"This summer’s crime rate in downtown Saint Paul was the lowest in at least five years. “We were 23% below last year’s crime rates and we’re 10% below the five-year average,” said Joe Spencer, the president of the Saint Paul Downtown Alliance. The alliance looked at overall crime statistics during the months of June, July and August dating back to 2017."
"The designation, which improved from No. 26 a year ago, comes as Saint Paul officials and civic boosters have launched initiatives to enhance safety and cleanliness, increase downtown apartment options and help homeless people find supportive housing."
"With multiple local bus routes poised to move onto Minnesota and Cedar streets, and then later onto Robert Street, Metro Transit has launched an online survey asking riders whether to keep them on Robert indefinitely or eventually move them back."
"The air at Friday night's opening concert of the SPCO's 2021-22 season hummed with excitement, and, despite performing before an indoor audience for the first time in 18 months, the orchestra showed no signs of rust."
"Concerts take place the third Friday of each month through December in the Landmark Center’s F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium in downtown Saint Paul. Performances begin at 8 p.m. and are preceded by a cocktail hour with a cash bar. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door or $70 for a full-season package."
"Dance powerhouse Maia Maiden has been instrumental in bringing street-style dancing and movement rooted in African culture to the mainstream, wowing Twin Cities audiences with popular showcases such as "Rooted: A Hip-Hop Choreographer's Evening."
Now, Maiden is stepping into a new role as director of arts learning and community engagement at the Ordway Center for the Arts."
"Saint Paul and Minneapolis are testing the waters of the bike-sharing market to see if they can attract a bike and scooter vendor for both cities. The Saint Paul City Council recently approved the prospect of issuing a joint request for proposals to that effect, with the goal of potentially rolling out shared services sometime next year."