St. Paul
August 7
Keegan Campos, from left, 9, Janiah Jordan, 9, and Ava Dawolo, 7, tried on flight suits.

Project Scientist camp in St. Paul lets girls fly

Girls see new horizons in engineering and aviation at STEM camp
St. Paul
August 7
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter high-fived Greta Goldberg while dropping in on a block party Tuesday night.

National Night Out takes on new meaning in Twin Cities in wake of mass shootings

Twin Cities residents counter tragic national news with local camaraderie
St. Paul
August 6
Volunteer Megan Yoshida organizes school supplies for the Greater Twin Cities United Way’s Action Day in 2016.

Greater Twin Cities United Way expands back-to-school backpack campaign

On Thursday, nearly 4,000 volunteers aim to stuff backpacks with school supplies for 40,000 students — up 60% from last year.
East Metro
August 6
Ramsey County Manager Ryan O’Connor said the 2020-2021 budget proposal is full of “transformational change.”

Ramsey County considers nearly 10% tax levy hike over two years

The county will host a series of public meetings to review the proposal.
East Metro
August 6
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher, center left, and Undersheriff Bill Finney talked with teens during the substation’s grand opening Monday.

Ramsey County sheriff opens Rice Street substation

Beleaguered Rice Street gets the police presence residents have been demanding
St. Paul
August 5
Street service workers Lance Hamby, left, and Bradley Therres filled potholes on Shepard Road on March 15. A new report says St. Paul needs to spend a

St. Paul streets are failing, need cash infusion, city says

The report comes as Mayor Melvin Carter prepares to give his 2020 budget address. His 2019 public works budget included nearly $26 million for street maintenance, up from about $18 million in 2018.
East Metro
August 5
The Twin Cities German Immersion School held an open house last month to allow people to say goodbye to the former St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in S

Demolition nears for former St. Andrew's Church in St. Paul after preservation fight

Despite a weekend protest and vigil, most preservationists have admitted defeat.
St. Paul
August 3
Part of a bluff above Hwy. 68 between Mankato and New Ulm has fallen away. It’s one of many landslides being inventoried by researchers in a statewi

Geologist is on a quest to map landslides in Minnesota

Charting vulnerable areas could protect lives, property, waterways
St. Paul
August 2
St. Paul Superintendent Joe Gothard left, and SPFE President Nick Faber talked outside of Hamline Elementary School in June 2018.

St. Paul teachers' health insurance move threatens budget

Union vote puts district at risk of $4 million penalty from HealthPartners.
St. Paul
August 1
Casiville Bullard and his wife, Addie, had a photo taken about 1908 with daughter Lilly standing between them. Bottom row at left are Casiville Jr., t

Son of a slave helped build St. Paul

Her grandfather would pluck the mandolin, blow his harmonica and recite poetry in the evening when his grueling day job was done. If the children…
St. Paul
July 30

Concordia University in St. Paul names new president

The Rev. Brian Friedrich will take the helm on Jan. 1.
St. Paul
July 29

St. Paul teen earns regional Boys & Girls Clubs recognition

Anaa Jibicho was named Boys & Girls Clubs of America Midwest Youth of the Year, earning a $40,000 scholarship.
St. Paul
July 29
The former St. Andrew's Church has Romanesque features and other architectural details cherished by preservationists. The Twin Cities German Immersion

Dozens gather at former church facing wrecking ball

Many there Sunday were parents and their children who go to the school. But former parishioners came to say goodbye too.
St. Paul
July 27

St. Paul architect Mary Colter 'ahead of her time'

It's the 150th anniversary of the birth of "one of the world's best-known unknown architects."
St. Paul
July 27
Supporters held a tribute last Sunday to the former St. Andrew's Church in St. Paul.

Brooks: St. Paul school to host open house in church it's about to demolish

On the road to reconciliation, Twin Cities German Immersion School invited over the neighbors for one last look inside St. Andrew's Church. But for some, reconciliation can't be rushed.
St. Paul
July 25
A Green Line train arrived at the Robert Street Station in St. Paul.

St. Paul police tie violence, light rail in federal grant request

The federal grant request describes violent crime in neighborhoods near the Green Line.
St. Paul
July 25
Catholic Charities serves about 2,500 people annually at its Higher Ground shelter in St. Paul.

St. Paul considering zoning change to increase downtown overnight shelters

Amid affordable housing crunch, city officials will consider a zoning change.
St. Paul
July 24
St. Paul's Downtown Alliance celebrated its first year on Wednesday with an annual report outlining the organization’s accomplishments alongside eco

St. Paul's Downtown Alliance sees momentum in city's core

The nonprofit has focused on supporting new development and improving the experience of visiting downtown.
East Metro
July 24
The Riversedge project, shown in this rendering, would be built in three phases that could span a decade.

Developer seeks $80 million from Ramsey County for St. Paul towers

Riversedge, a dramatic $788 million redevelopment that would include a hotel, luxury housing, retail and office space in four towers, would dramatically change the downtown skyline
St. Paul
July 23
Supporters hold a tribute to the former St. Andrew's Church in St. Paul on Sunday, July 21, 2019.

Fight to save former St. Paul church from wrecking ball is lost

The Twin Cities German Immersion School is readying a $5.1 million addition to replace the former St. Andrew's Catholic Church.