Any casual glance at a map makes it pretty clear that West St. Paul’s name is kind of weird. The city is not west of St. Paul, but directly south. So why is it West St. Paul?
The City of West St. Paul is actually the third iteration, and the story of how it came to be includes bankruptcy, shifting borders, and a rivalry that continues today.
With protests for George Floyd happening around the world, West St. Paul and South St. Paul come together for a Unity March. We talk with organizer Marisa Fuglestad.