The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The West St. Paul submarket is experiencing a decline in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $2 per sqft per year. That's a 11% decline in rent.
In the last 90 days, 9 listings have been made available, which means leases most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,500 sqft. Most buildings in this region are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1982 and are Class B.