St. Paul Superintendent Joe Gothard left, and SPFT President Nick Faber talked outside of Hamline Elementary School Thursday June 21, 2018 in St. Paul

St. Paul School District threatens to sue unions over health-care dispute

The unions representing teachers, teaching assistants voted to leave HealthPartners mid-contract, which would trigger $4 million penalty.

Events to commemorate Slovak National Uprising to be held in Twin Cities

August 17
Twin Cities gathering includes a film, historical analysis and storytelling.

St. Paul proposes daily fee for after-school parks program

August 16
Popular St. Paul programs have always been free.
East Metro
August 18
Opponents of St. Paul's organized trash collection collected more than 6,000 signatures requiring a referendum, but the City Council refused, saying t

St. Paul trash lawsuit reaches state's highest court

Justices to decide if public must vote on contentious organized pickup system in place since last October.
Minneapolis
August 18
A Minneapolis police report found the Green Line trains form a homeless camp of at least 180 to 275 people every night.

'Transit is not a shelter': Green Line curtails all-night service

Move, which begins Monday, will displace homeless riders.
Minneapolis
August 17

Rap battle turned stabbing leads to murder conviction

Quinten Osgood Jr. told jurors he acted in self-defense; they convicted him Friday.
St. Paul
August 16

BCA identifies two St. Paul police officers involved in shooting incident

One was slightly injured when he was hit by a stolen car. The other fired shots at the car, which fled.
St. Paul
August 15
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter gave his 2020 budget address at Frogtown Community Center Thursday August 15, 2019 in St. Paul, MN.

St. Paul mayor proposes $20 million to fix St. Paul's crumbling streets

Mayor Melvin Carter says amount in proposed 2020 budget is still not enough.
East Metro
August 14
Boys Totem Town, the Ramsey County Home For Boys, opened in 1908 with 76 boys in residence. Officials say the home helped thousands of young boys turn

Ramsey County's century-old Boys Totem Town closes for good

County commissioners, St. Paul's mayor, staffers and men who'd spent time there as youths gathered at the 72-acre campus to eulogize the place.
St. Paul
August 14
Erich Mische, left, plans to walk 70 miles in honor of Norm Coleman, right, on his 70th birthday and as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Spare Key.

Fundraising walk at Xcel Energy Center to honor Norm Coleman on his 70th birthday

The event is a fundraiser for nonprofit Spare Key.
St. Paul
August 14

St. Paul City Council creates agency to enforce labor rules

With a 6-0 vote, council members established a Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and Education.
St. Paul
August 14

Man charged after allegedly striking St. Paul police officer in stolen vehicle

The suspect was driving a stolen vehicle when police confronted him at 2 a.m. Tuesday.
St. Paul
August 14
Demolition of the former St. Andrew’s Church in Como Park began Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in St. Paul. Here, Kristi Donahue, a neighbor, got emotional

Demolition day comes for former Catholic church in St. Paul

Demolition of former church begins to make way for growing German school.
St. Paul
August 13
St. Paul Superintendent Joe Gothard, left, and SPFE President Nick Faber in 2018.

St. Paul teachers pitch compromise over health-care issue

Deal aimed at avoiding $4 million penalty for the school district.
St. Paul
August 13
St. Paul City Council Member Kassim Busuri is one of six candidates running for the Sixth Ward seat. Busuri initially pledged not to as a condition of

More than two dozen file for St. Paul City Council races

Another 10 filed for the four seats on the school board on the ballot in November.
St. Paul
August 13
Law enforcement officers investigate the scene in the parking lot of Bumper Warehouse where earlier, at a different location, St. Paul Police fired at

St. Paul police fire shots while pursuing stolen vehicle

The suspect is still on the lam, police said.
East Metro
August 12
Red Bull Flugtag, last in St. Paul in 2010, comes back to Harriet Island in September with 40 teams with homemade aircraft prepared to fly, or crash t

Leaping Kates, foam loon among contestants in 2019 Red Bull Flugtag

Red Bull Flugtag returns to St. Paul, and Klondike Kates are ready to soar.
St. Paul
August 12

Central High graduates, community members to celebrate fourth-annual Central Honors Philando event

Three years after a St. Anthony police officer shot and killed Philando Castile, his Central High School classmates are keeping his memory alive.The fourth-annual Central…
East Metro
August 10

Charges: Social media dispute prompted triple shooting in Maplewood

A 23-year-old St. Paul man faces attempted murder charges. The victims were 12, 15 and 21.
St. Paul
August 10

Visit IndiaFest on the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul

The annual IndiaFest celebrates the rich heritage, traditions, diversity, and culture of India.
St. Paul
August 8
A vacant house owned by St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on Hatch Avenue, as seen on Monday.

Neighbors complain about vacant St. Paul home owned by Mayor Melvin Carter

Angry neighbors say they expect Melvin Carter to set a better landlord example.
East Metro
August 7
Arrest made after 3 shot, wounded in Maplewood; Regions Hospital briefly locked down

Arrest made after 3 shot, wounded in Maplewood; Regions Hospital briefly locked down

The brief hospital lockdown was due to family member tensions.
St. Paul
August 7
Street service workers Bradley Therres, left, and Lance Hamby filled potholes on Shepard Road in St. Paul in March.

St. Paul leaders look to Legislature to save its crumbling streets

Council members said they need long-term plan for street maintenance.