Shakeup in the St. Paul City Councilby Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly unveils his 2005 budget plan today. In the audience this afternoon will be new City Council President Kathy Lantry. In a sudden development yesterday, the St. Paul City Council unseated president Dan Bostrom and replaced him with Lantry. Bostrom was seen as an ally of mayor Kelly's. Four of the seven council members make up a liberal block of votes on the council, and they recently questioned the mayor's budget priorities. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with new council president Lantry. She says she has a good working relationship with the mayor and former council president Bostrom.