St. Paul used to pay for July 4th fireworks, but last year the mayor canceled the display.

Brooks: There'll be July 4th fireworks anyway, even if not in St. Paul

If a save-the-fireworks effort doesn't come together this year, Grand Old Day Anyway plans to return the donations and try again in 2020.

St. Paul City Council cuts street repair bills, but some still question fairness

June 21
After homeowners challenged street assessments, the City Council slashed many bills. But some say the system remains unfair.

Former leaders of St. Paul police watchdog group ask NAACP to step in

June 21
They said the NAACP and community members must ask for changes to police oversight in St. Paul.
St. Paul
27 minutes ago
City Council Member Kassim Busuri, left, was sworn in by City Clerk Shari Moore at St. Paul City Hall on Feb. 6, 2019 in St. Paul. Busuri, a local edu

St. Paul council member asks for 'compassion' after release of anti-gay comments

Confronted with the postings, Kassim Busuri asks for respect for his Muslim beliefs.
St. Paul
11:40am

Man shot in head at St. Paul gas station last week dies

The 22-year-old died over the weekend after being shot in the head several days earlier, police said.
East Metro
June 20
Since 2015, the number of homeless people statewide has risen by 10% to 10,233, according to a Wilder Research report.

Ramsey County to open its own year-round homeless shelter

Ramsey County's Safe Space will likely be ready in August and provide 64 beds year-round.
St. Paul
June 20

St. Paul foundations announce $8.2 million in grants to Minnesota nonprofits

The grants focused on youth-related projects and programs.
St. Paul
June 19
Metropolitan State University in St. Paul.

St. Paul police investigate possible hate crime at Metro State University

The victim said he was asked why he was in the U.S.
St. Paul
June 19

Death of construction worker at St. Paul job site under state investigation

Corey Buerke died after a large object fell on him Tuesday at Phalen Regional Park.
St. Paul
June 19

St. Paul approves long-term plan with more density

The City Council approved the 2040 Comprehensive Plan unanimously.
St. Paul
June 19
A July 2008 fireworks display over downtown St. Paul.

St. Paul duo who revived Grand Old Day now looking at July 4th fireworks

Timeline is tight, but fundraising is doable, they insist. The effort needs to raise more than $100,000 in just a few days
St. Paul
June 18
Joan Del Rio, Monroe High School class of 1976, on Tuesday night held a sign in protest against the proposed name change of the Linwood Monroe Arts Pl

St. Paul school board renames school that honored slave-owning president

Linwood Monroe Arts Plus to drop name of President James Monroe.
St. Paul
June 18
More than a thousand St. Paul residents jumped at a chance to dump their junk at a citywide trash drop-off last Saturday. Many were unaware that their

Brooks: For once, St. Paul residents were smiling about garbage

For six straight hours, people in St. Paul smiled when they talked about garbage.
East Metro
June 15
Some alumni want St. Paul’s Linwood Monroe Arts Plus to offer the community a greater say in the name change.

Monroe High alumni fight the proposed renaming of St. Paul's Linwood Monroe Arts Plus

St. Paul arts school plans to drop name of slave-owning president.
Minneapolis
June 15
Five St. Paul police officers were fired after allegedly failing to stop an assault by a former St. Paul officer, Tou Cha, at Checkerbar Food & Liquor

Lawyer for ex-cop says evidence on fired officers wasn't provided

Tou Cha's lawyer says the Ramsey County Attorney's Office should have told him a probe of the five St. Paul officers was happening as he was negotiating a plea deal for his client.
St. Paul
June 15
Five St. Paul police officers were fired after allegedly failing to stop an assault by a former St. Paul officer, Tou Cha, at an East Side bar he owns

St. Paul chief broke law detailing officers' firings, union says

Axtell criticized for discussing details of officer firings
East Metro
June 14
Sachoua Vang owns the Ninja Sushi food truck.

Thanks to social media, food trucks are headed back to vacant St. Paul lot

When the city booted them from a vacant lot, vendors took their complaints to Facebook.
St. Paul
June 14
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell announced the firing of five police officers for failing to intervene in an assault last year.

Five St. Paul police officers fired for failing to stop assault

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell declined to go into specifics about the incident, citing data privacy laws. He called it "an ugly day in our department's history."
East Metro
June 12
A remade version of St. Paul’s historic Rice Park opened Tuesday. The familiar girl in the fountain remains, and she was adorned for the occasion.

St. Paul's oldest public space blooms anew after $2.3M makeover

A public square where sheep once grazed, park's transformation is complete
East Metro
June 11
Hillcrest opened as a municipal golf course in 1921. Steamfitters Pipefitters Local 455 bought the East Side property in 2011 and closed the golf club

St. Paul Port Authority to buy former golf course site on East Side

St. Paul Port Authority seeks to issue $10M in bonds to buy Hillcrest.
Minneapolis
June 11
This is the Short Line Bridge, which the Midtown Greenway Coalition hopes is its ticket to extending the Greenway all the way to St. Paul.

Midtown Greenway wants bike bridge over Mississippi River

The bike and pedestrian extension into St. Paul would refashion an existing railroad bridge at a likely cost of $7.4 million to $27.5 million.
East Metro
June 10
The review focuses on two redevelopment options for the former Ford assembly plant site.

St. Paul opens comment period for Ford site plan

For the next 30 days, St. Paul planners will accept public comments regarding the Ford site redevelopment’s potential impact on the surrounding environment. Called an…
Inspired
June 10
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter kissed his father, Melvin Carter Jr., at a prayer service. The elder Carter founded SOS.

Retired St. Paul cop Melvin Carter Jr. helps young black men rewrite their script

Sgt. Carter, father of St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, is the founder and executive director of Save Our Sons.