West St Paul


Planning moves ahead on West St. Paul trail projects

submitted graphic • Trail and sidewalk work is proposed to take place on both Oakdale Avenue and Marie Avenue in West St. Paul in 2019. Both stretches of roadway are listed as high priority on the city’s bike/pedestrian plan.

Marie and Oakdale avenues set to become more pedestrian friendly.

On Feb. 20, residents of West St. Paul had a chance to look at the proposed plans that will make two busy sections of town more walkable. 


New scam at play in West St. Paul

courtesy of West St. Paul Police Department • This letter was recently found in West St. Paul mailboxes, but isn’t an actual raffle residents have won — it’s a scam. Laura Vaughan from the West St. Paul Police Department said she wants people to know that if they didn’t enter a raffle, letters such as this one are likely a scam and should be ignored.

On Jan. 26, a new scam was brought to the attention of the West St. Paul Police Department. 


New year, new development coming to West St. Paul

file photo • The West St. Paul City Council gave the go-ahead Jan. 8 for a new building on Robert Street in the Hobby Lobby parking lot that will be home to a Tim Hortons. The Canadian doughnut and coffee shop has been popping up in the Twin Cities as of late; the Robert Street location should be similar to the Tim Hortons that opened in Maplewood last year.

Tim Hortons moving in.



Knights of Columbus and local police are helping kids stay warm this winter

On Nov. 20, a trailer full of coats pulled into the West St. Paul Police Department’s parking lot.


West St. Paul sets up 2018 road projects

Council gives go-ahead for proposed county projects


As this year’s road projects near completion, West St. Paul is starting to look to future road needs that need to be fulfilled.


UPDATED: Incumbents hold onto Southwest area school board seats, and bonds pass


The results are in for the South-West area school board elections and bond questions that were decided Nov. 7.


West St. Paul woman charged with murder for allegedly strangling aunt

Divina Marie Sulentich

A 40-year-old West St. Paul woman was charged with murder for allegedly strangling her aunt to death following an argument.


Four charged in connection to Harriet Island assault

DeAndray Artez Easley

Assailants arrested after West St. Paul robbery


The city has gone to the kids

Several fourth graders took on the roles of the mayor and city council members, while other children took on the role of residents. The residents had the opportunity to share their opinions about having an open or organized waste hauling system, and the council took a vote. The first group of fourth graders voted four to two for an open system, but the other two groups passed an organized system with six to one and five to two votes. The results of the children’s votes will be presented to the real city council at an upcoming meeting when the trash hauling system is discussed.

One firefighter showed the students how he could use a special tool to pry open any door in the city in the event of a fire. The students also saw what an infrared camera looks like when it detects heat and learned that a firefighter needs to get his or her gear on in one minute or less in order to be prepared to fight a fire.

On May 18, fourth graders from Garlough Environmental Magnet School took over West St. Paul City Hall.


Level 3 offender moving into West St. Paul

William Kibble Jr.

On Thursday, March 2, West St. Paul residents will be able to learn more about a Level 3 sex offender’s intentions to move to the city. 


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