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US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program meets with Saint Paul STRONG

The U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program in Minnesota recently had a group of six visitors from around the world that were interested in speaking with Saint Paul Strong to learn more about the development of the organization and how Saint Paul STRONG supports nonpartisan community organizing and an open and representative government.  Members …

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Ramsey County Board plays king-maker in Sheriff interim pick, leaving taxpayers in the dark

August 25, 2017 Dear Ramsey County Board of Commissioners: St. Paul STRONG (SPS) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving representative government in St. Paul. All of the City of St. Paul is geographically within the confines of Ramsey County. Since our goal is to improve accessible and representative government by encouraging and supporting open …

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Planning Commission jumps the gun on Corridor Critical Area issue

Strong Blog Picture this:  a row of buildings along the northerly Mississippi River bluff in Saint Paul from the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers near Fort Snelling to downtown.  Not just any buildings, but 65’+ buildings that stand well above the 40’ or so tree line.  How do you feel about that? Has …

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Parks Commission does disservice In Grand Round and Corridor Critical Area discussions

Did you hear about the public hearing for the Grand Round?   About the one concerning the rules governing resource protection and development around our Mighty Mississippi? Public hearings are part of our governmental system.  They are supposed to be just that, “public” “hearings” in which our policy makers can hear from you and me.  The …

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