Minneapolis by any other name is still St. Paul

If you squint, perhaps, the picture underneath Mayor Chris Coleman’s welcome to St. Paul in the program of the national figure skating championships looks like St. Paul from Harriet Island. And the bridge could easily be mistaken for the Wabasha Street Bridge.

Squint a little more, you’ll see it. More.

It’s not St. Paul, of course, it’s the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis, the up-and-coming St. Paul-wannabee to the west.

Mayor Coleman’s Twitter response was classic St. Paul.

A spokesperson for U.S. Figure Skating said it was a proofreading error and no disrespect was intended.

Once the big blue chicken replaces the Stone Arch Bridge as the icon of Minneapolis, this sort of mistake will happen less frequently.

  • Keith P.

    We’re fraternal twins, not identical.

  • Gary F

    He doesn’t even live in the city he’s mayor of.

  • ec99

    When I was a kid growing up in St. Paul during the 50s, Mpls was terra incognita. It was even a toll call because it was considered long distance.

    • Jack Ungerleider

      My father-in-law grew up in Minneapolis and when we bought our house in St Paul 15 years ago he joked about not being able to come visit because he didn’t go to St Paul. (Of course he left Minnesota over 40 years ago.)