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Central Corridor is coming, and Lucy wants in on Aug 2, 2011When Central Corridor construction hit University Avenue, some businesses ran like the dickens. (Goodbye, Porky's! We knew you well!) Julie Peck and Corey Prestangen took the opposite approach: they drafted a business plan. Peck, a former grant write...



Drip, drip, drip... on Aug 1, 2011It's a rainy day outside the towers formerly known as Galtier Plaza, now known as Cray Plaza. To tell the truth, it's been kinda rainy inside them, as well... Our trusted Scoop spies who work in the Plaza say a...



Is the Minnesota Miracle over? on Jul 25, 2011Beginning about 40 years ago, the Minnesota Miracle redistributed state funds to cities, counties and school districts as necessary, giving a boost to schools and core urban areas that might otherwise be hurting. Minneapolis and St. Paul have benefit...



20 candidates file for 7 St. Paul council seats on Jul 19, 2011If you do the math, that's fewer than 3 candidates per seat.... though to be fair, the downtown area has five candidates, while Kathy Lantry appears uncontested as of press time. Some, like independent candidate Anthony Fernandez, are already express...



John Mannillo, Highland Park, to file for City Council seat after all on Jul 18, 2011Despite previously saying he would respect the DFL endorsement that went to his opponent, downtown developer John Mannillo is planning to file papers today to run for the Ward 3 City Council seat being vacated by Pat Harris. Unless someone...



Libertarian take on a state shutdown on Jul 14, 2011On Monday, July 4, with the state government shutdown still in its early stages, the Pioneer Press ran an article about the Libertarian attitude toward the shutdown. Here's a lengthier version of the same piece: Less government is good government,...