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New Concert Hall Set To Open At St. Paul’s Ordway Center

Downtown St. Paul’s new concert hall opens Sunday at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. A free community open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to launch “Rock the Ordway,” a three-week music celebration. Gov. Mark Dayton and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman are scheduled to attend the ribbon cutting.

02/28/2015

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Talking Points: St. Paul’s Paid Parental Leave

In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama asked Congress for $2 billion to help states create paid family and medical leave programs.

01/25/2015

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PODCAST PAGE: 1-23-15 The Morning News-DAVE LEE

A Friday fun day on the WCCO Morning News-Click the link above to listen.

01/23/2015

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St. Paul Officials Consider Paid Maternity Leave For Employees

The St. Paul City Council will talk about a new paid parental leave policy for city employees on Wednesday.

10/15/2014

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Community Meeting Slated To Talk Over St. Paul Skyway Arrest

A community meeting was slated for Monday to talk about a video-taped police arrest back in January. Chris Lollie shot a video as St. Paul Police arrested him in the skyway of the First National Bank Building. Lollie was told he was trespassing and refused to show his ID.

09/01/2014

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St. Paul Police Fed. Pres: Mayor’s Arrest Statements ‘Inflammatory’

The president of the Saint Paul Police Federation has criticized Mayor Chris Coleman for statements he made regarding the arrest of a man that was uploaded to YouTube. The incident involving Chris Lollie and three St. Paul Police officers took place on Jan. 31, but it went viral earlier this week after it was put on the popular video site.

08/30/2014

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Coleman Calls For Review After Arrest Video Appears On YouTube

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is calling for a review after video of an arrest was made public. Chris Lollie shot a video as St. Paul Police arrested him in a skyway in January. It was posted to YouTube this week.

08/29/2014

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Obama Pledges Hand In Minnesota Flooding Response

President Barack Obama pledged the federal government’s help Thursday in recovery after massive flooding hit many parts of Minnesota this month, telling a town hall audience near the roaring Minnehaha Falls that they’ll have a strong partner when they know how severe the damage is.

06/26/2014

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Twin Cities Assessing Flood Damage, Bracing For More

From St. Louis Park to St. Paul — sandbags to mudslides– evidence of flooding is all over the metro. “The people who’ve been here years and years never seen it this bad,” said Tharcisse Mulfinger, of St. Louis Park.

06/20/2014

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‘Right Track’ Links High Schoolers To Big St. Paul Summer Jobs

Many say a summer job is a jumpstart to success. That’s why the U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is coming to St. Paul Friday. He’s getting a look at a program that the city launched to help high school students get work experience. It’s called Right Track, a partnership between the city, the school district and businesses.

05/15/2014

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Minnesota Going Wild Over Stanley Cup Playoffs

After a thrilling overtime win Wednesday night against the Colorado Avalanche, hockey fans have been rushing to get their hands on anything with a Wild logo on it. “This city is pumped. I mean this state’s pumped. We are ready to go,” said Corey Reding, one of many fans with an arm-full of merchandise Friday at The Hockey Lodge inside the Xcel Center.

05/02/2014

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Minn. Senator, St. Paul Mayor Bet Ill. Counterparts Over Playoffs

As the NHL playoffs heat up for the Minnesota Wild, so too are the stakes rising between the Twin Cities and Chicago. On Friday, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman challenged Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to a friendly bet on the second round series between the Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks.

05/02/2014

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Single Sort Recycling Starts In St. Paul

Recycling just got easier, and more inclusive, in St. Paul. Starting Monday, residents can put all recyclables into one bin for pickup. They can also recycle more plastics — things like produce and deli containers, yogurt cups, and shampoo bottles.

04/07/2014

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St. Paul Turns Off Lights To Promote Conservation

The city of St. Paul will go dark for an hour — to raise awareness about energy conservation and climate change. Between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, buildings throughout St. Paul will turn off their lights. It’s all part of a global movement called “Earth Hour,” which encourages individuals, businesses and governments to use less energy.

03/29/2014

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Downtown St. Paul Could Be Getting A Makeover

St. Paul’s plan to revitalize and redevelop key downtown sites took another step forward Friday as the task force formed by Mayor Chris Coleman unveiled possible development plans for the city.

03/28/2014

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St. Paul Business Owners Push To Move St. Paddy’s Parade To Saturday

Expect to see a lot of Irish spirit this weekend. Monday is St. Patrick’s Day, but many celebrations will begin as soon as Friday.

03/11/2014

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Cities Running Low On Salt During Extra-Snowy Season

This winter hasn’t just been tough on our commutes and our psyche, it’s been rough on city budgets, too.

02/24/2014

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‘Crashed Ice’ Means Extreme Profit For Downtown St. Paul

It’s one of the most extreme winter competitions, and it’s back in St. Paul this weekend. Red Bull’s Crashed Ice is now in full swing. Last year’s competition brought 100,000 people to downtown St. Paul. And it has local merchants seeing green, like St. Paul’s Eagle Street Grill.

02/22/2014

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St. Paul Schools, Teachers Union Reach Tentative Deal

The St. Paul Federation of Teachers and St. Paul Schools have reached a tentative labor agreement on their 2013-15 contract, officials announced Friday morning. After 24 hours of negations between the school district and the union, it appears a teachers’ strike will be avoided.

02/21/2014

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2-11-14 Are Teachers About To Strike In St. Paul?

Mary Cathryn Ricker, President of the St Paul Federation of Teachers talks with Dave Lee.

02/11/2014

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Minimum Wage Debate Heats Up At State Capitol

Some of Minnesota’s well-known mayors, including the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul, are putting their weight behind an effort to pass Minnesota’s first minimum wage hike in 8 years.

02/06/2014

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Minneapolis, St. Paul Join Forces To End Veteran Homelessness

A major effort is underway to end homelessness in the Twin Cities with a special emphasis on those who are suffering after serving our country. It’s a joint project between St. Paul and Minneapolis, and the mayors of St. Paul and Minneapolis joined forces for Friday’s announcement in downtown Minneapolis.

01/31/2014

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1-3-14 Chris Coleman On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to listen to the Mayor discuss his vision for St. Paul in his 3rd term.

01/03/2014

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St. Paul Looks To Take $39M Step In Helping Homeless Move Forward

For more than 30 years, the Dorothy Day Center has helped those who call the streets home. As the homelessness problems grow across the state, the center has reached a breaking point.

12/20/2013

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Road Conditions Lead To Shake Up At St. Paul Public Works

One of the Twin Cities is getting new snow plows and new leadership after last week’s snowstorm. Five days since the snow started falling, streets in Minneapolis and St. Paul are still caked in slippery ice. Extremely cold temperatures haven’t helped. Salt can melt five times as much ice at 30 degrees as at 20 degrees. However, when it’s colder than that, it’s pretty much useless. But St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman isn’t waiting for a warm-up. He’s making changes in his public works department.

12/09/2013

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