10 candidates are running for three seats on the ISD 197 school board this fall. We ask the candidates about COVID-19 precautions.
The West St. Paul City Council relaxed mask requirements at city hall and passed measures to loosen restrictions on tattoo parlors and liquor stores. The city also proclaimed June as LGBTQIA Pride Month and the Women of West St. Paul collected a trunkful of period supplies.
Topics include tattoo and liquor store expansion, a provisional rental license, and Pride proclamation. Look for discussion on the Renaissance Plan and ongoing COVID-19 protocols during the Open Council Work Session.
West St. Paul Mayor Dave Napier delivered an online State of the City address: “People want to be a part of a community moving forward and we’re doing it.”
Eighty-three-year-old West St. Paul resident Jim Thomas spent three months in the hospital battling COVID-19, but he pulled through and now prioritizes family time.
Local musician Luke Spehar recorded a new album during the pandemic that captures the peace and comfort people throughout the ages have found during challenging times.