St. Paul running ahead on romance

  • Article by: Kevin Duchschere , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 7, 2014 - 10:58 PM

Voting continues as “the smaller, quieter” Twin City is one of 20 contenders for 10Best’s top North American romantic getaway.

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fishbachJan. 7, 14 1:08 PM

Ahem: We prefer to referred to as Saint Paul.

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SwiftBoatJan. 7, 14 1:14 PM

So much for real news.

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littlebootsJan. 7, 14 1:39 PM

Yeah, enough with the abbreviations. The name is Saint Paul. And if you want to make the French man Galtier who named the city proud, spell it Saint-Paul. Minneapolis has the second longest name for a largish city in the USA next to Indianapolis. Why not abbreviate that? BTW, Saint Paul is hardly smaller than Mpls. 80k people is nothing when considering a metro area of 3.5 million as well as zoning considerations. Add South and West Saint Paul to Saint Paul's population and it's the same as Mpls. In closing, glorious old Saint Paul does have a romantic old world kind of vibe.

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George72Jan. 7, 14 1:47 PM

Anyone who'd pick a weekend in St. Paul over the same in a place like Charleston SC probably doesn't leave MN all that often..

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littlebootsJan. 7, 14 2:46 PM

Legally the name is Saint Paul. "St. Paul" is an old anglicized way of changing French names to English.

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maintenantJan. 7, 14 3:04 PM

I have worked in downtown Saint Paul for more than 10 years and visited Santa Fe, N.M, Savannah, Ga., and Victoria, B.C. The weather is more mild in all these compared to Saint Paul. The Saint Paul skyway system is great year around. However, I think the other cities offer more for tourism than Saint Paul.

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gutshotJan. 7, 14 3:34 PM

Eliminate the controversy, revert to Pigs Eye (or, is it Pigseye)!!!

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ziggymJan. 7, 14 4:04 PM

Living in a city is different from visiting a city- you get a different perspective. I grew up in Saint Paul (St. Paul is fine with me). I LOVE St. Paul and wanted to "settle" here. So, just to make sure, I lived in Washington, DC and Portland, OR (and of course visited a bunch of places), but Saint Paul is where it's at for me! Home is where the heart is.

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littlebootsJan. 7, 14 4:05 PM

@gotshot, actually "Pig's Eye" is just another anglicized name. Saint Paul was originally known as "L'oiel de cochon" which is French for "Pig's Eye."

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absent_carloJan. 7, 14 4:16 PM

It's a decent enough place to live. I just wish they would do something about all the recent burglaries.

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