Gregorian chants get a sacred encore and a showcase in St. Paul

Gregorian chants get a sacred encore and a showcase in St. Paul

Experts and students of the ancient sacred music have gathered at the University of St. Thomas for what is billed as "the most in-depth teaching conference ... on sacred music in the world."
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Family-owned its entire 65 years, Dairy Queen on Snelling closes for good

June 22
Family-owned its entire 65 years, Dairy Queen on Snelling closes for good
"We have developed many friendships and loyal customers over the years, and we will miss you."

St. Paul's new indoor food truck trailer park will boast 20-lb. cookies, 40-oz. beers

June 8
St. Paul's new indoor food truck trailer park will boast 20-lb. cookies, 40-oz. beers
Housed in a 7,000-foot warehouse-like space, Seventh Street Truckyard will encompass three bars, three food trucks, carnival-esque entertainment and a whole lot of quirkiness.
East Metro
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Yanez had limited training in defusing situations, records show

Instructors say de-escalation tactics might have helped during the officer's traffic stop of Philando Castile.
Stage & Arts
June 22

$100,000 federal grant is expected to help St. Paul East Side artists to continue to grow

NEA grant is intended to help East Side arts efforts grow.
Minneapolis
June 22
Officers from Minneapolis and St. Paul police departments lead the Twin Cities Pride parade down Hennepin Avenue in 2015.

Police complain after being told they can't march in Pride parade

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau calls the move "divisive" after Twin Cities Pride organizers ask officers not to march in parade so soon after Jeronimo Yanez not-guilty verdict and continued tension.
St. Paul
June 22

Suspicious fire destroys playground at St. Paul rec center

"It's a loss for the neighborhood and the school."
East Metro
June 22

Access crusader Tony Webster gets to heart of Castile shooting files

Tony Webster's blog and Twitter feed have become must-reads for those interested in details of the killing of Philando Castile by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez.
East Metro
June 22
Dashcam video shows officer Jeronimo Yanez fatal shooting Philando Castile, the aftermath of which was streamed on Facebook Live.

'Don't...get shooted,' girl pleads with mom after Castile is shot

The exchange is captured in the latest videos released from the investigation into the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. On Friday, officer Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter in the shooting.
St. Paul
June 21
Carissa Coudray and her daughter, Olive Middleton, were among the crow...

Planned Parenthood supporters rally in St. Paul

The rally, lit by hundreds of pink lights at sunset, joined similar events in at least 20 other states.
East Metro
June 21
Nepalese immigrant Purna Gurungap stayed cool as husband Tul Bahadur Gurung watered their plot at the Roseville community garden. Projections suggest immigrants are helping Ramsey County to grow.

Long No. 2, Ramsey County now grows at rate equal to Hennepin

Forecasts call for that to continue for decades to come, thanks to immigrants making the east metro home.
St. Paul
June 21
St. Paul Chief of Police Todd Axtell spoke during a community conversa...

Gun, gang violence 'No. 1 priority,' St. Paul police chief says one year into job

St. Paul chief reflects on his immediate challenges.
St. Paul
June 21

St. Paul denies landlord's request to lock skyway doors early

Jaunae Brooks says she'll keep locking doors despite city's demand for street access.
St. Paul
June 21

Feds seize food from St. Paul warehouse infested with dead rodents, live birds

The facility failed its third inspection last month; owner says he's done storing food there.
East Metro
June 21

Dashcam video: Before shots, Yanez yells, 'Don't pull it out!'

The case file was released Tuesday following Jeronimo Yanez's acquittal Friday in the July 6 killing that thrust Minnesota into the national debate over police use of force and racial profiling.
St. Paul
June 21

2-year-old St. Paul girl shot in head remains critical

Chastity Yulia Vang and about 20 other people were in the backyard of her father's house in the 200 block of Maryland Avenue W. late Sunday night.
East Metro
June 20

Ramsey County doubles tax aimed at attacking road decay

The proceeds will help fix decaying pavement and pay for other road work.
East Metro
June 20

St. Paul school board agrees to pursue lease to run Crosswinds School in Woodbury

Proposal would keep arts and science school open for at least another year.
East Metro
June 20
Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, speaks after the not-guilty verdict for Jeronimo Yanez on Friday with family attorney Glenda Hatchett.

Castile file will be made public; family plans to sue Yanez

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said that it was preparing to release the results of its monthslong probe into the shooting death of Philando Castile, including dashcam footage from Officer Jeronimo Yanez's squad car.
St. Paul
June 19
Police taped off the scene of s shooting on the 200 block of Maryland...

2-year-old girl, two others are shot in St. Paul's North End

Two victims were being treated early Monday for non-critical injuries and one suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.
East Metro
June 19
Amy Brisbane of St. Paul left a message and a rock on a memorial to Philando Castile outside the school where he worked.

Yanez verdict is only widening the police, community divide

Activists and police say the case's outcome adds to longstanding tensions.
East Metro
June 19
Protesters gathered at Silver Lake Village Shopping Center on Sunday.

Frustrated plea from Yanez verdict protesters: 'We need to do better'

Three days after the verdict that broke the hearts anew of Philando Castile's family members, friends and many in the community, marchers took to the streets again Sunday. The three-hour rally and march started at noon at the St. Anthony City Hall and Police Department and drew about 300 people.
St. Paul
June 18
St. Paul police are investigating after a 3-year-old boy was killed in a crash in a Harding High School parking lot.

3-year-old boy fatally struck by car driven by his mother in St. Paul

The incident, in a parking lot at Harding High, appears to be accidental, police said.