Jay Benanav

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    October 10, 2007

    Sobriety Check

    Neighbors turn to St. Paul City Council to provide more oversight on sober homes

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    February 15, 2007

    St. Paul Scrum

    There won't be much political drama in 2007. With statewide elections just completed and the presidential sweepstakes still a year aw ... More >>

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    January 10, 2007

    Benanav leaving St. Paul City Council

    Three-term St. Paul City Council member Jay Benanav will not seek re-election this year. The Third Ward councilman, who lost a mayoral bi ... More >>

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    October 6, 2006

    Staying alive

    On Wednesday night roughly 120 people packed the St. Paul City Council chambers for a hearing on the future of Arnellia's, the black owned and operated University Avenue club known for its excellent chicken wings and live music. Most of the attendees wore flourescent tags with the bar's name emblazo ... More >>

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    September 13, 2006

    Primary results

    5th Congressional District, DFL: 41% Keith Ellison, 31% Mike Erlandson, 21% Ember Reichgott Junge, 5% Paul Ostrow...

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    September 6, 2006

    Courting Trouble

    Judicial candidates in Minnesota can now be endorsed by a political party. The money hasn't flowed yet, but some races have already been politicized.

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    November 16, 2005

    Nine Things We Learned Last Tuesday

    Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot

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    September 28, 2005

    Fighting the Blight

    St. Paul crusades against liquor, porn

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    September 14, 2005
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    July 7, 2005
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    May 4, 2005

    Centrist vs. Centrist

    St. Paul DFLers pick a well-heeled moderate to take on big, bad Randy Kelly

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    September 1, 2004

    Battle of the St. Paul Titans

    It's Kelly vs. the City Council in a war of no words

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    September 17, 2003

    Unstuffing the Ballot Box

    Key St. Paul City Council races enter the home stretch

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    June 11, 2003
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    January 23, 2002

    Trouble in RiverCentre

    St. Paul built a new hockey arena for the Wild and a new convention center for the city. Guess which one is losing money?

  • Books

    November 21, 2001

    The New Guard

    The race to replace St. Paul mayor-elect Randy Kelly illustrates how much the city's east side has changed

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    November 14, 2001
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    October 31, 2001

    The Prides of St. Paul

    The mayor's race between Randy Kelly and Jay Benanav is too close to call

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    June 6, 2001

    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    A longtime antismoking advocate just says no to billboards

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    May 30, 2001

    Saints Elsewhere

    The Twin Cities' perennially popular minor-league team is looking for a bigger sandlot

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    April 25, 2001

    Here We Go A-Caucusing

    A few days at the races with St. Paul mayoral candidate Jay Benanav

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    February 28, 2001

    So you want to be a public servant?

    You too could be mayor of St. Paul! Just answer a dozen of the most preposterous, frivolous, and insultingly direct questions you could ever hope to encounter in your whole squirming political life.

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    February 14, 2001

    The Employer of Choice

    The St. Paul City Council wants to keep Dayton's downtown. But at what price?

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    November 22, 2000

    The Quick Fix

    St. Paul hauls out the zoning code in the hope of end-running a proposed methadone clinic

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    August 16, 2000

    Unorthodox Behavior

    The City of St. Paul is forced to close a rabbinical boarding school

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    December 22, 1999

    The Jesse Syndrome

    If the governor can cash in on side gigs, why shouldn't the politician next door?

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    September 22, 1999
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    October 28, 1998

    The Selling of Patel's Motel

    Just when St. Paul's City Council thought they could put the battle to bed, the Travel Inn's owner comes up with his own solution

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    October 14, 1998

    A Pawn in Their Game

    Larry Kasella's retirement plans didn't include a showdown with the St. Paul City Council

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    March 4, 1998

    STAR Gazing

    Critics say St. Paul's STAR program is being mismanaged

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    October 29, 1997

    Saint Bore

    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