Nicholas Smith Jr., 5, tried to see what Laylay Comodore, 6, was experiencing via a virtual reality game offered through St. Paul’s Summer Swarm pro

Kids game, code and fly drones at futuristic St. Paul summer program

Called Summer Swarm, the programs are aimed at bringing kids closer to careers in STEM fields

Quiet day for candidate filing in St. Paul

July 27
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter
Incumbent Melvin Carter was one of five candidates to file for mayor.

Search for SUV stolen in St. Paul with dog inside ends tragically with pet's death

July 27
GoGo, a dog who was inside an SUV when it was stolen in St. Paul Saturday night, was found dead inside the abandoned car, police said.
The SUV was taken Saturday and discovered Tuesday.
Olympics
6:23am
Simone Biles hugged teammate Suni Lee after Biles pulled out of the women’s gymnastic team finals Tuesday in Tokyo. Lee, from St. Paul, assumed the

Souhan: Biles' bravery in this time should mean more than gold

Athletes, no matter how mighty, do not owe us pain and self-destruction. Good for you, Simone Biles, for protecting yourself.
Olympics
5:52am
Minnesotans Suni Lee, left, and Grace McCallum shook off their nerves Tuesday and won a silver medal for the U.S., pulling together after Simone Biles

Two Minnesotans saved U.S. and snagged silver; Biles withdraws from individual all-around

Suni Lee and Grace McCallum provided a steadying influence and superb routines after Simone Biles withdrew from the team competition. Biles has also dropped out of Thursday's individual all-around.
Local
July 27
The scene of a fatal shooting in St. Paul in September 2020.

2020 broke mark for most murders reported in Minnesota

Violent crimes up 16.6% over 2019; numbers of murders increased 58%; bias crimes up sharply.
Olympics
July 27
Simone Biles of the United States, right, talked to teammates Jordan Chiles, back to camera, Suni Lee and Grace McCallum, left, prior to the uneven ba

After Biles withdraws, Lee proud of how team stepped up

St. Paul's Suni Lee said the rest of the U.S. women's gymnastics team members fully supported Simone Biles' decision, while at the same time being shocked when they learned she would be pulling out of the team competition.
Local
July 27

Authorities ID man shot to death in St. Paul's Mac-Groveland neighborhood

Authorities on Tuesday identified the man who was shot to death Monday in St. Paul.Devonte S. Ingram, 28, of Brooklyn Park, was shot numerous times…
Local
July 27
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s headquarters is located in St. Paul off University Avenue.

Wilder Research head Paul Mattessich announces retirement

Mattessich will retire in 2022 after four decades with the St. Paul nonprofit.
Local
July 26
A St. Paul Police officer gathered up crime scene tape in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood on Monday after a man was found shot in a vehicle. He later d

Police investigate homicide in St. Paul's Mac-Groveland

St. Paul police are investigating a homicide after a man was found shot multiple times in a vehicle Monday in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood.
Local
July 26
The water feature at St. Paul’s Highland Bridge development, seen on May 10, is an important part of sending treated stormwater to Hidden Falls Park

Hidden Falls Creek closer to reality at former Ford site

The remade creek is the centerpiece of the new Highland Bridge development.
Local
July 25
Rising lumber costs and supply shortages have hampered Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, contributing to an increase in construction costs of 20% this

High construction prices hit Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Economy forces Habitat for Humanity to scale back projects
Local
July 24

Minneapolis woman, 19, dies in St. Paul crash

She was a passenger in a Kia Hatchback that went off Shepard Road just before Interstate 35E about 12:30 a.m., according to the State Patrol.
Local
July 23
A $32.5 million complex would replace Dixie’s on Grand in St. Paul.

St. Paul Planning Commission votes in favor of Dixie's On Grand redevelopment project

St. Paul planners approve $32.5M project; council now must OK rezoning.
Local
July 23
There are many opportunities for Minnesota school kids to get free summer meals this year. Star Tribune file photo by Glen Stubbe

Free summer breakfast, lunch opportunities abound for Minnesota school kids

A federal rule changes is making deliveries possible.
St. Paul
July 23
Jim Vue, left, and James Farns­worth

St. Paul school board candidates come up short seeking DFL endorsement

St. Paul's all-virtual DFL city convention wrapped up Friday with no endorsement being given to two candidates seeking a four-year school board seat.Jim Vue, the…
Olympics
July 23
Suni Lee is the first Hmong-American to represent the United States in an Olympics.

St. Paul phenom Suni Lee soars into Olympics spotlight as a Hmong trailblazer

The first Hmong-American to make the U.S. Olympic team could bring multiple medals back to the Twin Cities.
Olympics
July 23
Suni Lee performing her signature move, the Nabieva, in the beginning of her uneven bars routine at the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team trials on June 27

Suni Lee's ultra-difficult Olympics bar routine is 'as cool as it gets'

The St. Paul's gold-medal contender has a lot riding on one big skill. Here's a step-by-step look at how her Olympic routine comes together.
Local
July 21
Samuel E. Frey is in the foreground of this surveillance image from inside Great Health and Nutrition in St. Paul.  Credit: U.S. District Court record

Brooklyn Park man admits setting St. Paul store on fire during rioting last year

Officers questioned him 2 days later, but he cut it off because he hadn't slept in 24 hours and was tired, the criminal complaint against him read.
Local
July 21
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, pictured at a news conference in January. GLEN STUBBE • glen.stubbe@startribune.com

St. Paul DFLers endorse Mayor Melvin Carter, three school board candidates

The balloting, being conducted virtually this year due to the pandemic, now heads into a second round.
Local
July 21
Envision SPPS includes providing opportunities in science and the arts in every building, and preschool, too.

St. Paul Public Schools could recast, pare elementary schools

As enrollment drops, the district considers cuts for 2022-23 academic year.
Local
July 21
Officials in Minneapolis and St. Paul are asking customers to water their lawns and gardens before noon or after 6 p.m. to minimize evaporation.

For first time in decades, Mpls., St. Paul call for even-odd watering

Amid drought conditions, officials in both cities are asking customers to water their lawns and gardens before noon or after 6 p.m. to minimize evaporation.
Business
July 20
The off-leash dog park at Battle Creek Regional Park.

MPCA monitoring fuel spill near St. Paul's Battle Creek

A punctured freight car spilled hundreds of gallons of diesel July 13.