St Paul

<p>I've never been; what's the city like? Is there a good town-gown relationship?</p>

<p>As to town-gown relations:
Saint Paul is home to a number of colleges and universities, including Macalester. A couple of years ago, in response to growing problems, the city enacted a social host ordinance: <a href="http://www.stpaul.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=10590%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.stpaul.gov/DocumentView.aspx?DID=10590&lt;/a>. The ordinance is not something to be taken lightly. My daughter knows people who were cited and they had to pay sizeable fines, meet with a probation officer, and perform community service.</p>

<p>Macalester and Saint Paul have a very good town-gown relationship. The ordinance that farfallena refers to was enacted because of problems at the University of St. Thomas, which is several miles down the street from Macalester. Saint Paul is a lovely city and Minneapolis is very close.</p>