Remember when Saint Paul businesses stocked up and added staff in anticipation of all of the business the 2008 Republican National Convention in the city would generate? The city ended up deserted.
Some London shops are going through the same thing now…
Here’s a trip down St. Paul’s memory lane.
(All images from Getty Images)
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.