General Announcements

As school districts across the state face budget issues, Saint Paul is dealing with an especially large revenue shortfall of $25 million dollars. The school district has proposed closing three schools, cutting teachers, staff and cutting back its open enrollment policy. At a public forum last week, District administration outlined its plan to members of the community.

Local police agencies are using television as a new way to solve crimes. A new program from Comcast Cable and the St. Paul Police Department uses Comcast’s on-demand services to get viewers to help crack Minnesota’s cold cases. Comcast’s Police Blotter On-Demand program is the first program in the state to use on-demand services to solve crimes. KFAI’s Katey DeCelle reports.


Only four wards in St. Paul entered into this fall’s City Council primaries: Ward 2, Ward 4, Ward 5, and Ward 7.

New St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Valeria Silva revealed her budget for 2010-2011, slicing $12.5 million on top of $18.5 million in reductions authorized last week by the school board. Arlington Senior High School could be closed along with seven other schools. Once again, instrumental music lessons for grades 4-6 is on the chopping block, saving the district $900,000.

St. Paul leaders met early on Wednesday, July 11 at Eastside Community Center in St. Paul to discuss the city’s public safety progress.

Saint Paul’s Eastside was once again the scene of violence when a Maplewood police officer and his alleged killer both died. As neighbors struggle with the fear left behind, a community mourns its losses. KFAI Reporter Marty Owings brings us the story.


The Saint Paul Saints baseball team have a strong reputation in the Twin Cities for providing affordable, family-friendly, outdoor entertainment; which is why the team’s administration feels they can no longer ignore the shortcomings of their crumbling home stadium in the Midway.

The election for St. Paul’s School Board includes a broad slate of candidates. Eight candidates are running for the four available seats available on St. Paul’s School Board.

A recent controversy over a song parody about Hmongs on KDWB has prompted St. Paul schools to implement a no radio policy for drivers on their school buses.

With the recent surprise announcement that St. Paul Schools Superintendent, Maria Carstarphen, is leaving for Austin, Texas at the end of the school year, the school board has to search for a new leader. This is the district’s third superintendent search in ten years. KFAI’s Anibal Prestan reports.