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Homeless camp growing in downtown St. Paul

Updated: October 08, 2019 06:41 PM

A homeless encampment is growing in St. Paul along Lower Landing Park. 

The city of Saint Paul says it's cleared the area of homeless several times but people keep returning to the area. 

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"They end up here because they feel it's safer here than off somewhere on their own," a homeless man said.  

St. Paul homeless encampment closes, buses to shelters made available

With winter quickly approaching, the city says it will clear the area again and is working with partners to determine where people may be directed for shelter and services. 

The city says it's in close contact with Ramsey County regarding the re-opening of winter safe space.

Saint Paul officials say Higher Ground and Union Gospel Mission intend to add mat space for overnight stays in the coming months. 

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