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NONFICTION: U.S. Grant, long dismissed as a brutish general and mediocre president, is convincingly rehabilitated by the biographer who made Hamilton sing.
Excelsior’s public beaches were closed Tuesday after tests showed levels of E. coli above the recommended standard. The city’s beach on Lake Minnetonka was closed…
The Ridgedale service center in Minnetonka will remain closed Friday due to a second water main break at the Hennepin County facility, officials said. In…
A Dakota County jury found a South St. Paul man guilty Wednesday of first- and second-degree murder in the stabbing death of a woman in…
The Hennepin County Board has approved nearly $250,000 in grants to help local cities and schools improve playgrounds and purchase equipment for sports fields and…
A Bloomington woman has been sentenced to community service and probation for vandalizing the office sign of a Bloomington dentist who drew protests last year…
After 20 colorful and unorthodox years on the City Council, Dave Thune is ready to hop on a Harley and play more guitar.
St. Paul, the city that has made art out of sidewalks and stop signs, is painting on another canvas even more unusual and somewhat larger:…
St. Paul is seeking bids for the services, which will include wheeled and lidded carts instead of tubs.
Recount will determine who will represent Second Ward on the City Council.
Tight race for Second Ward seat will go to county to sort out ranked choices.
A controversial proposal to install parking meters on St. Paul's Grand Avenue is being dropped, a council member said Thursday.
The year 2021 is the nonprofit's target as it eyes broader use of renewables.
NONFICTION: Pulitzer winner T.J. Stiles skillfully recasts the story of the legendary Boy General, focusing on a crowded life of ambitions and frustrations that would finally bring him to his fate at the Little Bighorn.
Successful lease negotiations would give the city site control should Major League Soccer officials approve the St. Paul location, at Snelling Avenue and Interstate 94, for an 18,500-seat stadium.
Unexpected terrain delays reconstruction of bridges.
An age-old proposal still provokes plenty of wrath.
Chris Coleman's office said he will conduct a community meeting on Grand Av. parking plan.
Stadiums and parking meters may get more attention, but streets, services and tax relief are bigger issues in City Council election.
City Council, Port Authority and Met Council press efforts at leasing site in Midway for pro stadium.
With St. Paul elections less than a month away, a group of community leaders frustrated by what they say is a lack of transparency at City Hall.
Merchants in the St. Paul shopping district say parking meters will hurt business.
Black Lives Matter officials said Thursday that city officials listened to their concerns about the police, which was the group's goal.
The Knight Foundation judged them best for neighborhoods.
A controversial metered pilot project for Grand Avenue starts next year.
Public ownership will mean more control over technologies and costs, commissioners say.
The two counties raised their maximum property tax hikes to 4.5% and 2.8%, respectively.
The soccer league's commissioner offered praise for St. Paul's Midway area, but stadium details remain.
The Lofts at Farmers Market would be put back in private hands.
Commissioners said a stadium could prompt development of the Midway shopping district.
Bill McGuire told a St. Paul group of community leaders that they "will like" the kind of potential development being discussed in conjunction with construction of the 18,500-seat stadium.
Todd Larry Tennin had been missing for nearly two weeks since the Aug. 23 shooting that killed his wife, April.
St. Paul appears to be the choice of Minnesota United team officials as home for a new Major League Soccer team and $150 million stadium, sources told the Star Tribune.
Carol Thompson's murder and her husband's trial captured national attention and the case was said to have been an inspiration for the move "Fargo."
More than a year after the Green Line made its inaugural run, new and renovated green spaces and public places around University Avenue are gaining momentum.
Updates will include innovation center and new spaces for meetings.
The yet-to-be-named female is the sixth calf born to Clover, and the 19th giraffe born at the zoo since the early 1990s, Como officials said. She already stands 5 feet 8 inches, and weighs 135 pounds.
Most said they lost customers over the time of construction, but most also say they remain optimistic about growth in the five years ahead.
As the City Council lent its support, the Port Authority is looking to clear the way for a stadium through a lease agreement with the Met Council.
Police say Todd L. Tennin is "a risk to public safety."
The popular St. Paul summer kickoff will include Saturday as well as Sunday next year, organizers said.
Sponsors are confident the council will back a tax exemption for Midway stadium site.
The "recognition project" would honor a longtime public servant who retired in 2002.
Firm pledged to vet candidates for "areas of concern" in 2012.
Four St. Paul City Council members will face challengers in the November election.
Chris Coleman is proposing a 1.9 percent property tax levy increase for 2016 to help fund his $546 million budget.
MLS president and deputy commissioner Mark Abbott and other MLS officials plan to arrive in St. Paul on Tuesday and meet with Mayor Chris Coleman about the site's potential.
County officials recommended a $641 million budget for 2016, a spending increase of 2.9 percent.
John Doe 153 charges that he was used for child pornography.
7 City Council seats and 4 school board seats are up for election this year.
Public Record Media uses freedom of information laws to pry internal documents out of government offices.
Counties are so short-staffed that even handling 911 calls is a struggle.
The city's interest in a soccer stadium dates back well before it was publicly revealed. Minneapolis leaders met with team officials Friday.
Documents show that Pentagon officials were unhappy with local criticism of the training exercise.
Years of grass-roots efforts and support from the city are paying off.
Chris Coleman hopes to persuade MLS officials to consider using a Midway location for new stadium.
St. Paul joins a growing list of Minnesota cities taking advantage of a new state law that permits Sunday sale of the 64-ounce refillable jugs.
Neither St. Paul nor Minneapolis officials seemed especially energized Thursday by the news that Major League Soccer was going to explore possible stadium sites in St. Paul.
Ramsey County Board chairman Jim McDonough says he wants to hold the Boy Scouts accountable for abuse he suffered in the 1960s and '70s.
"The shame is no longer mine," Ramsey County Board Chairman Jim McDonough said.
The city plans to buy 87,000 recycling carts by 2017; funds will reduce cost to residents.
Tests on five dogs that exhibited breathing problems at a St. Paul animal shelter indicate that none has canine flu, prompting shelter officials to resume…
The council approved less controversial bike lanes on Front Avenue and Lexington Parkway
Companies on Cleveland, Lexington and Front in St. Paul fear loss of street parking.
The deputy, who retired as an investigator earlier this year, has not been charged.
Board approves $15 million project in downtown St. Paul.
A boy was still hospitalized Tuesday after firefighters rescued him and his brother, years after alarm was raised about Princeton Place.
Advocates, city officials trying to encourage species to nest in area where it was once plentiful.
Port Authority and city plan to team up on an $18 million project, with indoor firing range, at former office-warehouse site.
It's Minneapolis' third time at the top, and St. Paul hit No. 1 in its first year of eligibility. At a news conference today, leaders of both cities will meet near their border.
A musician who performed in the Twin Cities and Los Angeles, Kyle Fletcher fell into a coma after suffering a heart attack. He was to play the Cabooze on Wednesday.
Met Council figures show that St. Paul's population grew by 14,573 from 2010 to 2014, setting a pace that likely has pushed the city over the 300,000 mark by now.
CHS Field will include solar and water systems and an aggressive recycling program.
Sustainable technology paired with educational website sets the district apart, officials said.
In the rare event, they gathered to talk about the city they love and kick off the St. Paul Foundation's 75th anniversary celebration.
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