Randy C. Kelly

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Burger Moe's opens for sports fans and families alike

    Sara RiceTopped with caramelized onions and Swiss and cheddar cheeses, this is one of 20 burgers on the menu​With the economy doing, uh, not so well, restaurateur Moe Sharif seized a chance to take over the former Il Vesco Vino space and expand his kingdom across the street. The result: an aff ... More >>

  • News

    December 17, 2008

    Mystery Meet

    Thanks to Spamalot, the son of former St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly is dating American Idol Clay Aiken

  • News

    February 28, 2007

    You're Fired!

    St. Paul's bravest want to kick their chief to the curb

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    October 11, 2006

    Grudge Match

    Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher and former St. Paul Police Chief Bill Finney both have long and proud histories in St. Paul policing circles—and reputations for political heavy-handedness. Observers say they're alike in many ways. Is that why the

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    April 26, 2006
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    February 10, 2006

    Department of Boondoggles: The Great Wall of St. Paul

    Usually when the words "boondoggle" and "Mississippi River" are uttered in the same sentence, you can bet that the phrase "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers" will follow in short order. As has been well-documented, the Corps loves to pour tons of concrete (and billions of dollars) into the Mississippi fo ... More >>

  • News

    January 18, 2006

    The Last Place on Earth

    After the final remaining Hmong refugee camp in Thailand closed, Minnesota greeted five thousand new residents with warm words and closed doors. Now many are homeless and struggling to survive.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2005

    Smoking ban update: Bar owners go on the attack

    The battle at this stage has revealed one interesting strategy: Opponents of the ban are looking toward the capitol to push for a statewide ban in the upcoming legislative session.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2005

    Minneapolis living wage measure moves forward

    The ways and means committee of the Minneapolis City Council voted to toughen up the city's living wage ordinance this afternoon. The measure passed 4-2, with council members Barret Lane and Dan Niziolek in opposition. Under the new ordinance companies that contract with the city to provide service ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2005

    Hail to the man who lost to the chief

    To the sound of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," Senator John Kerry hopped on a stage before a cheering crowd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2005
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    September 19, 2005

    Mike Tice death watch, Day 1

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    Mike Tice might want to start scalping his 2006 Super Bowl tickets early this year.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2005

    Elizabeth Dickinson enters St. Paul mayoral race

    Rumors have circulated for weeks that another legitimate contestant will enter the St. Paul mayor's race. Tomorrow morning long-time Green Party activist Elizabeth Dickinson will officially announce her candidacy. Dickinson made a surprisingly strong run to win the Ward Two city council seat i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2005

    Minnesota's most progressive mayor

    In a sidebar to an article celebrating the liberal nature of cities (which somewhat shamelessly swipes the "urban archipelago" analogy offered in this classic post-election Stranger essay), The Nation's John Nichols goes in search of progressive city leaders. He finds four mayors worthy of short ... More >>

  • News

    June 1, 2005

    Stubbed Out

    Despite hefty losses, Minneapolis bar owners can't get anyone to reconsider the smoking ban

  • News

    September 22, 2004

    Playing Favorites

    New rules could bring patronage jobs back to St. Paul. Say hello to boss Kelly.

  • News

    October 29, 2003

    Resident Alien

    Ms. Reiter goes to St. Paul

  • News

    October 15, 2003

    This Space for Rent

    Lots of layoffs. Cheap leases. Empty offices. Welcome to downtown St. Paul.

  • News

    September 17, 2003

    Unstuffing the Ballot Box

    Key St. Paul City Council races enter the home stretch

  • Movies

    April 9, 2003

    Film-Fest Pick Hits

    Favorites from the second week of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival

  • News

    December 4, 2002
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    October 9, 2002

    Magical Misery Tour

    Norm Coleman's "St. Paul miracle" gets a withering report card

  • Books

    March 13, 2002

    R.T.'s Change-Up

    R.T. Rybak alters his stance on a publicly funded ballpark

  • News

    December 12, 2001
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    December 5, 2001
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    November 28, 2001

    Twin Killing

    Is there any way to keep Major League Baseball in Minnesota? Well, for starters we could get a judge to classify Carl Pohlad as a vulnerable adult...

  • Books

    June 6, 2001

    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    A longtime antismoking advocate just says no to billboards

  • Books

    April 25, 2001

    Here We Go A-Caucusing

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

  • News

    March 25, 1998

    They Shoot, They Score!

    The Minnesota Wild hockey hoo-ha is a high-stakes political power game featuring a lineup of heavy hitters--and you can't tell the players without this City Pages program.

  • News

    April 9, 1997
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    March 19, 1997

    The McDonald Affair

    Thr Strib's Dubious Timing Puts it on the Wrong Side of Another Local Pol

  • Feature

    February 28, 1996

    The Big Stick

    The neo-liberal creed: We're tired of feeling your pain.

  • News

    February 14, 1996