Your Turn: Input on St. Paul budget


State aid to St. Paul (LGA) will be cut by 12 percent in 2010 and 31 percent in 2011. With a $44 million deficit ahead, St. Paul city officials need to make some decisions. They have scheduled two “community conversations” for February 17 and 24:

• 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in the auditorium at El Rio Vista Rec Center/Neighborhood House, 179 E. Robie Street; and 

• 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Bullard Rainforest Auditorium at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Visitor Center, 1225 Estabrook Drive.