Conventions

The city is charging $2,500 for bars that want to stay open until 4 a.m. during the Republican Convention. Bar owners say that's too expensive. (08/13/2008)
Corporations and trade organizations will spend tens of millions of dollars to get their messages heard during the Republican National Convention here and at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. (08/13/2008)
Several blocks surrounding the Xcel Energy Center will be closed to cars and bikes during the week of the Republican National Convention. (08/11/2008)
The newly filed lawsuit claims that St. Paul city and police officials are restricting free speech rights by confining demonstrators to a designated assembly area. (08/11/2008)
Hennepin County courts will work overtime during the week of the Republican National Convention, which begins Labor Day, Sept. 1. (08/11/2008)
Protesters who secured permits several months ago to gather at a downtown plaza during the Republican National Convention will have to find a new location. (08/08/2008)
Three and a half weeks before the opening of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, the convention hall is starting to take political shape inside the Xcel Energy Center. (08/07/2008)
St. Paul police say they will have enough officers to provide security during the Republican National Convention in early September. (08/05/2008)
Next month's Republican National Convention will be focused on the future. But convention-goers might also find time to explore the Twin Cities' political past. (08/02/2008)
In 2004, only a dozen bloggers were at the Republican National Convention. At this year's convention in September, organizers are expecting about 200. (07/30/2008)
Busking is frowned upon in some cities, but the city of St. Paul is encouraging musicians to play for tips on downtown sidewalks during the Republican National Convention. (07/30/2008)
Organizers are planning a second anti-war protest during the Republican Convention, and they say this one could include civil disobedience. (07/23/2008)
Republican National Convention security organizers say nearly eighty agencies and jurisdictions will contribute 3,000 or more officers to police the event. (07/23/2008)
Construction began Monday inside the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul to get it ready for the Republican National Convention. (07/21/2008)
St. Paul's five downtown hospitals are getting ready to deal with the Republican National Convention this September and the thousands of visitors it's expected to bring to the city. (07/21/2008)

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