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An exit interview with St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman

Dec 24, 2017 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

It was October 2011, and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman was debating whether to use the citys Public Works trucks to block light-rail contractors from laying down the Green Line. Or perhaps a restraining order might send a stiff message.

Roughly three miles of University Avenue were reduced to a single lane in each direction. Coleman wanted the street reopened to four lanes, two in each direction, before heavy snow fell.

The DFL mayor, then halfway through his second term, pondered h...