Mayor Chris Coleman
It’s going to be a busy weekend in St. Paul, highlighted by the Red Bull Crashed Ice Skating Championships. The course is ready and the event starts Thursday, but Mayor Chris Coleman took his turn on the course Wednesday morning.
Leaders of St. Paul’s African-American community met behind closed doors Monday with Mayor Chris Coleman. The meeting was to address a video of a black man being arrested by St. Paul police, a video that has raised a great deal of concern.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is calling the video of an arrest made back in January concerning. Now he wants a review. Christopher Lollie shot a video on his cell phone when St. Paul Police arrested him in a skyway in January.
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The new green light rail line has been up and running for a month, without any major problems, but some have complained about how long a trip takes. Currently, it takes about 53 minutes to get from downtown St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis.
It’s been more than a year since the Ford Plant shut down in St. Paul. Now, the city is talking about its plans for redevelopment. The 125-acre site along the Mississippi River was used by Ford Motor Company for nearly 100 years. Demolition leveled 2 million square feet of buildings to the ground.
Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman announced Monday that fireworks for the 4th of July will take place at the State Capitol Mall Friday evening. Fireworks for the holiday were scheduled as a part of the “Taste Of Minnesota” festival. The festival was scheduled at Harriet Island, but was moved to Waconia, Minn. due to flooding.
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.
The Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship is making its return to St. Paul. The treacherous course is once again set up by the Cathedral.
The City of St. Paul is releasing drafts for a new plan Tuesday to make biking around the city safer and more efficient for everyone. Public open houses are scheduled throughout February to unveil ideas for the plan, but three preliminary ideas were announced Tuesday.
The City of St. Paul declared a snow emergency on Tuesday so crews can get out and clear snow after the recent warm-up in the Twin Cities, Mayor Chris Coleman said. The snow emergency will go into effect at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Investigators say a rockslide that killed two children in a St. Paul park last spring was the result of natural causes, and the city could not have predicted it. Mayor Chris Coleman hired two independent investigators to examine the cause of the May incident at Lilydale Regional Park.
The St. Paul Police Department showed off its new and improved crime lab Thursday. Last year, the lab came under fire and suspended drug testing after defense attorneys challenged the lab’s work in several Dakota County drug cases.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman says an area of a park where two children were killed in a gravel slide is now indefinitely closed. Coleman also says no permits will be issued for fossil hunting in Lilydale Regional Park. The mayor calls it “a tragic day for St. Paul.”
In St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman’s State of the City address, he highlighted the city’s efforts to enhance transportation through light rail and bike lanes, attract businesses, improve schools and neighborhoods.