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Mizu, in White Bear Lake, arrives in June as the latest entry.
The latest skirmish in a decades-old battle between Lake Elmo and the Metropolitan Council led to a recommendation Monday to green-light another upscale development in…
Before granting $1.3 million, the Ramsey County Board questions impact on taxpayers, use of county jail.
Sickly animals raise questions about culling as DNR studies issue.
School officials say maintenance needs can be bonded, but building additions require a referendum.
During the March trial over who or what is to blame for White Bear Lake's radical drop in elevation, lawyers for lakeshore owners and their allies laid out a case which, if they win, threatens to create years of turmoil and anger and cost huge sums to fix.
Judges ruled district was free to shutter three elementary sites despite community opposition.
The Rev. John Jeremiah McRaith, bishop emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Owensboro, Ky., was towed to his rest behind a tractor, on a dusty…
Judge's ruling over cause of elevation drop is not expected for months.
At issue is the 427-acre TCAAP megaproject in Arden Hills.
A popular move to change the name of Halfbreed Lake in Washington County is being deferred so locals can seek consensus on a new name, with some residents calling for a moniker that takes account of the area's Indian heritage.
Facing a likely legal battle, the board voted unanimously to reverse an earlier decision.
Proponents of the ban said it was needed to protect consumers from unknowingly purchasing troubled animals reared in poor conditions.
All sides reticent about what's coming, especially in wake of injuries to one county commissioner.
Bill Hutton will tackle issues of guns, court security and mentally ill jail inmates as executive director of the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association.
An oblivious state government was behind the slow-motion disaster that struck White Bear Lake, the recreational jewel of the east metro area, a legal team representing lakefront owners alleges.
A push is on for privately financed passenger rail service from Eau Claire to St. Paul's Union Depot, with a stop in Stillwater.
Take-home internet has extra costs, wait times.
Ramsey, Washington counties pitch in several million each, pushing past start-up phase.
A digital involvement tool that cities and counties are using fell flat in the suburb, the City Council agreed.
Staffer's firing has two members "appalled," mayor talking of colleague's "silliness."
Transformation of old ammo plant site includes environment, and image.
Rather than preserving the building, it appears likely the armory will come down and the site redeveloped for housing.
Unlike the south metro's Red Line, at least so far, the A Line from south Minneapolis to Roseville is reporting solid ridership results.
In an era of extensive building and remodeling, the state Department of Education reports drops in the number of visits, registered users and loans of material.
Since 2005, the Ramsey system has been renewing, expanding, building: Now there's one more.
Minnesota cities want to prevent drinking water from tasting briny.
Joe Kimball remembers it as a tense period in his career at the Star Tribune: The time when his paper squared off against the rival…
Advocates of a second daily train to Chicago say the turnaround reinforces their case that there's a demand out there for rail service.
Differences remain on housing density and transit plans, but agreements reached on basic framework.
Complaints after federal animal inspector's visit to HarMar PetShop prompt city to consider oversight. The owner calls criticism of so-called "puppy mills" unfair.
Two members of next year's City Council fought the proposal, but the final vote was 4-1 in favor.
It may be a way to save money on energy, but much remains unknown about the pros and cons of such a project.
Public hearing was the last big step before the City Council's vote on the old Army site.
After serving as a state health commissioner and in Human Services, Anne Barry will head St. Paul-Ramsey Public Health Department.
District's high school is over capacity and the list of physical needs is long, officials say.
As the options narrow, several public meetings are coming in the next three weeks to discuss what's happening with the proposed Rush Line transitway on the East Side.
New Brighton schedules "team-building" session, but members still airing disputes.
Council worked Monday to resolve lingering misgivings about density and costs.
State officials have warned leaders of suburbs close to White Bear Lake that they may have to order homeowners to let their lawns wilt for lack of water.
City liquor stores hurt by big-box competition.
Long-sought restaurant overlooking the lake comes with a price and some risk.
Arden Hills officials worried about density.
Handling of the TCAAP site remains unclear.
The plan is to start slowly, build ridership and go Full Busway when actual usage calls for it.
After years of complaints about an “unsustainable” number of deer in Roseville, the city will hire sharpshooters for the first time to thin the herd.…
Candidates for city offices reflect a deep divide.
Effort to create citywide network sparked heated confrontations
A Roseville City Council member’s startling proposal to save up to $3 million a year by dissolving the city’s police department was denied late Monday…
Cities fear another case like White Bear Lake.
After the gay nightclub shootings in Orlando last June, the senior pastor of a conservative evangelical church in New Hope recalls standing before his congregation…
Leaders in the state's most populous counties get their first look at 2017 budgets.
Metro-area communities may be required spend up to 10 percent of their share of state parks Legacy funds to attract more youth, new immigrants, and racial and ethnic minorities to regional parks under a proposal approved Monday by a committee of the Metropolitan Council.
In Arden Hills, University of Northwestern wants med-tech firm's old space.
The Shoreview branch will reopen Jan. 28, following two months of moving from the old facility next door. Private fundraising goes on.
First it was the dog in the emergency room. Then it was the exploding toilets. Liz and Irv Cross of Roseville twice have felt victimized…
A city-led push for civic action bred only division.
All else being equal, a study finds that their experience helps them do more with their time. But if they're not on the job …
The portion of the trail in east Edina is to be done by 2017. The west portion, out for bid shortly, should be finished by 2018.
Judge says city improperly switched to even-year elections, wrongly rejected a challenge.
"We're not downtown," said Council Member Fran Holmes said after developer Alatus rolled out a vision that included hundreds more units than the city planned on the site.
Lake Elmo's objections force a re-evaluation.
"Please don't throw things at me," Alatus developer Bob Lux said, as he asked Arden Hills to move its City Hall to the former TCAAP site and to allow residential buildings as high as 12 stories.
Civic leaders on the east end of the Twin Cities metro area increasingly worry that the latest wave of economic development and growth is sweeping…
The company denies it's at fault, and the city acknowledges polluted well was never put in use.
The City Council sparred over a gag order and number discrepancies.
State PR campaign seeks to build public support for St. Croix bridge
Minnesota’s most diverse places are becoming more and more diverse, really quickly. That’s the lesson from the latest round of county race and ethnicity estimates…
There was no grand finale for Maplewood’s July 4th fireworks on Monday night. Shortly after the show began, officials say, city staffers noticed that pieces…
Inventory of major roads with stoppages is meant to create priorities for future spending as money becomes available.
An authoritative account of Grand Marais’ rise as a North Shore artist colony mentions the flamboyant Birney Quick about three times as much as his…
The Metropolitan Council's initiative to move toward racial equity in metro-area parks — closing the gap in park usage between whites and people of color — has raised suspicions best captured two years ago, when a suburban member of the council publicly asked: "Will [Theodore] Wirth Park get all the money because it's next to north Minneapolis? I mean, how does this play out?"
The lake has risen 3 feet from its low point three years ago. But nothing has changed when it comes to the rhetoric and politics at play.
The fully built-out suburb of Edina is managing to find stray corners in which to pack an extraordinary number of new living units. And its success suggests a new wave of urbanized suburbia could be on the way.
Transit planners are regrouping on plans for a Gold Line busway, after citizen blowback in Oakdale and Lake Elmo’s decision to withdraw altogether. But officials…
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