Downtown St. Paul library to close this fall for renovations

Updates will include innovation center and new spaces for meetings.

Extra police staffing to handle Black Lives Matter protest at the fair

August 28
Extra police staffing to handle Black Lives Matter protest at the fair
Mayor Chris Coleman said authorities are prepared to help keep people safe Saturday and encouraged people to not let the protest dissuade them from attending the fair.

C.J.: St. Paul Saints owner Mike Veeck said the Hall should let in Pete Rose

August 30
C.J.: St. Paul Saints owner Mike Veeck said the Hall should let in Pete Rose
St. Paul
August 29
Black Lives Matter marchers protested Saturday outside the main gate of the Minnesota State Fair.

Protesters march back after peaceful standoff at fair gate

A Black Lives Matter march to the State Fair on Saturday briefly shut down at least one fair gate, but the protest, which drew 350, ended peacefully with no arrests.
West Metro
August 29

Time nearly up for Minneapolis soccer stadium land

Owner of industrial site says he has “no interest” in selling to Minnesota United after Monday’s deadline
St. Paul
August 29

Public comment at St. Paul school board no longer ready for prime time

Standing at the microphone, Bob Zick was gaining steam in his diatribe against the St. Paul school board when he accused its members of “glamorizing…
East Metro
August 28

Teen worker leaving State Fair fights off abduction, police say

A 17-year-old girl who had been working at the Minnesota State Fair fought off an attempted abduction Thursday night outside the fairgrounds after finishing her…
South Metro
August 28

St. Paul police in 4-hour standoff with suicidal man in Payne-Phalen neighborhood

The standoff started around 2:30 p.m. Friday, forcing neighbors to evacuate.
Minneapolis
August 28
Longtime basketball coach Bill McKee

Augsburg women's basketball coach Bill McKee dies

McKee also coached at Mounds View, Blaine and Cretin-Derham Hall
St. Paul
August 28

Black Lives Matter pushes ahead with fair protest plans

The group plans to hold a march and rally outside the fair at 11 a.m. Saturday to call attention to issues facing black communities and to alleged disparity issues at the fair.
East Metro
August 27

Como Zoo's new baby giraffe already stands at 5-foot-8

The yet-to-be-named female is the sixth calf born to Clover, and the 19th giraffe born at the zoo since the early 1990s, Como officials said. She already stands 5 feet 8 inches, and weighs 135 pounds.
East Metro
August 27
The Green Line runs from Target Field to near the new Saints' ballpark in St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood.

Most Green Line biz lost customers but growth expected, survey finds

Most said they lost customers over the time of construction, but most also say they remain optimistic about growth in the five years ahead.
St. Paul
August 26
Minnesota United owner Bill McGuire looked around CHS Field in St. Pau...

St. Paul advances pro soccer plan

As the City Council lent its support, the Port Authority is looking to clear the way for a stadium through a lease agreement with the Met Council.
St. Paul
August 26

Ford said to be planning a new Ranger pickup

New version of small truck, once built in St. Paul, considered for Michigan.
Local
August 25
Pam Terink of St. Paul, who uses Nice Ride bicycles when the weather is nice, checked out a Car2Go when the company first began operations in Minneapolis.

Car2Go proposes scaling back service area in Twin Cities

Popular car sharing service Car2Go is proposing to scale back its Twin Cities service area, potentially leaving parts of Minneapolis and St. Paul in the dark.
Minneapolis
August 22
Evan Easton is teaches a course required to have a concealed carry per...

Gun-carrying permits reach historic levels in Minnesota

With one in 20 Minnesotans having a permit, related crimes have remained in check, but fears remain.
St. Paul
August 22

Protesters rally at Planned Parenthood in St. Paul

Hundreds of protesters rallied in front of Planned Parenthood offices in St. Paul on Saturday morning as part of a national day of protest against…
St. Paul
August 22
Protesters walked along Washington Avenue during a Black Lives Matter rally on April 29 in Minneapolis.

State Fair sellers focus of debate over Black Lives Matter protest

One vendor at the Minnesota State Fair calls a planned protest by Black Lives Matter valid, and its organizer says he sees few who look like him at the annual gathering. The fair's director says race isn't part of the vendor application process.
East Metro
August 21
The standoff at a Red Roof Inn near Interstate 494 and Valley Creek Road involved numerous hostages.

Family of St. Paul man fatally shot by Woodbury police files suit

The complaint says the unarmed man was trying to flee a hostage situation.
East Metro
August 21

Court hearing for Twin Cities Archdiocese is postponed a third time

The first court hearing in Ramsey County’s criminal case against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has been postponed to Oct. 29. Ramsey County…
East Metro
August 21
At 40th annual Grand Old Day in St. Paul, the largest one-day festival...

St. Paul's Grand Old Day expands to two days in 2016

The popular St. Paul summer kickoff will include Saturday as well as Sunday next year, organizers said.
Local
August 21

Weekend traffic shutdowns: I-394 HOT lanes, Hwy. 100 at Crosstown

A host of changes are in store for I-35E drivers in St. Paul and the eastern suburbs as new lane configurations between Little Canada Road and Maryland Avenue will be phased in over the few days. Additionally a number of ramps along that stretch that have been closed since early spring will reopen while others will close.
Local
August 21

Tuj lub coming to Keller Regional Park

Court for traditional Hmong top-spin game groundbreaking set for Sept. 16.