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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Nickname: "The Capital City", "The Saintly City", "The STP", "Shots Paul","Pig's Eye"
Location in Ramsey County and the state of Minnesota.
Coordinates: 44°56′38.76″N 93°05′6.72″W / 44.9441, -93.0852
Country United States
State Minnesota
Counties Ramsey
Government
 - Mayor Chris Coleman (DFL)
Area
 - City  56.2 sq mi (145.5 km²)
 - Land  52.8 sq mi (136.7 km²)
 - Water  3.4 sq mi (8.8 km²)
Elevation  702 ft (214 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 287,151
 - Density 5,438/sq mi (2,100.6/km²)
 - Metro 2,968,805
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.stpaul.gov/

Saint Paul is the capital and the second most populous city of the state of Minnesota and is the county seat of Ramsey County. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 287,151, although that number had decreased to 275,150 in the 2005 Census estimates [1]. In 1820, it was an extreme outpost in the American Old West, where Native Americans, European explorers, and American soldiers (from neighboring Fort Snelling, just upstream on the Mississippi River) lived in close proximity. Saint Paul and the adjacent city of Minneapolis form the core of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge was a deck-arch truss bridge that carried Interstate Highway 35W across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis in the U.S. State of Minnesota. ... Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the most populous urban area in the state of Minnesota, United States, and is composed of 188 cities and townships. ... 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History

Bridge linking Ft. Snelling with St. Paul, c.1880

About 2000 years ago, the Hopewell culture Native Americans lived in the vicinity, burying their dead in mounds, now located in Indian Mounds Park. The Dakota Indians later used the same site to bury their dead.[1][2] From about 1600 to 1837 the Dakota Indians lived near the site of the Mounds.[1] In the early 1800s, a disparate group of fur traders, explorers, and missionaries came to the area for the protection that Fort Snelling offered. Many of these people had come south from Canada and were of French descent; others had come from the east after treaties with Native Americans officially opened the area. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 506 pixelsFull resolution (1777 × 1125 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 506 pixelsFull resolution (1777 × 1125 pixel, file size: 1. ... Fort Snellings round tower A view of the grounds of Fort Snelling taken from the round tower Fort Snelling is a former military fortification located at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... Hopewell mounds from the Mound City Group in Ohio Hopewell culture is the term used to describe common aspects of the Native American culture that flourished along rivers in the northeastern and midwestern United States from 200 BC to 400 A.D. At its greatest extent, Hopewell culture stretched from... Entrance Sign Park Plaque Indian Mounds Park is a public park in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Eddie Plenty Holes, a Sioux Indian photographed about 1899. ... The fur trade was a huge part in the early economic development of North America. ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... A missionary is a propagator of religion, often an evangelist or other representative of a religious community who works among those outside of that community. ... Fort Snelling is a former military fortification located at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ...

A view of the grounds of Fort Snelling, built in 1819

In the early years, the settlers lived close to the fort along the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, but as a whiskey trade started to flourish, the military officers in Fort Snelling banned them from the lands the fort controlled, with one retired fur trader turned bootlegger, Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant particularly irritating the officials. By the early 1820s the area had become important as a trading center, a destination for settlers heading west, and was known as Pig's Eye Landing. In 1837, a treaty between Henry Schoolcraft and about 200 Dakota Indians displaced the natives from the site.[1] In 1841 Father Galtier established the Saint Paul Catholic Church and the name of the settlement was formally changed to Saint Paul in honor of the newly constructed church and Father Galtier's favorite saint. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1111, 126 KB) I took this picture on May 15, 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1111, 126 KB) I took this picture on May 15, 2006. ... Fort Snelling is a former military fortification located at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... The Mendota Bridge crossing the Minnesota River, just above its mouth View of the Minnesota River from Memorial Park; southeast of Granite Falls, MN. The Minnesota River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles (534 km) long, in the state of Minnesota in the United States. ... Rum-running is the business of smuggling or transporting of alcoholic beverages illegally, usually to circumvent taxation or prohibition. ... In 1829, Pierre Parrant (also known as Pigs Eye because he was blind in one eye) originally came to America from Canada as a young voyageur. ... Henry Schoolcraft Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (March 28, 1793–December 10, 1864) was an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, noted for his early studies of Native American cultures, as well as for his discovery in 1832 of the source of the Mississippi River. ... The name Catholic Church can mean a visible organization that refers to itself as Catholic, or the invisible Christian Church, viz. ...


