A week after West St. Paul made national headlines for forcing the removal of a Black Lives Matter mural, the city’s former mayor put up a Blue Lives Matter mural.
The West St. Paul City Council met for the first official business meeting of the year and worked through a lot, including new development, ordinance tweaks, Moreland Avenue construction, and more. A yard sign ordinance and the definition of family prompted the most heated conversation.
The West St. Paul City Council learned about a ground breaking new mental health program for firefighters, officially expanded the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network, and addressed a brewing controversy over anti-abortion signs.
A West St. Paul home at the corner of Thompson and Oakdale draws protests over anti-abortion signs. A group of peaceful protesters stood on the opposite corner twice on Thursday and a march came to the corner on Saturday.