St. Paul mayor's coffers look strong as election looms

  • Article by: KEVIN DUCHSCHERE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 29, 2013 - 11:10 PM

St. Paul mayor has $100,000-plus on hand for possible third campaign.

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ranger78Jan. 29, 13 7:11 PM

How could he not be in good shape? St Paul wouldn't elect a Republican if they were the only person on the ballot. The Green guy isn't going to have any money. It's just more of the same old same old.

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littlebootsJan. 31, 1310:53 AM

Unless something is done for downtown, Saint Paul will continue to shrivel and decay. It's population is actually shrinking, down over 1% in the last 10 years, profitable businesses and business people, entrepreneurs are abandoning the city in droves, not moving to it. Do not believe the hype. Go to downtown Saint Paul and see it for yourself, it is a bleak, destitute, and boring place. Empty storefronts and nobody on the streets. After 5pm it clears out entirely. I propose, less is more. get out of the way City of Saint Paul, remove restrictions, and red tape, if you do anything, provide basic incentives to small businesses, nothing more.

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spectre000Feb. 3, 13 1:26 AM

Ranger78, St. Paul did elect a republican, Norm Coleman. And his sucessor Randy Kelly was a democrat in name only. Either way, St. Paul has done pretty well under Chris Coleman. He's getting my vote. littleboots, you know nothing about dt St.P or the city. Last yr the MetC. reported it's pop. at 288k. Up 3k fm the last census. Cities pop. flucuate greatly. And I seriously doubt you spend any significant time in dt St. Paul to judge it acurately.

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littlebootsFeb. 5, 13 9:28 AM

Spectre000, You are 100% Wrong! The Official census for St Paul in 2000 was 287,151. The Official census in 2010 for St Paul was 285,068. People are leaving, it's just a fact. I am in downtown everyday. It is a bleak, empty place. No bike lanes, no young people, no scene, no boutiques, no indy businesses, no nightlife, for the most part it's just terrible.

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annemthomFeb. 5, 13 1:07 PM

littleboots I am not sure what part of downtown St. Paul you are in, maybe you are parking in your work garage and never get out. Have you been to Lowertown, the Hamm Building, the Xcel, the Ordway, the Roy Wilkins, West Seventh? the perimeter of downtown is doing fine. That having been said, this mayor has been less than impressive or simply lacks visibility in allowing the public to see anything he is involved in. Although he did direct a friend and I to the restrooms at the Xcel at the Bob Dylan show. I do want to hear plans for downtown retail, partnerships with some of the fine private colleges in St. Paul, park & rec, public safety and public works, the latter of which seemed to be an entity that didn't exist during that first December snowfall. No sir, it takes more than directions to the restroom and an appearance in the St. Patrick's Day parade to secure my vote.

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littlebootsFeb. 5, 13 7:20 PM

@annemthom, nope not at all. I don't drive I ride my bike excapt I can't in Saint Paul because unlike Minneapolis they don't plow bike lanes in Saint Paul. So I walk. I just got back from a 7 mile walk through downtown. I went from the West Side through Lowertown. It was dead empty. There is no retail there. People have obviously not seen cool thriving cities before if they they think that's cool. One coffeeshop and two sports bars with TVs everywhere isn't cool. I went through by the Little French Church (where my great great uncle went) nobody around but some thuggy looking kids smoking. Tehn I went o Union Depot. I was all alone. 100% empty. I went by the closing Macy's,empty. I did see some people smoking and waiting for a bus though! Sorry, Saint Paul is dying, it is shrinking, lost 1% in the last census. It's a shame as it has potential with all the cool old buildings. It just has no scene, no yound professionals, no hipsters, no bike lanes, no indy shops and cafes, no boutiques, nothing. Top down events don't make a city, organic grass roots ground up businesses do. The events you mention just augment that. So there. I live and wallow in the misery of downtown Saint Paul everyday and you know what it sucks! I'm moving in 2 months just like all my other entrepreneurial friends and young professionals. Enjoy the empty shops and urban blight!

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littlebootsFeb. 5, 13 7:22 PM

@annemthom, nope not at all. I don't drive I ride my bike excapt I can't in Saint Paul because unlike Minneapolis they don't plow bike lanes in Saint Paul. So I walk. I just got back from a 7 mile walk through downtown. I went from the West Side through Lowertown. It was dead empty. There is no retail there. People have obviously not seen cool thriving cities before if they they think that's cool. One coffeeshop and two sports bars with TVs everywhere isn't cool. I went through by the Little French Church (where my great great uncle went) nobody around but some thuggy looking kids smoking. Tehn I went o Union Depot. I was all alone. 100% empty. I went by the closing Macy's,empty. I did see some people smoking and waiting for a bus though! Sorry, Saint Paul is dying, it is shrinking, lost 1% in the last census. It's a shame as it has potential with all the cool old buildings. It just has no scene, no yound professionals, no hipsters, no bike lanes, no indy shops and cafes, no boutiques, nothing. Top down events don't make a city, organic grass roots ground up businesses do. The events you mention just augment that. So there. I live and wallow in the misery of downtown Saint Paul everyday and you know what it sucks! I'm moving in 2 months just like all my other entrepreneurial friends and young professionals. Enjoy the empty shops and urban blight!

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