St. Paul
June 29
School board member Marny Xiong, seen at an event in 2017, died June 7 of COVID-19.

St. Paul school board moves on two tracks to fill vacancy

Election to be held Nov. 3, preceded by appointment.
Minneapolis
June 29

Authorities ID motorcyclist killed in crash with bicyclist near downtown Mpls.

The motorcyclist died a day after the collision. The bicyclist survived his injuries.
Coronavirus
June 29
Aweld Hussein offered free masks to riders of a Metro Transit bus stopped on the corner of 7th Street and Nicollet Avenue on Thursday, June 25. Face c

As virus restrictions ease, Metro Transit wonders: Will riders come back?

Safety and the changing demands of ridership are among topics to be addressed.
Minneapolis
June 27
Megan Culverhouse, an employee at the John Fluevog shoe store in Uptown, cleaned up broken glass from a window hit by gunfire from an early morning sh

Surge in gun violence tests Minneapolis leaders

Officials blame the grim trend on the coronavirus pandemic, shattered public trust following the killing of George Floyd and the reluctance of some Minneapolis officers to take initiative amid intense scrutiny.
St. Paul
June 27
Ted Vig arranged bass strings on the wall at Vig's guitars in St. Paul. Looters trashed the tiny shop and stole instruments and equipment valued at $4

They won St. Paul's emergency virus aid lottery. Then their businesses were hit in rioting.

Some St. Paul businesses that won lottery for COVID-19 grants fell victim to looters
St. Paul
June 26

Missing Twin Cities infant girl found, police search for her father

A 7-month-old girl reported missing Thursday has been reunited with her mother unharmed as the search for the baby's father continued Friday.Jamal Jones, 21, is…
St. Paul
June 25
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell. ] aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com

Chief Axtell defends St. Paul police, calls for arbitration reform

St. Paul police chief pushes back on idea of dismantling department.
St. Paul
June 25
Sean Kershaw

Nonprofit leader to take the helm at St. Paul public works

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced three high-level hires on Wednesday, including public works and finance directors and a position overseeing major redevelopment projects. Sean…
East Metro
June 25
File photo: St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard.

St. Paul Public Schools adopts $822 million budget

Spending plan will remain fluid due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Minneapolis
June 24

Minneapolis, St. Paul fire crews search for man in Mississippi River

Minneapolis and St. Paul fire squads responded Wednesday night to a report of a man in the Mississippi River near the Minnehaha Dog Park and…
St. Paul
June 24
In this 2017 file photo, supporters of a $15 Minneapolis minimum wage confer as a Minneapolis City Council committee considers the issue.

Minneapolis, St. Paul minimum wages to rise July 1, on path to $15 an hour

The lowest-paid workers in Minneapolis and St. Paul will get raises July 1, as both cities increase their minimum wages on the path to $15…
East Metro
June 24
Central High School in St. Paul

St. Paul school board votes to remove cops from schools

Action followed a similar move in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
June 23
Jeff Neppl, left, and Megan Culverhouse, employees at John Fluevog shoe store in Uptown, cleaned up broken glass from a window that was hit by gunfire

More gunfire as Mpls. calls in backup to help restore order

Three separate shootings Monday afternoon on the North Side left nine injured and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced a multiagency effort to quell the bloodshed that has persisted in the past several weeks.
St. Paul
June 23
A 2019 rendering of future development on the former Ford plant site in St. Paul. Officials this week announced plans to build a 6-acre solar array as

Ryan Cos., Xcel Energy plan large solar array for St. Paul's Ford site

6-acre array, nearby plant could generate power for thousands of homes.
East Metro
June 22
Minneapolis police officer and school resource officer Drea Leal made her rounds in the hallways of Roosevelt High on Jan. 18, 2019. The district term

Floyd death reignites debate over police role in Minnesota schools

After the Minneapolis Public Schools ended its contract with the city's police department, districts from St. Paul to Duluth are hearing calls to take similar steps.
St. Paul
June 20
Union Depot photo: A bear was spotted at St. Paul’s Union Depot on Thursday.

A first for Union Depot: Black bear on premises

It wandered into the Union Depot parking ramp in downtown St. Paul early Thursday and milled around for about an hour.
Minneapolis
June 20
St. Paul
June 19
Coronavirus
June 18
The Minnesota History Center exterior in St. Paul.

Minnesota Historical Society lays off nearly a third of its staff because of COVID-19

The Minnesota Historical Society is laying off nearly a third of its staff, announcing 176 layoffs this week, mostly at its historic sites and museums…
St. Paul
June 15
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said city leaders have committed “pretty steadfastly” to public safety reform in the past few years, but he also said

For St. Paul mayor, killing brings questions and a reckoning

Mayor Melvin Carter has been pulled into a national conversation on policing and race. But he hasn't yet faced the pressure of his Minneapolis counterpart to dismantle the city's police department.