Local
December 30, 2020

Up to 5" of snow in today's Twin Cities forecast

This looks like the final dose of snow for 2020, according to the National Weather Service.
East Metro
December 7, 2020
Maximillian M. Fritsch  Credit: Ramsey County jail

Driver who rammed SUV into St. Paul restaurant charged with string of crimes

The motorist groped a woman immediately after the wreck, attempted a carjacking, according to prosecutors.
Local
December 7, 2020
St. Paul Police officers and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators walk near the scene of an earlier shooting in which St. Paul Police shot a

Man shot by St. Paul police over weekend charged in assault, kidnapping

Charges filed in Dakota County say he livestreamed sexual assaults, attacks.
Local
December 5, 2020
The fence barrier around the State Capitol erected in the aftermath of civil unrest over George Floyd’s May killing has remained in place long after

The People's House? Months after riots, Minnesota Capitol still fenced in

State is paying $8K a month for temporary barrier.
Local
December 5, 2020

Winter Carnival button designs to be unveiled Saturday

Button sales will follow Saturday's virtual kickoff.
National
December 4, 2020
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

Minnesota attorney general to decide St. Paul police shooting charges

Minnesota's attorney general will decide whether a St. Paul police officer should be charged in connection with last month's non-fatal shooting of a Black man who had been hiding from police after he allegedly livestreamed a sexual assault.
East Metro
December 4, 2020

Fired Ramsey County employee charged with embezzling $65,000

He's accused of schemes involving work credit card.
Local
December 4, 2020

Brooklyn Park hires consultant to study policing

The city of Brooklyn Park is hiring a consultant to study its police department and make recommendations for violence prevention and improving relationships between law…
St. Paul
December 3, 2020
A vehicle crashed into Los Ocampo on University Avenue in St. Paul on Thursday. The driver was being treated at Regions Hospital for injuries not beli

Gas leak, attempted carjacking follow SUV crash into St. Paul restaurant

"The whole thing is bizarre," said a police spokesman.
East Metro
December 2, 2020
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher invited people into the substation for food after the ribbon cutting. ]  LEILA NAVIDI • leila.navidi@startribune.

Video shows Ramsey County sheriff driving past struck pedestrian

Fletcher says wet street, man's position on roadway made it hard for him to see.
Local
December 2, 2020

Attorney for fired St. Paul cop pushes back on police chief's account

His attorney says suspect had used knife, claimed to have gun before shooting.
Local
December 2, 2020
St. Paul Police officers and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigators walk near the scene of an earlier shooting in which St. Paul Police shot a

Man shot by St. Paul police over weekend charged in assault, kidnapping

Charges filed in Dakota County say he livestreamed sexual assaults, attacks.
Coronavirus
December 2, 2020
Volunteers worked through a huge pile of donated new toys, sorting them into bins marked for girls and boys of different age groups.    The Twin Citie

Twin Cities toy drives face volunteer, toy shortages due to COVID-19

While some volunteer events went virtual, toy drives still need in-person help.
Local
December 1, 2020

In 'swift, decisive and serious' action, St. Paul police chief fires officer who shot, wounded unarmed Black man

Police Chief Axtell acts three days after cop wounded an unarmed Black man.
Local
December 1, 2020
Minnesota Department of Transportation photo: A traffic camera showed the aftermath of the Richfield crash in June that killed four people.

Minnesota's traffic fatality count so far in 2020 now equal to all of last year

Speeding and lack of seat belt use are factors fueling this year's tally.
Local
December 1, 2020

Summit Hill neighbors challenge exceptions for triplex developer

Some cite housing need, others dispute waiving preservation rules.
St. Paul
December 1, 2020
Body camera video shows police shooting of naked man in St. Paul

Body camera video shows police shooting of naked man in St. Paul

Police say the naked man had attacked his ex-girlfriend with a knife and ran toward officers before the shooting. St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell and Mayor Melvin Carter condemned the officer's actions and late Tuesday law enforcement sources confirmed the he had been fired.
Local
November 30, 2020

RV fire in homeless encampment near I-94 in St. Paul sends 1 to hospital

The blaze sent smoke skyward near Cretin Avenue.
St. Paul
November 29, 2020
Myron Medcalf

Medcalf: Our duty is to students of color falling behind

The great fight for any family of color in this state is to magnify the brilliance, potential and progress of our children against the undercurrent of discouraging statistics in Minnesota.
Local
November 28, 2020

St. Paul police shoot man near Rice Street funeral home

The man was taken to Regions Hospital for treatment, police said.