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Posted on: March 18, 2020

"State of the City" Video Blog

March 18, 2020 Video Blog - Today City Administrator Prafke talks about the City and COVID-19. Some of the local things that are going on are discussed and some links that he hopes can help us all during what is really an unprecedented time in our history. Since we are in this together take care of yourself, help your neighbors, shop local if able and call your mom. Here are some of the links he promised.

Minnesota Department of Health ; Saint Peter Schools; City of Saint Peter ; City Facebook;  Saint Peter Chamber of Commerce

Call the City of Saint Peter Library at 507-934-7427 for help with getting a Library Card, you may need to leave a message. (The Library building is closed to the public March 17 – 28.)

March 4, 2020 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke does a “Lighting Round” edition of State of the City (SOC) this week. Let’s just say he talks pretty quickly in this one. He promised some links and also gives a shout out to Clay, an avid watcher, who he bumped into at the grocery store the other day!  
Here are the links:   Recycling ; Food Waste ;  Electric Rebates ;  Census ;   Rivers Edge Hospital YouTube Channel for videos about the new construction

February 6, 2020 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke tries to make a really short VLOG but finds there is too much to talk about. Hard to believe :)? He talks Transit, South Hwy 169/22/99 Intersection with some great graphics and Dr. Kyle S. and the Robot at River’s Edge Hospital. Here is the MRVT Transit link he promised

January 24, 2020 Video Blog - In this week’s State of the City VLOG City Administrator Prafke talks Fire Hall Sales Tax, Hwy 169 / Hwy 22 South Intersection Planning and Handicap Accessibility Grants for Downtown Businesses.  Read more about the sales tax at page 27, email for more information on Handicap Accessibility Grants.

January 9, 2020 Video Blog - In this week’s State of the City (SOC), City Administrator Prafke talks about Census 2020, the first Workshop of the New Year featuring the Lego Team “RoboBros”, LED Lighting and Carbon Reduction, already underway in our community.  If you want to know more about the Census click;  if you want to sign up for Food Waste Composting email Sally at;  if you want to sign up for the Weekly Emailed Newsletter “Hot Sheet” email us at

December 31, 2019 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke promotes some resolutions for the New Year that can help you save money, improve our community and ”just plain” make you feel good tips!  Links for: Food Waste Composting;   Saving Energy Rebates; Affordable housing;   Weekly Newsletter Happy New Year from all of us at the City of Saint Peter!

December 16, 2019 Video Blog - City Administrator Prafke talks Carbon Footprint, Census, No recycling of Christmas Wrapping Paper and Council Meetings are on hiatus for the next new few weeks. Check out this edition of State of The City.

December 6, 2019 Video Blog - A new State of the City is ready for you. If you caught the “thumbnail” image it looks like City Administrator Prafke is pretty crabby. We can assure you, that is not the case.  He is happy to talk planning for the future, taxes, census, recycling and more. Find out more information by visiting our website at

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