The next 10 years saw continued growth in the area and in response to that, the Minnesota Territory was formalized in 1849 with St. Paul named as its capital. In 1850, the city narrowly survived a proposed law to move the capital to Saint Peter when territorial legislator, Joe Rolette disappeared with the approved bill.[3] In 1854, Saint Paul incorporated as a city and, in 1858, Minnesota was admitted to the union with Saint Paul becoming the 32nd state capital. Minnesota Territory was an organized territory of the United States from March 3, 1849 to May 11, 1858, when Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state. ... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... St. ... Joseph Rolette (1820 – 1871) was a well known American fur trader and politician. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A state is a political association with effective dominion over a geographic area. ...

The city seen from Indian Mounds Park in 2007.
The city seen from Indian Mounds Park in 2007.

Natural geography played a role in the settlement and development of Saint Paul as a trade and transportation center. The Mississippi River valley in this area is defined by a series of stone bluffs that line both sides of the river. Saint Paul grew up around Lambert's Landing, the last place to unload boats coming upriver at an easily accessible point, some fourteen river miles downstream from Saint Anthony Falls, the geographic feature that defined the location of Minneapolis and its prominence as the Mill City. This made Saint Paul a gateway to the Upper Midwest for westbound settlers heading for the Minnesota frontier or the Dakota Territory. A cart and wagon road to the Red River valley was the first manifestation, followed by the establishment of numerous railroads that were headquartered in Saint Paul, such as the Great Northern Railway and Northern Pacific Railway, which are today part of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. For well over a hundred years, Saint Paul was a frontier town and a railroad town. Today it is more influenced by commerce and its function as the state capital. It has been called "The Last City of the East." [4] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 3. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Aerial view of Saint Anthony Falls with the upper dam; there is also a lower dam. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... See also the Red River disambiguation page. ... A Great Northern train pauses for the photographer four miles west of Minot, North Dakota in 1914. ... The Northern Pacific Railway (AAR reporting marks NP) was a railway that operated in the north-central region of the United States. ... An eastbound BNSF Railway train passes some maintenance of way equipment in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, August 8, 2004. ...


Geography

Saint Paul is located in east-central Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 145.5 km² (56.2 mi²). 136.7 km² (52.8 mi²) of it is land and 8.8 km² (3.4 mi²) of it (6.07%) is water. The Mississippi River runs through the city, and forms a municipal boundary on the city's west, southwest and southeast sides. Minneapolis, the state's larger city lies to the west; Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Roseville, and Maplewood are north; Maplewood is also to the east; the cities of West Saint Paul and South Saint Paul are to the south; and Lilydale, Mendota and Mendota Heights lie across the river from the city to the south. The city's largest lakes are Pig's Eye Lake, in the river, Lake Phalen, and Lake Como.
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Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg high °F (°C) 23 (-5) 30 (-1) 42 (6) 58 (14) 71 (22) 79 (26) 83 (28) 81 (27) 72 (22) 59 (15) 41 (5) 27 (-3)
Avg low temperature °F (°C) 6 (-14) 12 (-11) 24 (-4) 36 (2) 48 (9) 58 (14) 63 (17) 61 (16) 52 (11) 40 (4) 26 (-3) 12 (-11)
Saint Paul from the Mississippi River
Saint Paul from the Mississippi River

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Demographics

Year Population
1860 10,401
1870 20,030
1880 41,473
1890 133,156
1900 163,065
1910 214,744
1920 234,698
1930 271,606
1940 287,736
1950 311,349
1960 313,411
1970 309,980
1980 270,230
1990 272,235
2000 287,151

As of the census² of 2000, there were 287,151 people, 112,109 households, and 60,987 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,101.0/km² (5,441.7/mi²). There were 115,713 housing units at an average density of 846.6/km² (2,192.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.02% White, 11.71% African American, 1.13% Native American, 12.36% Asian (mostly Hmong and Vietnamese), 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.84% from other races, and 3.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race (incl. white) were 7.91% of the population. 20.1% were of German, 9.0% Irish and 7.0% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000. Saint Paul has one of the world's largest contingents of urban Hmong populations. The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... A Hmong American is a resident of the United States who is of ethnic Hmong descent. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Languages Hmong/Mong Religions Shamanism, Buddhism, Christianity, others The terms Hmong (IPA:) and Mong () both refer to an Asian ethnic group whose homeland is in the mountainous regions of southern China. ...


