In inaugural speech, Mayor Melvin Carter promises review of police, college savings for every St. Paul student


January 3, 2018

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter III, the grandson of a Humboldt High School janitor, ushered in his administration on a dramatic note Tuesday — calling for changes to police use-of-force procedures, a $50 college savings account for every child and a $15 citywide minimum wage.

The city’s first black mayor also called for a new tone in government while criticizing the controversial third verse of the National Anthem as “an ode to slavery.”


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