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Last week, the Star Tribune Editorial Board offered endorsements in Tuesday's election for St. Paul City Council and school board, while also making a recommendation on the city's trash collection referendum. The candidate endorsements, which can be found at, were based on responses to a questionnaire as well as additional reporting, including attending or viewing video of candidate forums. The Editorial Board operates separately from the Star Tribune newsroom.

City Council

First Ward: Dai Thao

Second Ward: Rebecca Noecker

Third Ward: Chris Tolbert

Fourth Ward: Mitra Jalali Nelson

Fifth Ward: Amy Brendmoen

Sixth Ward: Terri Thao

Seventh Ward: Jane Prince

School Board

Zuki Ellis

Steve Marchese

Charlotte "Charlie" Castro

Jessica Kopp

Trash collection referendum