There were 112,109 households, out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.6% were individuals. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.32. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $38,774, and the median income for a family was $48,925. Males had a median income of $35,111 versus $29,432 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,216. About 11.7% of families and 15.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Religion

The majority of residents claiming religious affiliation are Christian, split between the Roman Catholic Church and various Protestant denominations. There is a Jewish synagogue and relatively small populations of Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and Pagans.[5] Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hinduism (known as in modern Indian languages) is a religious tradition that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Look up pagan, heathen in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Neighborhoods

Saint Paul is noted for its neighborhoods; the city has been called "fifteen small towns with one mayor", owing to the neighborhood-based life of much of the city. But in fact Saint Paul is broken into not fifteen but seventeen City Districts. And while some City District boundaries perfectly overlap the boundaries of well-recognized neighborhoods, especially in wealthier areas, that's not the case throughout Saint Paul. Saint Paul, Minnesota is noted for its neighborhoods; the city has been called fifteen small towns with one mayor, owing to the neighborhood-based life of much of the city. ...


The city's seventeen City Districts include:

Saint Paul from Indian Mounds Park in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood, east of downtown
Saint Paul from Indian Mounds Park in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood, east of downtown
  • Saint Anthony Park
  • Merriam Park
  • Highland Park
  • Battle Creek
  • Como Park
  • Dayton's Bluff
  • Downtown
  • Greater East Side
  • Macalester-Groveland
  • North End
  • Payne-Phalen
  • Summit Hill
  • Lex-Ham
  • Summit-University
  • Hamline-Midway
  • Thomas-Dale ("Frogtown")
  • West Seventh ("the West End")
  • West Side


The "West" Side neighborhood seems oddly located to the south, but is so named because it is on the west bank of the Mississippi River. And the "East" Side conglomeration of neighborhoods actually includes the entire eastern third of the city and its populace.
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Saint Paul skyline from the West Side neighborhood
Saint Paul skyline from the West Side neighborhood

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Government and politics

City

The Saint Paul City Hall boasts a striking interior
The Saint Paul City Hall boasts a striking interior

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As of 2006: The Saint Paul City Council includes

  • Debbie Montgomery, Ward 1
  • Dave Thune, Ward 2
  • Pat Harris, Ward 3
  • Jay Benanav, Ward 4
  • Lee Helgen, Ward 5
  • Dan Bostrom, Ward 6
  • Kathy Lantry, City Council President, Ward 7

The city has had three mayors who were natives of Ireland, William Dawson, Christopher D. O'Brien, and Frank Doran. Other Irish-American mayors of Saint Paul include: William Mahoney, William H. Fallon, John J. McDonough, Edward K. Delaney, John C. Daubney, Joseph E. Dillon, Thomas R. Byrne, Randy Kelly, and the current mayor, Chris Coleman. Jay Benanav (born June 17, 1951 in Ramat-Gan, Israel) is an American Politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL). ... William Dawson, born in Ireland, was mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota from 1878 to 1881. ... Christopher D. OBrien was an Irish-born mayor of St. ... Frank Doran was an Irish-born mayor of St. ... Irish Americans are citizens of the United States who can claim some ancestry originating in the west European island nation of Ireland. ... William Mahoney was an Irish-American mayor of St. ... William H. Fallon was an Irish Catholic mayor of St. ... John J. McDonough was an Irish Catholic mayor of St. ... Edward K. Delaney was an Irish Catholic mayor of St. ... John C. Daubney was an Irish Catholic mayor of St. ... Joseph E. Dillon was the mayor of St. ... Thomas R. Byrne was the Democratic mayor of St. ... Randy C. Kelly (born August 2, 1950 in North Dakota) is an American politician. ... Chris Coleman campaigning with Sen. ...

