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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.
Even with a funding boost, the Parks Department will likely continue to fall behind on removing ash trees.
Mayor's new budget calls for 11.5% tax levy increase.
The 32-year-old is expected to take office in September.
There will be 800 bikes for pickup and dropoff anywhere.
Both sides agree council member helped woman vote, but dispute his intent.
A campaign event for state Rep. Ilhan Omar was disrupted Saturday night when Laura Loomer, a conservative media personality with a history of attacking Muslims…
Those who knew him describe a man whose life was colored by tragedy from the beginning, but punctuated until the end by moments of grace.
Both Shirley Erstad and Mitra Nelson have garnered strong support.
Melvin Carter's first budget includes an 11.5% property tax levy increase.
David Martinez, 38, allegedly visited his children's school.
About a month after Bird arrived without warning, Lime has placed 150 scooters around the city.
St. Paul and Minneapolis have lost tens of thousands of ash trees, and the urban canopy won't be restored for decades.
After a bumpy July and a canceled appearance, the St. Paul candidates tackled issues facing city.
The 2019 race for St. Paul City Council got an early start Monday when a community organizer announced her candidacy for the East Side seat held by the council's longest-serving member.
Teen interns in St. Paul learn skills from local chefs that will help them after school – and beyond.
A pilot program starting in August will give scooter vendors temporary licenses to operate in the city.
City Council to explore viability of multiunit buildings amid single-family homes.
Martinez has said he will not drop out of the race for St. Paul's 4th Ward seat.
The Wednesday evening forum would have included all three candidates for the Fourth Ward seat.
He denies posting seminude photo of his wife on his website.
Data reveal persistent challenges in closing race and gender gaps.
Bird Rides Inc. dropped the scooters into the Twin Cities without official permission this week, and Minneapolis and St. Paul scrambled to react. St. Paul wants them gone until they can figure out how to regulate them.
David Martinez, 38, was detained at the stadium after swearing and lunging at a security guard.
The aftermath of the scuttled smoking ban has pitted neighbor against neighbor at Gallery Tower.
The goal is to create jobs.
David Martinez was arrested and cited for disorderly conduct at George Latimer Central Library.
The city and company have teamed to educate hosts about rental regulations.
St. Paul city attorney says legislator attacked her credentials, reputation.
The top level of the downtown St. Paul ramp reopened Thursday.
City is expected to follow the lead of Minneapolis, others around country.
"The fact of the matter is that we just don't have $100,000 to spend blowing up rockets over our city," he said.
In an interview, Melvin Carter said he's considering the request alongside other city needs as he crafts a budget.
The Minneapolis-based company announced Monday that it will work with the city of St Paul on a development plan. It's the latest step toward transforming the 122-acre parcel in the Highland Park neighborhood into a high-density urban village.
The battle of over separating immigrant children from their parents may be over but Minnesota activists and others say the bigger fight over proposed immigration reforms and policies is still on.
DFL aide to U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison leads fundraising.
Proposal is part of effort to reduce tobacco sales.
A proposed ordinance would apply single set of rules wherever residential parking permits are required.
The law is intended to support immigrants who have been the victims of crimes.
Riders, neighbors especially want to improve the busy intersection with Snelling.
Dai Thao did not knowingly break the law, and the case against him violates federal law, his attorney said.
Shirley Erstad and Mitra Nelson are front-runners for the seat, which is open for the first time in 10 years.
The city is working with building owners to track and reduce energy use.