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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.
Commissioners want denser housing than the 35 homes Ryan Cos. wants to build along Mississippi River Boulevard.
After months of planning, the Minneapolis-based developer said a "public-private partnership" is needed. The money would go toward infrastructure, green space, a stream-like water feature and 760 units of affordable housing.
Toni Preckwinkle's passion for politics and public service was sparked while she was a top student at Washington High School.
Lancer Hospitality is the fourth company in the spot since 2015.
Performance in Macalester-Groveland neighborhood brings to life a painful racist incident from the 1920s.
St. Paul program offers landlords a break to keep rents from spiking.
College had proposed tax-exempt bonds to buy Central Midway building.
Snow emergencies and delays in clearing streets yield gripes and self-help.
More than 30 people rushed in to help residents of the Edgerton Hi-Rise.
Ryan Cos. scaled back density plan, needs city leaders to OK changes.
The suit demands that St. Paul officials respect thousands of signatures on an anti-trash plan petition and put it to a citywide vote.
Settlement sets guidelines for church's drop-in site in St. Paul neighborhood.
With new collection system under fire, St. Paul swears its chip isn't collecting data.
“Not in Our Neighborhood!,” a play about the racism faced by a black couple who tried to move to a white St. Paul neighborhood…
Criminal justice professor said he was frustrated by disagreement with mayor.
Tapping TIF reduces developers' costs and gives them more incentive to invest in an area.
Want proof that longtime volunteer Lori Koutsky is dedicated to the St. Paul Winter Carnival? She’s flying back from Palm Springs and its 75-degree temps…
First, the white St. Paul residents tried to talk William T. Francis out of moving to their neighborhood. When he refused to comply, the whites…
North End resident's corner cabinet helps feed neighbors in need.
The store that operated near the Capitol for 55 years closes Sunday.
Even before getting a new heart in June 2015, Elizabeth Sammons decided to open it to those less fortunate. The 34-year-old Lonsdale woman, who was…
Caretaker is stepping down after 50 years caring for the 250-acre lakeside cemetery.
City ordinance prohibits bars from being within 300 feet of a school.
Neighbors in St. Paul remember Michael A. "Bones" Hartzell as a man who gave much, though he had very little.
St. Paul residents stand on the cusp of amnesty for library late fees.On Wednesday, the St. Paul City Council is set to approve the library…
Dispute had focused on limiting number of guests.
The still-unfunded project called the "Spur" will come up for discussion at the City Council on Wednesday.
To longtime residents, "Bones" was Rice Street's heart and soul, its de facto caretaker for more than 40 years.
Starting at 4 p.m. Friday, the market will feature more than 35 holiday vendors selling food, drink and locally made and imported items.
Residents resisted being required to submit doctor's note, plane ticket or other evidence.
It is part of a long-term goal of housing all freshmen and sophomores on campus.
By throwing open their homes — and hearts — these Twin Cities women have learned that the best way to expand their world is by welcoming young people from around the globe into it.
Officials said they will find temporary housing for anyone who wants it.
St. Paul residents frustrated by the new system wanted a chance to vote on it in 2019.
Growing German Immersion School and its neighbors are at odds over the fate of the former St. Andrew's church.
The move is popular with neighbors, business owners and city officials.
Gidget Bailey wants to relocate from Rice Street and the North End: "It just gets worse and worse."
Jewish Community Center in St. Paul finds a new life with a $15 million remake.
Thousands of tons of debris were removed and workers built a new gabion wall alongside the sandstone cliff that abuts the street.
Neighbors say the city had promised a larger park and is wasting an opportunity.
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