Happy 1st Anniversary, St. Paul Office!


blg 05 aerials crashed iceSaint Paul, MN:   It has been one year since Paradigm Court Reporting & Captioning opened our office on the east side of the river.  Despite being “Twin Cities,” it seems Minneapolis gets most of the attention.  But don’t overlook Minnesota’s Capital City…  Let’s take a peek at some highlights of the past twelve months in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

September 2012: Bloomberg/Business Week names St. Paul the 10th Best City in America

Of course, we are quite bias and agree that St. Paul is a FABULOUS city.  In fact, it probably should have ranked even higher…   St. Paul boasts nine colleges, 19 museums, 515 restaurants, and an unemployment rate of 6.3%.  Beautifully situated on the Mississippi River, the downtown offers stunning views of the St. Paul Cathedral, historic buildings, and of course…a heated/air conditioned skyway system!  http://images.businessweek.com/slideshows/2012-09-26/americas-50-best-cities#slide42

January 2013:  Red Bull’s Crashed Ice takes over the city

There’s never a lack of ice here in the wintertime.  This is probably why Red Bull decided to host their Crashed Ice event in Saint Paul for the second year in a row.   Over 115,000 Minnesotans braved below-zero temps to witness this extreme sport.  For those of you who have never experienced temperatures that cold, there are hardly words to describe it.  Check out the Crashed Ice recap:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-Yf7Wq3hRI

April 2013:  The Minnesota Wild make first playoff run since 2003

Minnesota is the official “State of Hockey.”  Since the Wild play at the Xcel Energy Center arena in St. Paul, one could conclude that makes it the “City of Hockey!”  To say we were excited about a playoff run, especially after a season that started with a lockout, is an understatement.  Although the Wild lost in the first round to the Chicago Blackhawks, they put up a good fight against this year’s Stanley Cup champs.  Go, Wild!

May 2013: Snow

While we may not consider this a highlight of the year, it certainly was memorable.  This past winter was especially white for Minnesotans.  We saw snow and COLD temperatures until May!  Several St. Paul suburbs experienced record snowfalls on May 2nd.  While most Minnesotans would admit that they enjoy the four seasons, snow in May was not ideal for most of us.