East Side Freedom Library continues to reach new audiences

East Side Freedom Library continues to reach new audiences

The staff is dedicated to telling the stories of its surrounding community.
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Does it cost more in taxes to own a home in Minneapolis or St. Paul?

December 4
Does it cost more in taxes to own a home in Minneapolis or St. Paul?
The two cities are finalizing their 2017 budgets, but city taxes make up a small share of a homeowners' total obligation for services.

Kids visit Santa on North Pole Express

December 3
Saturday, kids got to ride on the North Pole Express at the Union Depot St. Paul. It was a chance for kids to ride a real steam locomotive to the North Pole (actually, it's just a mile-ride trip roundtrip). Kids got to write letters to Santa, and meet Santa.
East Metro
December 4

Business property owners sue St. Paul over right of way assessments

Corner property owners say fees unfair; city examining system.
South Metro
December 4

A bit of snow challenges Sunday drivers in Twin Cities

All parts of the metro experienced crashes and spinouts. Sharp temperature drop on the way.
Minneapolis
December 2

Winter Carnival, Loppet, pond hockey event join forces in winter showcase

Great Northern festival that will debut in January and combine some of Minnesota's most popular winter traditions with food, culture and more.
St. Paul
December 2
Mayor Chris Coleman wipes away a tear as he tries to keep his composur...

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will not run for re-election

Decision adds fire to talk of bid for governor in 2017.
St. Paul
December 1

St. Paul residents bemoan "unfair" right of way assessments

Many property owners say the process, based on street frontage, is broken. Several attorneys have a stronger word for it: illegal.
Minneapolis
December 1

New series turns spotlight on bike-centric metro area

In ongoing series, iCycle, we catch up with riders out on the streets of the Twin Cities.
St. Paul
December 1
January 24, 1976 The carnival's ice palace, right, at 7th and Minnesot...

Documentary explores St. Paul Winter Carnival's history

There are St. Paul's false rulers, King Boreas and the Queen of Snows, and the multitude of royalty who are locked in a perpetual battle…
Minneapolis
December 1
Mary Ann Jurney, Cindy Walsh, Scott Walker and David Fredman spoke abo...

Innovative Walk-In Counseling Center thriving after nearly 50 years

Founded in 1969, clinic follows no-fee, anonymous model that has reached thousands.
East Metro
November 30

Ex-state health chief takes top St. Paul-Ramsey position

After serving as a state health commissioner and in Human Services, Anne Barry will head St. Paul-Ramsey Public Health Department.
Music
November 30
Neil Diamond performed at the Xcel Energy Center in St, Paul on Sunday...

Neil Diamond to mark 50th anniversary with tour that stops in Twin Cities

The rock Hall of Famer is scheduled to perform in late May at the Xcel Energy Center.
Local
November 30

St. Paul mayor honors Silva with proclamation

Tuesday was 'Valeria S. Silva Day' in St. Paul.
Local
November 30

New pedestrian bridges over I-94 in St. Paul to open Dec. 2

The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Tuesday said new pedestrian bridges at MacKubin and Grotto streets will open on Dec. 2.
St. Paul
November 29

St. Paul expected to repay downtown churches' 2011 assessments

The churches wanted to go to trial and argue against the city's assessment process.
St. Paul
November 29

St. Paul rolls out new lidded recycling carts

Residents should not use the new carts until Jan. 16.
Politics
November 29

Minnesota Capitol reopening celebration set for summer

The Capitol will open for business on Jan. 3, but the official marking of its $310 million renovation will be in August.
St. Paul
November 28

St. Paul seeks partner to manage its riverboat

St. Paul seeks proposals for the former Centennial Showboat.
St. Paul
November 28

Farmington woman guilty of manslaughter in daughter's death

Judge rules she was aware of abuse when she left her daughter in the man's care.
Minneapolis
November 28
The University of Minnesota research on gentrification found that more wealthy people attracted to the center of Minneapolis and nearby neighborhoods, as well as blocks along the Green Line in St. Pau

Gentrification accelerates in Minneapolis and St. Paul

High apartment rents are outpricing homes and pressuring the poor.
East Metro
November 27

Rush Line light-rail options shrink, clearing path for buses

As the options narrow, several public meetings are coming in the next three weeks to discuss what's happening with the proposed Rush Line transitway on the East Side.
St. Paul
November 26
Joe Harris is the manager of the St. Paul Downtown Airport and was pho...

St. Paul Downtown Airport aims to land more amenities

Preparing for Super Bowl, St. Paul Airport seeks to broaden its appeal.