Spencer Cronk, who has led the State Department of Administration since 2011, got the nod Tuesday as Mayor Betsy Hodges’ nominee for city coordinator. The coordinator oversees the city’s finance, human resources, information technology and communications departments. Also under the coordinator are such disparate services as animal control, emergency management and lobbying. The Department of Read more

St. Paul Public Library Director Kit Hadley will temporarily oversee the city’s Planning and Economic Development department starting next week. Hadley will retain both positions until the city finds a permanent replacement for outgoing PED director Cecile Bedor. Together, the two departments have 237 full-time employees — far fewer than departments like police, fire or Read more