St. Paul City Council

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Another photo of a second St. Paul cop crossdressing as a Muslim woman surfaces

    St. Paul cops apparently get their jollies dressing up as Muslim women for Halloween.SEE ALSO: Downtown St. Paul has become a whole lot whiter over the past decade Last Friday, a photo purported to be of St. Paul officer Jim Lee wearing a hijab and blackface mask was unearthed on Twitter. Just seven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Gangster Disciples have hits out on Twin Cities cops following fishy officer-involved shooting

    Police officers are on "high alert" in Minneapolis and St. Paul after the Chicago-based Gangster Disciples "ordered a hit on any officer in either department," KSTP reports.SEE ALSO: St. Paul police brutality: Officer Jesse Zilge maces, kicks, punches helpless suspect [VIDEO] The hit comes in respon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Anne Marie Rasmusson will receive at least $665,000 to settle invasion of privacy lawsuit

    Anne Marie Rasmusson -- the subject of our February cover story, "Is This Woman Too Hot to Have a Driver's License?" -- will receive at least $665,000 to settle the invasion of privacy lawsuit she filed against the agencies, individual officers, and governing bodies that unlawfully accessed her pers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    St. Paul settles police misconduct allegations with $90,000 [VIDEO]

    The city of St. Paul has agreed to pay $90,000 to two men who say they were victims of excessive police force. Last July, two officers restrained and handcuffed Craig Spelbrink and Robert Geistfield in a St. Paul parking garage. The two men sued the officers, alleging there was no cause for the arr ... More >>

  • News

    January 18, 2012

    The real R.T. Rybak

    Up close and personal with the Minneapolis mayor

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Plans progressing for high-speed rail to Chicago

    ​Imagine hopping on a train in downtown Minneapolis and getting off less than six hours later in the heart of Chicago, with a stop in Milwaukee in between. Sound farfetched? Right now, it might, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans for a 400-mile, high-speed ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Vikings stadium won't go to a vote

    Who cares if you want to pay for the new Vikings stadium?​The Minnesota Vikings new stadium will be a $1.1 billion monument dedicated to the death of democracy. That's what taxpayers learned last night, when the Ramsey County Charter Commission voted not to allow a vote on the tax that will build ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Angry taxpayers shout "No!" to Vikings stadium money

    ​The Minnesota Vikings are basically in the worst possible position to be asking for money right now. The team isn't just 0-3, it's choked on big leads in all three games. The NFL's new owner-friendly labor agreement has left each franchise flush with cash from television deals. And the state of M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    St. Paul City Council opposes Vikings stadium tax [UPDATE]

    Pictured: The proposed stadium in Arden Hills. Some assembly required. ​A resolution on the tax to fund the Minnesota Vikings stadium in Arden Hills looks headed for a 7-0 shutout in the St. Paul City Council today. If it's approved by the state Legislature, the current proposal would raise sales ... More >>

  • News

    April 15, 2009

    RNC 8 not terroists; candy cigs up in smoke

    Blotter's got your buzzworthy local news

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008
  • News

    May 14, 2008

    Convention Fact Check

    Rumors and Realities

  • Feature

    February 6, 2008

    St. Paul's High Bridge: Suicide Hot Spot

    Ever since the original High Bridge was built in 1889, it's been a magnet for people seeking to end their lives

  • News

    October 10, 2007

    Sobriety Check

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

  • News

    September 28, 2005

    Fighting the Blight

    St. Paul crusades against liquor, porn

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2005
  • News

    June 22, 2005

    Q: What Happens When You Run a School Like a Business? A: You Go Broke.

    The students learned how to sit in cubicles and write memos. The staff learned how to ask for a bailout.

  • News

    April 13, 2005

    Kelly Stirs Pot in St. Paul Mayor's Race

    Hizzoner thumbs his nose at DFL, assesses opponents

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2004
  • News

    September 1, 2004

    Battle of the St. Paul Titans

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

  • News

    April 7, 2004

    Does This Bus Stop at the Capitol?

    Rybak frets about transit--but can he do anything?

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Local Music Yearbook '03

    We Sang. We Danced. We Set things on Fire. And Sometime after the Bar Closed, We Wrote It All Down for You.

  • News

    November 12, 2003

    Playing Ball in St. Paul

    Two of Kelly's heroes whiff; One makes history

  • News

    June 11, 2003
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    August 14, 2002
  • Books

    June 12, 2002

    Predators, Inc.

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

  • Books

    March 27, 2002

    Disabling Development

    Will two helping ventures fall victim to progress?

  • News

    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

    October 31, 2001

    The Prides of St. Paul

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

  • Books

    June 13, 2001

    House or Home Depot

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

  • Books

    May 30, 2001

    Saints Elsewhere

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

  • Books

    April 25, 2001

    Here We Go A-Caucusing

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

  • Books

    February 14, 2001

    The Employer of Choice

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

  • Books

    October 11, 2000

    Is That All, Folks?

    Motorheads say the St. Paul Police Department is in danger of bankrupting the city's last Fifties drive-in

  • News

    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.

  • News

    August 16, 2000
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    May 17, 2000
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    September 22, 1999
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    August 18, 1999

    Ma Cable?

    In St. Paul and its suburbs, an unlikely coalition battles telecom giant AT&T

  • Books

    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

  • News

    August 5, 1998

    The Last Block Party

    Pig's Eye Parrant bootlegged here 150 years ago. Then came the robber barons, the great wars, the spaghetti junctions, and the exodus to the suburbs. Its glory days gone, St. Paul's Brewery District tries upscaling--and evicting renters who don't belong.

  • Books

    July 15, 1998

    The Gospel According to the Army

    A Minneapolis congregation that preaches sobriety surrenders to the Salvation Army

  • 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

    March 25, 1998

    Thin Ice

    "The troubling part comes when you look at your market: It's too small to support two major facilities plus the Metrodome and all your other smaller venues."

  • News

    March 4, 1998

    STAR Gazing

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

  • News

    July 30, 1997

    End of Story

    Hours before their final vote on a high-buck proposal to move Lawson Software into new downtown digs, St. Paul's City Council members had yet to see the lease or learn the terms of the deal.

  • News

    June 4, 1997

    Come to Pappas

    Stacked up against Bobbi Megard (left), state Sen. Sandy Pappas (right) appeared feisty and ambitious

  • News

    March 12, 1997

    Behind Closed Doors

    Garbage houses made the news briefly nine years ago when police discovered the notorious Eggert house in St. Paul. But the truth is that Twin Cities-area inspectors have been finding them for over 20 years. How do lives fall so completely--and so privatel

  • News

    February 12, 1997

    Personality Crisis

    Recovered memory Doc's license is suspended -- five years later.

  • News

    August 28, 1996
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