Eat & Drink
December 21, 2018
Hyacinth's Chef and Owner Rikki Giambruno, General Manager Beth Johnson and Chef de Cuisine Paul Baker.

St. Paul's cozy Hyacinth gets a lot right, starting with its memorable pasta 

The new Grand Avenue restaurant responds to the seasons with a stopwatch-like precision.
St. Paul
December 20, 2018
M.K. Nguyen hugged friend Jennifer Nguyen-Moore as Nguyen-Moore wiped away tears during Thursday's news conference. to condemn deportation of Southeas

Twin Cities community leaders call for end to deportations of Vietnam War-era refugees

At State Capitol news conference, officials and families say they will do whatever they can to fight it.
St. Paul
December 20, 2018
Light testing on new Allianz Field early Thursday morning, Dec. 20, 2018, in St. Paul.

All-night light testing lights up Allianz Field, but not all neighbors aglow

St. Paul's Midway flashed with color all night, but not all neighbors were aglow.
St. Paul
December 20, 2018
Light testing on new Allianz Field early Thursday morning, Dec. 20, 2018, in St. Paul.

All-night light testing leaves Allianz Field and neighborhood all aglow

Lights inside the new soccer stadium in St. Paul's Midway area have been flashing blue, green and red for hours
St. Paul
December 19, 2018
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard, pictured in January, presented his SPPS Achieves strategic plan to school board members this week.

St. Paul Superintendent Joe Gothard details strategic plan for school district

Middle schools to be an area of focus, he has said.
St. Paul
December 19, 2018
A small detail depicting a white frontiersman and an American Indian from one of the four murals in the St. Paul City Council Chambers painted in 1933

St. Paul leaders move forward on new murals for City Hall

City leaders say the 1930s works of art do not reflect the community today.
St. Paul
December 19, 2018
A St. Paul police officer holding the found finial on Tuesday night.

Como Park finial stolen from up on the rooftop turns up in a stocking

Someone had scaled the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park, grabbed the globe and climbed back down.
St. Paul
December 18, 2018
(Top left to right, clockwise) St. Paul City Council Members Mitra Jalali Nelson, Rebecca Noecker, Amy Brendmoen, Jane Prince and Dai Thao are all see

'There's a lot we'd like to see finished': Majority of St. Paul City Council seeking re-election

Every City Council seat is up for a vote in 2019, and Dan Bostrom is retiring.
St. Paul
December 18, 2018

Charges filed in gang-related killing of man in St. Paul

Two of three suspects in the killing of Taishawn Smith remain at large.
St. Paul
December 18, 2018
In 2013, Jordan Naegele, left, and Macailah Maxwell ate lunch at a St. Paul pizza shop near their school, the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Art

Downtown St. Paul school challenges new restaurant's liquor license

City ordinance prohibits bars from being within 300 feet of a school.
South Metro
December 18, 2018
Five factors that can determine the fate of a sexual assault case

Five factors that can determine the fate of a sexual assault case

Critical factors can influence how aggressively police and prosecutors investigate and charge cases.
St. Paul
December 17, 2018

Mary Ann Fath, known at St. Catherine University as 'Sister John Deere,' dies at 84

Mary Ann Fath, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, spent 44 years working for St. Catherine University — 40 of them…
St. Paul
December 15, 2018
After winning approval of his first budget, Mayor Melvin Carter says he’s looking ahead to next year.

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter: $600M budget has to deliver

A double-digit property tax levy increase has raised anxiety and the pressure on City Hall.
St. Paul
December 15, 2018
Archbishop Bernard Hebda and predecessor John Nienstedt.

Archbishop 'troubled' that allegations vs. Nienstedt are unresolved

Archbishop Bernard Hebda wrote in a letter to Twin Cities Catholics that he's pushing for full investigation of allegations against his predecessor.
East Metro
December 15, 2018
Dave Titus, left, shown in 2008 with Bob Fletcher.

St. Paul police union chief to join Ramsey County sheriff-elect's team

Dave Titus sent an e-mail to St. Paul officers announcing that he was not stepping down from the police union office or election.
St. Paul
December 14, 2018
David Martinez

Former St. Paul City Council candidate charged with posting nude photo of estranged wife

The image was allegedly posted on his campaign website in July.
Eat & Drink
December 14, 2018
St. Paul's Justin Sutherland is competing on "Top Chef."

Despite a corn catastrophe, St. Paul 'Top Chef' contestant stands out again

Justin Sutherland knows his way around a hoecake.
St. Paul
December 13, 2018
The setting sun illuminated the Mississippi River and the St. Paul skyline, with City Hall on the left, as seen from Harriet Island Park in October.

New nonprofit to raise money for St. Paul riverfront amenities

The Great River Passage Conservancy aims to help bring several projects and programs to life along the Mississippi River.
East Metro
December 13, 2018
Ramsey County Sheriff-Elect Bob Fletcher

Ramsey County Sheriff-elect Bob Fletcher fined $500 for campaign sign violations

Fletcher has until Jan. 18 to pay the fine.
West Metro
December 13, 2018
Gavin M. Hutson

Normandale student charged with assaulting teachers allegedly had gun in backpack

Attacks followed request to suspect to stay after class to discuss his remarks to another student.