Eat & Drink
January 4
Justin Sutherland on "Top Chef."

Can St. Paul's 'Top Chef' contestant survive the pressure cooker of Restaurant Wars?

Things get a little too hot in the kitchen on this week's episode.
Variety
January 4
The Ryan Hotel at 6th and Robert Sts. in St. Paul, approximately 1913.

Downtown St. Paul's biggest loss? Extravagant Ryan Hotel was a Victorian masterpiece

St. Paul's Ryan Hotel, demolished in the early 1960s, was a classic example of Victorian excess.
East Metro
January 4
An investigator worked Thursday night on Larpenteur Avenue W. near Rice Street in Roseville, where two people were hit by a vehicle and killed.

2 people struck by vehicle, killed on St. Paul-Roseville border

The incident happened on Larpenteur Avenue W. just west of Rice Street during the evening rush hour.
St. Paul
January 4
Bargains were to be found in the St. Paul Sears store on remaining inventory, if you could find it.

Sears store in St. Paul turns its final pages

The store that operated near the Capitol for 55 years closes Sunday.
St. Paul
January 3
Nancy Przymus, from right, holds a sign against the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, as her neighbor Blue Delliquanti holds a Neighbors for More Neighbors sig

After success with Mpls. 2040 plan, Neighbors for More Neighbors pops up in St. Paul

East-metro members say they want to influence planners and policymakers in the way that Minneapolis advocates did last year.
Eat & Drink
January 3
Nico’s Taco & Tequila Bar.

St. Paul's Muffuletta space gets new life from Uptown taco, margarita bar

Minneapolis' Nico's Tacos expands to the St. Anthony Park neighborhood.
Stage & Arts
January 2
Garrison Keillor recently performed at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club in Fridley.

Keillor is selling Common Good Books, but he isn't leaving the Twin Cities

The former host of "Prairie Home Companion" has no plans on retreating full-time to his Manhattan pad.
St. Paul
December 29, 2018

St. Paul police have no black female officers for the first time in 43 years

In her two decades with St. Paul police, Sgt. Valarie Namen’s assignments ranged from patrol to narcotics, and she helped rescue a man who lay…
St. Paul
December 29, 2018

Boxes in recycling help burglars pick targets, warn St. Paul police

St. Paul police have a message for residents who received holiday gifts: Be careful what you throw in the recycling bin."We were getting reports that…
St. Paul
December 27, 2018

St. Paul teen accused of murdering friend, pinning blame on four nonexistent suspects

The body of the 15-year-old gunshot victim was found near a dog park in St. Paul.
South Metro
December 27, 2018
Sophie Korman and Joe Wocken played hockey in the falling snow Wednesday night on Lake of the Isles.

Snow? Rain? Ice? Winter storm delivers it all to Minnesota

A major winter storm moved across Minnesota Thursday morning, beginning delivery of what's expected to be more than a foot of snow in the western and central parts of the state over the next two days.
St. Paul
December 27, 2018
Come Jan. 10, sales and large discounts will take over Sixth Chamber Used Books as it pushes to clear inventory ahead of its closure in March.

St. Paul's Sixth Chamber Used Books closing in March

A sister store, Fox Den Books in River Falls, Wis., will remain open.
St. Paul
December 25, 2018
This is the scene where a man was found dead early Sunday.

Teen arrested in killing of 15-year-old found in St. Paul dog park parking lot

Body found in parking lot near Arlington Arkwright dog park in east St. Paul.
East Metro
December 24, 2018
“On nice evenings, we love to come here. It’s so quiet,” said Ron Gjerde, who is retiring after 50 years at the helm of Lakewood Cemetery

Caretaker retiring after lifetime at Lakewood Cemetery in Mpls.

Caretaker is stepping down after 50 years caring for the 250-acre lakeside cemetery.
East Metro
December 24, 2018

St. Paul schools move again to have former teacher's lawsuit tossed

Ex-teacher critical of board claims retaliation after series of investigations.
St. Paul
December 24, 2018

St. Paul police identify 15-year-old homicide victim left in parking lot of dog park

Police have identified the 15-year-old who was killed and left in a parking lot in St. Paul.St. Paul police said Monday that Angel Gabriel Reyeshernandez,…
St. Paul
December 24, 2018
St. Paul police officer Anna Taylor stars in a video aimed at recruiting more women.

St. Paul police unveil new video to recruit more women onto the force

The 55-second spot, which will run at Mann Theatres, is part of an effort to reverse a decline in female officers.
St. Paul
December 24, 2018
Town & Country Club in St. Paul sits near the Mississippi River and offers breathtaking views to visitors.

3½ years in prison for ex-comptroller who stole $1M from St. Paul country club

She also must sell vehicles, land to make restitution.
St. Paul
December 23, 2018
This is the scene where a man was found dead early Sunday.

Man found dead in St. Paul dog park parking lot, possibly shot in the head

Police on Sunday were looking for the people who killed a man and left his body in a parking lot in St. Paul. Someone flagged…
East Metro
December 22, 2018
Ramsey County Sheriff-elect Bob Fletcher

Bob Fletcher's return to sheriff's office marked by key alliances

Several months before he officially announced a comeback campaign for Ramsey County Sheriff, Bob Fletcher began planting doubts about his rival in the same…