Amid a national debate over policing, the West St. Paul Police Department sets itself apart with a different culture.
Four shootings in three weeks is a troubling trend, but a swarming crowd disrupting first responders is a new strategy that’s cropped up in the metro area in recent months.
We talk with Marcus Hill, the first Black member of the ISD 197 school board and only person of color still running, about the racial dynamics at play in this election and school board races across the country.
Albert Park is West St. Paul’s first and smallest park. It grew out of tragedy and has been the focus of mysteries and misnomers over time.
After the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, two small groups of West St. Paul residents protested peacefully, waving Black Lives Matter signs and flags.
While the regular West St. Paul City Council meeting was cut short due to an emergency declaration and curfew, the work session included heated debate on the Black Lives Matter mural.