A flurry of meetings, events and handshaking on Chief Axtell's first day

A flurry of meetings, events and handshaking on Chief Axtell's first day

Todd Axtell is already making changes to put more emphasis on outreach.

4-H science challenge cultivates young agricultural leaders

June 24
4-H science challenge cultivates young agricultural leaders
Contest encourages kids to find real-world agriculture solutions.

Como Zoo helps rare toad escape extinction

June 23
Como Zoo helps rare toad escape extinction
After breeding, tadpoles are shipped to their Wyoming home
St. Paul
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Can Can Wonderland part of St. Paul Midway's resurgence

An oddball attraction is the latest hip addition to the St. Paul neighborood.
Minneapolis
6:19pm

Bicyclists strap on monitors to measure Twin Cities air quality

Pedalers will help scientists determine how pollution varies across the Twin Cities.
June 24

Three charged in fatal shooting outside St. Paul auto parts shop

Three defendants were charged with second-degree murder after a shooting outside of a St. Paul auto body shop in June.
St. Paul
June 24

Statewide effort boosts sex trafficking prosecutions

More than 1,700 officers in 33 cities have been trained in the effort.
Local
June 24

Como Park High's SRO is state's top cop

Toy Vixayvong was named "police officer of the year" for 2016 on strength of previous undercover work.
St. Paul
June 23

St. Paul releases draft of sick-leave ordinance, wants you to weigh in

Plan is open to feedback; a vote on the employer mandates is in August.
St. Paul
June 23
Site of the former Ford Assembly Plant in St. Paul.

Ford, MPCA say contamination shouldn't limit development of St. Paul plant site

Company wants to finish cleanup at the former assembly plant in 2019.
St. Paul
June 23

Painting is part of new history for blended St. Thomas More church in St. Paul

It wasn't an easy job, the Rev. Joseph Weiss admitted, blending what had been two Summit Avenue parishes into one.The Church of St. Luke had…
Local
June 23

Community School of Excellence tentative contract agreement encourages authorizer that's in talks with school

The educators at the Community School of Excellence charter reached a tentative contract agreement after they said school leaders cut staff and restructured school programs.
St. Paul
June 22

A carnival at Gillette

Patients and their families will be treated to carnival games, pony rides, face painting, sand art, balloons, photo buttons, prizes and food during the 57th annual carnival at Gillette hosted by St. Paul Firefighters Local 21.
East Metro
June 22
St. Paul schools superintendent Valeria Silva speaks to the media duri...

Valeria Silva's buyout may be pricey, but St. Paul observer sees reasons

Some defend, others question $787,500 deal to part ways with superintendent.
St. Paul
June 22

In unanimous vote, St. Paul City Council approves Todd Axtell as new police chief

The St. Paul City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve Todd Axtell as the city’s next police chief. In a short address following the vote,…
St. Paul
June 22

St. Paul woman gets 16 years for drowning 6-year-old daughter

Kayla M. Jones will be civilly committed for being "mentally ill and dangerous" after serving her time.
St. Paul
June 22
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Valeria Silva

Deal struck for Superintendent Silva's exit will cost $787,000

Roseville's John Thein will be interim superintendent. Board Member Jean O'Connell announced she was resigning, effective June 30.
St. Paul
June 21

Former St. Paul convent has been safe haven for women for two decades

Residents have come to center from 67 countries, many fleeing violence.
St. Paul
June 21

Embattled St. Paul charter school makes deal with teachers

Educators at Community School of Excellence charter school in St. Paul reached a tentative contract agreement just two weeks after school leaders cut staff and…
St. Paul
June 21

Divisions over St. Paul sick leave recommendations are clear at hearing

If city officials follow a task force's advice, they will end up with a more stringent policy than Minneapolis.
St. Paul
June 20

Mpls., St. Paul fight home, building vacancies with dwindling funds

St. Paul, Mpls. get creative fixing vacant houses, lots.
St. Paul
June 17

Funding collaborative wraps up work along Green Line

After nearly 10 years and $12 million, the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative gathered for a final meeting Friday to review the outcomes of their investment along the Green Line light rail.
St. Paul
June 17

St. Kate's shaken up by protests of 'rape culture'

St. Catherine University cut ties with an event organizer, Heartland Inc., after protesters accused the school and the company's owners of being insensitive to rape survivors.