Republican National Convention
The Republican National Convention is 18 days away. Tens of thousands of people are expected to come to the Twin Cities the week of the convention, but it might not be as many as boosters originally hoped.
Catholic Charities says it will keep its Dorothy Day Center open around the clock, and offer additional services to the homeless, in the shadow of next month's Republican National Convention.
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.
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.
Several blocks surrounding the Xcel Energy
Center will be closed to cars and bikes during the week of the Republican National Convention.
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.
Hennepin County courts will work overtime during the week of the Republican National Convention, which begins Labor Day, Sept. 1.
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.
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.
St. Paul police say they will have enough officers to provide security during the Republican National Convention in early September.
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.
In 2004, only a dozen bloggers were at the Republican National Convention. At this year's convention in September, organizers are expecting about 200.
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.
Organizers are planning a second anti-war protest during the Republican Convention, and they say this one could include civil disobedience.
Republican National Convention security organizers say nearly eighty agencies and jurisdictions will contribute 3,000 or more officers to police the event.