2019

West St. Paul Reader Year in Review: 2019

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The annual rolling over of the odometer is a good time to reflect on the previous year. What have we accomplished? How have we helped the good people of West St. Paul know what’s going on? Well, let’s take a look…

2019 by the Numbers

First, let’s look at a few numbers for West St. Paul Reader:

Top 10 Posts

The people have spoken. Here are the top 10 posts of 2019:

  1. What’s happening with Top Dog and Thai Pepper?
  2. Taco Tour of West St. Paul: The Quest for the Best Tacos
  3. What’s happening with the Thompson Oaks Golf Course?
  4. Rodrigo Sanchez: Former Garlough Student Returns as Teacher
  5. Housing Proposal at Former Signal Hills K-mart Site
  6. When will the River-to-River Greenway Trail & Tunnel open?
  7. Refurbishing the West St. Paul Water Tower
  8. What’s going on with Hy-Vee and the YMCA?
  9. John Khoury: 35 Years of the Beirut Restaurant in West St. Paul
  10. What’s going on with Beirut Restaurant?

Favorite Posts

Sometimes popular opinion isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sometimes the best stories don’t get all the hits. So while it’s hard to pick favorites, these are our favorite posts from 2019:

Thank You

This little site started in May with a Kickstarter project and a lot of fear and trembling. It’s one thing to write about local stuff on your personal blog, but it’s another thing to start an entire site devoted to it and hope you’re not wasting your time and effort and sanity.

But since that Kickstarter project proved people would support this effort, it’s been an incredible journey. We’re still working on that sustainable part (you can support us here), but the growth and support so far is amazing. Thank you.

Here’s to 2020.

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