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Black Lives Matter Expects 1K To Block State Fair Traffic

The St. Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter has promised the first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair will not be “business as usual.” Organizer Rashad Turner said Friday afternoon that he expects nearly 1,000 people will march from Hamline Park in St. Paul along Snelling Ave. to reach the front gates of the fair.

08/28/2015

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St. Paul City Council Backs MLS Stadium

The St. Paul City Council has passed a resolution backing the push to build a Major League Soccer stadium there. But it doesn’t guarantee anything.

08/27/2015

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Mayor Of St. Paul Hoping To Land Soccer Stadium

Back in March it was announced that Major League Soccer would be coming to Minnesota. Just a few months later, however, that plan could be in jeopardy with a stadium site yet to be decided. Now, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is hoping to sway the league east of the Mississippi River.

08/11/2015

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St. Paul Mayor Invites MLS To View Potential Stadium Site

We learned Thursday that Major League Soccer may be coming to St. Paul rather than Minneapolis. This morning, Mayor Chris Coleman announced he’s invited the MLS president to visit St. Paul and check out some land where a new soccer stadium could be built.

07/09/2015

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Minnesota Officials React To SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. While Minnesota was an early adopter of marriage equality, that didn’t stop them from celebrating and voicing their support of the ruling.

06/26/2015

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Water Problems Threaten Big Repair Costs For Science Museum

The Science Museum of Minnesota, a major tourist attraction that opened its new, $100 million home just 15 years ago, has serious water infiltration problems that could leave state taxpayers with a hefty repair bill.

06/25/2015

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Met Council Says St. Paul Is Growing Its Fastest In Nearly 50 Years

The Metropolitan Council’s latest look at population growth shows St. Paul is back to around 300,000 people. It hasn’t been this full since 1970. The Met Council also found Minneapolis has grown as well as the entire seven county Metro area.

05/19/2015

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St. Paul Arson Team Recognized For ‘Superior Service’

It’s National Arson Awareness Week, and in recognition of it the city of St. Paul is honoring its team of investigators for leadership, teamwork and hard work.

05/06/2015

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Mayor Chris Coleman Unapologetic For His Negative Wild Tweet

The Minnesota Wild will try to put Wednesday night behind them, as they face the Blues in St. Louis Friday night in Game 5 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series. Wild fans, St. Paul’s mayor included, are also trying to move on.

04/24/2015

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St. Paul City Council Passes New Bike Plan

The St. Paul City Council passed a historic bike plan Wednesday night that will help make the city more bike friendly. The plan adopted at Wednesday night’s council meeting more than doubles bike paths through St. Paul, bringing the total network to 350-miles.

03/19/2015

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Mayor Coleman Wipes Out On Red Bull Crashed Ice Course

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.

01/21/2015

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Talks To Continue Between Coleman, African-American Community Leaders

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.

09/01/2014

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St. Paul Mayor Calling For Review Of Skyway Arrest

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.

08/30/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 7-24-14

Click the link above to listen back to some highlights from Thursday’s show!

07/24/2014

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Riders Say Green Line Should Move Faster

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.

07/24/2014

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St. Paul Planning Redevelopment Of Ford Plant Site

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.

07/22/2014

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St. Paul Fourth Of July Fireworks To Be Held At Capitol Mall

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.

06/30/2014

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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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Mayor Coleman Takes On Crashed Ice Course

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.

02/19/2014

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St. Paul Officials Unveil Draft For New Bike Plan

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.

01/21/2014

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St. Paul Declares Snow Emergency, Takes Advantage Of Warmer Weather

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.

12/17/2013

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Investigators: Fatal Rockslide Was Not Predictable

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.

09/05/2013

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St. Paul Police Unveil New Crime Lab

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.

08/15/2013

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Area Of Lilydale Park Closed While Gravel Slide Investigated

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.”

05/23/2013

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Mayor Coleman Delivers ‘State Of The City’ Address

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.

03/25/2013

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