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 retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.