John Schwieters, president and owner of J.L. Schwieters Construction Inc., at the rail spur leading into his company.

Repairs underway on rail line at Hugo industrial park

Upgrading access is key to keeping 500 jobs at Bald Eagle Industrial Park.

Man arrested in shooting of South St. Paul officers was angry over eviction

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Police officers investigated the scene of a shooting between a suspect and a South St. Paul police officer in South St. Paul, Minn., Thursday, July 19
Everyday Living, which runs the apartment complex, said the man lashed out upon learning that his lease was being terminated.

Julie Kleinschmidt talks about her tenure as Ramsey County manager

July 18
Ramsey County’s Julie Kleinschmidt guided the county through the Great Recession and then helped it rebuild.
After 18 years, she is set to retire.
East Metro
8:58am
Minnesota Department of Corrections Commissioner Tom Roy spoke Thursday as Washington County Attorney Pete Orput stood next to him.

Stillwater inmate accused in corrections officer's death had run-ins

Prosecutors said they are awaiting end of BCA investigation before deciding on charges against inmate.
East Metro
July 19
At the Department of Corrections in St. Paul, Commissioner Tom Roy confirmed the death of Joseph Gomm from an assault Wednesday by an inmate at the st

Stillwater inmate serving time for homicide kills guard

The officer was identified as Joseph Gomm, who had been on the job for 16 years. The attack prompted a lockdown of all state prisons.
East Metro
July 18

St. Paul schools janitor left crude notes, underwear in 10-year-old student's desk, charges say

The janitor was charged with two counts of aggravated stalking.
Home & Garden
July 18
This Charles Stinson-designed home on the St. Croix is on the market for $4.75 million.

$4.75M ultra-modern home on St. Croix River is like 'living in a work of art'

The retreat, designed by an acclaimed Twin Cities architect, has 600 feet of riverfront.
Eat & Drink
July 18
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema opens Sunday in Woodbury.

The new Alamo Drafthouse movie theater has strict 'no talking, no texting' rule

Woodbury theater opens Sunday with lounge seats, a restaurant and a bar.
East Metro
July 17
House of Charity

Woodbury man pleads guilty to stealing donors' IDs during charity work

He allegedly used some of the money to pay for his daughter's private school tuition.
East Metro
July 17
Ramsey County Commissioner Blake Huffman

Ramsey County Board member's nonprofit owes nearly $40,000 in back taxes

Blake Huffman, a former Wells Fargo Home Mortgage executive who ran briefly last year for governor, formed Journey Home Minnesota in 2008.
EPISODE 1
July 16

Listen: Intro to the 'Investigating Rape' series

The Star Tribune and WCCO Radio explore an upcoming news series in the Star Tribune about investigating rape cases in Minnesota.
East Metro
July 16
Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, went to a meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) in the Russell Sena

After U.S. Supreme Court nomination, attention turns back to Kavanaugh's U speech

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's remarks made little impact at the time, but are being scrutinized as authorities investigate President Trump's ties with Russia.
East Metro
July 14

Ramsey County Board signs new manager to two-year contract

Ryan O'Connor will begin July 30. He is replacing Julie Kleinschmidt, who is retiring.
South Metro
July 13
Joseph Paul Czeck

Hastings man charged with vehicular homicide after boulder kills 2 in Rosemount

Police say the driver pulled over shortly after a boulder fell out of his truck and into the windshield of an oncoming car, but then drove away.
East Metro
July 13
FILE- In this March 16, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon discusses election security issues in his office in St. Paul, Minn.

Minnesota secretary of state must hand over voter data, judge rules

Ramsey County judge sided with group claiming widespread voter fraud.
East Metro
July 13

Pedestrian ID'd in fatal hit-and-run crash on I-694 in Vadnais Heights

The St. Paul woman was struck in the eastbound lanes of the freeway near Edgerton Street about 2:40 a.m.
South Metro
July 13
A boulder fell off a truck in Rosemount on Monday, killing a mother and daughter from Shoreview.

Hastings man arrested, charged after boulder kills 2 in Rosemount

A mother and daughter were killed when a boulder fell off a truck and crashed into their car.
State + Local
July 13
Leonard Richards

Double murderer has spot on ballot vying for Klobuchar's Senate seat

Yes, it's legal for the Stillwater inmate to run for federal office, even though he's serving a life sentence.
East Metro
July 12
Brandon Stevenson walks into the Minnesota Lottery state office in Roseville to validate his ticket and claim his $1 million in winnings.

St. Paul college student claims $1M Powerball prize on ticket bought by app

Brandon Stevenson, 20, is the first big winner in Minnesota to buy a state lottery ticket online.
East Metro
July 12
Sheriff Jack Serier

Probe into Ramsey County sheriff's residency closes; no law violated

The BCA looked into the matter when Vadnais Heights Mayor Bob Fletcher filed a complaint with St. Paul police.
Variety
July 12
MOA closes line for Build-A-Bear 'Pay Your Age' day due to 'crowd, safety' concerns

MOA closes line for Build-A-Bear 'Pay Your Age' day due to 'crowd, safety' concerns

MOA, Rosedale close Build-A-Bear 'Pay Your Age' day due to 'crowd, safety' concerns
South Metro
July 12
A boulder fell off a truck in Rosemount, killing a mother and daughter from Shoreview. Police are looking for the truck.

800-pound boulder falls off truck in Rosemount, killing 2 from Shoreview

Police are looking for the commercial truck and its driver.
East Metro
July 11
Debris covers Wabasha Street in St. Paul in May after breaking off from the bluff at the end of April.

State disaster dollars to help Ramsey County clean up St. Paul landslide

The money will help Ramsey County pay for $1.1 million of damages caused by an April landslide that knocked out parts of Wabasha Street.