Place:West St. Paul, Dakota, Minnesota, United States

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NameWest St. Paul
Alt namesWest Saint Paulsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCity
Coordinates44.9°N 93.1°W
Located inDakota, Minnesota, United States
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West Saint Paul is a city in Dakota County, Minnesota, immediately south of the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota. The city's misleading name comes in part from the fact that it lies on the west bank of the predominantly north-to-south Mississippi River. A previous City of West St. Paul, incorporated in the late 19th century, was situated in what is now called St. Paul's Lower West Side. That city went bankrupt in the 1880s. According to the West 7th/Fort Road foundation, St. Paul annexed the West Side, and was incorporated for two reasons: "to aid law enforcement—criminals could escape St. Paul authorities by crossing to the West Side and Dakota County—and to eliminate the Wabasha Street Bridge tolls which were inhibiting development on the West Side." The current West St. Paul split from the western half of South St. Paul, and was incorporated in 1889, just south of the city of St. Paul. The population was 19,540 at the 2010 census, growing by 135 since 2000. West Saint Paul is known for its 2.5-mile retail strip along Robert Street. The city is pursuing a sister-city relationship with West Saint Paul, MB (Canada).

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