Minnesota State Capitol building in Saint Paul, designed by Cass Gilbert
Minnesota State Capitol building in Saint Paul, designed by Cass Gilbert

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State

Saint Paul is the capital of the state of Minnesota. The city hosts the capitol building, designed by Cass Gilbert, and the house and senate office buildings. The governor's mansion, which is used for some state functions, is on Summit Avenue. Woolworth Building (New York City), was the worlds tallest building at the time it was built, in 1909. ...


Federal

Saint Paul is located in Minnesota's 4th congressional district, represented by Betty McCollum, a progressive Democrat, scoring 91% progressive by a progressive group[6] and 13% conservative by a conservative group[7] on a range of issues. Minnesotas 4th Congressional District includes all of St. ... Betty C. McCollum (born July 12, 1954) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL). ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) was created on April 15, 1944 when the Minnesota Democratic Party and Farmer-Labor Party merged to create the DFL. Hubert H. Humphrey was instrumental in this merger. ... This article is about Progressivism. ... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ...


Saint Paul's Xcel Energy Center will be the host of the 2008 Republican National Convention. The Xcel Energy Center as it appeared during the 2004 NHL All-Star Weekend. ... The 2008 Republican National Convention will take place at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota from September 1 until September 4, 2008. ...


Education

Saint Paul supports a robust network of publicly-funded primary and secondary schools. It is also home to three private secondary prep-schools, three public and eight private colleges and universities, and five post-secondary institutions. Well-known colleges and universities include: the College of Saint Catherine, Concordia University, Hamline University, Macalester College, and the University of St. Thomas. Metropolitan State University and Saint Paul College, which focus on non-traditional students, are based in Saint Paul, as is William Mitchell College of Law. Saint Paul contains the following educational institutions, sorted by type: // Cretin-Derham Hall High School [25] St. ... The College of St. ... Concordia University is a liberal arts university located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Hamline University was founded in 1854 in Red Wing, Minnesota, as the first institution of higher education in the state. ... Macalester College (popularly known as Mac) is a privately supported, coeducational liberal arts college in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... The University of Saint Thomas (also known as UST or simply St. ... Metropolitan State University is a four-year college located in the Twin Cities metroregion of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in Minnesota. ... Founded in 1910, Saint Paul College is a community and technical college located in Saint Paul, Minnesota with over 9,000 full-time and part-time students. ... William Mitchell College of Law is located in St. ...


The Saint Paul Public Schools district is the state's second largest school district and serves approximately 42,000 students. The district is extremely diverse with students from families speaking 70 different languages, although only 4 languages are used for most school communication. Those languages are English, Spanish, Hmong and Somali. The district runs 67 different schools including 48 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 7 high schools, 3 alternative schools and one special education school. The district also employs over 6,500 teachers and staff.[8] Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) is a school district that covers all of the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... |familycolor=Hmong-Mien |states=Sichuan, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and USA. |speakers=over 4 million[1] |fam1=Hmong-Mien |iso2=hmn| |lc1=hmn|ld1=Hmong (generic)|ll1=none |lc2=mww|ld2=Hmong Daw (Laos, China)|ll2=none |lc3=hmv|ld3=Hmong Do (Vietnam)|ll3=none |lc4=hmf|ld4=Hmong Don (Vietnam... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... Middle school (also known as intermediate school or junior high school) covers a period of education that straddles primary education and secondary education, serving as a bridge between the two. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In education, the phrase alternative school, sometimes referred to as a minischool, or special school, is any public or private school having a special curriculum, especially an elementary or secondary school offering a more flexible program of study than a traditional school. ... Special education is instruction that is modified or particularized for those students with special needs, such as learning differences, mental health problems, specific disabilities (physical or developmental) [1] , and giftedness [2]. // Children with special needs have always been part of society. ...


The school district is led by Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Meria Carstarphen, and governed by a seven-member board of education, each elected at-large for four-year staggered terms. Current board members are Elona Street-Stewart (chair); Kazoua Kong-Thao (Vice Chair); Tom Conlon (clerk); Tom Goldstein (Treasurer), John Brodrick (Director), Anne Carroll (Director) and Al Oertwig (Director).


The school district also oversees community education programs for pre-K and adult learners, including Early Childhood Family Education, GED Diploma, language programs and various learning opportunities for community members of all ages. The GED, General Educational Development, or General Equivalence Degree Test, is a test that certifies the taker has attained American or Canadian high school-level academic skills. ...


