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City Council bans non-sustainable to-go containers
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City Council bans non-sustainable to-go containers

The St. Paul City Council voted 5–2 on March 6 to approve the controversial “Green to Go” ordinance that would ban non-compostable and non-recyclable takeout containers at restaurants and convenience stores. The ordinance will take effect on Jan. 1, 2021. The ban exempts franchises of national chains like Denny’s, Noodles & Company and McDonald’s, in…

Locals divided over plans for abandoned Ford plant
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Locals divided over plans for abandoned Ford plant

When the Ford Motor Company’s assembly plant closed in 2011, it left behind a large plot of barren land in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul. For the last six years, it has stood vacant while city planners, Ford officials and local representatives have debated its fate. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, concerned citizens packed…