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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.
It's the first time in St.Paul's 177-year history that residents are required to hire someone to cart away their trash. And it has sparked a popular uprising.
Advocates want a referendum on the two-week-old garbage collection service.
St. Paul drops one organized trash pickup ordinance in answer to critics' petition.
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter joins Police Chief Todd Axtell in denying Jessica Kingston's allegations.
St. Paul's biggest redevelopment opportunity in generations comes with new housing density, too.
Sweeping vision was arrived at following community listening sessions over the past several months and a lot of work, officials say.
The carnival is slated to return to Rice Park in 2020
As a new organized trash collection system begins in St. Paul, some are still working out the details.
Ex-FBI agent will answer sheriff's harsh critique of kidnapping investigation.
The petition drive will not head off the city's new trash collection system before it begins Monday.
Ryan Cos. hosted the third public meeting about its upcoming development in St. Paul.
A task force formed to find missing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling in 1989 wasted time chasing far-flung leads and listening to psychics rather than tracking compelling evidence close to home, Don Gudmundson said.
Stearns County sheriff said there were critical missteps in the first weeks and months of the 1989 kidnapping of Jacob Wetterling
River Valley Church, founded in 1995, makes the former music school its 10th campus worldwide.
City officials say most new trash bins have been delivered for organized collection to start on time.
Council members said more time is needed.
Summit Hill homeowners say more time is needed to study the proposal.
Golden Thyme a catalyst for Selby Avenue revival.
For the hundreds of people each year who receive free bicycles from Mr. Michael Recycles Bicycles, it feels pretty magical.
A replica of a Chinese pavilion adds a quiet vibe to shore of Lake Phalen
Vote on a proposed settlement agreement between the city and Jessica Kingston is scheduled for Wednesday.
The idea is to encourage families who have stayed away because of accumulated fines to return to the library and the worlds that it opens.
Anticipation builds with the team as it looks forward to Allianz Field and in the St. Paul neighborhood transforming as well.
The memorial garden to little Alan Geisenkoetter will be dedicated Sunday with singers, pipers and balloons.
Collection hasn't started, but some residents have already started a petition.
Historic St. Paul B&B that drew lengthy controversy hits market for $850,000.
Area increasingly known for creative enterprises is hoping St. Paul can nurture it.
It was among 10 things that Ryan Cos. said it won't do at the site, and the vow drew applause.
The bins will be required for new collection system.
Twin Cities German Immersion School officials say building the addition is the most cost-effective move for their growing school.
With Allianz Field rising, St. Paul weighs new districts zoned for clubs and bars in the area.
Officials hope ongoing events will drive negative activity from vacant block.
Public officials prefer it to bus rapid transit for busy St. Paul corridor.
Residents also hope new permit rules might make parking more simple.
In the end, the return of lung cancer she thought she'd beaten four years ago finally did what political opponents and the people she skewered on her radio show never could: Silence "Babs."
Neighbors' complaints led St. Paul to restrict church-based Listening House.
The last housing crisis left many properties vacant and in disrepair. Crime remains a major concern. But Frogtown is changing fast. As housing costs rise, residents worry they'll get priced out.
The owner of the historic mansion agreed to keep his parties and his business separate.
Now that Ryan Cos. has emerged as the developer of the former Ford plant site in St. Paul, the company with a reputation for…
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.
There were times, Linda Irgens admits, when it wasn’t easy being “the sensitive daughter” of a former Marine Corps Lt. Col. who expected his children…
The St. Paul City Council put off a decision about his license until later this month.
Wabasha Street is still closed because of rock slide.
Plan for Snelling Avenue housing development divides neighborhood.
New Ramsey County Mend-It Clinic seeks to repair clothing — and mend self-esteem.
The clinics inspired others to follow suit, and some are now taking clothing for repair.
St. Paul engineers say the bluff must be stabilized before road is reopened.
Wakan Tipi visitor center would explain history of holy site for the Dakota.
Sanctuary, which recently moved to Forest Lake, tries to pair stranded parrots with suitable new owners.
The former Star Tribune and Pioneer Press columnist suffered a stroke after returning from an Irish festival with his family.
Despite $1 million theft, members stay loyal and Minnesota's oldest golf club stays solvent, officials say.
The party was third violation of the Dearing Mansion's permit to operate as a B&B.
Tight rules keep interest down, but changes may be coming.
The St. Paul Riverfront Corporation, a catalyst for such projects as the $27 million transformation of Harriet Island, will cease operations July 31.
The St. Paul City Council on Wednesday met in closed session to discuss the lawsuit filed against it by a drop-in center for homeless and…
The Washington County Historical Society is hoping that folks in Forest Lake may be able to identify hundreds of photos.
A forgivable city loan will help historic Grandview get needed renovations.
Council Member Samantha Henningson withdrew the proposal, saying she was choosing "people over houses."
Struggle between owners, neighbors in historic Merriam Park falls to city.
Austin, whose award-winning career spanned Southeast Asia to Oregon, died March 29 at a hospice in Phoenix.
St. Paul City Council to weigh a nine-month moratorium on demolitions.
Nonprofit says daily cap on visitors at its Dayton's Bluff facility is illegal.
After much discussion about goings-on at Dearing site, zoning panel votes to delay permit decision.
Officials with the Twin Cities German Immersion School say repairs to the 1927 building would be too expensive.
If you were surprised to see a child of old Rondo rise up and capture the mayor's office in St. Paul, then you've never met Melvin Carter.
Grand Old Day, St. Paul's unofficial opening day of summer, is seeking vendors for the 2018 festival.