Melvin Carter

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In 2021, St. Paul’s First African American Mayor Looks Back At His First Four Years

St. Paul mayoral candidate Melvin Carter at a Theater Of Public Policy candidate's forum.

What can you expect from St. Paul first African American mayor? Days before Melvin Carter won a surprising first round ballot election he gave a speech pretending he had already been in office for four years. Continue Reading →

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“A Report Card is Coming, and (GOP Freshmen) Won’t be Coming Back”

St. Paul City Council Member Melvin Carter

Several thousand union members rallied at the State Capitol to lament the public-sector workers who are unemployed under a government shutdown, to protest the GOP’s all-cuts budget, and to commend Governor Dayton for fighting to increase taxes on Minnesota millionaires. Continue Reading →

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Minnesota Boasts Nation-Leading Solution to Home Foreclosure Crisis


The problem: Since 2005, more than 100,000 foreclosures have occurred throughout Minnesota, which has hurt families and destroyed communities.

The solution: Members of the Minnesota Foreclosure Partners Council — a unique partnership between public and private agencies, communities and cities — has helped 25,000 Minnesota homeowners avoid foreclosure within the last year. Minnesota’s foreclosure prevention program is the envy of the nation. Continue Reading →

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