Crashed Ice skate race returns to St. Paul in January
Energy drink giant Red Bull brings the wild ice racing back to St. Paul, just in time for the winter carnival. Women will compete here for the first time.
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The city of St. Paul is hoping the private sector will have new ideas improving one of its most basic public services: snow plowing.
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In April, the city of St. Paul identified the “Terrible 20″ — 20 miles of streets badly in need of repair. Five months later, 11 of these roads are getting some love. Read more →
Hey Pepsi, the Stone Arch Bridge is not in St. Paul
Pepsi’s pitching its vitamin water to St. Paul with a picture of the Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge? Come on. Read more →
St. Paul forgives loan it never really made
The city of St. Paul is poised to forgive a $2.4 million loan it never really made.
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St. Paul meets Pedro Park deadline with flower field
St. Paul’s decision to convert the vacant lot where Pedro Luggage once stood to an “urban flower field” makes good on a promise the city made five years ago. The Pedro family gave the land to the city in 2009 on the condition it be turned into a park. The agreement between the city and Read more →
Union Depot still waiting on 2nd train
Amtrak is now guessing the 7:58 a.m. St. Paul arrival of Train 8 from Seattle to Chicago will now be more like, well … noon. Estimated. Read more →
Artist to transform ‘gravel pit’ into newest St. Paul park
The vacant lot that was once the downtown St. Paul home of the Pedro Luggage company will be filled with flowers this summer. The city, which eventually hopes to raise millions of dollars to turn the property into a permanent park, will spend $30,000 to create a temporary “urban flower field” on the site. Plans Read more →
One director to oversee St. Paul books, businesses (temporarily)
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 →
Special trees that are described as being integral to the surrounding environment and community in St. Paul will be inducted into the Landmark Tree Program. The city Tree Advisory Panel is asking for nominations for new trees to be given “landmark” status. There are currently 27 trees recognized annually through the program, out of the Read more →