On July 29, 1990, Marthaler Park in West St. Paul hosted a vigil organized by women’s advocates to stop domestic violence.
At the corner of Robert and Annapolis—where a sign welcomes people to West St. Paul—history gives way to long-planned development.
City Council Member Wendy Berry became the first openly LGBTQ person elected to municipal office in West St. Paul in 2018. We asked Berry about being one of the firsts.
In July of 1990, Picture Perfect Art & Frame opened on Smith Avenue in West St. Paul. Second-generation owner Luci Hollenkamp is thrilled to celebrate 30 years of framing, preserving, and displaying art.
City Council Member Anthony Fernandez became the first person of color elected to municipal office in West St. Paul in 2016. We asked Fernandez about being one of the firsts.
West St. Paul has a historic first this year with the first Black candidate for municipal office in the city’s history. So we’re taking a wider look at firsts in West St. Paul.