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Helgen denied DFL endorsement in Ward 5 St. Paul City Council contest

St. Paul City Council member Lee Helgen was denied endorsement by DFL party activists at Tuesday night's Ward 5 convention. The two-term incumbent led on all four ballots over challenger Amy Brendmoen, but failed to clear the 60 percent threshold required for endorsement. No balloting was permitted after 9:45 because Como Senior High School, the site of the convention, needed be vacated.

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St. Paul will file brief backing unallotment lawsuit

The St. Paul City Council has voted unanimously to file a legal brief in support of a lawsuit challenging Gov. Tim Pawlenty's authority to make unilateral budget cuts. St. Paul lost roughly $5 million in state government aid last year owing to cuts implemented by Pawlenty and expects to see its funding reduced by more than $11 million in 2010.

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