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.
Mary Cathryn Ricker, President of the St Paul Federation of Teachers talks with Dave Lee.
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.
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.
Click the link to listen to the Mayor discuss his vision for St. Paul in his 3rd term.
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.
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.
A realty website says a St. Paul neighborhood is America’s top hipster zip code. And that’s a good thing. Lowertown topped RealtyTrac’s list. The site says hipsters mean trendy restaurants, bars and other amenities, and probably rising property values and rental rates.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is picking up a new title: president. Coleman assumes the head role at the National League of Cities on Saturday during the group’s conference in Seattle. It comes soon after Coleman was elected to a third term.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman celebrated re-election Tuesday night after winning nearly 80 percent of the vote. With all 97 precincts reporting, Coleman held 78 percent of first-choice votes.
It’s finally We Day, something students in Minnesota have been looking forward to for months. About 18,000 students and teachers came to the Xcel Energy Center to listen to live music and hear words from inspirational speakers.
We have been talking about Minnesota’s first We Day for months, and now it is just two weeks away. Students across the state have spent the past year doing service projects to earn a ticket to We Day, which is a day-long event featuring popular musical acts and inspirational speakers. We Day comes to the Xcel Energy Center on Oct. 8.
St. Paul’s forestry staff have completed their cleanup effort three and a half weeks after storms knocked down hundreds of trees in the city. According to city officials, the storms on June 21-22 contributed to the fall of more than 500 public trees and numerous private ones. Mayor Chris Coleman applauded city crews for their arduous work.
Democratic voters in Minneapolis got together this weekend to pick their preference for the city’s next mayor. They couldn’t reach a decision, but if the recent past is any indication, the next mayor of Minneapolis will be a DFLer. Of the 25 biggest U.S. cities, only Indianapolis and Fort Worth have Republican mayors.
An outdoor music concert will be held Tuesday evening at St. Paul’s Ecolab Plaza to celebrate Governor Mark Dayton’s signing of the Freedom to Marry Bill. The “Love is Law” concert will start around 6 p.m., beginning with a procession from the Capitol lawn to downtown St. Paul – led by the Minnesota Freedom Band.