As Minneapolis and St. Paul look to mayoral elections, voters raise policing, housing and business issues – Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Paris Yarbrough looks around St. Paul’s East Side and sees signs of gentrification that leave her uneasy. Buzzy restaurants and breweries are transforming the neighborhood where she grew up and has now returned to, but also signaling that it may not be affordable for long.

“I want the development to happen, but I want it to happen in a way that’s not at the expense of the culture and richness of St. Paul,” Yarbrough, a law school student, said.

Minneapolis resident Maygen Keller, who works at a cafe on 34th Avenue S., has another worry: persistent racial inequality.