You can find traces of history in West St. Paul with a few remnants of the Works Progress Administration.
On March 29, 1966, civil rights icon John Lewis visited West St. Paul and spoke at Augustana Lutheran Church.
“I guess you’d say I believe in put up or shut up,” Devona Weatherhead said in 1966 when she became the first woman elected to city council.
Once upon a time, dogs and beer were banned from West St. Paul city parks. That changed in 2001.
West St. Paul’s Jerry Cotton served as a trailblazing deputy, a mentor, and an inspiration. He passed away in 2006, but his legacy lives on through a memorial scholarship.
Once upon a time the Winter Carnival Treasure Hunt came to West St. Paul’s Marthaler Park, potentially sparking a controversy. But it won’t happen again.