Bow to history before demolishing former West, jail sites

Bow to history before demolishing former West, jail sites

Ramsey County will spend $13 million to clear sites of old jail and West Publishing for new development in St. Paul.
Local

Security guard at Maplewood nightclub shoots and kills man

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Security guard at Maplewood nightclub shoots and kills man
The shooting happened after the guard asked a 20-year-old patron to leave the club. The patron and five other men then attacked the guard, who fired, killing the patron, police said.
Variety

Heads are up in Lowertown, with big photo project

May 29
Heads are up in Lowertown, with big photo project
Photos of 180 of the St. Paul neighborhood’s artists are on display through September.
Local
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Minnesota pastor is gaining new insights from bionic eye

Two months later, it turns out James Kelm was an ideal pioneer.
South Metro
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Former priest Francis Hoefgen, found not guilty of criminal sexual misconduct with a former altar boy, admitted to police that he had sexually assaulted a different teenage boy in 1984.

Minnesota priest abuse verdict shows challenges of older cases

Jury that acquitted former priest Francis Hoefgen of abusing minor did not hear evidence of past abuse of another teen.
Minneapolis
12:16am

Two charged in armed carjacking in north Minneapolis

One adult and a juvenile were charged Friday after an armed carjacking early Thursday in north Minneapolis that led police to open fire on one suspect.
Variety
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Minneapolis town hall looks at heroin's legacy of misery in Indian communities

Law officers, caregivers and American Indians took part.
Local
May 29

Gallery: Clearing the the way for a new St Paul riverfront

This June, Ramsey County will begin razing the former West Publishing building and Ramsey County jail along St. Paul's downtown river bluff to make way for a sale and new development of the area.
West Metro
May 29
Kicker Blair Walsh was among the Vikings players who were at Winter Park in Eden Prairie for offseason workouts in April.

Vikings look to Chanhassen for the team's new headquarters

The current Winter Park site in Eden Prairie is short on office space, playing fields.
South Metro
May 29

Burnsville man, 70, charged after saying he sexually abused child

Gerald Packard, 70, also allegedly took photos of girls at beaches or pools.
Variety
May 29

Milk Carton boat races canceled as Aquatennial trims its sails

The Torchlight Parade will go on, but the signature Milk Carton Boat Race and the sand castle contest are being dropped as the celebration is cut from 10 days to 4.
Local
May 29

List of Maplewood police calls to the Stargate

The list from Maplewood police on Friday takes up 24 pages.
Local
May 29

Under pressure, Norway settles pay discrimination case

The government of Norway faced “massive heat” for fighting a Minnesota woman’s equal pay complaint.
Local
May 29

Minnesotans test viral treatment for skin cancer

Minnesota was one of several sites to test new treatment on melanoma.
Local
May 29

Corrections for May 30, 2015

A photo caption on Page C1 Monday should have identified Ted Williams as a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. An article…
Local
May 29

Minneapolis interim schools chief named in Nashville search

Michael Goar, the interim superintendent at Minneapolis Public Schools, is one of 49 individuals who expressed interest in becoming the next superintendent of Nashville Public Schools.
Local
May 29

Aquatennial highlights over the years

A look back at the annual summer celebration.
Local
May 29

Minneapolis police and partners launch SafeZone initiative

There will again be more officers out in downtown Minneapolis to counter crime during the summer.
Kids' Health
May 29

Look up your school's unvaccinated kindergartner rate

Search for your school or district to see what percent of last year's kindergartners were not vaccinated due to a legal exemption.
Local
May 29

MAP: Child protection in crisis

The deaths of children have prompted the resignations of child protection officials around the country. Meanwhile, a national commission is studying ways to better protect children from abuse and death.
Minneapolis
May 29

Police wound suspect in N. Minneapolis carjacking; 2 arrested

At least two suspects fled the scene on foot and shots were fired.
Local
May 29

Timeline: The life and death of Eric Dean

Fifteen times, Pope County child protection got reports that Eric was in danger. Only once did the county do an investigation. By the time his stepmother finally admitted to abusing him, it was too late.
Minneapolis
May 29
Ridership on the Green Line had been predicted to be 27,000 to 30,000 a day, but has been closer to 34,000 to 40,000 per day.

Fares covering more than a third of Twin Cities' Green Line expenses

The 36% contributed by fares makes it better than the national average.