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Garrison Keillor's bookstore in St. Paul gets new owner, name

April 18
The exterior of Common Good Books, the book store owned by Garrison Keillor on Snelling Ave. at Grand Ave. in St. Paul Wednesday afternoon.
St. Paul native Nick Ballas has bought the store at Snelling and Grand avenues and renamed it Next Chapter Booksellers.

Lost soldiers remembered at Minnesota State Capitol

April 17
Sixty pairs of combat boots placed on the Capitol steps by David Peters, a U.S. Marine from Stillwater who is part of Operation: 23 to 0. The group's mission is to bring awareness to the suicide crisis among vets and effect change for those touched by the epidemic.
St. Paul
6 minutes ago
A strong westerly wind kicked up snow Sunday afternoon drifting it over area roads and parking lots. A St. Paul resident used a snow blower in an atte

St. Paul asks residents to weigh in on alley plowing

The capital city has never plowed alleys, and is asking residents whether that should change.
West Metro
7 minutes ago
Man admits to violent attack on 2 Normandale Community College teachers

Man admits to violent attack on 2 Normandale Community College teachers

One of the instructors suffered broken bones in her face in the attack by the St. Paul man.
South Metro
April 18

Burnsville school board picks St. Paul administrator as new superintendent

Theresa Battle, the board's preferred candidate, has served in the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Osseo school districts.
St. Paul
April 18
This sign was on the house where a homeowner shot a man fleeing police in St. Paul.

Video: Suspected car thief didn't try to enter St. Paul house before resident shot him

The resident, who has a permit to carry a gun, arrived home and shot the fleeing suspect, according to the felony complaint.
East Metro
April 18

Stillwater man sentenced to 30 years for rape, murder of girlfriend at St. Paul home

A Stillwater man who admitted strangling his girlfriend at her St. Paul home last summer, staging the scene to look like a drug overdose and…
Data Drop
April 18

Fatal police encounters since 2000

The Star Tribune collected the names and stories of everyone who died after a physical confrontation with law enforcement in Minnesota since January 2000, and continues to update this database as new incidents occur.
St. Paul
April 17
A bomb threat disrupted classes and eventually closed the University of St. Thomas campus in St. Paul on Wednesday.

St. Thomas gets all-clear after bomb threat closed St. Paul campus

Classes and all activities will resume Thursday morning.
St. Paul
April 17
A file photo from the outside of Highland Park Elementary School. In a letter, the principal assured families that "no threats were made, and there wa

Loaded gun confiscated from second-grader's backpack at St. Paul school

Police said the student's mother could face charges.
St. Paul
April 17
The Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas on the University of St. Thomas campus Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in St. Paul, MN.] DAVID JOLES • david.joles@startribu

St. Thomas student finds employee's loaded gun left in campus bathroom

The gun's owner is subject to discipline, but the school is offering no specifics.
St. Paul
April 17
This sign was on the house of a homeowner who shot a man fleeing police Tuesday.

Jailed: St. Paul resident who shot man who came on his property during police chase

A sign in a window of the homeowner's house read, "No trespassing. Violators will be shot. Survivors will be shot again."
St. Paul
April 17
Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on Tuesday announced a lease extension that will keep the Minnesota Wild at the Xc

Wild commits to playing in St. Paul through 2035

The team and city reached 10-year deal to keep games at Xcel Energy Center, with the Wild eyeing upgrades to arena and parking.
St. Paul
April 16

St. Paul police investigating homicide after man found dead in his home

They say autopsy results suggest victim found in W. Seventh area was killed.
St. Paul
April 13
Minnesota United supporters put their scarves up after the first half of the inaugural game at Allianz Field Saturday.

Excited soccer fans converge on St. Paul, testing traffic as they come and go

Most said gameday treks to and from the new Allianz Field went smoothly.
St. Paul
April 13
Higher Ground Academy, shown in 2010. The long-established charter school has a second campus in the works.

St. Paul officials debate ways to rein in growing charter schools

The St. Paul Federation of Educators has quizzed school board and City Council candidates about whether they would back a moratorium on charter school growth.
St. Paul
April 13
Allianz Field

What's the best way to get to Allianz Field? Ride share? Bus? Drive? Light rail?

Saturday is opening day at the sleek new stadium off Interstate 94 and Snelling Avenue in St. Paul's Midway area, and about 20,000 fans are expected for the 4 p.m. kickoff against the New York City Football Club.
St. Paul
April 12
St. Paul City Council Member Mitra Jalali Nelson, shown during her swearing in, will help put on the city's first Renters Voice Summit.

St. Paul seeks a greater voice for renters

Organizers hope an upcoming renters summit leads to better representation.
Prince
April 12
In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.

Gospel of Prince preached at Minnesota seminary

Prince's musical legacy gets mined for spiritual meaning.
St. Paul
April 12
Jose O. Vasquez Guillen

Charges: 19-year-old driver was drunk at time of fatal St. Paul crash

The young El Salvadoran entered the country illegally at age 15 in 2016 and was ordered deported seven months later, according to an ICE spokesman.
St. Paul
April 12
Mark Westpfahl, an American studies teacher at St. Paul’s Capitol Hill Gifted And Talented Magnet School.

St. Paul teacher says airline bumped him from flight home with 16 middle-schoolers

Mark Westpfahl stood in Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport last week and watched a planeload of his students take to the skies without him.
St. Paul
April 11
Dozens of St. Paul residents are fighting their first garbage bills under the city’s new organized collection system.

St. Paul residents turn out at City Hall to fight trash bills

Some residents have opted not to pay their bills as a form of protest against the city's new organized collection system.