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People don't often get a chance to pursue a childhood passion for an entire lifetime, but when the folks of the YMCA's Camp Menogyn in…
Thanks to the financial commitment of St. Paul-based Ecolab, it's also likely to meet its $800,000 fundraising goal.
But along with hope of a Super Bowl title comes the knowledge that, even after decades of disappointment, gut-wrenching fear is never far away.
How do you transplant renowned dioramas to a new museum? Carefully, the University of Minnesota finds.
The palace will include 5,000 blocks of ice cut from Green Lake in Spicer, Minn.
Officials still urge caution after five people have died already this winter in Minnesota falling through ice that remains unpredictable.
Donors step up to enable plan for seven-story, $800,000 winter monument in Rice Park.
Council Member Jane Prince said she knows new conditions on Listening House please no one.
Newly revealed hand-painted signs prompted a local historian started digging.
More discussions are scheduled for 2018.
Supporters of the Wakan Tipi Center project hope it can included in the next state bonding bill.
St. Paul will hold an open house at 6 p.m. Monday to talk about Como facility.
It's been a tough year in Frogtown and along Rice Street in the city's North End, neighboring St. Paul neighborhoods grappling with a dramatic increase in gunshots and shootings.
Appetite for Change was given $471K as it works for a better North Side.
Challenge of attracting diners during winter was too much, owner says.
St. Paul City Council instead opts to turn annex into an office development.
Organized collection is expected to begin in 2018.
Election officials estimate that 43 percent of the registered voters turned out at the polls, up from 33 percent four years ago.
Now they just need the weather this winter to cooperate.
Volunteers are renovating a St. Paul airport hangar into a classroom for aviation students.
Rebecca Noecker wants to stick to the original plan to expand Pedro Park, keeping a promise to a neighborhood woefully short of green space.
Benches, signage and kiosks help make key trail even more user-friendly.
Critics of city's plan aim to collect 2,500 signatures but may need more.
Gage, 92, died Oct. 5 after a period of declining health, said Deborah Gage. Yet, "he kept his wits right up until the end."
The change would have hit local restaurants hard, council members said.
Winter Carnival officials announced Wednesday that the group working to build the ice palace for the 2018 festival has canceled the project. Ice Cold Events "reached a point where they could not guarantee enough financial support to cover costs to allow the project to move forward," according to a statement from the Winter Carnival.
Researchers hope to learn what kind of man-made housing attracts bees.
Greater transparency and a fair shake for every resident guide Thao's priorities.
Outspoken opponent of stadium subsidies pushes education, infrastructure instead.
Kosmoski, 44, died unexpectedly Aug. 5 in Seattle, stricken by pancreatitis while visiting his sister.
Mayoral hopeful also has $97,000 in cash on hand.
Immigrants who settled in Minnesota are featured in St. Paul art installation.
Opponents to the plan say the change does little to ease their concerns.
Building owners want to see earlier closing times, while others say skyways are needed for accessibility.
City officials proclaimed the first year of their Open for Business initiative a success.
The longtime owner of a popular neighborhood bowling alley was hoping for more time.
In a letter to the EPA administrator, the U.S. representative said the company "must be prosecuted."
The nonprofit Frogtown Farm got $50,000 from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, which has handed out about $2 million so far this year.
A portion of the shopping center's land is needed for soccer stadium construction.
Kevin McMenamy said the same whimsy that led him to the fish business is the same whimsy leading him to move on.
Disposing of more than 80 open vats and sealed barrels of hazardous chemicals could take more than two months.
The idea is to chase away bad behavior by making the area inviting to all.
The accolades keep piling up for Circus Juventas, the circus school in St. Paul’s Highland Park that was recognized by the Smithsonian this summer. On…
Dresser served as president of Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park from 1966 to 1986.
Many still struggle with the pain and guilt from that horrific day. But some have found new fulfillment in their lives -- not just in spite of the disaster, but because of it.
Survivors of the 35W bridge collapse talk about how their lives were changed in a moment and how they cope with the memory.
They had sued, saying code enforcement reduced housing stock for minority renters.
Don't let the beaming smiles, the friendly banter and the gentle camaraderie of its contestants fool you. Pickleball is not for the fainthearted.
Ford site neighbors differ on how much density is a good thing.
NEA grant is intended to help East Side arts efforts grow.
After 27 years, the Stillwater shop selling rare and used books will close at the end of July.
Police visits, rowdy youths bring calls for more security; city says staff did just fine.
Summer's arrival brings uptick of invading rodent complaints.
Como Park Conservatory officials will miss "two old-school horticulturists."
School connects law students, Ujamaa Place men in "Listening Project."
Area students and residents pushed for the park near Skyline Towers.
A daughter's unexplained death becomes a catalyst for a playground.
Stillwater organizers envision creating theater downtown, with purchase date of July 1.
Before Winston Chrislock taught history, he acted in "Riders in the Sky."
The city has cut down thousands of trees to fight emerald ash borer.
Program will provide meals, transportation, tickets for 500 to each home game.
In what arborists are calling an environmental catastrophe, cities are taking out ash trees by the thousands. When the two cities are done cutting, nearly 60,000 trees will be gone, leaving a gaping hole in the urban canopy.
Organizers hope concerts and doughnuts pump up the Central Station skyway with positive vibes.
It is a complex relationship between Bones — Mike Hartzell, 70 — and the neighborhood where he grew up.
Lifelong learning was more than a pleasant pursuit for the 26-year professor of religion at St. Olaf College.
Monthly Ramsey County events encourage repair, not disposal.
County officials spent $17 million to get five acres of downtown riverfront ready for development.
No money in city budget to remove ugly remnants of ash borer infestation.
Motorists have struck 54 pedestrians so far this year and 188 last year, city officials said.
But it calls allegations by second person "without merit."
The exhibit's developer called the war's impact on the U.S. "a push-pull phenomenon," ahead of the 100th anniversary of America's entry into it.
Planners want a stream to be a central part of a remade Ford site.
New video of a century-old storm sewer system spotlights need for water quality.
Library members pay $55 a year to access thousands of tools.
The North Star Grand Prix had been held in the Lowertown area.
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