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Clearing St. Paul's car-filled streets during snow emergencies is a lot harder than simply towing more cars, officials say.
Perception that St. Paul has a crime problem is eroding confidence and stalling momentum for city businesses, she said.
Several immigrant-owned shops are back in business after St. Paul mall is repaired
A growing business wants to turn a former ash dump into a truck parking area, to neighbors' objections.
Some chilly morning this coming spring, not long after the last of the Mississippi River ice has receded, the waters off St. Paul's Raspberry Island…
New neighborhood to cater to transit users, cyclists, pedestrians.
The project will feature the state's largest urban solar array and hundreds of units of affordable housing, and could be worth $1 billion when fully developed, officials said.
Union Gospel Mission, its owner, to shift resources to serving homeless, addicted.
After a year of bitter debate, the victors say it's time to turn their attention to more important issues — affordable housing, public safety and climate change.
St. Paul residents will Yes or No Tuesday on whether a city ordinance that established the year-old system of organized trash collection will continue.
Restaurant's owner blames closure on $15 minimum wage, sick time requirements
Trash collection debate touches on visions for city's future, residents' anger at officials.
Both sides hone their arguments in the week before Election Day.
The candidates are split on what has become the most contentious issue of the election: whether to jettison the city's year-old program for trash collection.
His career could have been created by a true-crime novelist. In fact, his 1964 gunfight with a suspected rapist was detailed in Master Detective magazine.
That work can involve something other than 911 calls, like dealing with abandoned bikes, reserve says.
Todd Axtell described the killings as "one of the most violent nights I have witnessed in my career."
Environmental Initiative, a nonprofit, to cover 25% of the cost to update aging equipment.
Some say the bumpy rollout means it's time for a change at City Hall.
The St. Paul City Council will vote next week on design standards for how the public moves through the space.
A handful of business owners and sponsors scrambled to raise more than $100,000 this spring after the festival's bank account was tens of thousands of dollars short.
What to do with the bone-jarring lanes connecting I-35E and Selby Avenue?
Critics of St. Paul's garbage system accuse mayor of taxpayer scare tactic.
The loss in the high court was the latest setback in a bumpy debut for city-run trash collection.
At issue is whether the city's contract with haulers blocks a public vote on organized trash collection.
Justices to decide if public must vote on contentious organized pickup system in place since last October.
Mayor Melvin Carter says amount in proposed 2020 budget is still not enough.
Demolition of former church begins to make way for growing German school.
Red Bull Flugtag returns to St. Paul, and Klondike Kates are ready to soar.
Angry neighbors say they expect Melvin Carter to set a better landlord example.
Beleaguered Rice Street gets the police presence residents have been demanding
Despite a weekend protest and vigil, most preservationists have admitted defeat.
The $2.5 million trail reconstruction project is the subject of a public meeting Monday.
Neighbors fighting to save a former Como Park church from the wrecking ball have been granted a reprieve.But there's a catch.A Ramsey County judge has…
Halfway into the inaugural season, neighbors embrace — or endure — a new normal
A parade and ribbon-cutting Saturday will mark the opening of a Chinese garden on the shore of Lake Phalen, a project created to highlight the…
Officials say they will use the money to hire more staff and expand operations.
Ruling to keep organized hauling in place was lauded by Mayor Carter.
Underneath the stadium's Great Lawn is a giant tank, sensors, filters and pumps.
Julia Schmitt remembers coming home late one night, bothered by her boss or "20 million things" at work. She found her father, a night owl,…
After homeowners challenged street assessments, the City Council slashed many bills. But some say the system remains unfair.
After landing in prison for aggravated robbery, Norman Irving is trying to turn his life around with the help of an old friend.
Timeline is tight, but fundraising is doable, they insist. The effort needs to raise more than $100,000 in just a few days
When the city booted them from a vacant lot, vendors took their complaints to Facebook.
A public square where sheep once grazed, park's transformation is complete
The decision disappointed opponents of a charter school's plan to demolish the building.
A Ramsey County judge ordered the ordinance suspended June 30. A day later, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said the city will appeal the ruling and promised the program will continue. Bottom line: The legal battle has created plenty of confusion among residents about what will happen.
St. Paul group wants to halt German School's plan for former church.
Mayor Melvin Carter said it could cost an extra $13 million this year alone to keep the program going, unless the city prevails in court.
Kassim Busuri says he decided to run for his St. Paul council seat at the urging of constituents. That's true, for some.
Some say interim post is an advantage; others like his devotion to Sixth Ward.
The mark will happen sometime early Saturday afternoon.
Council members push pause button to give German Immersion school and its neighbors more time to talk.
Cleanup at the site began in 2013 and continued through January.
Task force to study whether vacancies reflect normal churn, or a new normal.
A charter school voted nearly a year ago to move forward with demolition. But preservationists fight on.
Dozens have challenged St. Paul's new assessment system. The City Council decided to put off a vote for 30 days to study the issue further.
The street festival has run for 45 years on Grand Avenue in St. Paul.
The sounds, sights, smells and splatters of big-time boxing are on display at the Minneapolis Armory.
A fundraising effort must bring in $100,000 by next Monday.
Complaints have dwindled, but a significant percentage of customers still won't pay.
The June festival is still planned for 2020, but organizers say they couldn't raise enough money this year.
The house on Goodrich Avenue was built before Minnesota became a state.
The team and city reached 10-year deal to keep games at Xcel Energy Center, with the Wild eyeing upgrades to arena and parking.
Eric Gary Barnes thought his first name sounded too much like “ear ache” for his liking. So he chose Edgar Burn, a name that stuck…
Organizers hope an upcoming renters summit leads to better representation.
The City Council approved on a 6-1 vote the developer's request to amend the master plan to allow for single-family homes.
Where will people park? Will traffic snarl the area for hours before and after matches? Will, as a St. Paul traffic study suggests, nearly 8,000 fans leave their cars at home and take light rail or bus rapid transit to games?
Virginia and Texas Tech are playing tonight in Minneapolis for the NCAA title.
The council is expected to vote next week on what the future will look like at the former Ford site in Highland Park.
For years, District Energy St. Paul has been phasing out its use of coal to heat buildings downtown, in Energy Park and in Duluth. On…
The 4-2 vote by the City Council shows split over riverfront homes.
In the shadow of Allianz Field, local pastors ponder the future of anti-poverty programs.
Mayor Melvin Carter parachuted onto Harriet Island to spread the news.
Black ice accomplished what years of online, big box competition couldn't.
City Council incumbents seek party endorsement.