Tough choices ahead for St. Paul as school enrollment drops and new contract looms

Tough choices ahead for St. Paul as school enrollment drops and new contract looms

Class sizes and dropping enrollment loom as sticking points between school board and teachers union.

Driver killed when he struck tree in St. Paul during pursuit is ID'd

April 24
Driver killed when he struck tree in St. Paul during pursuit is ID'd
The driver has been convicted of several crimes and had two warrants out for his arrest at the time of the crash.

At least 10K gather at Capitol for Minnesota's March for Science

April 22
At least 10K gather at Capitol for Minnesota's March for Science
At least 10,000 people walked to the Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday to champion the role of science in American life. While organizers billed the event as nonpartisan, it pressed for scientific research in the face of Trump administration rhetoric and cutbacks.
St. Paul
April 25

Police hunt for suspect in Easter Sunday sex assault in downtown St. Paul ramp

The woman was sleeping on the sixth floor, having missed her curfew at a shelter, police said.
St. Paul
April 22

Carter pulls ahead on first day of St. Paul DFL caucuses for mayor

The turnout Saturday was down from 2015 caucuses.
St. Paul
April 21

St. Paul community leaders, officials call for end to gun violence

The city has experienced a 75 percent increase in the number of shots fired calls.
East Metro
April 21

Fix-it clinics help Ramsey County residents make repairs themselves

Monthly Ramsey County events encourage repair, not disposal.
St. Paul
April 21

Cossetta's sues St. Paul, saying city blocked plans to expand

The lawsuit was filed in an attempt to move forward with an event center the owners of the popular Italian eatery had long ago planned on Exchange Street, where a city-owned parking lot sits.
Minneapolis
April 21
A coalition of groups including Main Street Alliance, TakeAction Minne...

Minn. Senate votes to block cities from setting min. wage, sick leave

The bill to overturn requirements in Minneapolis and St. Paul passes, 35-31, and is now headed to a conference committee.
St. Paul
April 20

Community tells St. Paul police, leaders that it wants change

Police shootings must be prevented, community members tell officials.
East Metro
April 20

Minnesota Muslim teen wins fight to box wearing a hijab

Amaiya Zafar of Oakdale hopes to take her fight to the international boxing ring.
East Metro
April 20

Prosecutors aggressively push back against new effort to move officer's trial in Castile death

The prosecution took the defense to task for misspelling Philando Castile's name in its court filing.
West Metro
April 20

Perpich Center for Arts Education waits, watches as legislators decide its future

Struggling high school and middle school operated by the center are in limbo.
St. Paul
April 19

St. Paul police, Hamline University partner to improve how officers deal with mentally ill

Police and actors hope the mock calls will aid officers in the real world.
St. Paul
April 19

Ex-Church of Scientology attendee allegedly sets church's books ablaze in St. Paul

The suspect had been previously removed from the church for being disorderly, police said.
St. Paul
April 19
Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School students share a cafeteria with the sc...

St. Paul City Council gives go-ahead for expansion of Linwood Monroe Arts Plus school

Some argued that addition will change neighborhood.
St. Paul
April 19

St. Paul City Council votes down proposal seeking investigation of Trump

Council Member Dai Thao, who is running for mayor, proposed the resolution.
St. Paul
April 19

Scientists prepare to march 'into the streets' Saturday

A dozen Minnesota cities will host March for Science events.
Movies
April 18

'Purple Rain' suit worn by Prince in movie on display in St. Paul

The suit and other items can be viewed free of charge at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.
St. Paul
April 18

Police identify man shot dead Monday in St. Paul, seek suspects for vigil gunshots

Some at the scene "were uncooperative" with assisting police, a department spokesman said.
St. Paul
April 18

Man arrested in connection with Green Line LRT shooting

A man suffered injuries in the shooting that were not life-threatening.
East Metro
April 18

Ramsey County moves ahead to develop St. Paul riverfront property

County officials spent $17 million to get five acres of downtown riverfront ready for development.
St. Paul
April 18

Ex-Marine gets 32 years in prison for slaying woman, slicing man's neck in Lowertown apartment

Scott A. Klund said he believes he would've died had he not fired an assault rifle at two people in his apartment.