St. Paul city officials say they’d like to add a 1% sales tax to spend on prekindergarten services, housing and roads. Here, street service worker B

Minnesota lawmakers seek to limit cities' growing use of sales taxes

Some legislators worry it could heighten the disparities between cities with and without much retail revenue.

Processing wood infested by emerald ash borer into fuel or mulch has a cost

January 25
Arborist Tim Walsh used a wrench to remove bark from wood infected with emerald ash borer.
Emerald ash borer's toll keeps growing, but processing the tree waste into fuel or mulch carries a cost.

Winter Carnival King Boreas Grand Day Parade

January 25
Winter Carnival King Boreas Grand Day Parade wound through downtown St. Paul along 7th St. on its way to Rice Park during the annual winter event.
St. Paul
1:08am
A site across the street from the Highland 9 golf course is used for disc golf. A plan approved by St. Paul officials this month would convert the nin

St. Paul's Highland 9 golf course could make way for soccer fields

The proposal reflects the growing interest in soccer and the waning interest in golf that has led dozens of courses to close in recent years.
St. Paul
January 27

Federal rule change targets rights of 1 in 5 workers

New guidelines on a federal law complicate enforcement of wage theft, other abuses.
St. Paul
January 27

St. Paul police investigate Sunday string of armed street robberies

The robberies occurred over a 3-hour stretch, police said.
St. Paul
January 27

Charges: St. Paul marijuana dealer, 18, killed 42-year-old client after being robbed

Darrion Isaiah Gresham remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.
St. Paul
January 26

St. Paul police say girl, 14, shot in the abdomen

A 14-year-old girl was shot in the abdomen in St. Paul on Sunday.Sgt. Mike Ernster said officers were dispatched around 4:15 p.m. to the area…
Books
January 25
Marlon James. Photo by Mark Seliger.

Marlon James, Kao Kalia Yang among finalists for Minnesota Book Award

Veteran writers Marlon James, Kao Kalia Yang, Bao Phi and David Treuer are among those in the running for the annual awards.
St. Paul
January 25

18-year-old suspect arrested in fatal Frogtown shooting

The suspect was arrested by the Minnesota State Patrol during a traffic stop in Red Wing, according to a St. Paul police spokesman.
St. Paul
January 24

Winter Carnival names its 2020 royalty

The St. Paul Winter Carnival kicked off its 2020 event Friday night by announcing its royal family.Darrin Johnson, 52, of Hudson, Wis., will reign as…
St. Paul
January 23
Dan Haroldson held his son, Coen, 10 months, so he could view the ice blocks close up at the St. Paul Winter Carnival in 2018 while his wife, Jordan F

St. Paul Winter Carnival brings drag bingo, craft beer and Olympians

The state's quintessential cold-inspired carnival began Thursday and runs until Feb. 2.
St. Paul
January 23
The Church of Scientology Twin Cities in St. Paul, shown in 2011.

St. Paul police identify man who collapsed, died after trying to rob Church of Scientology employee

Andre L. Peterson, 52, has a long history of aggravated robbery and theft convictions.
St. Paul
January 23
A man was shot several times during an apparent attempted robbery Thursday night near Como and Van Buren avenues in St. Paul.

Man in car shot, critically wounded in St. Paul

Victim was shot in his car by two armed suspects, according to scanner audio.
St. Paul
January 22
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, left, and Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher shared opposing views at Wednesday's meeting on installing ShotSpotter tech

Black pastors push for answers to record-breaking gun violence in St. Paul

Officials, police join clergy at community forum to address the "public health crisis."
West Metro
January 22

Ramsey, Hennepin counties kicking in money to preserve naturally occurring affordable housing

$33.5 million fund will be used to keep rents lower.
St. Paul
January 22
St. Paul
January 22
Hope Hoffman, a former policy associate in the administration of St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, has filed a complaint through the Department of Human R

Ex-St. Paul employee alleges discrimination, files complaint against mayor's office

Former policy aide to Mayor Melvin Carter says her bosses didn't accommodate her disability.
St. Paul
January 21
A man was shot and killed Tuesday near the intersection of University Avenue and Arundel Street outside a small convenience store along the Green Line

Man fatally shot in St. Paul, the city's third homicide so far this year

It happened about 4 p.m., authorities say. It appeared to have happened outside a small convenience store along the Green Line.
St. Paul
January 21
Jose O. Vasquez-Guillen

Driver who was drunk when he killed St. Paul man is deported

The 20-year-old from El Salvador pleaded guilty to a felony, was turned over to immigration officials and put on a plane Monday back to his homeland.
St. Paul
January 21
Street service worker Bradley Therres smoothed asphalt over a pothole on Shepard Road in St. Paul in March.

St. Paul wants to impose 1% sales tax for streets, housing, pre-K

Money would go to street repair, affordable housing.
East Metro
January 21
This rendering of the planned Gold Line shows what a bus-rapid transit vehicle and station could look like.

Gold Line bus-rapid transit project between St. Paul, Woodbury clears federal hurdle

The bus-rapid transit project is slated to begin service in 2024.
St. Paul
January 21

Man killed in St. Paul house fire leaves behind 3 young sons

Authorities believe the blaze began accidentally.