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.
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.
Issues and questions about policing in West St. Paul from the recent Public Safety Committee, including use of force, banned holds, hiring, and more.
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.
The second virtual meeting of the West St. Paul City Council went smoothly, thanks to a lighter agenda and a lack of public comments.