St. Paul is poised to become the second city in Minnesota (after Brooklyn Park) to offer paid maternity leave to city employees.A resolution that has the unanimous support of the city's seven council members "would provide four weeks paid salary to the birthing employee mother and two weeks paid sal ... More >>
... and Minneapolis finished 37 spots higher.But let's forget about that for a second! It's cool, for a change, to see St. Paul get some love as the 40th-ranked city in Bicycling Magazine's biannual Best Cities to Bike list, and we spoke to Anne Hunt, environmental policy director for Mayor Chris Co ... More >>
Even though voting occurred amid a polar vortex that has many of us wearing decidedly unsexy long undies and thermals, St. Paul has been named the "Best Romantic North American Getaway" by 10Best/USA Today.SEE ALSO: LOL at this New York Times article about the Minneapolis dating sceneSt. Paul someho ... More >>
Yesterday, St. Paul Dictator Mayor Chris Coleman and Betsy Hodges -- now officially the mayor-elect of Minneapolis, finally -- got together for lunch at the IDS Center.SEE ALSO: Blacks in Minnesota 8 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana than whites, study says The lunch followed a traditio ... More >>
Last month, we characterized the one and only St. Paul mayoral forum as a clown show because the candidates challenging Chris Coleman's reelection bid were more comedians than politicians, with the possible exception of Tim Holden.SEE ALSO: Coleman wants to turn the Palace Theatre into a concert ven ... More >>
St. Paul has announced plans to invest in its existing downtown real estate to pull more concertgoers. In a press conference held Monday morning, St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman described a $12 million renovation of the long-shuttered Palace Theatre located within the West 7th Place plaza, which is als ... More >>
The Minneapolis mayoral race is pretty serious business -- unless you're Jeff Wagner, of course.SEE ALSO: Sign on St. Paul's East Side asks for help finding Mayor Coleman's balls [PHOTO] But over in St. Paul? The city's first and only mayoral forum was more akin to a comedy routine than a serious de ... More >>
In the wake of the brutal gang beating of Ray Widstrand almost two weeks ago, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and Police Chief Tom Smith attended an East Side community meeting last night where they told residents of that part of town what they're doing about a recent surge in violence.SEE ALSO: There ... More >>
They came, they saw, they slurped, and often, they stood in line. Meritage hosted its second-annual Oysterfest with sold-out crowds. The restaurant was all hands on deck, with everyone taking a shucking station, including chef-owner Russell Klein and the celebrity chefs who came to compete in the sh ... More >>
The feds agree to help fund the Central Corridor line.The 11-mile Central Corridor light rail project has taken a major step forward. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman says the check is in the mail for the $460 million federal grant the project was banking on. The Federal Transit Administration OK'd ... More >>
Mayor Coleman hits neighborhood hauntsSt. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is gearing up for his city to host one of the most food-tastic events in the state: the newly revamped Taste of Minnesota. While you may find the mayor lurking near the Barrio taco truck this weekend, the rest of the year he ... More >>
Calling Arizona's new hardline anti-immigrant law "a dangerous example for the rest of the country," St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said today he's ordering a boycott of all city-paid travel to the state. Signed into law by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, the legislation "will create a culture whe ... More >>
Offering a mutual DFL hand across the river, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman endorsed Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak for governor today. The party's nominating convention is April 24. "R.T. has been a partner and a friend, and I am endorsing him for governor because of his executive experience: h ... More >>
The four finalists fielded questions before a panel yesterday, and they're all still in the running.
R.T. Rybak has one eye on the governor's race as he takes the oath of office today.
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During last year's St. Paul mayoral race, challenger Chris Coleman frequently promised to push for a beefed-up living wage ordinance if elected. Today the first-year mayor followed through on that promise, laying out his proposal at a press conference in the basement of City Hall. Under the pro ... More >>
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The polls were right. As had been forecast for weeks, incumbent St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly was trounced yesterday, 69 to 31 percent. He received just 18,203 votes, compared with 40,601 for challenger Chris Coleman. It ... More >>
With municipal elections less than a week away, most political observers are focused intently on the mayoral races in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Not the St. Paul Police Federation. In a bizarre move, the union issued a press release this afternoon announcing that it has endorsed Ramsey County She ... More >>
St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly's endangered re-election campaign is ratcheting up the rhetoric. In a mailing received by St. Paul voters this week, his opponent Chris Coleman is pictured with his mouth zippered shut. The headline on the piece reads, "Chris Coleman has a plan to raise taxes and spend you ... More >>
St. Paul DFLers pick a well-heeled moderate to take on big, bad Randy Kelly
Hizzoner thumbs his nose at DFL, assesses opponents
Ortega and Coleman are neck-and-neck during the endorsing season. Will one emerge to seriously challenge Bush's favorite Democrat?
Who Will Take On Mayor Kelly? The answer to that question remains decidedly murky with just a month left before the St. Paul DFL mayoral endorsing convention. Last night was the final ward convention and the two top contenders--Chris Coleman and Rafael Ortega--remain virtually deadlocked. In the f ... More >>
The answer to that question remains decidedly murky with just a month left before the St. Paul DFL mayoral endorsing convention. Last night was the final ward convention and the two top contenders--Chris Coleman and Rafael Ortega--remain virtually deadlocked. In the four wards (out of seven citywi ... More >>
The city and neighborhood activists fight over a blighted corner in St. Paul
If the governor can cash in on side gigs, why shouldn't the politician next door?
Larry Kasella's retirement plans didn't include a showdown with the St. Paul City Council
In Ward 3, home to one of St. Paul's two hotly contested City Council campaigns, the race parallels the mayoral contest. Incumbent Mike Harris has been drawing fire from his challenger, DFL endorsee Randy Schubring, for defending "the special interests of