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

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

Native American young people are disproportionately affected by homelessness.

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

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
A deadly fire like the one in Minneapolis "not possible" in St. Paul, former fire marshal says.

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

December 4
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Police Chief Todd Axtell at a news conference in St. Paul in September.
The lawsuit said police "unlawfully refused" to provide public information.
East Metro
10:01am
Gideon Erhabor Credit: Bethel University

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.
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.
St. Paul
December 3

St. Paul Chamber chief says city needs more officers on street

Perception that St. Paul has a crime problem is eroding confidence and stalling momentum for city businesses, she said.
East Metro
December 3
Lunch at the Family Place in St. Paul in September.

St. Paul day shelter for homeless families gets county funds

Interfaith Action took over the day center after it closed abruptly.
St. Paul
December 3
Foresters from the state Department of Natural Resources cut down the 25-foot-tall balsam fir on Monday.

Official state Christmas tree to take its place this week outside governor's residence

The 25-foot-tall balsam fir was cut down Monday in the General C.C. Andrews State Forest in Pine County.
East Metro
December 2
A four-story addition to American Indian Magnet School is one of two projects that could get a green light from the St. Paul School Board. Above, seco

East Side elementaries top pared-down list for St. Paul school overhauls

With falling enrollment, board to scrutinize list of renovations.
Minneapolis
November 30
Demolition of the former St. Andrew's Church in St. Paul started in August.

Brooks: Minneapolis artists use 3-D printers to preserve endangered art, architecture

Scanning the former St. Andrew's Church inside and out, and gathering enough data ensured that the St. Paul landmark would live on.
St. Paul
November 30
In this image from video, St. Paul firefighters fought a blaze in a commercial area in the1600 block of Red Rock Road in St. Paul.

Despite 70-foot flames, no one hurt in large St. Paul fire

Firefighters were called to the scene about 12:30 a.m.
Variety
November 29
Samuel Bouffleur, 7, thrilled when a realistic juvenile T-Rex puppet reached down onto a Science Museum building block table where the boy was playing

Science Museum celebrates winter solstice with 'Illumination'

The exhibit, a solstice celebration of light and shadows, starts on Black Friday.
St. Paul
November 28
St Paul Mayor Melvin Carter presented a $1.5 million supplemental public safety budget proposal to the City Council on Wednesday afternoon.

St. Paul City Council likely to approve mayor's public safety budget

City Council expected to approve mayor's supplemental proposal as part of budget.
Minneapolis
November 27
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter included $350,000 in the 2020 budget in anticipation of a settlement that included parking meter upgrades, though actual

St. Paul will upgrade parking meters for ADA compliance

Minneapolis also is upgrading its parking meters as part of a legal settlement.
North Metro
November 27
Markeia F. Carlvin Credit: Ramsey County jail

Charge: Woman was playing with gun after her birthday party, fatally shot man in St. Paul

The defendant "had been taking pictures and playing with the guns," the complaint read.
St. Paul
November 27
Squad car video captured St. Paul police officers swarming an innocent man who matched a description of an armed suspect. The man, Frank Baker, sustai

Jury finds St. Paul officer guilty of kicking, injuring bystander

The case marked a rare example of a police officer in Minnesota being charged for using force on the job.
East Metro
November 27
Mustafa Hassan who owns the McKnight Market has a wide variety of foods that cater to various communities including the Somali diaspora.

Small business owners rejoice after St. Paul shopping center reopens

Several immigrant-owned shops are back in business after St. Paul mall is repaired
St. Paul
November 26

Charges: St. Paul man shot himself by accident during police chase

The man suffered a gunshot in the stomach.
St. Paul
November 23
Man shot in St. Paul's West Frogtown neighborhood

Man shot in St. Paul's West Frogtown neighborhood

He suffered noncritical injuries.