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 →
Archives for May 2014
Minneapolis and St. Paul residents who lament tossing things like dirty Kleenex, paper towels and dryer lint into the trash have some new options.
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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 →
Three men with criminal records prohibiting them from possessing firearms who were arrested and charged in three separate incidents in April allegedly told police they bought their guns on the street “for protection.” According to court documents filed recently in Hennepin County District Court, Rayandre Torrence, 28, told police officers he purchased the gun he was Read more →