Stage & Arts
September 3
Local artist Chuck U will participate in Chroma Zone Mural & Art Fest.

Artists will transform St. Paul buildings during eight-day mural festival

15 mural artists from around the globe transform St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone.
East Metro
September 2
The change in start times mean that high school students will start school at 8:30 a.m. starting this fall in the St. Paul schools. Above, Washington

St. Paul schools flip start times so teenagers can sleep in

Twenty-one elementary schools with nearly 10,000 students will start school an hour earlier to let the big kids occupy their old 8:30 a.m. start-time slot.
East Metro
September 1
A surveillance image shows a woman suspected of groping a volunteer at the Minnesota Republican Party's booth at the State Fair. Credit: State Fair Po

Fair shares photo of potential suspect in reported groping of GOP booth volunteer

The incident was believed to have occurred during a political disagreement.
East Metro
September 1
Mark McCabe, Ramsey County Parks Director, Aaron Mcfarlane, Army Corps biologist, Mike Goodnature Ramsey County Naturalist, and Nate Campbell Army Cor

At Pig's Eye Lake, officials split over using artificial islands to boost ecology

The shallow lake in St. Paul's remote southeast corner could get habitat restoration, but the public wants to know more.
St. Paul
August 31
A Sonnen has worked at the pet store for the past 88 years. The business actually started in 1892, and its continuous operation makes it one of downto

Downtown St. Paul pet store is one for the ages

Sonnen's Pet Shop oozes history at 408 St. Peter St. in the Hamm Building.
St. Paul
August 30
Pedestrian struck, killed by Green Line train in St. Paul

Pedestrian struck, killed by Green Line train in St. Paul

After an eastbound train passed by, the woman was struck by an incoming westbound train, Metro Transit said.
St. Paul
August 29
Paul J. Moulton

Charge: St. Paul college student's bad first day prompts threat to shoot 2 staffers

The 40-year-old man couldn't find one of his classes and posted rants on Facebook, according to the criminal complaint.
St. Paul
August 29
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter gave his 2020 budget address at Frogtown Community Center on Aug. 15.

St. Paul mayor proposes shifting money for mental health response from police to fire department

Under the mayor's 2020 budget proposal, about $230,000 would shift.
St. Paul
August 28
Five St. Paul police officers are accused of standing by as Tou Cha, an ex-police officer, committed the assault outside Checker Board Pizza in the Pa

St. Paul bar owner pleads guilty in case in which cops were fired

Tou Cha pleaded guilty Wednesday to third-degree assault for an attack on June 17, 2018, captured on a police squad-car dash camera.
Minneapolis
August 28

Man charged in Mpls. bike path killing went on cane-swinging rampage earlier

He seemingly was hunting for victims at random at the St. Paul light rail station, according to the charges.
St. Paul
August 28
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter gave his 2020 budget address at Frogtown Community Center Thursday August 15, 2019 in St. Paul, MN.

St. Paul City Council members question $5 fee for rec programs

Council members asked if efficiencies could be found to avoid rec center fee.
St. Paul
August 27
Aaron Benner

Former St. Paul teacher can seek punitive damages from district, judge rules

He's suing St. Paul district, alleging retaliation for criticizing discipline plan.
East Metro
August 27
The Rince Na Chroi Irish Dancers performed in the Grand Old Day 2019 Parade on Sunday.

Local, federal investigators look into Grand Old Day finances

A handful of business owners and sponsors scrambled to raise more than $100,000 this spring after the festival's bank account was tens of thousands of dollars short.
St. Paul
August 26

St. Paul poised to raise tobacco-buying age to 21

St. Paul is poised to become the next Minnesota city to raise its tobacco-purchasing age from 18 to 21.Following the lead of more than two…
East Metro
August 26
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s plan for the road trims the number of traffic lanes and adds space for bikes.

Carter pitches green option for crumbling Ayd Mill Road

What to do with the bone-jarring lanes connecting I-35E and Selby Avenue?
Minneapolis
August 25
Twin Cities mayors Jacob Frey, of Minneapolis, and Melvin Carter, of St. Paul, watched the Twins play whiffle ball Tuesday on Nicollet Mall in July.

Mpls., St. Paul can commiserate on one shared burden: annual property tax hikes

As the cost of running a city rises, so too must property taxes, city leaders say — despite billions of dollars in new development in the core of the Twin Cities.
St. Paul
August 24
Protesters headed away from the fair late Saturday afternoon.

Snelling reopened in wake of protest

Snelling Avenue was largely reopened Saturday evening after being closed on and off as a small group of protesters walked to and from the Minnesota…
St. Paul
August 24
A car went over the curb and into the Sensuel Lingerie shop at its corner entrance. Credit: St. Paul Police Department

Crash sends car into St. Paul lingerie shop; 3 people hurt

One of those hurt was a pedestrian, police said.
East Metro
August 24
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, seen at an Aug. 15 budget address at at Frogtown Community Center, said Friday that a vote against the city's system of

St. Paul mayor: A 'no' vote on garbage could hit taxpayers hard

Critics of St. Paul's garbage system accuse mayor of taxpayer scare tactic.
East Metro
August 22
St. Paul paramedics, police crew and firefighters worked the scene of a two-bus accident at the corner of Larpenteur Avenue and Highway 280, Thursday,

'We're very lucky,' State Patrol says after two buses collide on Hwy. 280

The drivers and a third person were considered to be in serious condition after leaving the scene, with 24 more treated for bumps and bruises. One of the buses was headed to the State Fair.