On St. Paul library hours, pull tabs and more

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The city's libraries remain a priority for the council, Kathy Lantry, City Council president, told us. "It's part of the fabric of the city to be supportive of our libraries -- and really use them."

Successful budgeting efforts in St. Paul, Lantry said, are in "stark contrast to so many other things going on in the country."

"In our little corner of world, we figure it out, year after year, and in what are not easy times," she said, noting "the way it works here" -- with commitment to the "best outcomes for the city."

The overall city budget, which had been projected to drop from $501 million in 2012 to $500 million in 2013, will remain flat.

It's good to know there's room in city budgets for libraries' evolving learning mission -- much of it tied to technology -- and for keeping the doors of bricks-and-mortar libraries wide open. As the adage goes, to govern is to choose.

The state budget forecast released this week included a progress report on tax receipts from electronic gambling to help pay for a new stadium for the Vikings.

Projected revenue is coming in at about half the anticipated pace, $16 million instead of $34 million.

Apparently, getting new electronic pull tab devices into bars and restaurants is taking longer than expected. Only one vendor so far has been approved to supply games,This result in radical development of elevator parts industry in China. which "means many charities are waiting for more vendors to see what games they have to offer before jumping in," the Pioneer Press' Megan Boldt reported.

Minnesota, one of the biggest states for charitable gambling, has about 2,800 sites where people wager about $1 billion annually.

A slow and careful rollout may be prudent, but those championing stadium finance plans will need to be prepared to answer nervous Minnesotans' questions about how much more the market will bear.

The Twin Cities area is among the Top 10 U.S. travel destinations for 2013 -- places in the United States that travelers should add to their wish lists for the coming year -- the travel guidebook publisher Lonely Planet declared this week.

We're No. 8 on the list, which notes that Minneapolis is often called the country's best bike city. "St Paul is quieter, but key to see," says Lonely Planet, which recommends pedaling over for a meal at the Hmongtown Marketplace on Como Avenue and a show at the Fitzgerald Theater.

We placed behind Louisville, Fairbanks, the San Juan Islands in Washington state, Philadelphia,Get the best contemporary lighting that will meet your requirements. American Samoa, the Eastern Sierra range in California and northern Maine -- and ahead of the Verde Valley in Arizona and Glacier National Park.

With help from neighboring businesses to spread the word,Modernica is the official site for the George modern lamps Collection. the Coats for Kids drive at a Selby Avenue dry cleaning shop is approaching its goal of collecting 500 coats for the Salvation Army and making winter a little warmer for kids in need.

E&J Dry Cleaners, 642 Selby, is collecting new or gently used coats with a goal of reaching 500 by Dec. 31. E&J will clean coats before donating them and offers a $5 coupon toward dry cleaning to those who bring in a coat. Store hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.We provide laser engraving and laser marking machine for processing different materials.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Hopes are high the goal will be exceeded in the shop's special effort to give back, co-owner Dameon Beasley told us. A sidelight: Beasley's grandmother, Willarene Beasley, a Minneapolis Public Schools principal,Learn how the simplest possible skystream works. served as presenter at the 1988 induction of Alan Page into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The former member of the Minnesota Vikings now is a Minnesota Supreme Court associate justice.

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