West St. Paul City Council covered Smith/Dodd realignment, naming unnamed parks, marijuana legalization, and an unexpected conversation on recent shootings during this week’s meeting.
No-Knock Warrants in West St. Paul
As the debate over no-knock warrants rages following the Minneapolis police killing of Amir Locke, we look at their recent use in West St. Paul. They’re rare—once in five years. But that one time came just weeks ago.
West St. Paul Shooting Demonstrates Dangerous New Strategy
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.
City Council Recap: Dec. 13, 2021
The last West St. Paul City Council meeting of the year included the 2022 budget and property tax levy as well as student presentations with environmental recommendations for the city.
Shooting at Thompson Park in West St. Paul
Gunfire erupted at Thompson Park Wednesday night and a 20-year-old male was killed. Police have made several arrests, but are still looking for the suspected shooter.
Sibley High School Student Killed in West Side Shooting
A Sibley High senior was killed in what initial reports indicate was an accidental shooting on the West Side Wednesday afternoon.