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The capital city has never plowed alleys, and is asking residents whether that should change.
St. Paul native Nick Ballas has bought the store at Snelling and Grand avenues and renamed it Next Chapter Booksellers.
Some residents have opted not to pay their bills as a form of protest against the city's new organized collection system.
Clunky transition has review committee working to gain trust of St. Paul residents.
Many who oppose city hauling aren't paying.
The transit agency's proposal would cut service between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. weekdays.
A public hearing will take place Wednesday at City Hall.
Residents of the area, along with their elected officials, pushed the city to bring parks and recreation programs back to Highwood Hills, which was shuttered in 2008. The major turning point came in August, when Carter announced he was allocating $200,000 in his 2019 budget for Highwood Hills.
Public works crews have built the barriers along the Mississippi River downtown.
As city and county officials enforce codes designed to keep residents safe, they often confront mental and physical disabilities, aging and poverty.
John Kuester knew how to keep calm. Whether he was attending a big community meeting or sitting around a dining room table, Kuester would often…
The City Council approved Mayor Melvin Carter's emergency declaration.
Melvin Carter detailed a slew of public safety initiatives — some underway and some yet to begin.
City officials must decide whether to salvage the aging RiverCentre ramp or tear it down.
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter will deliver his second State of Our City address Thursday evening. The address is part of the State of Our…
A Downtown Alliance pilot program will fund staff, activities and beautification efforts downtown.
Mitra Jalali Nelson, Rebecca Noecker and Chris Tolbert won the party's nod Sunday.
City Council incumbents seek party endorsement.
Restaurants will have until 2021 to comply with the policy.
City officials want money to go to youth living in areas of concentrated poverty.
Travis VanDeWiele pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and resigned.
A House committee will hear two gun control bills Wednesday.
The first-term St. Paul mayor defended his commitment to improving public safety.
The East vs. West snowball fight is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.
Following the lead of two neighbors, St. Paul is expected to approve ban on nonrecyclable containers.
Kassim Busuri, a youth educator, was sworn in Wednesday at City Hall.
Some push for density, affordable housing policies.
Capital City Plaza Parking Ramp is being sold after failing to make enough money to pay the debt used to build it.
Some feared program would unfairly profile "at-risk" youth.
St. Paul officials worry about losing tax revenue.
Kassim Busuri will serve until the end of 2019, filling the seat vacated last year by Dan Bostrom.
Court upholds ruling that St. Paul petition fell short of required signatures.
St. Paul residents seeking to fill the Sixth Ward City Council seat recently vacated by Dan Bostrom will make their case at City Hall on…
Speakers at Friday's public hearing said they want more housing density and transit.
Patrons in St. Paul no longer have to pay late fees, and the policy gets rave reviews.
East-metro members say they want to influence planners and policymakers in the way that Minneapolis advocates did last year.
Eunice Eckerly talked to everyone she met. And, more important, she listened. “She would ask questions and find out what the person was like. She…
City leaders say the 1930s works of art do not reflect the community today.
Every City Council seat is up for a vote in 2019, and Dan Bostrom is retiring.
A double-digit property tax levy increase has raised anxiety and the pressure on City Hall.
Dan Bostrom announced his retirement at the close of Wednesday's meeting.
Dozens of residents had spoken out against hiring additional officers.
A typical St. Paul homeowner will pay $67 more in property taxes in 2019, under the budget deal expected to pass next week.
Local leaders, businesses want Minnesota United to contribute to the area.
The four murals from the 1930s depicting a voyageur, a steamboat captain, a railroad surveyor and a laborer.
After success in St. Paul and Minneapolis, battle expands to rest of state.
St. Paul joined a growing number of local governments across the country that have decided to exceed state and federal minimums.
The St. Paul City Council is expected to follow in Minneapolis' footsteps Wednesday and approve a citywide $15 minimum wage without an exemption for tipped workers.
St. Paul City Council discussion centers on who will receive it, and when.
Lobby group says any $15 minimum wage passed will likely have a tipped-worker exemption.
Weeks away from approving multimillion-dollar affordable housing plans, leaders in Minneapolis and St. Paul are still figuring out how to pay for them without raising property taxes.
City won't submit its final plan to the Met Council until June.
Governments focus on increasing diversity; job fair set for Saturday.
Minneapolis and St. Paul are among 20 cities receiving support from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Bloomberg also called on cities to fight gun violence.
In Minnesota, he became a leader in the field of electrical engineering.
Melvin Carter's budget seeks $333,000 to create a new Office of Financial Empowerment.
Local government officials are courting startups, planning park improvements, budgeting to rebuild streets and advocating for more transit. Long term, they envision major projects — including new skyscrapers — that would transform the face of the city.
The proposed ordinance was on the City Council agenda for the first time Wednesday.
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter joins Police Chief Todd Axtell in denying Jessica Kingston's allegations.
The ordinance, which would cover all full-time workers, would be phased in over five to nine years.
Ackerberg Group to help fund St. Paul park, develop building next door.
He's now in line for St. Paul loan to buy old firehouse.
W. 7th area of St. Paul seeing development surge.
Judge Frank Magill said Lesch's arguments for dismissing St. Paul City Attorney Lyndsey Olson's case against him weren't sufficient.
Mayor Melvin Carter asked for the jump in the property tax levy in his first budget.
St. Paul inspectors found unsafe and unsanitary conditions.
The six "Rec Tech Labs" will offer computer skills classes and certifications.
Rallies in St. Paul drew supporters, opponents of counting tips as wages.
Mayor Melvin Carter's office declined multiple offers to help pull together a July 4 fireworks display in St. Paul after he announced in late June that the annual event would not happen.
A backlog of nearly 59,000 permits hangs over city's building safety examiners.
Private colleges and universities may have to raise tuition to pay students higher wages.
Support appears strong, but route to setting pay level remains unsettled.
The 32-year-old will represent the city's Fourth Ward.
A parcel that was to be made into a park was sold.
City attorney argued that a citizen misinterpreted Minnesota law in the suit.