Two vehicles carrying a total of nine people crashed at the intersection of Lower Afton Road and Morningside Circle at 6:25 p.m., according to St. Pau

Woman killed, 3 people critically injured in St. Paul crash

Several good Samaritans rushed to help the victims before first responders arrived at Lower Afton Road and Morningside Circle, police said.

Ramsey County to open year-round homeless shelter by Nov. 12

October 18
The additional beds are needed to handle the rise in the number of homeless people, including an estimated 250 who used to ride the light-rail trains
The beds are needed to handle the rise in the number of homeless people, including an estimated 250 who used to ride the light-rail trains each night.

St. Paul raises tobacco purchase age to 21

October 17
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The city is the 53rd community in the state to raise the buying age.
St. Paul
12 minutes ago
A St. Paul Police officer photographed a handgun on the sidewalk on Pascal St. as they investigated the scene of a double shooting in St. Paul Sunday

Two shot near Loons playoff game at Allianz Field in St. Paul

It was the latest in a string of gun violence in the city.
St. Paul
2:11pm
Nate Struck operated the "clam" to pick up the logs and branches from the street after a St. Paul forestry crew cut down a tree on View Street. ] Shar

Cities struggle to stay ahead of ash borer's rapid spread

Streetscapes grow more barren across the state as ash borer chews through canopy, city budgets
South Metro
October 18
A minivan was on its side after being hit by a vehicle on the 1300 block of North Newton Avenue.

5 killed, many injured in series of horrific metro area crashes

A driver has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide in a Minneapolis crash that killed a pregnant woman.
St. Paul
October 17

Burnsville man killed in 4-vehicle crash on Hwy. 52 in St. Paul

The SUV driver failed to yield to the big rig at an intersection, according to authorities.
St. Paul
October 16
Maharaja’s has been in business since 1988, but a four-year battle over sidewalk art is ending in a strong power-washing.

Where the sidewalk art ends: St. Paul removes W. 7th display

The four-year battle is ending in a strong power-washing outside Maharaja's.
St. Paul
October 16
Waste Management worker Daniel Westerhaus collected trash from the alleys of the Snelling Hamline neighborhood of St Paul's yellow zone on the first d

Court: St. Paul must pay haulers even if voters reject trash system

Court says St. Paul must honor five-year contract.
St. Paul
October 15
Waste Management worker Daniel Westerhaus collected trash from the alleys of the Snelling Hamline neighborhood of St Paul's yellow zone on the first d

St. Paul trash rates could drop in 2020

If voters uphold the city’s trash collection system in November, St. Paul residents could get one reward: slightly lower garbage bills in 2020. City public…
East Metro
October 15

Ramsey County sheriff seeks help finding sexual assault suspect

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect linked to at least three sexual assaults and a burglary…
St. Paul
October 13
Brian Henderson owner of the Highland Park BP station in St. Paul replaced a box of cigarillos. A proposed St. Paul law raising the tobacco purchasing

St. Paul's Tobacco 21 ordinance won't penalize buyers

Under proposed St. Paul ordinance, retailers could lose license for selling to customers under 21.
St. Paul
October 12

New book traces slavery's reach into early Minnesota

It is a complex legacy for a state that prided itself as an anti-slavery bastion and outlawed the practice in its territorial and state constitutions.
East Metro
October 12
Great River Passage Conservancy nonprofit director Mary deLaittre at the St. Paul riverfront.

New nonprofit formed to champion St. Paul's riverfront

Great River Passage Conservancy raises funds to launch three projects.
South Metro
October 12
St. Paul
October 11
Jon Gutzmann, executive director of the St. Paul Public Housing Agency, said that the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration program was something hi

St. Paul Public Housing Agency gets OK for program to preserve public housing units

St. Paul agency to receive $220 million over 20 years to keep units maintained.
West Metro
October 11
Close to 50 Minnesota jurisdictions — including Minneapolis and Hennepin County — have passed ordinances on tobacco use.

St. Anthony raises tobacco sales age to 21, and Golden Valley and St. Paul looking to consider it

Close to 50 Minnesota jurisdictions — including Minneapolis and Hennepin County — have passed similar ordinances.
Minneapolis
October 10
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency employee Jake Nelson installs an air pollution monitor.

Minnesota will track urban air pollution by ZIP code

MPCA wants to compare Minneapolis and St. Paul neighborhood health statistics with contaminant levels.
St. Paul
October 10

Charges: St. Paul cop offers break to homeless shoplifter; she stabs him

Protective vest spared injury to officer's chest; knife nicks his arm. In an earlier encounter this summer, she allegedly punched an officer.
St. Paul
October 9
Second Lady Karen Pence raised her fist in the air while invoking a call to reelect President Donald Trump in the 2020 elections Wednesday during a "W

Hundreds attend Second Lady Karen Pence, Lara Trump event in St. Paul

The visit came a day before both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were scheduled to visit the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis
October 8
Police searched for evidence last week at a shooting scene in south Minneapolis. Credit: Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

Man fatally shot in Seward neighborhood is identified

The gunfire was prompted by a dispute over a woman, according to charges.
St. Paul
October 8
The Historic Fort Snelling site, a Minnesota landmark for centuries, could get a new name. The Minnesota Historical Society, which manages the histori

Public weighs in on proposed Historic Fort Snelling name change

Historical Society seeks input on proposal to rename 23-acre site, not the fort
St. Paul
October 7
Police investigated the scene where one person and a child were found with gunshot wounds after a vehicle rollover on Sunday in St. Paul.

Man found shot in overturned SUV in St. Paul's West Side dies

Man driving SUV when he and his son were shot; no arrests so far.