Republican National Convention

Hospital officials say they'll be ready for a worst-case scenario. But a recent federal report questioned whether local emergency rooms have the capacity for a large-scale disaster, particularly an act of terrorism. (06/22/2008)
St. Paul police say downtown traffic disruptions during the Republican National Convention should be relatively contained. (06/19/2008)
Another group, Members of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, has filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Paul over plans to protest the Republican National Convention. (06/18/2008)
The St. Paul City Council will hold a public hearing today on a proposal allowing bars to stay open until 4 a.m. during the Republican National Convention. (06/18/2008)
The local host committee for the Republican National Convention says it has hit its fundraising mark so far and now has more than $31 million in the door. (06/14/2008)
A coalition planning a massive march on the Republican National Convention in St. Paul is challenging the city's chosen route in federal court. (06/10/2008)
An organization representing the poor is calling on the St. Paul Police Department to approve it's permit to march during the Republican National Convention in September. (05/25/2008)
The local host committee for the Republican National Convention says it's disappointed the state didn't follow through on promised financial help. (05/23/2008)
Anti-war protesters say they may go to court to try to get the parade route they want during the Republican National Convention in September. (05/22/2008)
Protesters planning to march on the first day of the Republican National Convention plan to push the city of St. Paul for a permit more to their liking. They say the city's route is logistically impossible. (05/16/2008)
Attorneys for Republican National Convention protesters and the City of St. Paul have averted a federal court hearing scheduled for today. The two sides were able to resolve other issues for the court late Thursday. (05/16/2008)
People worried about getting around the Twin Cities during the Republican National Convention may have an answer - free bike use. (05/08/2008)
As the Republican National Convention draws near, many Twin Cities business are sizing up how much of a sales kick they may get out of the convention this September. But being close to the convention is no guarantee of a boost in sales. (05/07/2008)
A Minnesota House committee yesterday approved a proposal to allow Twin Cities bars to stay open until 4 a.m. Cities would be able to decide where to allow the later bar hours, if at all. (04/09/2008)
Officials with the Republican National Convention have blocked off more than 16,000 rooms in 101 hotels across the Twin Cities. (04/08/2008)
Republican National Convention St. Paul September 1-4
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