St. Paul Central High School Principal Mary Mackbee was honored at halftime of the homecoming football game Sept. 29.

St. Paul Central's Mary Mackbee hears the praises

School auditorium to be named for educator of more than 50 years.

Twin Cities metro cities try carrot, stick to deal with hoarding, avoid evictions

March 22
Sara Hunter, a St. Paul public housing resident who was nearly evicted in January because of a cockroach infestation that she was unable to fix, said
As city and county officials enforce codes designed to keep residents safe, they often confront mental and physical disabilities, aging and poverty.

Scenes from the Donnie Smith Bike Show in St. Paul

March 23
Crowds turned out for the Donnie Smith Bike Show, an annual celebration of biker culture that draws hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts from around the Midwest every year, at the RiverCentre in St. Paul.
West Metro
March 24
Employees and friends gathered at Penn’s original location on Penn Av. S. in Richfield to wish owner Pat Sorensen well.

Freewheel Bike owner plans to ride faster through Penn Cycle acquisition

The discussions began two years ago, said Kevin Ishaug, who also expressed confidence that the consolidation would work.
East Metro
March 23

Minneapolis attorney who questioned legality of taxation found guilty of failing to pay his taxes

Attorney William Butler, who once said Jesus consider tax collectors, "sinners," faces up to 5 years prison on each of two counts.
West Metro
March 23
A Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic camera at Hwy. 100 and 50th Street in Edina shows a standoff in progress.

St. Paul man surrenders after four-hour standoff in Edina that closed Hwy. 100

The 48-year-old had locked himself in his pickup after ramming a squad car.
East Metro
March 22

Ramsey County to declare state of emergency to aid flood fight

The expected declaration will allow fast response to the threat of flooding.
St. Paul
March 22
Taressa D. Wilson-Snyder

St. Paul teen charged in fatal hit-and-run

The suspect tried to have his car repaired within hours of the crash, police say. The auto shop owner turned him in.
St. Paul
March 21
“It smells like hot garbage with rotting meat products,” is how University of Minnesota grad student Shanta Hejmadi described the smell of the sch

U's stinky corpse flower blooms in all its nose-wrinkling wonder

The stinky corpse flower is in bloom and drawing visitors to U campus in St. Paul. But be quick.
St. Paul
March 21
David Martinez

Ex-St. Paul City Council candidate pleads guilty to posting estranged wife's nude photo online

Plea deal would allow him to avoid incarceration, according to the County Attorney's Office.
St. Paul
March 21

Pedestrian fatally hit by vehicle on Kellogg Boulevard was North St. Paul man

The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m., killing 54-year-old Dan Lytle, his family said.
St. Paul
March 20
Harriet Island flooding in June 2014 in St. Paul.

St. Paul braces for Mississippi River flooding with emergency declaration

The City Council approved Mayor Melvin Carter's emergency declaration.
St. Paul
March 20
A spell of good weather led St. Paul to lift its parking ban 11 days ahead of schedule.

St. Paul to lift parking restrictions at noon Thursday

Parking restrictions for one side of residential streets ended 11 days early.
St. Paul
March 20
Taressa D. Wilson-Snyder

17-year-old ID'd as suspect, questioned in fatal hit-and-run in St. Paul

Taressa D. Wilson-Snyder, 22, was in the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Desoto Street about 2:30 a.m. Saturday when she was run over, police say.
St. Paul
March 19

St. Paul schools still show gaps in student discipline

Report says black students last fall were suspended eight times more often than whites.
East Metro
March 19
For Valerie Castile, working on the tool kit with Ramsey County Attorney John Choi and others was a highly personal project.

Valerie Castile and John Choi create guidelines to reduce officer-involved shootings

Prosecutor and families collaborated on a guide to reduce police use of force.
St. Paul
March 19
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and snowmobile racer Levi LaVallee after their 12,000-foot parachute jump onto Harriet Island Tuesday.

St. Paul mayor skydives into news conference to say Red Bull's 'Flugtag' event will return

Mayor Melvin Carter parachuted onto Harriet Island to spread the news.
St. Paul
March 19
Taressa D. Wilson-Snyder

Police release description of car in fatal St. Paul hit-and-run

The vehicle is a 1996 to 1998 red Honda Civic, according to police.
St. Paul
March 19

Waconia wrestling coach investigated over drug allegation involving student

A Waconia high school wrestling coach and his wife are under investigation for allegedly giving a student prescription medication to treat a herpes rash in an apparent attempt to avoid disqualification from competition.
St. Paul
March 19
Watch St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter jump out of an airplane

Watch St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter jump out of an airplane

Mayor Melvin Carter and snowmobile racer Levi LaVallee dropped out of an airplane at 12,000 feet and parachuted to Harriet Island on Tuesday morning to announce Red Bull's Flugtag will come to St. Paul on Sept. 7.
St. Paul
March 19
Taressa D. Wilson-Snyder

Woman dies after being struck by hit-and-run motorist in St. Paul

A woman run over in a St. Paul intersection late at night over the weekend has died, and authorities are trying to find the motorist…
St. Paul
March 19

24 Midwesterners win up to $100,000 each from Bush Foundation to pursue big dreams

Each of the 24 people get up to $100,000 to enhance their leadership skills.
St. Paul
March 18
Theotis A. Thomas

Charge: St. Paul gunman killed man who came to defense of shooter's girlfriend

The victim yelled "put the gun down" before being shot inside a home, according to the criminal complaint.