The former Ford assembly plant site in St. Paul in June, looking northwest, with downtown Minneapolis in the background.

Developer pledges to not build '10-story buildings' at Ford plant site in St. Paul

It was among 10 things that Ryan Cos. said it won't do at the site, and the vow drew applause.

St. Paul eyes taxes, cuts to fill 2019 budget gap

August 16
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter
Mayor's new budget calls for 11.5% tax levy increase.

Development leader Patrick Seeb looks to his time in St. Paul for lessons to build up Rochester

August 16
Patrick Seeb, a director Rochester’s Destination Medical Center, said Rochester has challenges similar to those that St. Paul had in the 1990s.
Urban development expert said that part of realizing a new vision means showing that the city is global player.
St. Paul
August 16

St. Paul police investigate apparent shooting death on East Side near BCA

Emergency dispatch audio showed that police were called to 1430 Maryland Avenue E. for a man who suffered "multiple gunshots."
St. Paul
August 16

New hotel to be built in downtown St. Paul

The Raymond Group paid nearly $2.6 million for a surface parking lot on the corner of Jackson Street and E. 9th Street, a couple blocks from Mears Park.
Inspired
August 16
Michelle Agyei’s on-board delivery was terrifying: “I thought I was going to die.”

Passengers help deliver baby born on city bus in St. Paul

Frightened mother cried out for help, and passengers rushed to her aid.
St. Paul
August 16
BCA: Man killed by St. Paul police aimed gun at roommate's head moments earlier

BCA: Man killed by St. Paul police aimed gun at roommate's head moments earlier

The latest court filing also revealed that William "Billy" Hughes was suicidal over a terminal illness, according to relatives.
Music
August 16
Sam Smith encouraged the Xcel Energy Center crowd to sing on Tuesday night in St. Paul.

Pop star Sam Smith's stage steals the show in St. Paul

With so many sad ballads, the Grammy-winning Brit relied on cool staging and smart arrangements at the X.
St. Paul
August 15
Georgia Meyers, left, and Maraeka Hoover comforted each other. Both women gave testimony to Jose Hernandez Solano’s character as a friend. Dustin Ro

'You ripped out a piece of our hearts:' St. Paul man sentenced to four years for killing beloved cook, bicyclist

The judge said it was unclear whether Dustin Hegner Royce was remorseful for his actions or for being caught.
St. Paul
August 15
Mitra Nelson has won the Ward 4 race for the St. Paul City Council.

Mitra Jalali Nelson wins St. Paul City Council seat

The 32-year-old is expected to take office in September.
East Metro
August 15

Ramsey County jail lockdown lifted after search

Authorities found a cellphone but no weapon in the facility.
St. Paul
August 15
Malik D. Turner

Charge: St. Paul killer implicates himself on Facebook Live soon after gunfire

The victim was playing dice before being robbed, pistol-whipped and shot, according to prosecutors.
State + Local
August 15
2018 Minnesota primary election results

2018 Minnesota primary election results

Tina Smith and Karin Housley advance in U.S. Senate race. Ilhan Omar wins Fifth District primary; Keith Ellison takes DFL race for attorney general.
St. Paul
August 14
With Lime in St. Paul, riders can pick up and drop off the bikes anywhere, with the use of a smartphone app.

Dockless bikes arrive in St. Paul

There will be 800 bikes for pickup and dropoff anywhere.
Music
August 14
Wednesday's Rod Stewart concert in St. Paul is postponed until Oct. 14

Wednesday's Rod Stewart concert in St. Paul is postponed until Oct. 14

The Rock Hall of Famer has strep throat. He'll return with Cyndi Lauper this fall.
St. Paul
August 14

Lexington Parkway resurfacing will bring detours and traffic delays this week

Lexington Avenue in St. Paul will undergo resurfacing this week, and it's a road that motorists will likely want to avoid.
St. Paul
August 13

St. Paul begins delivering new garbage carts

The bins will be required for new collection system.
St. Paul
August 13
St. Paul City Council Member Dai Thao and his attorney Joe Dixon say that Thao didn’t knowingly break the law when he helped a Hmong woman vote in N

Judge hears pre-trial arguments in Dai Thao voting case

Both sides agree council member helped woman vote, but dispute his intent.
St. Paul
August 13

Driver who struck bicyclist in St. Paul, fled and crashed dies

The driver struck a bicyclist and then rolled his vehicle over at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and L'Orient Street.
East Metro
August 12
Jackie Turner, chief operations officer for St. Paul schools, outlined options for potential implementation plans at costs ranging from $1.77 million

St. Paul schools want to give more contracts to minority- and women-owned businesses

Push is on to hire women- and minority-owned firms; businesses owned by white men now get bulk of jobs.
St. Paul
August 11

39th annual Irish Fair of Minnesota in St. Paul

Patrons took part in the 39th annual Irish Fair of Minnesota Friday, Aug. 10, in St. Paul. There was great Irish music all weekend by dozens of local and international Irish and Celtic acts. A dozen local Irish Dance schools performed in the Dance Tent.
St. Paul
August 11
Candidate David Martinez surrounded himself with notes before a St. Paul Ward 4 debate last month began. Beside him are fellow candidates Shirley Erst

Tumultuous St. Paul City Council race reaches the finish line

Both Shirley Erstad and Mitra Nelson have garnered strong support.
St. Paul
August 10
Jamie Heutmaker, far right, a victim of clergy sexual abuse, addresses media alongside other victims and family members during a news conference detai

Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis clergy abuse victims to vote on settlement

Clergy abuse victims will begin voting on proposed settlement this month.