EXCERPT: “After more than a decade of discussion about housing on an overgrown St. Paul plot, cleanup crews broke ground last month to clear the way for nearly a dozen new homes that neighbors have long been clamoring for. The Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity project on the city’s North End has been in the works for years, after a previous agency attempting to develop the site went belly-up. Now, with millions in secured funding, crews are working to dig out thousands of tons of asbestos left by a building that could possibly date to the 1800s, which didn’t turn up in any research. The last vestige of funding for the $700,000 cleanup bill was secured last week, when the city of St. Paul stepped in to partially tackle a shortfall Habitat had originally asked Ramsey County to address.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2OjpGFr