Looking at the ownership structure of Minnesota United

By Mike Kaszuba In April of last year, city officials entered into a series of agreements that paved the way for a privately-built stadium that would host a Major League Soccer team in St. Paul. The city and the team, Minnesota United, made their first major public announcement about the project in October of 2015.  […]

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Hennepin County sending deputies to presidential inauguration event

By Mike Kaszuba For the fourth presidential inauguration in a row, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is sending deputies to provide security for the event. The county board last month authorized $100,000 for the undertaking, and the sheriff’s office said that 40 deputies would be in Washington, D.C. on Friday for the inauguration of President-elect […]

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Dakota pipeine deployment came amid Hennepin County budget review

By Mike Kaszuba When calls for police assistance came during the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota last year, three of Minnesota’s eighty seven counties volunteered to send deputies to help. Anoka County sent six deputies, Washington County sent five, and Hennepin County sent twenty nine. The staffing figures were obtained by […]

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Looking at Mayor Coleman’s e-mails

By Mike Kaszuba During the course of a single month – October 2015 – the St. Paul mayor’s office was preoccupied with two major issues.  One was a controversial attempt to install parking meters on Grand Avenue, the city’s popular shopping area.  The other was an announcement that St. Paul would be home to a […]

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