pace to exceed last year's Minnesota State Fair — which saw the fifth-largest crowds in its history — officials are encouraging fairgoers to plan ahead and have a Plan B.
The city aims to finish construction of the pint-sized park by spring of 2025.
Hours after a protest at City Hall, officials said the hire had withdrawn her name from consideration.
Proposed zoning amendments aim to create more 'missing middle' housing.
The mayor said the proposed 2024 ballot question, which aims to fund child care for low-income families, makes "empty promises."
Election wins for all seven candidates would herald in the youngest and most diverse council in city history.
By partnering with a nonprofit, $1.1 million from the city could wipe out up to 100 times that amount of debt.
St. Paul Mayor Carter offers budget with smaller property tax increase, urges voters to hike sales tax
The mayor credited the Legislature's local government aid for keeping the levy increase to 3.7%.
Advocates say this is the first time a tenant has sought court enforcement of the voter-approved law.
Police are asking for witnesses who may have seen events leading up to the fatal incident in the city's Highland Park neighborhood.
If approved, the measure would raise the property tax levy to help families and providers.
Voters will be asked to weigh in on a sales tax for streets and parks this fall, and a property tax increase for child care next year.
Market conditions and limited enforcement mean many see rent increases above 3%.
Neighbors and clients show their support of the longstanding business by helping with cleanup.
The urban core swelled in the 2010s, but two new sets of population estimates indicate that growth in the Twin Cities is slowing down.
The money is expected to kickstart road and bridge construction, fund more than 50 nonprofit organizations and launch upgrades to parks and community sports centers.
Chief Brian O'Hara said police had some leads but did not say whether suspects had been identified.
The victim, who was shot just after 1 p.m. Monday, was listed in critical condition.
The council voted 6-1 for the regional trail, which has been the subject of fierce debate for months.
Two property owners argued that the city's law was unconstitutional.
Students from the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists teamed up with the Minnesota Museum of American Art to paint a mural.
Commercial properties in the downtown improvement district pay assessments for cleaning and safety services.
This is the second straight year the newspaper was named a finalist in the investigative reporting category.
Isaac Russell said supporters encouraged him to stay in the Third Ward race.
The department faced questions and concerns about police accountability and privacy.
The city's First Ward is still in limbo after convention delegates walked out.
The mayor's speech focused on accomplishments during his years in office.
With double-digit gains in home prices — and tax levies changing — many homeowners are confused with changes in their assessments.
City officials say they hope to repair winter damage in the next month or two, after "the worst season for potholes we've ever had."
A May court ruling ordered the city to stop assessing individual property owners for routine upkeep.
The decision would allow 18- to 20-year-olds to obtain a permit to carry a handgun in public.
A rising number of local governments want to split the costs of capital projects with out-of-town users.
Mary deLaittre spent nearly seven years working on plans to better connect St. Paul with the Mississippi River.
The St. Paul Port Authority's nonprofit arm has a majority stake in the property.
Wages were a sticking point in negotiations, which also included parks, water and sewer employees.
The St. Paul City Council will consider whether to approve a ballot measure.
Four others are not running for re-election.
Four of the city's seven council seats are open, without incumbents seeking re-election.
The grant comes from the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed in 2021.
Free covered parking offered in both cities as storm approaches; St. Paul will have back-to-back emergencies.
The 11-member group could consider direct cash payments to residents who are Black descendants of slaves.
Downtown leaders say shoring up skyway safety and maintenance is a top priority.
The initiative builds on the city's existing down payment assistance and homeowner rehab programs.
A pair of property owners sued the city in June.
The alleged shooter, a city employee, has received formal notice of termination, Carter said.
The latest version of the law took effect Jan. 1.
The changes would mean businesses based outside the city must provide workers in St. Paul with earned sick and safe time.
Officials ask for patience as snowplowing continues.
Twin Cities tow and ticket more than 1,000 vehicles — so far.
The group will advise the mayor and City Council on budget and policy decisions to make reparations to Black descendants of slaves.
Libraries are expanding their role, from social workers to helping homeless patrons. But some say staff are stretched too thin.
Kristien Butler's departure will mean the sixth change in department leadership in five years.
The 2021 spill did not cause lasting environmental damage, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.