In 2006, the Saint Paul Public Schools celebrated its 150th anniversary. Notable graduates of Saint Paul Public Schools include former U.S. Supreme Court justices Harry Blackmun and Warren Burger, civil rights leader Roy Wilkins, creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip Charles Schultz, and many others from various professions and among notorious achievements. Justice Harry Blackmun Harry Andrew Blackmun (November 12, 1908 – March 4, 1999) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1970 to 1994. ... Warren Burger at a press conference in May 1969 shortly after he was nominated to be Chief Justice of the United States. ... Roy Wilkins as the Executive Secretary of the NAACP in 1963 Roy Wilkins (August 30, 1901 – September 8, 1981) was a prominent civil rights activist in the United States from the 1930s to the 1970s. ... Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000 (the day after Schulzs death). ... Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 _ February 12, 2000) was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known for his Peanuts comic strip. ...


A variety of K-12 private, parochial and public charter schools are also represented in the city. In 1993, Saint Paul became the first city in the U.S. to sponsor and open a charter school, now found in most states across the nation. Saint Paul is currently home to 21 charter schools as well as 38 private schools.[9] Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A parochial school (or faith school) is a type of private school which engages in religious education in addition to conventional education. ... Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States which have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school... Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States which have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school...


Culture

Performing arts

The Como Park Conservatory
The Como Park Conservatory

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Live music

  • Artists' Quarter, a jazz club in downtown.
  • Turf Club, a bar in the Midway.
  • Station 4, a bar downtown that has live music every night, mostly metal, and sometimes all-ages shows.
  • Shamrocks, an Irish pub on West 7th Street and Randolph Avenue occasionally has live music.
  • O'Garas, an Irish pub on Selby and Snelling has live shows.
  • Minnesota Music Cafe is a big venue with nightly live music.

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City attractions

Landmark Center

Additional attractions include the Mississippi River, Lake Como, the Como Zoo and Conservatory, Rice Park, Indian Mounds Park, Battle Creek Regional Park, Harriet Island Regional Park, Highland Park, the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, the Landmark Center, the Wabasha Street Caves, and the Cathedral of Saint Paul. The historic Landmark Center is located at the heart of Saint Paul; it is home to SteppingStone Theatre, a youth theater company and the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, a high school located on the 5th floor of the building which is sponsored by the Ordway. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The Mississippi National River and Recreation Area links no less than 8 sites in Minneapolis / St. ... Minnesota DNR map of Lake Como A fountain along the western bank of the lake Lake Como is a lake in St. ... The Como Park Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory (Como Zoo and Conservatory for short) are located at 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Entrance Sign Park Plaque Indian Mounds Park is a public park in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Highland Park is a neighborhood in the southwestern corner of St. ... The 2004 Ice Palace // In 1885 a New York reporter wrote that Saint Paul was another Siberia, unfit for human habitation in winter. ... The Old Federal Courts Building now known as Landmark Center originally served as a Federal Court House and Post Office. ... . ... Dome of the Cathedral of Saint Paul The Cathedral of Saint Paul is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of St Paul, Minnesota. ... SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development is the largest performing theatre for youth in the greater St. ... Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is located in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. ...


