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Convention Beat: August 27, 2008 Archive

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Rain, snow, dark of night? Check. How about Republicans?

Posted at 10:08 AM on August 27, 2008 by Tim Nelson (0 Comments)

If Monday was spruce-up day here in St. Paul, today looks to be the day that some serious security starts to fall into place.

The U.S. Postal Service is out picking up mailboxes from streets around downtown St. Paul ahead of the convention, presumably to keep them from being used for nefarious means.

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St. Peter Street is also getting a sprucing up with these decorative security planters. They're running down the west side of the street, along the Travelers building. Presumably, this is where the no-drive zone will start.

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Wired

Posted at 12:36 PM on August 27, 2008 by Tim Nelson (1 Comments)

The fences have started going up in downtown St. Paul. This concrete and chain link barrier went up along the 10th Street exit from eastbound Interstate 94 last night. That's the History Center in the background. (You can still see the light they were using to work by. It's that folded umbrella-looking thing.)

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At first blush, it looks like its topped with barbed wire, but I can't actually see any barbs. Consider it a kinder, gentler security barrier.

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