St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders, shown in 2019.

Suspect in gunfire exchange with St. Paul officer is shot by police and killed in St. Cloud

Several officers fired after police say suspect got out of vehicle with a firearm.

St. Thomas discussing what to do about campus building named after slave-owning bishop

September 26
An overhead view of the University of St. Thomas campus in St. Paul.
Nineteenth-century Iowa Bishop Mathias Loras oversaw the area that later became Minnesota.

St. Paul librarian opened eyes with 1930s community theater

September 26
The Grotto Players’ 1947 performance of “On Borrowed Times,” staged by Donald Singerman. The Grotto Players were a St. Paul nonprofessional thea
Donald Singerman made his community theater group, the Grotto Players, into a force.
St. Paul
September 28

Authorities ID man fatally shot on Grand Avenue in St. Paul

A second person was wounded; no arrests have been made.
St. Paul
September 27

1 dead, another injured in shooting on St. Paul's Grand Avenue

One man was killed and another injured in a shooting early Sunday on St. Paul's Grand Avenue, police said.The homicide is the 25th of the…
Duluth
September 27
Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services staff prepared mail-in ballot envelopes, including an "I voted" sticker. Because of COVID-19, Minnesota is wa

What happens to your Minnesota absentee ballot after you mail it?

Minnesota has seen a surge of interest in absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election, as more voters opt to vote early or by mail in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Minneapolis
September 26

Mpls. man pleads guilty to arson in St. Paul blaze during unrest after George Floyd's death

A Minneapolis man pleaded guilty to a federal arson charge in connection with the arson of a St. Paul car rental business during the unrest…
East Metro
September 26

Ramsey County jail inmate died of apparent natural causes

Nurses and correctional officers tried lifesaving measures, but paramedics pronounced the 38-year-old dead.
St. Paul
September 26
An overhead view of the University of St. Thomas campus in St. Paul looking toward the Mississippi River.

University of St. Thomas student assaulted by a group in St. Paul

The victim tried to help a person he thought was on drugs, authorities say.
East Metro
September 26
Roseville's Central Park.

Charges: St. Paul man poisoned ex-wife at Roseville park

The victim nearly died of organophosphate poisoning, doctors said.
St. Paul
September 25
Max looked on as he explored Against the Current book store in St. Paul with his owner, Connie Lipton, in 2017.

With oil painting, Max the Cat to be enshrined in Macalester College library

A California artist and fan will create the artwork.
St. Paul
September 23
Two people walked by as a crew from the St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department removed ash trees along Juno Avenue in 2018.

St. Paul will cut down thousands of ash trees next year but can't afford replanting

Budget cuts will mean delaying planting new trees until 2022.
St. Paul
September 23
Protesters walked along an area of I-94 after marching from the Capitol in response to the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case.

St. Paul protest includes brief march onto Interstate 94

About 400 people were marching to protest the lack of more serious charges against officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death.
St. Paul
September 22
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard

St. Paul's schools chief praised in job review

Superintendent received raise in his new contract.
St. Paul
September 22
Minneapolis
September 22
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

'Ruth Bader Ginsburg Day' declared in Minneapolis and St. Paul

The mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul declared Monday to be “Ruth Bader Ginsburg Day” in memory of the Supreme Court justice who died last…
Coronavirus
September 21
A Goldy Gopher mascot lawn sign greeted students moving in on the University of Minnesota campus Sept. 15 in Minneapolis.

U testing dorm sewage for COVID-19 at Twin Cities, Duluth campuses

The University of Arizona and Utah State University recently quarantined and tested hundreds of students after dorm wastewater samples led to the discovery of undetected COVID-19 cases.
East Metro
September 17
Ramsey County Sherif Bob Fletcher.

Ramsey County sheriff goes live online, but not everyone's a fan

The sheriff's Facebook livestream has rankled members of the Ramsey County Board and city leaders, who say they expect more.
St. Paul
September 16
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell: “At a time when police departments have no margin for error, I am certainly concerned about this.”

Chief: Budget cuts mean St. Paul police force will be smaller, less diverse

Chief Todd Axtell said 2021 budget cuts will mean canceling the police academy.
St. Paul
September 16
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter in August.

St. Paul will use CARES Act money for guaranteed income experiment

The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to allocate more than $290,000.
East Metro
September 15
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi unveiled a draft plan Tuesday in which the Sheriff’s Office will use a new assessment tool to release some low-risk

Ramsey County looks to reform cash bail system

Some low-risk suspects will be released without posting fee under plan.
St. Paul
September 15
Instructor Chad Weinstein ran through a session of Moral Courage for sworn St. Paul police officers at the Rowan Training Center on Tuesday in St. Pau

Police ethics training takes on added resonance after death of George Floyd

In St. Paul, more than 600 officers will complete training this fall about doing what's right even if — and especially when — it's difficult.
Coronavirus
September 15
U.S. drug czar Jim Caroll handed out recovery coins to leaders in the drug recovery community and recovering addicts at the Minnesota Recovery Connect

Top White House drug policy official visits Minnesota as meth and fentanyl surge in pandemic

Jim Carroll came to St. Paul to hear from law enforcement and other front-line workers on how COVID-19 is exacerbating the drug wave.