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The city of St. Paul has issued a request for proposals, if you will, from people looking to take the Seventh Ward City Council seat through the end of 2015. You'd replace Kathy Lantry, who has a new job as the city's Public Works director. The rules:

• You must live in the ward, which covers much of the East Side.

• You must agree not to run for the seat this fall.

• You should be familiar with city government and have the time and energy to do the job.

Interested? Send your résumé and cover letter by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 to Trudy Moloney, City Council operations director, at or St. Paul City Council, Suite 310, City Hall, 15 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102. A decision is expected Feb. 25.