Nearby attractions

The 2004 Ice Castle

Nearby attractions include the Minnesota State Fair. The fair is open during the two weeks prior to and including Labor Day. It takes place in the suburb of Falcon Heights, just north of the Midway neighborhood. Immediately west of the state fairgrounds is the Saint Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota. Historic Fort Snelling lies on the bluff above the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. Just below the bluff is Fort Snelling State Park,[11] which incorporates Pike Island named for the explorer Zebulon Pike. The Henry Hastings Sibley home, in Mendota is the oldest stone home in Minnesota. And Bloomington's Mall of America boasts 520 stores and an indoor amusement park. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 155 KB) The 2004 Saint Paul Winter Carnival ice castle as seen from inside the Xcel Energy Center during the NHL All-Star Weekend. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 155 KB) The 2004 Saint Paul Winter Carnival ice castle as seen from inside the Xcel Energy Center during the NHL All-Star Weekend. ... The Minnesota State Fair Grandstand in August 2003 The Minnesota State Fair, marketed for generations as The Great Minnesota Get-Together, is one of the largest state fairs in the United States. ... Labour Day (or Labor Day) is an annual holiday that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. ... Falcon Heights is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. ... The University of Minnesota is a large university with several campuses spread throughout the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Fort Snellings round tower A view of the grounds of Fort Snelling taken from the round tower Fort Snelling is a former military fortification located at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... The Mendota Bridge crossing the Minnesota River, just above its mouth View of the Minnesota River from Memorial Park; southeast of Granite Falls, MN. The Minnesota River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles (534 km) long, in the state of Minnesota in the United States. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... This bridge across the Danube River links Hungary with Slovakia. ... Fort Snellings round tower Fort Snelling State Park is a Minnesota state park at the the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. ... Fort Snelling and Pike Island, 1850 Pike Island, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a portion of the 100,000 acres of land purchased from the Mdewakanton Sioux Indians by Zebulon Pike in September of 1805, which later was to become Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, and Saint Paul. ... This list of explorers is sorted by surname. ... Zebulon Pike Jr. ... Henry Hastings Sibley, first governor of the U.S. state of Minnesota, was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 20, 1811. ... Mendota is a city located in Dakota County, Minnesota. ... location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Hennepin Founded 1843 Incorporated 1858 Mayor Gene Winstead Area    - City 99. ... Mall of America (also MOA, MoA, or the Megamall) is a shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota. ...


The city's famed creators

Saint Paul is the birthplace of renowned author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, as well as the childhood home of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (Peanuts) who, while born in a Minneapolis hospital, lived from infancy until the early 1960s in the city. Because of the association with Schulz, Saint Paul regularly has events centering around the Snoopy family, such as distributing painted and decorated giant Peanuts sculptures around the city. Playwright August Wilson lived in the city from 1978 until 1990, at the suggestion of his friend director Claude Purdy, who helped him secure a job writing educational scripts for the Science Museum of Minnesota. Renowned painter LeRoy Neiman is also a native of Saint Paul and was born there in 1927. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American Jazz Age author of novels and short stories. ... Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. ... Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) was a 20th-century American cartoonist best known worldwide for his Peanuts comic strip. ... Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000 (the day after Schulzs death). ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... For the American rapper, see Snoop Dogg. ... August Wilson August Wilson (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright. ... The Science Museum of Minnesota is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by a board of trustees, staffed by over 500 employees and over 1,600 volunteers located in the states capital city of Saint Paul which focuses on topics in technology and natural history. ... LeRoy Neiman (born June 8, 1921) is an American artist known for his brilliantly colored, semi-abstract paintings and screen prints of athletes, and sporting events. ...


Museums

  • The Goldstein Museum of Design, (University of Minnesota)
  • The Science Museum of Minnesota
  • The Minnesota Children's Museum
  • The Schubert Club Instrument Museum
  • The Minnesota Museum of American Art
  • The Traces Center for History and Culture[12]

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Shopping and eating

Grand Avenue is a much-frequented street for Saint Paul locals. The shopping includes boutiques and brand name stores and the dining on Grand Avenue makes it a favorite destination for people in and around Saint Paul. The intersection of Grand and Snelling features the premier bakery Breadsmith, Jamba Juice, and a Saint Paul original, Dunn Brothers Coffee. Other notable restaurants on Grand Avenue include: Cafe Latte, Wuollet Bakery, The Lexington and The Grand Ol' Creamery.


The Cathedral Hill area, centered on Selby and Western Avenues, is home to some of the best dining in the Twin Cities. Establishments range from traditional bars and pubs (such as Costello's and the Muddy Pig) to the upscale fine dining of W.A. Frost and Moscow on the Hill. In addition to fine dining, the area is also home to the College of Visual Arts and the Saint Paul Curling Club, the largest member-owned club of its kind in the United States. The College of Visual Arts (CVA) is a private, accredited, four-year college of art and design offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in communication design, illustration, photography, fine arts, and visual studies. ...


