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St. Paul Council member asks for compassion over old remarks against gays.
They said the NAACP and community members must ask for changes to police oversight in St. Paul.
The City Council approved the 2040 Comprehensive Plan unanimously.
Tou Cha's lawyer says the Ramsey County Attorney's Office should have told him a probe of the five St. Paul officers was happening as he was negotiating a plea deal for his client.
The meeting comes days after the Star Tribune reported that the hospital continued to sedate people with ketamine and collect data for a study months after hospital leaders said they would halt their research.
Axtell criticized for discussing details of officer firings
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell declined to go into specifics about the incident, citing data privacy laws. He called it "an ugly day in our department's history."
St. Paul Port Authority seeks to issue $10M in bonds to buy Hillcrest.
A recently released report by the St. Paul misconduct investigators identifies serious problems.
Three people have now resigned from the group.
In a letter, they outlined concerns about Mayor Melvin Carter's leadership and support of their work.
A member of the Meskwaki Nation, Keahna is remembered as a talented fancy dancer and a man who earned the regard of those who knew him.
Benjamin Smith says the city didn't inform him of his right to paid sick days.
Study found mercury from fungicides in the soil at the former East Side course.
TripAdvisor has hundreds of rental listings but no permit as the city requires.
Sympathetic City Council members say the city needs to do more to ensure compliance
The interim council member was removed from a public safety work group.
Praise and outrage follow interim City Council member's pursuit of seat.
Once, they knew all their customers. Now, Ken Berquist & Son Disposal has been folded into Houston-based Waste Management.
Now some council members are calling for the resignation of Kassim Busuri.
Officer Benny Williams joined the St. Paul Police Department in 1992.
A new $10 million trust fund aims to make renting, buying more affordable.
Party's ward conventions over the weekend give a boost to the incumbents.
To qualify for funds, programs must show they serve youth in need.
Two challengers walked out of the convention, saying it was unfair.
A few days after a resident's water is shut off, the city sends a condemnation notice.
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.