St. Paul City Council approves 2018 budget that shifts street maintenance costs to tax bills

St. Paul City Council approves 2018 budget that shifts street maintenance costs to tax bills

Council members approved a nearly 24 percent tax levy increase.

Informant, retired officers recognized for solving St. Paul girl's 1981 murder

December 13
Informant, retired officers recognized for solving St. Paul girl's 1981 murder
A key witness was nearly killed by the man convicted of strangling 6-year-old Cassie Hansen.

St. Paul City Council allows Listening House to stay in Dayton's Bluff — with new conditions

December 13
St. Paul City Council allows Listening House to stay in Dayton's Bluff — with new conditions
Council Member Jane Prince said she knows new conditions on Listening House please no one.
East Metro
December 12

Choi to lead state county attorneys association

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi has been elected president of the Minnesota County Attorneys Association, becoming the first person of color to take the post.…
State + Local
December 12
Crews began installing rooftop solar panels on the Minnesota Senate Building at the Capitol complex.

Can Minnesota's government go green, and save big like others?

Gov. Dayton ordered all state agencies to hit aggressive and specific environmental goals in the next decade and a half.
Pets
December 9

After internet fame, Max the banned library cat meets with Macalester president

The cat has become so popular, the college president needed to have a sit-down.
St. Paul
December 8

Family of Brasa employee killed in hit-and-run pleads for help in solving case

St. Paul police believe only one person was in the vehicle at the time of the crash and the suspect's driving was "erratic" and "reckless."
St. Paul
December 7

St. Paul house fire kills resident, leaves firefighter with burns

An elderly woman was discovered unconscious inside the home and taken to Regions Hospital.
TV & Media
December 7

Garrison Keillor says MPR's CEO never asked for his side of the story

Pushing back, the writer hopes for "a happy resolution" and says he's headed to Mayo to get a pacemaker.
St. Paul
December 7

Charlie Burbach, St. Paul teacher and principal, dies at 84

Charlie Burbach didn’t care much for school when he was young, but he went on to be an accomplished educator, ultimately hosting a U.S. president…
St. Paul
December 7

St. Paul police dog attacked innocent woman, suit says

Gabe, the police dog, ignored more than 10 commands to release the woman, the suit said.
St. Paul
December 7

St. Paul home renovation uncovers hand-painted signs of the past

Newly revealed hand-painted signs prompted a local historian started digging.
St. Paul
December 7

St. Paul restaurant worker struck by hit-and-run driver dies

The driver who hit the bicyclist late at night near downtown remains on the loose.
TV & Media
December 7
Garrison Keillor sang during the live 2016 broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion" at the State Theatre in Minneapolis.

CEO: 'Multiple allegations' were made over long time period against Keillor

American Public Media CEO's comments came in a closed staff meeting, according to report.
St. Paul
December 6
FILE--Three U.S. battleships are hit from the air during the Japanese ...

Thursday marks 76th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

Among those honored: the 84 Naval Reservists from Minnesota serving on active duty at the time of the Japanese attack and who fired the first U.S. shots.
Music
December 6

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra quadruples young concertgoers in 2017 with help of free tickets

Ticket revenue was steady during the past fiscal year, but the orchestra recorded impressive results from a program designed to lure young people.
St. Paul
December 6

St. Paul City Council blocks effort to place Ford site plan on 2018 ballot

Opponents of the plan wanted to put the issue on the ballot in the next election.
St. Paul
December 5

Crashed Ice is coming back to St. Paul in January

Burnsville's Cameron Naasz will attempt to win his third world title.
St. Paul
December 5
CAIR executive director Jaylani Hussein spoke during a press conferenc...

Minnesotans gather at Capitol, decry Supreme Court decision on travel ban

A few dozen gathered at the State Capitol to protest the Trump administration's travel ban.
Super Bowl LII
December 5
The St. Paul Downtown Airport and seen Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in St....

New restaurant to open at St. Paul airport in time for Super Bowl

Airport is state's fourth-busiest, popular with private, corporate travelers.
Variety
December 5

What the hack? Minnesota tourism agency removes fake posts from Facebook page

The Facebook account for the state of Minnesota’s primary tourism agency was hacked at the start of the business day Monday, with a slew of…
East Metro
December 4
Attorney Jim Fleming, Ramsey County's Chief Public Defender in his St....

Public defender shakes up Ramsey County courts

Jim Fleming sees system as shortchanging his clients.
East Metro
December 4

Staffer on leave after boy's arm broken in Ramsey County facility

County and state authorities declined to confirm that the boy was injured during a "takedown" maneuver.