Ideas aplenty in contest for better St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A contest for ideas to improve St. Paul has generated a flood of entries after sponsors promised to spend $1 million to make the winner a reality.

The St. Paul Forever Challenge drew more than 900 entries by Wednesday’s deadline. They included a Twin Cities water-trolley system, a fishing museum and a treehouse resort.

St. Paul Foundation spokeswoman Naomi Pesky tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/Z9HWj6 ) that the organization is thrilled by the response.

The winning idea will be chosen in September, with $1,000 going to the person who suggested it.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

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