Cities turn to artists as urban troubleshooters

  • Article by: Kristin Tillotson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 16, 2013 - 7:28 AM

When small businesses in St. Paul got cut off from customers by light-rail construction, a giant black dog came loping to their rescue.

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essmo2Mar. 16, 1312:27 AM

Just another reason not spend taxpayer dollars on the "arts"

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ChachiMar. 16, 13 9:29 AM

We could all use more art in our lives, whether we know it or not.

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unsinnMar. 16, 13 9:52 AM

More great use of our unlimited tax dollars in these booming economic times.

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citypersonMar. 16, 1310:11 AM

Looking at some of the comments, I suppose the Conservatives would rather spend tax money on the Prison Industrial Complex instead of keeping the community vibrant and alive.

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purlieuMar. 16, 1310:28 AM

We still value the WPA arts projects done during the great depression. Art enriches all of our lives. Keep it up St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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oldvinnieMar. 16, 1312:52 PM

You can tell who is paying and who isn't paying taxes. The non-payers love this stuff because like most everything else, they don't pay for it!

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littlebootsMar. 19, 1311:09 AM

Come troubleshoot downtown Saint Paul! It needs all the help it can get just to keep it from disappearing completely into the pit of urban blight, empty streets/storefronts and complete irrelevancy and obsolescence.

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