St. Paul residents start using new lidded carts for recycling this week

St. Paul residents start using new lidded carts for recycling this week

The city expects big increases in participation and material collected.

From St. Paul to Excelsior, more cities rely on conservancies to fund public parks

January 14
From St. Paul to Excelsior, more cities rely on conservancies to fund public parks
According to a 2015 report, nearly half the nation's top 100 cities now have conservancies that are often driven by financial need.
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Snapshot leads to bigger story of kindly St. Paul milkman

January 14
Snapshot leads to bigger story of kindly St. Paul milkman
The tale behind the 85-year-old photo, shared recently online by the milkman's granddaughter, is grimmer than you'd guess.
St. Paul
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"It's a rough street, but it's such a beautiful street, too," said Dar's Double Scoop owner Kevin Barrett. "Every culture is here."

Residents are hoping investments revitalize St. Paul's Rice Street

Council Member Amy Brendmoen will launch a "10 for the North End" campaign this week, aimed at highlighting and generating $10 million worth of projects.
Variety
January 16

Price of admission to Minnesota State Fair is being increased

Admission to the 2017 Minnesota State Fair is being bumped up by a dollar.
St. Paul
January 16

Prison for woman with $500K in fake tax claims using 'exotic dancer,' other professions

St. Paul resident filled out forms for friends, adding deductions and jobs.
Minneapolis
January 15
Sen. David Osmek, R-Mound, was sworn in in 2013.

Some in Legislature reject sanctuary city concept

Minneapolis and St. Paul are both sanctuary cities, meaning leaders vow not to act as local immigration enforcers.
East Metro
January 15

Overall crime down in St. Paul last year, focus on guns in 2017

St. Paul police chief says gun violence is top priority; department will add officers to gang and gun unit.
East Metro
January 14

Woman's trafficking charge challenges 'victim-centered' approach

St. Paul case raises questions about how authorities determine when a woman is a victim and when she's a willing participant.
St. Paul
January 13

St. Paul Port Authority to step into redevelopment near Major League Soccer stadium site

The Port Authority is looking for a commercial partner to purchase 15.6 acres.
Variety
January 13

Como Dockside lures wintertime customers with games, movies

St. Paul city officials expected 2016 total revenue to be $2 million, of which $200,000 went to the city in rent. But winter is another story.
East Metro
January 13

Last attacker convicted in fatal 2014 Maplewood bar fight

A St. Paul man was found guilty of murder Friday in a 2014 fatal beating at a Maplewood bar. Ronald D. Smaller, 25, waived a…
St. Paul
January 13
In July, the protesters started in front of the governor's residence and headed to Interstate 94.

With riot charges dropped, some Castile protesters vow to take remaining counts to trial

Many demonstrators in Castile protests won't accept plea deals, but St. Paul says it's being reasonable.
St. Paul
January 12
In this 2016 file photo, Archbishop Bernard Hebda left a news conference after speaking to the media about the archdiocese's bankruptcy plan Thursday, May 26 2016 in St. Paul.

Archdiocese abuse victims to vote on bankruptcy plans

Survivors of clergy abuse will vote for one of two competing compensation plans, or none of the above.
West Metro
January 12

Ex-con charged with murder after man overdoses in Orono home

DNA on a baggie near the body of David Andrew Mack-Bohnhoff led authorities to the alleged drug dealer.
Local
January 12

St. Paul students urge flexibility on graduation attire

Recommendation is part of group's push to make schools more inclusive.
East Metro
January 12
In July, marchers protesting the shooting death of Philando Castile by police blocked part of Interstate 94 west of downtown St. Paul.

Riot charges thrown out against Castile protesters on I-94 in July

Being present at the protest does not constitute active rioting, Judge G. Tony Atwal ruled for 38 people charged with gross misdemeanor riot. They may still face lesser charges.
Minneapolis
January 12

St. Paul City Council questions return on investment in Greater MSP

Partnership says it helped create 70 new jobs in city over the past five years.
Variety
January 12

West St. Paul woman wins the sash and title of Klondike Kate

The contest is a prelude to the St. Paul Winter Carnival.
Minneapolis
January 11
Motorists dealt with new snow and blowing winds while navigating I-94...

Snow emergencies now are in effect in Mpls., St. Paul

As snow has tapered off, roads have remained slick. At 12:30 p.m., MnDOT traffic maps indicated 19 crashes on metro area freeways and highways.
East Metro
January 11
A sign posted inside Kohler Hall, a high level secure building at Tote...

St. Paul residents wary as Ramsey County contemplates future of Boys Totem Town property

Ramsey County rethinking use of its 71-acre site for youth offender programs.
East Metro
January 10
Teacher and artist Dusty Thune said his grant will help take his miniature golf station — a 26-foot-tall pink mastodon — into “knock your socks off” territory.

Small grants deliver big payoffs – and whimsy – in St. Paul

Local chapter of the Awesome Foundation helps turn whimsy into reality
St. Paul
January 8
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Tevlin: Frogtown fire didn't claim what matters most

  It was Christmas Eve, and Jeff and Kristen Kidder were having dinner with their next-door neighbors, just as they had for the past several…