St. Paul, Mpls. consider regulations on short-term rentals like Airbnb

St. Paul, Mpls. consider regulations on short-term rentals like Airbnb

The expected flood of visitors to Minnesota during next year's Super Bowl creates a deadline for cities to establish regulations.

Appeals Court: No venue change for officer Yanez in trial in Castile's killing

April 27
Appeals Court: No venue change for officer Yanez in trial in Castile's killing
A district judge did not abuse his authority in issuing the first denial for a change of venue, the Court of Appeals ruled.

Gray Duck Tavern opening in St. Paul with Minnesotan name, international flavors

April 27
Gray Duck Tavern opening in St. Paul with Minnesotan name, international flavors
Chef Don Gonzalez will run the kitchen at the Madison Restaurant Group project.
St. Paul
April 27

Minnesota pioneers youth philanthropy program in U.S.

It gives teens the power to determine what projects are needed in their area.
St. Paul
April 27

Charges: Ex-employee stole $160,000 from Hamline University

Reports cite the family's financial trouble as cause.
Minneapolis
April 27

Twin Cities businesses, community groups rally to fight off transit cuts

Chambers of commerce and transit advocates are rallying and spreading the word, which includes a campaign to reach out to suburban commuters.
Stage & Arts
April 26

In 150 words or less, what's a good arts idea for St. Paul?

Friday is the deadline for the annual Knight Arts Challenge, which offers dollars for projects that enrich the city.
East Metro
April 26

Arguments mount over proposed venue change in officer's trial for Castile killing

The defense and prosecution continue to argue over change of venue in the Court of Appeals.
Eat & Drink
April 26

High demand causes new St. Paul vegan restaurant to close temporarily

J. Selby's closed down just days after opening due to food and staff shortage.
St. Paul
April 25
Joe Gothard, superintendent of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School Dist...

Tough choices ahead for St. Paul as school enrollment drops and new contract looms

Class sizes and dropping enrollment loom as sticking points between school board and teachers union.
St. Paul
April 25

Police hunt for suspect in Easter Sunday sex assault in downtown St. Paul ramp

The woman was sleeping on the sixth floor, having missed her curfew at a shelter, police said.
East Metro
April 24
Ryan Reeves mother Tracy Reeves and younger brother Calvin hugged at t...

Driver killed when he struck tree in St. Paul during pursuit is ID'd

The driver has been convicted of several crimes and had two warrants out for his arrest at the time of the crash.
St. Paul
April 22
People head Saturday to the Capitol in St. Paul as part of the international March for Science.

At least 10K gather at Capitol for Minnesota's March for Science

At least 10,000 people walked to the Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday to champion the role of science in American life. While organizers billed the event as nonpartisan, it pressed for scientific research in the face of Trump administration rhetoric and cutbacks.
St. Paul
April 22

Carter pulls ahead on first day of St. Paul DFL caucuses for mayor

The turnout Saturday was down from 2015 caucuses.
St. Paul
April 21

St. Paul community leaders, officials call for end to gun violence

The city has experienced a 75 percent increase in the number of shots fired calls.
East Metro
April 21

Fix-it clinics help Ramsey County residents make repairs themselves

Monthly Ramsey County events encourage repair, not disposal.
St. Paul
April 21

Cossetta's sues St. Paul, saying city blocked plans to expand

The lawsuit was filed in an attempt to move forward with an event center the owners of the popular Italian eatery had long ago planned on Exchange Street, where a city-owned parking lot sits.
Minneapolis
April 21
A coalition of groups including Main Street Alliance, TakeAction Minne...

Minn. Senate votes to block cities from setting min. wage, sick leave

The bill to overturn requirements in Minneapolis and St. Paul passes, 35-31, and is now headed to a conference committee.
St. Paul
April 20

Community tells St. Paul police, leaders that it wants change

Police shootings must be prevented, community members tell officials.
East Metro
April 20

Minnesota Muslim teen wins fight to box wearing a hijab

Amaiya Zafar of Oakdale hopes to take her fight to the international boxing ring.
East Metro
April 20

Prosecutors aggressively push back against new effort to move officer's trial in Castile death

The prosecution took the defense to task for misspelling Philando Castile's name in its court filing.
West Metro
April 20

Perpich Center for Arts Education waits, watches as legislators decide its future

Struggling high school and middle school operated by the center are in limbo.
St. Paul
April 19

St. Paul police, Hamline University partner to improve how officers deal with mentally ill

Police and actors hope the mock calls will aid officers in the real world.