Ward 6 Weekly Update 3/11/2022

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March 11, 2022

Fire Station 7

old fire station 7

This week, St Paul City Council approved a contingent agreement for the City's purchase of land from the Saint Paul Port Authority for the construction of a new Fire Station No. 7!

This will allow for the building of a new fire station, located at the boarder between Wards 6 and 7, situated at the northwest corner of Ross Avenue and Earl Street, directly across the street from the existing fire station. With this purchase, final planning can be done for the updated facility that will allow for more advanced fire equipment as well as up-to-date living quarters for our men and women fire fighters. 

Old Fire Station 7 (shown in the picture above) is in need of an update. It was originally built in 1886 at 1028 Ross Ave, as a single-bay, two-story brick house. A new double, two-story brick house was built in 1930 at 1038 Ross Ave, housing Engine 7, Ladder 7 and District Chief 3. (Info here.) 

Chief of Police Examining Committee

st paul police chief

Help select the next St Paul Police Chief by applying to be on the Saint Paul Chief of Police Examining Committee! This is an advisory board appointed by the City Council that is responsible for reviewing applications for the Chief of Police position and, ultimately, recommending a pool of five candidates to the Mayor.

Applications to serve on the committee will be accepted from March 9 – 24, 2022.

The Committee will likely begin meeting once per week starting in mid-April 2022 until the time that they have completed their work of recommending candidates to the Mayor, ideally by the end of May 2022. The Mayor will then appoint the city’s next Chief of Police for a 6-year term starting in late June of 2022 from these five candidates.

Learn more about the work of the Committee, including how to apply, here

Redistricting in St Paul

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St Paul is redistricting! 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 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.

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.

Year Round STAR Grants

Ward 6 STAR funding

Do you own a business or run a non-profit in St Paul's 6th Ward? Are you in need of funding for a time-sensitive building repair or improvement?

You may be eligible for a Year-Round STAR Grant from Ward 6. Please email our office at Ward6@stpaul.gov with information on your project and to receive an application.

Applications are subject to approval from the St Paul STAR Board and St Paul City Council. Funding is given as reimbursement for approved expenses, up to $15,000 per project per year. 

Mask Mandate Removed for City-Controlled Facilities


St Paul Mayor Carter has removed the mask mandate for City-controlled facilities. Staff and the public may still wear a mask if they so choose, but it is no longer required. 

Learn more here

Get Tested for Covid

free covid tests

You can now order a second set of FREE at-home Covid-19 rapid antigen tests from the federal government at www.COVIDtests.gov or by calling 1-800-232-0233.

Households that got their first 4 tests in round one can now order an additional 4 tests. Those who missed the first round can order up to 8 tests!

Order free, at home, COVID-19 tests here!

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. 

Get Boosted

booster shot

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!