St. Paul City Council Member Dan Bostrom in 2015

St. Paul City Council's Bostrom to step down, opening East Side seat

Dan Bostrom announced his retirement at the close of Wednesday's meeting.

New nonprofit to raise money for St. Paul riverfront amenities

December 13
The setting sun illuminated the Mississippi River and the St. Paul skyline, with City Hall on the left, as seen from Harriet Island Park in October.
The Great River Passage Conservancy aims to help bring several projects and programs to life along the Mississippi River.

Former St. Paul City Council candidate charged with felony in posting nude photo of estranged wife

December 13
David Martinez
The image was allegedly posted on his campaign website in July.
East Metro
December 13
Ramsey County Sheriff-Elect Bob Fletcher

Ramsey County Sheriff-elect Bob Fletcher fined $500 for campaign sign violations

Fletcher has until Jan. 18 to pay the fine.
West Metro
December 13
Gavin M. Hutson

Normandale student charged with assaulting teachers allegedly had gun in backpack

Attacks followed request to suspect to stay after class to discuss his remarks to another student.
Music
December 13
At 73, rocker Bob Seger still had fans singing their hearts out Wednesday night.

Review: Bob Seger says farewell with spirit in St. Paul

REVIEW: The heartland rocker's band and songs, not his voice, carried the night at Xcel Energy Center.
West Metro
December 12
Normandale College

Normandale College student attacks two faculty members, is arrested with gun

A classroom dispute came shortly before the violence, police in Bloomington said.
South Metro
December 12
Patrons of this party bus clashed, and one of its passengers was shot and killed.

Man shot dead Sunday in St. Paul was in gang-related party bus mayhem months ago

The man was shot while sitting in a car, police said. No arrests have been announced.
West Metro
December 12
Music
December 12
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra attracted more young people in 2017-18.

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra reports balanced budgets, artistic achievements for 2017-18

Organization has financial surplus for year, despite lowering ticket prices.
St. Paul
December 12
After Wednesday's verdicts, U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Erica MacDonald called the sex trafficking operation one of largest, most sophisticated transn

St. Paul federal jury convicts all 5 on trial in Thai sex trafficking case

International probe led to charges against 39 people accused of trafficking hundreds of women to U.S.
St. Paul
December 12
Sgt. Dave Strecker with the St. Paul Police Department retrieved a package containing a GPS tracker in it that was placed on a resident's front steps

With porch piracy on rise, St. Paul police use GPS to find package thieves

The department believes there is a "substantial" increase this year in package thefts.
St. Paul
December 12
St. Paul police officers responding to a noise complaint were invited inside to play video games Friday night, captured in a Facebook post by Jovante

Noise complaint call results in epic video battle between St. Paul cops, gamers

Officer won friends in video game defeat
St. Paul
December 12
The new St. Paul police hires included in the 2019 budget approved Wednesday by the City Council will expand the force from 626 to 635 sworn officers,

St. Paul City Council approves budget that expands police force, despite opposition

Dozens of residents had spoken out against hiring additional officers.
West Metro
December 12
From left, Michael Hari, Joe Morris and Michael McWhorter have been in federal custody since March on charges out of both Illinois and Minnesota, whic

Attorney: Plea negotiations underway for one of 3 Illinois militia members accused of bombing Minnesota mosque

Michael McWhorter, 29, is second "White Rabbits" member to appear in federal court in St. Paul. He has previously told FBI agents that his group bombed Dar Al-Farooq in 2017.
St. Paul
December 12
Malik D. Turner

Nearly two decade sentence handed to 19-year-old St. Paul killer who bragged on Facebook

The victim was pistol-whipped, shot through the heart and robbed.
St. Paul
December 12
Firefighters worked amid the home explosion scene on Nov. 23 in St. Paul.

Man trapped in St. Paul house explosion dies weeks later

The blast led to several other buildings being condemned.
Variety
December 12
Author Brittany Chaffee has adapted well to living small in St. Paul.

Every woman should try living in a tiny apartment like my place on Grand Av.

Here's how living alone in a 400-square-foot space can be a great way to find yourself.
East Metro
December 12

Scammers may have gained access to personal information of Ramsey County clients

The scam targeted the e-mails of county employees in an apparent attempt to divert their paychecks.
St. Paul
December 12
“A brother in arms,” said Dan Cramer, a veteran who served 34 years in the Marine Corps and National Guard, as he kneeled to pay his respects to M

St. Paul's Rice Street says goodbye to 'Bones'

Neighbors in St. Paul remember Michael A. "Bones" Hartzell as a man who gave much, though he had very little.
East Metro
December 11

Ramsey County approves $738 million budget, tax levy hike

Much of the increased levy will be used to keep up with the rising cost of salaries, benefits and programs.
Books
December 11
Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks to the audience during a stop on her book tour for "Becoming," in Washington on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.

Michelle Obama books Xcel Energy Center for her 'Intimate Conversation' tour

The former first lady's memoir has been selling by the millions in its first month.
St. Paul
December 11

Massive Thai sex trafficking case in the hands of St. Paul federal jury

Trial of 5 remaining defendants began Nov. 5.