Mayor Coleman looks to future of St. Paul, and to extend profile beyond

  • Article by: Kevin Duchschere , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 24, 2013 - 1:42 PM

Chris Coleman is poised to extend his profile beyond the Twin Cities. But for now, he’s making a case for a third term as mayor. “I love what we’ve done here,” he said.

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fordtudorFeb. 23, 1310:56 PM

Mayor Coleman. Good man! Good Mayor!

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lakeelmo99Feb. 24, 13 8:39 AM

I sold my house in St Paul last year after a dozen years of hearing all the hyperbole about St Paul on the upswing. During those years my taxes more than doubled to $6,500 per year, theft crimes increased in my neighborhood and many businesses closed or moved out. I feel lucky to have gotten out when I did and blame St Paul leadership starting with Randy Kelly (visiting Thailand to recruit immigrants!) for their spend spend spend approach to leadership. St Paul is not Minneapolis and never will be no matter how much taxpayer money you throw at it.

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supervon2Feb. 24, 13 8:42 AM

This guy looks at block E in Minneapolis and considers that a model for success. No, you only champion works projects for your union buddies-people don't really matter.

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RoninFeb. 24, 13 9:11 AM

As a long-time St. Paul home owner I appreciate the impressive infrastructure-type projects that have, and will be achieved. Now is there a way to plow to eliminate the all-too-frequent half-foot thick washboard streets that destroy our cars?

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Stefano_GFeb. 24, 13 9:45 AM

Focusing solely on education for future generations, while noble, is shortsighted. There is a sizable percentage for whom this would not be an efficient use of resources. Artisanal and start-up businesses need to be fostered almost equally. A well-rounded workforce and marketplace is positive, human infrastructure.

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littlebootsFeb. 24, 1310:21 AM

Saint Paul is a boring mess. I sold my house and am moving in 3 weeks thank god! Back to the world of the living, to thriving businesses and nightlife, to fun and prosperity not urban blight,and massive tax payer subsidized projects which attempt to prop up the dying twin city. I am ashamed and embarrassed of Saint Paul and my short time I spent here. Good riddance!

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jpcooperFeb. 24, 1311:13 AM

and he pushs to have the State tax payers fund his city projects!

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CLUBTNTFeb. 24, 1311:25 AM

@lakeelmo99, funny you mention recruiting because those very same immigrants were recruited by the CIA and US government to fight in what was dubbed the Secret War, and over 250,000 of them died fighting for the “American” cause. It could have been 250,000 good ‘o American boys instead.

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notforwardFeb. 24, 1312:10 PM

Bad timing Chris. After Obama is finished and his failed liberal policies are scrutinized, just another tax and spend liberal won't be on anyone's radar. Best just stick to local politics here where you have more control over buying votes through entitlements and freebies.

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benleeFeb. 24, 13 1:09 PM

"extend his profile beyond the Twin Cities" Please PLEASE, keep your ideology in St. Paul. We don't need anything else to be decimated.

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