St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter took a selfie with supporters of a citywide $15 minimum wage outside City Hall on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Mayor Melvin Carter joins rally for $15 minimum wage in St. Paul

The proposed ordinance was on the City Council agenda for the first time Wednesday.

Emmylou Harris demonstrates why she's an American musical treasure

October 17
Emmylou Harris performed at the Ordway in St. Paul on Wednesday night.
Review: The country veteran wowed an Ordway crowd with her voice and taste.

Second petition by St. Paul garbage collection opponents calls for a citywide vote

October 16
Patricia Hartmann dropped a stacked pile of petitions on the desk in front of elections specialist Josh Kiley.
Advocates want a referendum on the two-week-old garbage collection service.
Minneapolis
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This year students in Ashley Wilke's AP psychology class will be required to pay a $60 fee to take their AP tests at the end of class if they want to

Metro school districts go to voters to right fiscal ships

Levies in Mpls., St. Paul and suburbs would boost taxes, steady district finances.
East Metro
50 minutes ago
Shelden Moe of Como Park mows the grass of a neighboring business in exchange for using its dumpster. He’d like to keep it that way.

Zero wasters, bin sharers, self-haulers are part of St. Paul trash uprising

St. Paul residents required to pay a hauler after years off the garbage grid.
East Metro
5:18pm

Stay away from St. Paul caves, officials warn (yet again)

Rescuers were called in after two teens were seen entering St. Paul caves.
St. Paul
3:17pm
Ernie McGuire, 58, sat in his tent at a homeless encampment near I-35E this week. A caseworker has helped him find a room starting in November.

St. Paul homeless encampment to remain as winter approaches

With winter approaching, St. Paul and Ramsey County officials say they have no plans to relocate a homeless encampment of roughly 30 men and women near downtown. Instead, health officials are focusing on keeping the area clean and safe.
East Metro
October 19

St. Paul shooting victim was released from prison last year for fatal crash

Police identified a man who was fatally shot in St. Paul on Wednesday night as Eddie Cortez Smith.Smith, 40, of St. Paul, was found…
St. Paul
October 18

Man shot dead on sidewalk outside St. Paul bar; shooter calls police

One bleeding man and two handguns were part of the scene of a fatal shooting on a sidewalk outside a St. Paul bar, authorities said…
St. Paul
October 15
Developers discuss potential for Sears site near State Capitol

Developers discuss potential for Sears site near State Capitol

Several developers said the Sears site could be converted into a mixed-use property that includes residential.
East Metro
October 15

Last suspect pleads guilty in 2017 beating death of St. Paul widow

But Richard Joles insisted he didn't touch the victim during the 2017 robbery.
St. Paul
October 14
Waste Management worker Daniel Westerhaus collected trash from the alleys of St. Paul's Snelling Hamline neighborhood.

St. Paul Council will repeal one trash ordinance, but system remains

St. Paul drops one organized trash pickup ordinance in answer to critics' petition.
East Metro
October 13
First-grade teacher Moslais Xiong played a game to help her class focus on listening at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet in St. Paul.

St. Paul's Asian community pushes for investment in its students

As the St. Paul School District makes its case this fall for an $18.6 million a year increase in voter-approved funding, advocates and former students…
St. Paul
October 12

Eugene Jax, social worker with a heart for justice, dies at 82

After retiring, he continued to strive to give voice to the homeless but later was slowed by ALS.
Minneapolis
October 12

St. Paul U student likely choked to death after drinking, autopsy shows

Dylan Fulton was a sophomore studying animal science.
St. Paul
October 12
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Paul, the only African-American Episcopal church in Minnesota, is celebrating its 130th anniversary.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church celebrates 130 years of fighting for racial equity and healing

The church has long been a social and spiritual center for its congregation.
St. Paul
October 12

Trying to flee the law in St. Paul, man jumps from eighth-floor window

The 27-year-old Bloomington man survived the fall but is now headed to jail.
St. Paul
October 11

Former St. Paul human rights director accused police of sabotaging oversight

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter joins Police Chief Todd Axtell in denying Jessica Kingston's allegations.
St. Paul
October 11
Friends had lunch at Tiffany Sports Lounge as pedestrians walked along Ford Parkway in St. Paul.

Plans for Ford site excite, encourage neighboring businesses in St. Paul

St. Paul's biggest redevelopment opportunity in generations comes with new housing density, too.
St. Paul
October 11

Alexander 'Sandy' Hill, Macalester College administrator and mentor, dies at 83

Hill made Macalester College a more connected, convivial and homier place during more than four decades of working at the St. Paul campus.
St. Paul
October 11
Racers took off from the start during a heat of the annual Red Bull Crashed Ice event in St. Paul in 2018. The extreme sports competition is not retur

Red Bull Crashed Ice isn't returning to St. Paul

The extreme winter sport, which drew thousands to downtown St. Paul, is moving on to Japan, Finland and Boston in 2019.
St. Paul
October 11
Ryan Cos. unveiled its concept for the Ford Site Master Plan in St. Paul during a neighborhood presentation at Highland Park Middle School on Wednesda

Ryan Cos. announces plans for an urban village at St. Paul's Ford site

Sweeping vision was arrived at following community listening sessions over the past several months and a lot of work, officials say.
St. Paul
October 10
The Como Zoo's new giraffe made its public debut Wednesday.

It's a girl! Help name Como Zoo's baby giraffe

The newcomer made her public debut at the St. Paul zoo on Wednesday.