Bethesda will no longer accept patients from other hospital systems except in emergencies, said James Hereford, chief executive of Fairview Health.

Fairview Health will shrink Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul by half

Parent organization Fairview Health is responding to a budget deficit and larger doubts about long-term care hospitals.

Mayors Melvin Carter of St. Paul, Jim Hovland of Edina are named to national Climate Mayors committee

December 7
Mayor Melvin Carter of St. Paul, left, and Jim Hovland of Edina.
They are joining 22 other mayors from across the country committed to battling global warming.

New St. Paul housing facility is first of its kind for homeless Native American youths in Minn.

December 4
Resident Shataye, who asked that her last name not be used to protect her privacy, is excited and grateful to have stable housing at Mino Oski Ain Dah
Native American young people are disproportionately affected by homelessness.
St. Paul
10:53am
St Paul Mayor Melvin Carter began to present a $1.5 million supplemental public safety budget proposal to the City Council on Wednesday afternoon. ] G

St. Paul budget includes $1.7 million in public safety spending

The council will likely sign off Wednesday on a property tax levy increase under 6%.
Minneapolis
10:17am
Metro Transit cops Tommy Eam and Erika Hatle detained a Green Line rider who had been acting erratically Tuesday.

Teens arrested, charged in violent assaults on Twin Cities light-rail trains

Metro Transit police used surveillance video to track down the suspects, who could be charged as adults.
St. Paul
December 10
Ice and snow were packed in the parking areas along Edgerton Street in St. Paul on Tuesday.

St. Paul asks about plowing streets: 'Why not more towing?' Math is the answer

Clearing St. Paul's car-filled streets during snow emergencies is a lot harder than simply towing more cars, officials say.
East Metro
December 9
East Metro
December 9
The 2020 St. Paul Winter Carnival souvenir buttons

2020 Winter Carnival souvenir buttons are unveiled

St. Paul's 134th annual embrace of winter runs from Jan. 23 to Feb. 2.
St. Paul
December 9

Police ID woman run over and killed in St. Paul

Authorities on Monday identified the woman who was run over and killed last week in St. Paul. Michelle L. English, 51, of St. Paul, was…
St. Paul
December 8
Concordia University student Halle Martin looked for a book at the Rondo Community Library in St. Paul on Jan. 7, 2019.

After cutting library fines, St. Paul uses ramp sale to bolster collection

Gateway Ramp money will help St. Paul libraries fill shelves while seeking permanent fund.
East Metro
December 7

Ramsey County uses tax-forfeited property for affordable housing

Ramsey County effort has created about 110 more affordable homes and apartments since 2013.
St. Paul
December 6
A woman was killed Thursday evening when she was hit by a vehicle in St. Paul near the intersection of E. Larpenteur Avenue and N. Manton Street just

Woman struck, killed by vehicle in St. Paul

She was hit near the intersection of E. Larpenteur Avenue and N. Manton Street just after 5 p.m., police said.
St. Paul
December 5
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard

St. Paul teacher contract talks headed to mediation

Union leads push for another round of private negotiations.
Variety
December 5
Kate Nordstrum

Looking to expand, Minnesota's Great Northern winter fest hires a music innovator

Liquid Music founder Kate Nordstrum will lead an expansion of the Twin Cities midwinter festival.
St. Paul
December 5
A piece of equipment at work in November on the Ford site, which is set for development including affordable housing, parks and other infrastructure o

St. Paul approves $53 million in tax incentives for Ford site

Tax increment financing will pay for parks and infrastructure on the site.
East Metro
December 5
Gideon Erhabor

Bethel responds after ex-athlete charged with raping 3 students last year

Two of his victims were assaulted after passing out at house parties, according to the charges.
St. Paul
December 4
On Wednesday, the St. Paul City Council will consider a measure to increase towing charges.

Get ready to pay more if your car is towed during a snow emergency in St. Paul

The St. Paul City Council approved a rate increase at Wednesday's meeting.
St. Paul
December 4
Theresa Plaunt brought her sons Owen, 7, Austin, 5, and her nephew Gavin Neilser, 5 to the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Science Museum of Minnesota gets anonymous $1 million gift

The donation is the largest of its kind and can be used for the museum's operations, not a specific program.
St. Paul
December 4
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Police Chief Todd Axtell at a news conference in St. Paul in September.

ACLU lawsuit: City of St. Paul improperly withholding police data

The lawsuit said police "unlawfully refused" to provide public information.
Minneapolis
December 4
The sprinkler retrofitting of St Paul’s Ravoux Hi-Rise was completed in 2012. This is one of the apartments on the fourth floor. The building’s as

St. Paul agency added sprinklers to every high-rise, but it took 22 years

A deadly fire like the one in Minneapolis "not possible" in St. Paul, former fire marshal says.
East Metro
December 4
Deondre Cush

Charges: Burglar hit about 80 Twin Cities coffee shops, restaurants, other retailers

He hit establishments in Edina, White Bear Lake, St. Paul and as far away as Mankato, according to a criminal complaint.
Minneapolis
December 4

Minn. brothers sentenced for robberies, including one that caused market owner's fatal heart attack

Lennie and Randy Brooks will face 30 and 20 years, respectively, in a spate of robberies that targeted elderly business owners.
East Metro
December 3
“Our peer counties are already levying for affordable housing,” said Kari Collins, Ramsey County’s economic development director. “We are in a

Ramsey County weighing $10 million in new property taxes to fund more affordable housing

New funds would be directed at affordable housing, redevelopment.