Metro libraries hesitate to lend internet hot spots

Metro libraries hesitate to lend internet hot spots

Take-home internet has extra costs, wait times.

'Prairie Home Companion' to be back next fall with a 26-show season

February 19
'Prairie Home Companion' to be back next fall with a 26-show season
Host Chris Thile made the announcement as Saturday's show opened.

Capitol fight over workplace rules raises prospect of local right-to-work laws

February 18
Capitol fight over workplace rules raises prospect of local right-to-work laws
Republicans say progressive cities setting wage, sick-leave laws has patchwork effect.
St. Paul
February 17

St. Paul man attacked by police K-9 sues officers involved

Frank Baker's injuries prompted an apology from Chief Todd Axtell.
St. Paul
February 17

St. Paul police chief stops domestic assault during his commute to work

The police chief got to do some hands-on crime fighting after he witnessed an assault on Friday.
St. Paul
February 17

Schafer: Creating jobs takes a lot of hard work

Not that long ago a chamber president like Matt Kramer of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce would join with just about everybody else…
Eat & Drink
February 17
A large crowd of“Day Without Immigrants” participants filled much of the inside of the Minnesota State Capitol.

100-plus businesses shut down in solidarity with immigrants

The Twin Cities response, part of a one-day national boycott, attempted to show how vital newcomers are to the U.S. economy.
St. Paul
February 16

St. Paul police to lease space in former Macy's building downtown

The 15-year lease will cost the city about $5.7 million.
East Metro
February 16
A presentationTuesday to the Washington County Board on the proposed...

Gold Line busway gets millions toward a 2024 opening

Ramsey, Washington counties pitch in several million each, pushing past start-up phase.
Minneapolis
February 16
The Mercury Dining Room and Rail in downtown Minneapolis posted a sign explaining that it is closed Thursday in solidarity with a nationwide protest dubbed a "Day Without Immigrants."

Many Twin Cities businesses closed to support immigrants

A national protest Thursday is spurring immigrants to make their voices heard by walking off their jobs, and many businesses are closing in solidarity with them.
East Metro
February 16
Assistant Ramsey County Attorney Rick Dusterhoft, center, made his wa...

Judge denies dismissal of case against officer in Castile death

A Ramsey County district judge denied a motion Wednesday afternoon to dismiss the criminal case against officer Jeronimo Yanez in last year's fatal shooting of Philando Castile. It will now continue to trial.
St. Paul
February 15

Gander Mountain statement doesn't clarify report that it's near bankruptcy

St. Paul-based retailer did not address reports it was nearing bankruptcy.
St. Paul
February 15
Will Grahek, who grew up in Centerville and graduated from Centennial High School, was shot and killed Tuesday in Duluth.

Duluth homicide victim was UMD student, son of St. Paul officer

Duluth police officers have identified a possible motive but have yet to release further information.
St. Paul
February 15

St. Paul continues to negotiate organized trash collection with haulers

If haulers and the city reach a deal, organized collection could start in summer 2018.
East Metro
February 14

Judge to hear arguments Wednesday in case against officer Yanez in Castile shooting

A judge is expected to hear arguments Wednesday morning about whether the criminal case will continue to trial against St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez…
Music
February 14

Worst love songs? St. Thomas music faculty says avoid these on Valentine's Day

Given that all are "deemed equally abominable," the St. Paul university declared in announcing the choices, "the songs are listed in a random jumble, like a sack of broken hearts."
East Metro
February 13

Jurors reject self-defense claim, convict former Marine in fatal St. Paul shooting

Jurors reject self-defense argument after women killed, man wounded.
Local
February 13

8 80 founder to visit school, park in St. Paul

Urban planner to hear how St. Paul is putting his principles into action.
St. Paul
February 13

Minnesota State picks none of the above for new chancellor, continuing search for permanent top leader

Board turns to interim Metro State president while it seeks "the right individual."
East Metro
February 11

'Pop-up' memorial honors Philando Castile at site where he died

The carving includes quotes from his mother and Nelson Mandela.
St. Paul
February 11
Ron Maresh, of Anoka, shopped for scents Friday at Gander Mountain. Ma...

St. Paul's Gander Mountain said to be nearing bankruptcy

Gander Mountain, the outdoor retailer based in St. Paul, is said to be preparing for bankruptcy, according to Reuters. A spokesman said that the company has no statement to offer at this time.
St. Paul
February 11
Protesters on both sides of Planned Parenthood — supporters, left, and those who want to defund it — gather this morning in St. Paul.

Dueling rallies draw thousands at St. Paul Planned Parenthood

Thousands of protesters on opposite sides of the abortion debate held competing rallies this morning at Planned Parenthood's regional St. Paul headquarters. The vast majority supported Planned Parenthood, while the group opposing it numbered 250 to 500 people.
Minneapolis
February 10

Two found guilty in 2015 Twin Cities rampage that left two people dead

Three other defendants have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.