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Dayton calls for union vote among child-care providers

Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order on Tuesday calling for an election within 60 days to determine if in-home day-care providers want union representation. The state's roughly 11,000 licensed child-care workers will vote on whether they wish to be represented by the SEIU Kids First Local 284 and AFSCME Council 5.

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St. Paul sidewalk poetry sought

The city is soliciting entries for its fourth annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest. Contest winners get their short - make that very short - poems stamped into sidewalk panels that are now scattered at 268 sites around the city.

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Jonathan Franzen’s shaky grasp of St. Paul politics

Jonathan Franzen's widely hailed epic American novel "Freedom" largely takes place in St. Paul's Ramsey Hill neighborhood. The author's grasp of the nuances of the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood in the pre-Bush years are seemingly spot on. It's chock full of delicious details (W.A. Frost!) that will have locals nodding.

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Cinco de Mayo volunteers sought

Planning is under way for St. Paul's 2010 Cinco de Mayo festival, which is one of the nation's 10 largest such celebrations. So planners are gearing up to recruit members of the festival's volunteer planning committee.

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