Densely populated with rental properties, St. Paul's Union Park neighborhood is often home to clashes between homeowners, tenants, and landlords. Some landlords have taken an active role in the neighborhood, and many residents see the involvement as important in defusing tensions.
I did that headline the way the television stations do the blurbs for the evening news. It is a bit misleading but more dramatic than the story. We don't really know how many vacant homes there are in St. Paul but we do know how many registered vacant buildings there are.
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