The proposed Lexington Station apartments in St. Paul

St. Paul mayor vetoes council rejection of housing development on vacant lot

Mayor Melvin Carter said St. Paul needs a range of housing to meet its goals for vitality and affordability.

St. Paul homicide victim was 47-year-old woman

April 15
St. Paul police found the body of a 47-year-old woman when they were called to the apartment in the 400 block of Front Avenue in the North End neighbo

St. Paul approves up to $46.9M in public financing for affordable housing on Ford site

April 14
A view of the Highland Bridge central water feature at the St. Paul development, released during the virtual groundbreaking Tuesday.
Highland Bridge plan will construct 195 affordable units at Ford plant site.
Local
April 16

Pedestrian fatally hit on I-94 in downtown St. Paul

The victim had been in a crash moments before he was hit.
East Metro
April 14
This rendering of the planned Gold Line shows what a bus-rapid transit vehicle and station could look like. ORG XMIT: MIN1810191313468393

East metro bus rapid transit Gold Line clears critical hurdle with feds

Federal funds are expected to pay 45% of $532 million cost.
Local
April 14
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, at a press conference in 2020 where they called for an overhaul in arbitration fo

Brooklyn Center, other cities are declaring curfews, but not Mpls., St. Paul

Some cities in metro area such as Champlin and Brooklyn Park are declaring Wednesday curfews.
Coronavirus
April 14
M Health Fairview is phasing out a standalone inpatient model of COVID-19 care that started at Bethesda Hospital (pictured) and then moved to St. Jose

COVID-19 care at St. Joseph's Hospital will be winding down

Forecasts suggest stand-alone COVID-19 hospital no longer necessary amid improved vaccination, protective equipment supplies.
Local
April 13
Local
April 13
Members of the National Guard arrived at the Brooklyn Center Police Department prior to a rally Tuesday in response to the death of Daunte Wright.

Twin Cities, suburbs impose curfews after Wright killing, unrest

The curfews go into effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday, with earlier curfews in Brooklyn Park, Champlin.
Local
April 12
Chefs Christina Nguyen and Yia Vang filmed a segment for Minnesota Rice, a fundraiser for the Coalition of Asian American Leaders, at Nguyen’s home

Asian American nonprofits in Minn. see increased giving, but disparities persist

Communities of color face persistent disparities in funding in philanthropy.
Local
April 12
Motorists can apply a high-temperature (1,300- to 2,000-degree Fahrenheit) automotive exhaust spray paint to their catalytic converters to dissuade th

Marking catalytic converter can be a DIY job

All all you need is a generous amount of bright, high-temp automotive exhaust spray paint.
Local
April 12
The state’s first electric school bus hit the road in late 2017. It still serves the Lakeville school district.

South metro group pushes for electric school buses

Forum invites the community to join efforts for low-emission vehicles in districts' fleets.
Chauvin Trial
April 10
Nearly a year after the unrest following the killing of George Floyd left parts of St. Paul’s University Avenue in flames, damaged and demolished bu

Millions in public, private aid help rebuilding in St. Paul's riot-damaged Midway

Cash grants to businesses hurt by pandemic, riots give hope to St. Paul neighborhood
Local
April 7
The proposed Lexington Station apartments in St. Paul

Divided St. Paul City Council rejects development on vacant lot

Developer says vote will dampen development efforts.
Local
April 7
David Haas plays the piano at St. Kate’s in 2004.

St. Catherine's inquiry backs sexual misconduct claims against composer David Hass, recommends changes

University officials said they plan to strengthen sexual behavior protocols.
East Metro
April 6
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi.

Ramsey County prosecuting more sex crimes

"We are slowly showing some real progress," County Attorney John Choi said.
Local
April 5
Police will spray paint catalytic converters to dissuade thieves from stealing them. Photo credit: St. Paul Police Department

St. Paul police will mark catalytic converters to deter theft

Police also will install theft-prevention screws to protect license plates during an event Saturday.
Coronavirus
April 5
Mike Babcock, 38, of St. Paul, received a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine last month at the Minneapolis VA from nurse Matt Brenner.

Minnesota State Fairgrounds to become COVID vaccination site

Gov. Tim Walz and FEMA announced Monday that shots will begin at the Falcon Heights location on April 14.
Local
March 31
Local
March 31
Mitra Jalali, a St. Paul City Council member who has championed renters’ rights, said she backs the effort, because a state law prohibits cities fro

Petition drive kicks off in St. Paul to put rent control on the November ballot

The proposal is more detailed than similar efforts this year in Minneapolis.
Local
March 30
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and Chauntyll Allen, an organizer with Black Lives Matter Twin Cities, spoke outside the Fourth Precinct po

St. Paul school board member told to leave restaurant, alleges discrimination

Chauntyll Allen, a St. Paul school board member and Black Lives Matter activist, was asked to leave a Golden Valley restaurant on Monday by police…
Local
March 30
Metro Transit driver Judith Jackson, left, retired driver Theresa Collins, center, and driver Deona Henderson, right, along with fellow members of the

Metro Transit workers rally to protest lack of progress in contract talks

Talks began last summer, with no deal.
Local
March 30
“Racial gaps are very, very profound ... new strategies are necessary ... to tackling such a profound problem.” Jackie Statum Allen, grantmaking d

Bush Foundation takes on debt for $100M effort to close wealth gap

The St. Paul-based foundation, one of the largest in Minnesota, announced Monday that it will disburse double the amount of funding it ordinarily grants each year. Not only that, it will allocate the money directly to Black and Native American individuals through community-based groups.