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March 4, 2022

Redistricting in St Paul

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St Paul is redistricting once again! Join in the public hearing process to help advocate for boundaries that make sense to you and those in your community. 

Redistricting is the redrawing of the boundaries of election districts to ensure that the people of each district are equally represented.  It is is done after Congressional reapportionments, which decides how many seats each state has in the House of Representatives.

The St. Paul Charter Commission is responsible for redistricting council wards. There will be three public hearings for the public to listen and share their views at. Please join in!

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Friday, March 4  Redistricting Committee @ 3:00 pm, Room 330 City Hall

  • Tuesday, March 8  Redistricting Public Hearing @ 3:00 pm, Council Chambers City Hall

  • Friday, March 11  Redistricting Public Hearing @ 3:00 pm, Rondo Library , 461 Dale St. N.

  • Wednesday, March 16  Redistricting Public Hearing @ 3:00 pm,  Room 40 City Hall

Charter Commission agendas are located here. To leave comments for the Charter Commission, you can email them.

For details of dates relevant to redistricting, see the Redistricting Guide and visit stpaul.gov's redistricting info page.

East 7th St. and Arcade St. Design Survey

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MnDOT is improving safety for all users along East 7th St. (Hwy 5) and Arcade St. (Hwy 61), all the way from I-94 in Saint Paul to Roselawn Ave in Maplewood. Design and engineering are underway, and construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2024. Improvements for this project area include: 

  • ADA accessibility improvements 
  • Safety improvements for people walking and rolling
  • Curb and sidewalk improvements
  • Lighting improvements
  • Traffic light replacements
  • Roadway resurfacing
  • Stormwater drainage updates 

Using community feedback in 2021, MnDOT has put together some design ideas for improvements along East 7th St. and Arcade St. Give your feedback on these design plans through this survey through March 1st!

Energy 4 Equity with the Payne Phalen Community Council


The Payne Phalen Community Council (PPCC) is partnering with Streetwyze in the Energy 4 Equity Project – a collaboration with low-income communities of color aimed at reducing the burden of high energy costs. They will be hiring five trainers to learn and teach a community mapping tool called “Streetwyze” that helps everyday people share their voice about issues that are important to them in their community. Trainers/educators are paid $20 hourly wage. Work hours are flexible, about 100 hours throughout the year. No application or resumes needed; just an earnest interest in the future of our communities and our planet! For more information, see http://paynephalen.org/engage/ or contact jackbyers@paynephalen.org.

Contact Us

Email: ward6@stpaul.gov

Phone: 651-266-8660

Facebook: NelsieYangWard6

Twitter: @NelsieYangCM

Meet & Greet phone call appointments are available on Thursdays. Register online at stpaul.gov/ward6.

Register for Spring Sports

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Registration for youth summer sports is now open through St Paul Parks & Rec!

For Summer 2022, fees will be waived for youth baseball, softball, and machine pitch. T-ball participants will receive a free glove.

There is still time to get an early registration discount for summer youth softball, baseball, t-ball, machine pitch leagues or lacrosse clinics. Register March 3-5 for 10% off!

More details on all our youth sports and COVID-19 safety information can be found at www.stpaul.gov/youthsports.

Resources for Homeownership

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The City of Saint Paul is partnering with the Minnesota Homeownership Center to create and administer the new Saint Paul Homeownership Preservation Program.

The program will provide foreclosure prevention advising and potential financial assistance to struggling homeowners within the city limits.

Learn more here on stpaul.gov

Get Boosted

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All Minnesotans are eligible for their COVID-19 booster shot!
 Officials have authorized 'mixing and matching' COVID-19 vaccine boosters, meaning anybody who is eligible to get a booster shot can get either the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson booster shot regardless of what they received for their primary series. Make your appointment!

Get Tested for Covid

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The State of Minnesota and Ramsey County are operating COVID-19 testing sites that are free and open to everyone who believes they need to be tested, with or without symptoms.

The State of Minnesota offers community testing at multiple locations. Currently, the closest Saint Paul locations include Roy Wilkins Auditorium and the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport in Terminal 1. Appointments can be made through the Vault Health registration site. Walk-ins are also accepted. 

Additional testing locations are open throughout the state. 

Order free, at home, COVID-19 tests from the federal government. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order up to four free at-home tests. All tests distributed as part of this program are FDA-authorized at-home rapid antigen tests, not PCR tests. These tests provide results within 30 minutes and no lab drop-off is required. Learn more about ordering a test from these frequently asked questions.