Economy

Major employers

Minnesota Swarm in Xcel Energy Center

Major corporations headquartered in Saint Paul include Travelers, a major insurance firm, St. Jude Medical, a manufacturer of medical devices, Ecolab, a chemical and cleaning product company, Patterson, dental and veterinary supply company, Minnesota Life an insurance company, Lawson Software, a business software and support company, 3M, an international conglomerate, and Gander Mountain, a retailer of sporting goods. Image File history File linksMetadata SwarmLacrosse02-10-06. ... Image File history File linksMetadata SwarmLacrosse02-10-06. ... Corporate redirects here. ... The Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV) is the second largest underwriter of commercial property casualty and personal insurance in the United States. ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... St. ... Ecolab is a $4. ... The Minnesota Life Insurance Company was founded in St. ... Lawson Software PKH NASDAQ: LWSN is an international provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... This article is about the American company, for the Russian company involved in a pyramid scheme, see MMM (pyramid) 3M Company (NYSE: MMM) (originally Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company) is an American corporation with a worldwide presence that produces over 55,000 products, including adhesives, abrasives, laminates, electronic circuits and... Gander Mountain is a chain of stores which specializes in the sale of outdoor sporting goods, primarily those relating to hunting and fishing. ...


Media

Residents of Saint Paul can receive 10 broadcast television stations, five of which broadcast from within Saint Paul. One daily newspaper, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, one weekly neighborhood newspaper, the East Side Review, and several monthly neighborhood papers serve the city. Several media outlets based in neighboring Minneapolis also serve the Saint Paul community, including the Star Tribune. And the magazine, Saint Paul Illustrated is published in Bloomington. Media in the Twin Cities region runs the gamut from large to small. ... The St. ... This article should belong in one or more categories. ... The Star Tribune is the largest newspaper in Minnesota and is published seven days each week in an edition for the Minneapolis-St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Hennepin Founded 1843 Incorporated 1858 Mayor Gene Winstead Area    - City 99. ...


Sports

Club Sport League Venue Championships
Minnesota Wild Ice Hockey National Hockey League; Western Xcel Energy Center
Saint Paul Saints Baseball American Association; North Division Midway Stadium Northern League Championship: 1993, 1995, 1996, 2004
Minnesota Thunder Soccer USL First Division James Griffin Stadium
Minnesota Swarm Indoor lacrosse National Lacrosse League; Eastern Division Xcel Energy Center
Minnesota Ripknees Basketball Premier Basketball League Roy Wilkins Auditorium

The Minnesota Timberwolves, Twins, and Vikings all play in Minneapolis The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Western Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League used to divide teams. ... The Xcel Energy Center as it appeared during the 2004 NHL All-Star Weekend. ... St. ... Baseball on the professional, amateur, and youth levels is popular in North America, Central America, parts of South America, parts of the Caribbean, and East Asia. ... The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball is an independent minor league. ... Midway Stadium is the name of two different minor league baseball parks in Saint Paul, Minnesota, one now demolished and the other still in active use. ... This article refers to the modern Northern League. ... The Minnesota Thunder is a professional mens soccer team based out of St Paul, Minnesota. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... The United Soccer Leagues (USL) is directly affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA). ... The James Griffin Stadium was originally named Central Stadium. ... Minnesota Swarm are an indoor lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. ... Victoria Shamrocks vs Peterborough Lakers, Mann Cup 2005. ... NLL redirects here. ... The Xcel Energy Center as it appeared during the 2004 NHL All-Star Weekend. ... The Minnesota Ripknees are a team of the American Basketball Association scheduled to begin play in 2006. ... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... The Premier Basketball League is a new league scheduled to begin play in Fall 2007. ... The Roy Wilkins Auditorium, is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... “Minneapolis” redirects here. ...


Transportation

Ground

See also: Midway (Amtrak station)

