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Electricians find a permanent fix to a perennial problem 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:46:00 PM
In late-2018, frustrated by repeatedly repairing on-demand heaters customers use while waiting for a bus or train on cold days, Electrician Jim Davis came up with an idea. What would happen, he thought, if the heat-creating bulbs, frequently [...]
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Shelter improvements continue across the region 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Monday, January 13, 2020 12:43:00 PM
New shelters were installed at several locations in 2019, including at, clockwise from left: 35th and Chicago, in Minneapolis, Dale Street and Selby Avenue, in St. Paul; and on Rice Street and Charles Avenue, in St. Paul. Until recently, Route 5 [...]
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Ambassador program makes its mark in downtown St. Paul 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, October 1, 2019 1:26:00 PM
Keeping busy boarding areas clean isn’t always easy. But a pilot program initiated by a group of downtown St. Paul business owners shows the dramatic impact that can be made when a small group of individuals is hired to pick up litter, remove [...]
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Bus stop improvements continue in downtown St. Paul 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:52:00 PM
A new waiting shelter was recently installed outside the old Pioneer Press Building, part of a broader and continued effort to improve waiting facilities across downtown St. Paul. The new shelter is located on 5th Street between Cedar and Wabasha [...]
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New guards designed to help keep the heat on 

Posted by Drew Kerr | Friday, November 16, 2018 5:00:00 PM
When cold weather arrives, customers a grateful for any warmth they can find. But on-demand shelter heaters are frequently vandalized, taking them out of service until they can be repaired. A new metal guard beginning to appear at some busy [...]
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