Jerry Blakey

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    January 29, 2007

    The Battle for Ward One

    The Ward One city council race in St. Paul promises to be one of this year's most intriguing political contests. One-term incumbent Deb ... More >>

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    November 12, 2003

    Playing Ball in St. Paul

    Two of Kelly's heroes whiff; One makes history

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    September 3, 2003

    A Face-Lift for the St. Paul City Council?

    Primaries could mean a stronger, tougher lineup

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    April 9, 2003

    Party of Nine

    The ward one race in St. Paul promises to be one nasty scrum

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    July 10, 2002
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    June 12, 2002

    Predators, Inc.

    If the state won't stop shady lenders, maybe cities will

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    March 27, 2002

    Disabling Development

    Will two helping ventures fall victim to progress?

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    January 30, 2002
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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?

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    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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    September 19, 2001

    The View from Here

    The terrorist attacks of September 11 took place far away. But they hit close to home.

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    September 12, 2001

    Saloon Blues

    Lucy's has neighbors in Frogtown clamoring for closing time

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    June 13, 2001

    House or Home Depot

    The city and neighborhood activists fight over a blighted corner in St. Paul

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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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    September 6, 2000

    Arrested Development

    City officials say the head of the Frogtown Action Alliance is dodging them. Two former employees say he sexually harassed them. Leaders in the struggling St. Paul neighborhood fear Shem Shakir's bad karma is contagious.

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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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    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

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    October 22, 1997

    Taken for a Ride

    St. Paul police officers roughed up a quadriplegic man who couldn't obey orders to put his hands in the air. Chief William Finney upheld the man's complaint, but didn't discipline the cops.