Podcast #53 – Saint Paul Trending with Mayor Chris Coleman and Councilmember Dave Thune

stp-schmidtbreweryThe podcast this week is a pair of conversations about Saint Paul, Minnesota’s capitol city. The first is with Saint Paul’s very own mayor, Chris Coleman, about his development and transportation plans for his upcoming term. Coleman was handily re-elected last month, and we chatted about the long list of exciting projects going up in the city, his vision for bikes and rail, and the need for equity across the city.

The second conversation is with longtime City Councilmember Dave Thune. We sat down a while ago and chatted about the Schmidt Brewery development, and the past and future of West 7th Street. Fun fact: Did you know that Dave was the face on the now-defunct Pig’s Eye beer label? I didn’t.

The link to the audio is here, and get lost in the drunken Irish web of podcasts at the audio feed.


Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.