St. Paul neighbors mobilize to fight transit route through Swede Hollow park

St. Paul neighbors mobilize to fight transit route through Swede Hollow park

St. Paul neighbors fear the Rush Line plan threatens reclaimed Swede Hollow Park.

Bedlam Lowertown needs $400,000 by end of year to stay alive

August 31
Bedlam Lowertown needs $400,000 by end of year to stay alive
St. Paul theater/club needs $400,000 by end of year to stay in business.

St. Paul firefighter collapses, dies

August 31
East Metro
6:09pm

New trial sought in New Brighton murder case

Neal Zumberge’s attorney said in a motion that the court made two errors that should compel a new trial.
St. Paul
4:52pm

Out of sight odds: St. Paul retiree snags 2nd big lottery prize this year

Jeffrey Bock won $100,000 in Sunday’s drawing; in January, a scratch-off ticket yielded a $20,000 prize.
St. Paul
4:50pm

Flags lowered in St. Paul to honor late firefighter

Shane Clifton died Monday after collapsing at his fire station.
Local
10:39am

Minn. schools take big strides in narrowing achievement gap

Nearly two-thirds of Minnesota schools are making significant progress in closing achievement gaps in reading and math, according to new data released by the Minnesota Department of Education.
St. Paul
August 31

Black Lives Matter St. Paul to protest outside governor's mansion

Black Lives Matter St. Paul plans to rally outside the governor’s residence on Tuesday to protest Gov. Mark Dayton’s remarks about the group’s weekend march…
East Metro
August 31
Black Lives Matter protesters chanted at the front gate of the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday.

Police union official calls chant at Saturday march 'disgusting'

A video posted on Twitter that showed protesters who appear to be in the front of the march and can be heard shouting, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon!”
St. Paul
August 31
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.
St. Paul
August 31
Abuse victim Bob Rich won an $850,000 settlement from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Payouts don't always bring healing, clergy abuse victim says

More than 400 have filed claims against archdiocese, but that’s just a first step.
Health
August 31
Jeff Metzdorff, co-owner of Mill City Running in Northeast Minneapolis...

Twin Cities 'run-commuters' leave the rat race in their dust

A nascent but fervent few workers are run-commuting in the Twin Cities and beyond. No car, transit pass or bicycle is necessary — just a well-hewn pair of running shoes and a plan for cleanup upon arrival on the job.
South Metro
August 30

Man who reportedly shot himself during standoff with St. Paul police dies

A man who reportedly shot himself during a four-hour standoff with St. Paul police on Friday has died, police said. He was taken to Regions…
Minneapolis
August 30

Green space coming down the tracks along University

More than a year after the Green Line made its inaugural run, new and renovated green spaces and public places around University Avenue are gaining momentum.
Celebrities
August 30

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

The St. Paul Saints’ Mike Veeck is in hog heaven whether or not team mascot Pablo Pigasso is present. The team’s first season…
St. Paul
August 29

Downtown St. Paul library to close this fall for renovations

Updates will include innovation center and new spaces for meetings.
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

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.
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.