Most of the citizens of Saint Paul utilize a car to move throughout the region, although the bus system, provided by Metro Transit, is also used by many. Metro Transit operates the Hiawatha Line, a light rail transit system, which connects downtown Minneapolis with the Mall of America. It serves Saint Paul via coordinated buses from the train stations. The Central Corridor, which would connect downtown Minneapolis to downtown Saint Paul, is in the planning stages. Midway Station is the Amtrak train station in Saint Paul, Minnesota, so named because it is roughly halfway between the downtowns of St. ... Karl Benzs Velo model (1894) - entered into the first automobile race An automobile or motor car (usually shortened to just car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. ... A Go North East bus parked in a lay-by in Tyne and Wear, England. ... Metro Transit logo Metro Transit is the transit division of the Metropolitan Council, a regional governmental agency in the Minneapolis-St. ... The Hiawatha Line is a 12-mile (19-kilometer) light-rail corridor in Hennepin County, Minnesota that extends from downtown Minneapolis to the southern suburb of Bloomington, connecting to the Minneapolis-St. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... “Minneapolis” redirects here. ... Mall of America (also MOA, MoA, or the Megamall) is a shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota. ... The Central Corridor is the 11-mile stretch between the downtown regions of Minneapolis and Saint Paul in Minnesota. ...


In the downtown area, buildings are connected by a skyway system in which buildings are directly connected to each other above street level, and pedestrians may walk from one building to another without going outside. Another mode of transportation gaining popularity in Saint Paul is biking, especially with the advent of additional bike lanes throughout the city and the metropolitan area. Bike trails interconnect with those of Minneapolis and other neighboring cities and Metro Transit buses feature bike racks for combination commuters. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Central business district. ... In an urban setting, a skyway, catwalk, or skywalk, is a type of pedway consisting of an enclosed (or covered) bridge between two buildings. ... Cycleway, Bicycle street and Pedestrian/Cyclist bridge in Nuremberg, Germany Segregated cycle facilities may consist of separate roads, tracks, paths or lanes designated for use by cyclists and from which motorised traffic is generally excluded. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A bicycle rack is a device to which a bicycle can be securely attached to prevent theft. ...

Saint Paul Downtown Airport
Saint Paul Downtown Airport

The layout of streets around downtown Saint Paul has often drawn complaints. Jesse Ventura famously brought up the city's roadways during an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman in his days as Governor of Minnesota. Ventura drew a lot of criticism for his remark that the streets had been designed by "drunken Irishmen," although people had already been complaining about the fractured grid system for more than a century by that point. Some of the city road design is the result of the curve of the Mississippi River, conflicts between leaders of different neighborhoods in the early city, and grand plans only half-realized. Outside of downtown, the roads are less confusing, but many roads are named, rather than numbered, increasing the difficulty for non-natives to navigate. Due to neighborhood autonomy, some roads suddenly change names without warning. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1567x1050, 316 KB) Taken by William Wesen, Sept 2006 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1567x1050, 316 KB) Taken by William Wesen, Sept 2006 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos on July 15, 1951), also known as The Body, The Star, The Mind, and Governor Body, is an American politician, former professional wrestler, Navy UDT veteran, actor, and former radio and television talk show host. ... The Late Show with David Letterman is a multiple Emmy Award-winning hour-long weeknight comedy talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ... The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota, leading the states executive branch. ...


Interstate Highways that serve the city are Interstate 35E running N-S, and Interstate 94 running E-W. Other freeways within the city limits include U.S. Highway 52, Minnesota State Highway 280, and Minnesota State Highway 5. INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-35 MN 88 I-35W MN 88 I-94 MN 107 I-35W MN 127 I-35 MN 127 Legend BROWSE STATE HWYS Prev Next Interstate 35E (abbreviated I-35E), an interstate highway, is the eastern half of Interstate 35 where it splits to serve... Interstate 94 (abbreviated I-94) is the northernmost east-west interstate highway, connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain regions of the United States. ... United States Highway 52 is an unusual United States highway. ... Minnesota State Highway 280 is a north-south highway along the western edge of Ramsey County, Minnesota that is 4 miles (6. ... Minnesota State Highway 5 is a highway in Minnesota. ...


Air

The major airport for the area is the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport. It is a hub for Northwest Airlines and Sun Country Airlines, but is also served by most major carriers. Saint Paul is also served by the smaller St. Paul Downtown Airport. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, by far the largest and busiest airport in the state of Minnesota, straddles the southern border of the cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. ... Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA), occasionally known as NWA, is an American airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota near Minneapolis-St. ... Sun Country Airlines is an American low-cost airline headquartered in the Minneapolis-St Paul suburb of Mendota Heights, Minnesota. ... St. ...


Sister cities

Saint Paul has 11 sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering town twinning, especially between a city in the United States and a city in another country. ...

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