The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The North St. Paul submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $3 per sqft per year. That's a 11% rise in rent.
In the last 90 days, 17 listings have been listed, which means leases are probably going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,120 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 1 floors. Most buildings in this market were built in 1995 and are Class B.