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St. Paul Farmers Market Might Be Moving

An iconic Twin Cities farmers market might be relocating. Attendance at the St. Paul Farmer’s Market has dropped by 25 percent over the last five years. Customers have complained about Lowertown construction and parking changes making access difficult.

07/29/2014

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Light Rail’s Green Line Opens With Celebration, Some Protest

The Green Line light rail that runs between St. Paul and Minneapolis is opening for business. Service on the Green Line will officially start at 10 a.m. Saturday after a ribbon cutting ceremony at Union Depot on St. Paul.

06/14/2014

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Amtrak Starts St. Paul Service For First Time Since 1971

Passenger trains are rolling through historic Union Depot in St. Paul again. Amtrak service picked up passengers Wednesday night and will again on Thursday for the first time since 1971. The train was supposed to arrive in St. Paul at about 8 a.m., but was delayed several hours.

05/08/2014

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Amtrak Resuming Service At Union Depot

The tracks at Union Depot in downtown St. Paul have been quiet for 43 years, so it’s big news that Amtrak is resuming passenger service again.

05/07/2014

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Best Free Tours In Minnesota

To see the finest local landmarks without opening your wallet, take one of these tours for free.

04/19/2014

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‘Things Are Going In The Wrong Direction’: Obama Critic At Union Depot

President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday was open to the public, but there was a limited number of tickets available.

02/26/2014

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Obama Visits St. Paul’s Restored Union Depot Wednesday

When White House officials chose St. Paul’s Union Depot for President Barack Obama’s announcement of a $600 million competition for federal grants to fund infrastructure projects that create jobs, they picked a site that received nearly $125 million in federal funds for a major renovation.

02/26/2014

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Tickets Released For President Obama’s St. Paul Visit

President Barack Obama will be visiting St. Paul’s recently-renovated Union Depot on Wednesday, and people had a chance Monday to get tickets. The president is expected to announce a new competition to create jobs and restore infrastructure. Jill Martin from Roseville came to the Union Depot on Monday to get tickets, and says it’s a perfect location for the president’s visit.

02/24/2014

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Minn. Wild Players Moonlight As Waiters For Good Cause

Minnesota Wild players are taking off their helmets and taking orders. On Monday evening, they became celebrity waiters at the “Wild About Children” fundraiser. St. Paul’s Union Depot was transformed in to a fancy restaurant for the event, which benefits Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Skater-turned-waiter Mikko Koivu says his serving skills trump those of his teammates.

12/09/2013

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98-Year-Old Woman Recounts Experience As ‘Orphan Train’ Rider

It seems unimaginable now, but adoption for some families used to be as easy as showing up at the train depot. Word would go out when kids were coming from the East Coast. They were largely children of immigrant families who’d found poverty rather than promise in their voyage to the New World. Renee Wendinger of Sleepy Eye interviewed some Orphan Train riders for her book. Few of them are still living. “They were found in doorways and other out-of-the-way places, hungry and starving,” Wendinger said.

09/23/2013

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How To Go Green: From Food To Fashion

The term “Going Green” can be a little intimidating. But Saturday at the Union Depot in St. Paul, MN Goes Green organizers hope to make it easy with everything from repurposing items in your house, to fashion and food.

05/18/2013

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Union Depot Welcomes Inner City Bus Service

There is another mile-marker for the newly-restored Union Depot in St Paul. Starting on Monday, Jefferson Lines is providing bus service to and from the majestic station.

01/14/2013

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Thousands Visit St. Paul’s Newly Renovated Union Depot

Step into the grand old neoclassical building in St. Paul’s Lowertown and you’re immediately taken back to a time when coal-puffing locomotives carried passengers from the Twin Cities to points far and wide.

12/08/2012

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St. Paul’s Union Depot Reopens Saturday

A daylong celebration is planned Saturday for the reopening of St Paul’s Union Depot.

12/07/2012

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Amidst $243M Renovation, Depot Starts Metro Service Saturday

The historic Union Depot in St. Paul is undergoing a $243 million restoration, so that it can be used again as a mass-transit hub.

12/05/2012

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