politics

DFL Endorsement Process Picks Favorites, Discourages Newcomers, Limits Debate

Saint Paul STRONG is a non-partisan organization. Our mission is to improve open and representative government by encouraging and supporting open and transparent public processes, engaging and empowering resident participation and building a stronger, more inclusive Saint Paul. Anyone who has been around Saint Paul politics for long recognizes that, for all intents and purposes, …

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St. Paul elections: DFL is trying to put a thumb on the scales

Opinion editor’s note: This article was submitted by David Durenberger, Shirley Erstad, John Mannillo and the other members of the steering committee of Saint Paul STRONG, which describes itself as “a nonpartisan, community-led organization dedicated to improving open and representative government.”­ Durenberger is a former U.S. senator from Minnesota. Erstad is a former candidate for the …

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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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