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.
Like everything else, COVID-19 has changed campaigning and West St. Paul candidates are getting creative with front yard gatherings, going online, and alternatives to door knocking.
The first in-person West St. Paul City Council meeting in three months included discussion of policing and proposed apartments at the former K-mart site.
The filing period to run for public office in West St. Paul closed today and we now know who is running for election in 2020. Here’s the rundown and some nerdy facts for context.
Widespread protest and looting is hitting the Twin Cities in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. A number of retail stores on Robert Street in West St. Paul have closed, and some have been hit by looters.
This week’s virtual West St. Paul City Council meeting was punctuated by moments of silence amid some good news of proclamations and recognitions as well as the not-so-usual business of COVID-19 response.