Makeover with a twist for a junk space in White Bear Lake

Makeover with a twist for a junk space in White Bear Lake

Statewide award goes to city for effort to clean up key civic space, save money and recycle waste.

Philando Castile family reaches $3 million settlement in death

June 26
The mother of Philando Castile has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve.

Million-dollar settlements in other police-use-of force cases

June 26
East Metro
10:19pm

Woodbury officials concerned over spike in vandalism in city parks

The heaviest damage has been reported at HealthEast Sports Center and Ojibway and Stonemill Farms parks
East Metro
9:40pm
John Thompson a friend of Philando Castile spoke to the St. Anthony Ci...

St. Anthony mayor should resign, say protesters at City Council meeting

Protesters at council meeting call for mayor to resign over Philando Castile's death.
East Metro
9:21pm
A Segway tour made its way past the old Stillwater lift bridge Friday...

Crews to keep working on Stillwater Lift Bridge through the night

The bridge is expected to be back in operation later Tuesday.
Music
8:27pm

Free acts at State Fair band shell include Pointer Sisters, Tanya Tucker, Foghat

Also at the free venue are George Clinton, Chris Janson and Hippo Campus.
East Metro
June 27

St. Croix boater's death likely from carbon monoxide poisoning

Two others are in the hospital, with one in critical condition. The boat was found at a beach on the Wisconsin side of the river.
East Metro
June 26

3 Amish teens injured, 1 critically, after SUV rear-ends buggy in western Wis.

The most severely injured was thrown from the buggy and rendered unconscious, authorities said.
East Metro
June 25

St. Paul teachers stand by their schools amid enrollment dip

Annual survey finds improvement from 2 years ago, even as district overall faces enrollment declines.
East Metro
June 25

ID'd: Teen, father-to-be killed in separate car crashes

Authorities have identified two people who recently died in separate car crashes, one in western Minnesota and the other in western Wisconsin.
East Metro
June 25

St. Paul schools involved in survey; questions asked

Surveys of St. Paul teachers revealed varying levels of commitment to their schools. Here are the results for each school, as determined by a University of Chicago nonprofit.
East Metro
June 24
East Metro
June 24
Jury selection began today for the first day of trial of officer Jeron...

Warrants show deep dive into records of Castile, Reynolds, but not Yanez

Investigators pored through social media accounts and cellphones, but less so for the officer who shot Philando Castile.
East Metro
June 23

North/east metro police blotter, June 25

ANDOVER MAY 21 Theft. A purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 14300 block of Quince Street NW. MAY 30 Theft. Golf clubs…
East Metro
June 23

North/east metro briefs: Woodbury citizens' 'weak ties' to community raise concern

Only 38 percent of people who live in Woodbury feel “strong ties” to their neighborhood and to the city as a whole, a new survey…
East Metro
June 23

High court rejects Wis. property owner's challenge to St. Croix River conservation rules

The Murrs wanted to see some of their land to finance improvements on the rest of it.
East Metro
June 23

Daisy Josiah, refugee who became mother to an entire community, dies at 53

She died June 7 while riding in a truck that was struck outside an airport in Buffalo, N.Y., by a driver who left the scene.
Eat & Drink
June 23
Carol Noyes, whose family had owned the Dairy Queen on Snelling Avenue...

Family-owned its entire 65 years, Dairy Queen on Snelling closes for good

"We have developed many friendships and loyal customers over the years, and we will miss you."
East Metro
June 23

Yanez had limited training in defusing situations, records show

Instructors say de-escalation tactics might have helped during the officer's traffic stop of Philando Castile.
East Metro
June 22

Access crusader Tony Webster gets to heart of Castile shooting files

Tony Webster's blog and Twitter feed have become must-reads for those interested in details of the killing of Philando Castile by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez.
East Metro
June 22
Dashcam video shows officer Jeronimo Yanez fatal shooting Philando Castile, the aftermath of which was streamed on Facebook Live.

'Don't...get shooted,' girl pleads with mom after Castile is shot

The exchange is captured in the latest videos released from the investigation into the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. On Friday, officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter in the shooting.
East Metro
June 21
Nepalese immigrant Purna Gurungap stayed cool as husband Tul Bahadur Gurung watered their plot at the Roseville community garden. Projections suggest immigrants are helping Ramsey County to grow.

Long No. 2, Ramsey County now grows at rate equal to Hennepin

Forecasts call for that to continue for decades to come, thanks to immigrants making the east metro home.