The late poet and essayist Bill Holm elevated the elements of everyday life in Minnesota to the sublime. Some of his published collections include “The Heart Can Be Filled Anywhere on Earth” and “Boxelder Bug Variations.” (file photo)
In “Lake Wobegon Days,” Garrison Keillor depicts the irony of Swedes, Norwegians, Danes and their Finnish and Icelandic cousins leaving farms in their homelands for Minnesota:
This chart, provided by West St. Paul police, helps them, the civil service commission and the City Council to decide on penalties for businesses that fail compliance checks and violate liquor codes. (submitted graphic)
It’s no secret that the city of West St. Paul has an officer and underage buyer out checking sellers’ and servers’ compliance with state law that no one under 21 should drink alcohol.
On the heels of cutting about 90 staff positions to try to make up for an $8 million shortfall, the District 622 Board of Education approved a scaled-down capital-expense budget for the school year starting in July.
Alleged threats follow 'Wanna take this outside?' clash during North St. Paul workshop
A resident sitting in on a heated North St. Paul City Council discussion might imagine that one day the tensions would reach the point where perturbed council members rise out of their chairs to challenge each other to a fight.
But it's the last thing anyone at the city council workshop on bar hours last Tuesday expected to actually witness.