East Metro
September 1
Mark McCabe, Ramsey County Parks Director, Aaron Mcfarlane, Army Corps biologist, Mike Goodnature Ramsey County Naturalist, and Nate Campbell Army Cor

At Pig's Eye Lake, officials split over using artificial islands to boost ecology

The shallow lake in St. Paul's remote southeast corner could get habitat restoration, but the public wants to know more.
South Metro
August 31

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Sept. 1

ANDOVER AUG. 2 Theft. Landscaping plants were stolen from the backyard of a home in the 4100 block of 145th Lane NW. Theft.…
East Metro
August 28
East Metro
August 28

Water Gremlin had tried to move some operations to Wisconsin

Revelation is latest in pollution scandal that has triggered calls for investigation.
East Metro
August 27
The Rince Na Chroi Irish Dancers performed in the Grand Old Day 2019 Parade on Sunday.

Local, federal investigators look into Grand Old Day finances

A handful of business owners and sponsors scrambled to raise more than $100,000 this spring after the festival's bank account was tens of thousands of dollars short.
East Metro
August 26
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s plan for the road trims the number of traffic lanes and adds space for bikes.

Carter pitches green option for crumbling Ayd Mill Road

What to do with the bone-jarring lanes connecting I-35E and Selby Avenue?
East Metro
August 25
A monarch butterfly rests on vegetation at Indian Mounds Park in St. Paul.

As monarch butterflies vanish, U investigates road salt as culprit — and cure

Too much sodium is toxic for butterflies and can delay or hinder their muscle development. But smaller amounts may prove beneficial.
East Metro
August 24
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, seen at an Aug. 15 budget address at at Frogtown Community Center, said Friday that a vote against the city's system of

St. Paul mayor: A 'no' vote on garbage could hit taxpayers hard

Critics of St. Paul's garbage system accuse mayor of taxpayer scare tactic.
East Metro
August 23
Once in a lake, zebra mussels are virtually impossible to stop.

Ramsey County's McCarrons Lake joins list of zebra mussel-infected water bodies

Another Ramsey County lake has been hit with a full-scale zebra mussel infestation, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reported Thursday.A zebra mussel specialist…
East Metro
August 22
St. Paul paramedics, police crew and firefighters worked the scene of a two-bus accident at the corner of Larpenteur Avenue and Highway 280, Thursday,

'We're very lucky,' State Patrol says after two buses collide on Hwy. 280

The drivers and a third person were considered to be in serious condition after leaving the scene, with 24 more treated for bumps and bruises. One of the buses was headed to the State Fair.
East Metro
August 21
Social worker Kara Haroldson, standing second from left, with officers Justin Tiffany and Lori Goulet as they checked on a man.

St. Paul police join with Ramsey County to expand mental health team

The number of calls involving mental illness have more than doubled to 12,000 a year in a decade's time.
East Metro
August 21
Neighbors concerned about pollution from the Water Gremlin plant in White Bear Township demonstrated outside MPCA headquarters Thursday.

MPCA sued by residents over Water Gremlin violations

White Bear Township neighbors argue that the MPCA has refused to release public records regarding the company's emissions.
East Metro
August 20
Neighbors concerned about pollution from the Water Gremlin plant in White Bear Township demonstrated outside MPCA headquarters Thursday.

State of Minnesota seeks partial shutdown of east-metro factory linked to air and water pollution

Angry neighbors say the MPCA should do more to protect the community.
East Metro
August 17
The majority of the recommendations from then-Gov. Mark Dayton’s task force remain unfinished — and the organization that was intended to champion

As new housing groups convene, some ask: Is this just more talk?

Groups off to a slow start in assessing and implementing the 2018 recommendations.
South Metro
August 17

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 18

ANDOVER JULY 19 Theft. A gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1300 block of 138th Avenue NW. JULY 24 Theft.…
East Metro
August 15

Woodbury streets closed as crews work to stem a gas leak

Woodbury officials asked people to steer clear of the area as crews worked to shut off the gas.
East Metro
August 15
Dan Goff of Woodbury was out boating with his family on Wednesday when they spotted this eagle in the St. Croix River.

Seen on the St. Croix: The eagle has landed ... on something big

Dan and Andie Goff of Woodbury had just motored their boat from the Afton Marina when they spotted something startling.
East Metro
August 14
Boys Totem Town, the Ramsey County Home For Boys, opened in 1908 with 76 boys in residence. Officials say the home helped thousands of young boys turn

Ramsey County's century-old Boys Totem Town closes for good

County commissioners, St. Paul's mayor, staffers and men who'd spent time there as youths gathered at the 72-acre campus to eulogize the place.
East Metro
August 13

Ramsey, Anoka counties preparing to fill board vacancies

Two win a spot on Ramsey County's fall ballot while the Anoka County filing period ends.
East Metro
August 12
Red Bull Flugtag, last in St. Paul in 2010, comes back to Harriet Island in September with 40 teams with homemade aircraft prepared to fly, or crash t

Leaping Kates, foam loon among contestants in 2019 Red Bull Flugtag

Red Bull Flugtag returns to St. Paul, and Klondike Kates are ready to soar.