St. Paul Mayor Coleman: My hat is in the ring for a third time

  • Article by: Kevin Duchschere , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 4, 2013 - 12:00 AM

No opponent has yet registered a campaign committee to run against the 51-year-old DFL St. Paul mayor, who hopes to stretch his tenure to 12 years.

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jackpinesavApr. 3, 13 9:18 AM

Has been solid leader for the city. Got a lot of the old man in him. Far better for the city than Raymond across the river.

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clintonliesApr. 3, 1310:21 AM

Coleman hasn't quite finished destroying St Paul yet. It is becoming unlivable. He and the DFL are forcing the producers out. He's also unemployable in any other field so what other options does he have except politics.

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littlebootsApr. 3, 1310:26 AM

Time to get out of 1982 Saint-Paul! Figure out how to create and fill more ground floor retail in downtown Saint-Paul, thus creating retail shopping and a nightlife scene in downtown so the City is not just a 9-5 banker, insurance, government worker place. Small business and a thriving downtown is a good thing despite Minnesotans love for malls and skyways...It'd be nice to see some people downtown shopping going out once in a while other than for an event or for work. Some bike lanes would be nice in Saint Paul as well as more bike racks, and if you're going to spend millions on largely unnecessary bike trails at least maintain them by plowing and/or salting them or else just forget em, and just paint some cheap lines like every other city does!! Thus integrating the cycling not just reinforcing it as a recreation. Run light rail from Union Depot to the airport via Robert Street, that's a no brainer...How about opening up a retail shopping strip in downtown, what about the Palace Theatre as a nightclub??

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elmore1Apr. 3, 1310:53 AM

I was hoping that like RT, he would retire. We need some new leadership in the Twin Cities. Blindly taxing and spending while suggesting major infrastructure spending (Vikes, Saints Stadium, education, etc) to appease special interest unions is not moving us to a reasonable future vision.

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feilmeyerApr. 3, 1310:53 AM

Yes, clintonlies, St Paul is obviously becoming unlivable. That's why Businessweek ranked St. Paul 10th in its list of America's Best Cities.

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clintonliesApr. 3, 1311:43 AM

I've read the Businessweek article. Great criteria. Take a look at your property tax statement sometime. Better yet, take a stroll down Rice street or ride the 16.

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runotkiddingApr. 3, 13 2:24 PM

Please, would any reasonable independent throw their hat in the ring? In 10 years, Saint Paul will be Stockton and Coleman will be collecting a six figure pension. Shame on him.

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Selby24Apr. 3, 13 2:56 PM

What I see in Saint Paul under Mayor Coleman's watch are thriving businesses and former unused buildings restored and occupied. Public transportation choices will make travel more convenient and readily available. There is never a shortage of free events. If you are looking for something to do, look to Saint Paul. Opportunities are here.

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littlebootsApr. 3, 13 4:15 PM

I think I have to disagree with one of the mayor's statements, Saint Paul has clearly been stronger and seen better days, one need only look at the homes on Summit Ave and all the other glorious old buildings around the city for proof. There was clearly a Golden Era in Saint Paul, when the city was considered a gem, with a thriving downtown and business climate, bustling sidewalks, great nightlife, shopping, plenty of middle to upper middle class jobs and homes, a time when Minneapolis played second fiddle, this was all a long long time ago.

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blahstateApr. 3, 13 4:49 PM

If he wins, you better get ready to throw your wallet in the ring because Coleman is a master of spending your tax dollars.

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