St. Paul
September 28
Fentanyl is the mostly deadly drug in America, the CDC has said. Test strips let people test their drugs -- heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine -- for it

St. Paul police: Six hospitalized in suspected drug overdoses in less than 3 hours

Police believe some of the drugs used may have been mixed with a hazardous substance, such as fentanyl.
St. Paul
September 27

Former public radio fundraiser Barbara Appleby dies at 57

Appleby was a shrewd fundraiser in the public media world, going to various radio stations nationwide to share best practices.
St. Paul
September 26
Mary Johnson-Roy gave a hug to Pastor Marea Perry, who spoke about the pain of losing her son . Both women have lost their sons to homicide.

Citizens, law enforcement vow to find ways to end bloodshed in St. Paul

They agree — St. Paul deserves better.
Minneapolis
September 26
Contreal T. Bush Credit: Ramsey County jail

Rift over drug buy sparked latest St. Paul fatal shooting, charges say

A 38-year-old Minneapolis man is charged with second-degree murder.
St. Paul
September 25
Residents in St. Paul’s Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood were shaken by Tuesday’s fatal shooting of Terry L. Edwards at the intersection of N. Mendot

St. Paul struggles as gun slayings spike in September

The jump in homicidal violence is reverberating from residential neighborhoods to City Hall.
East Metro
September 25

Ramsey County chosen to study how to reduce probation violations

It's among 10 jurisdictions across U.S. investigating how to tackle the problem.
St. Paul
September 25
Waste Management worker Daniel Westerhaus collected trash from the alleys of the Snelling Hamline neighborhood of St Paul's yellow zone on the first d

St. Paul City Council approves 22% ceiling on property tax hike

Council members hope they won't have to raise taxes nearly that high, if voters approve trash collection.
St. Paul
September 25
Raymond Persaud Credit: Sherburne County jail

St. Thomas student arrested, charged with series of hoax bomb threats

In three incidents this year, he's accused of targeting buildings where he had class.
St. Paul
September 25
An image from body camera video of an officer-involved shooting of 31-year-old Ronald Davis in St. Paul.

Body camera: St. Paul officer screamed at man to drop knife

"Get away from me! Drop the knife!" the video shows the rookie officer saying shortly before he shot the 31-year-old man, who charged with a knife after he rammed a squad vehicle.
St. Paul
September 25
St. Paul officers and investigators responded to the intersection of Mendota Street and Fremont Avenue E. where a man was shot and killed earlier Tues

Fatal shooting in Dayton's Bluff is St. Paul's 21st homicide of year

Officers responded to the intersection of Mendota Street and Fremont Avenue E. around 7:30 p.m., where they found a man with a gunshot wound.
East Metro
September 24
Waste Management worker Daniel Westerhaus collected trash from the alleys of the Snelling Hamline neighborhood of St Paul's yellow zone on the first d

St. Paul garbage vote could trigger big tax hike, county auditor says

Homeowners would pay via property taxes rather than paying directly.
East Metro
September 24
Women and children ate lunch at the Project Home Day Center, Ramsey County's only day shelter for homeless families, on Sept. 19 in St. Paul.

St. Paul nonprofit rescues county's only day shelter for homeless families

St. Paul day center reopens with new name
St. Paul
September 22
Valerie Land, the aunt of RayVell Carter, grieved for her nephew during service on Sunday, Sept. 22. The Rev. Richard Land, pastor at St. Albans Churc

Church celebrates life of St. Paul man fatally shot leaving Bible study

Pastor at St. Albans asks community not to avenge RayVell Carter's death.
St. Paul
September 22
Kassim Busuri said he decided to run for the St. Paul City Council seat after realizing the extent of the Sixth Ward’s needs.

As St. Paul Council's odd man out, Busuri faces an uncertain future

Appointee runs after pledging not to; colleagues want him to resign.
St. Paul
September 22
Protesters made their way from the Western District police headquarters to the site of Ronald Davis' fatal shooting by St. Paul police on Sunday, Sept

Protesters march for man fatally shot by St. Paul police officer a week ago

Officer fired after the armed man rammed his police SUV on Sept. 15, investigators say.
East Metro
September 21

St. Paul school board's pay vote raises transparency questions

St. Paul Public Schools officials acknowledge the move should have been better publicized.
St. Paul
September 20
Family and friends of RayVell Carter, as well as neighbors and members of the faith community, took part in a prayer circle Wednesday afternoon outsid

'They shot my dad!' girl cried after fatal shooting outside St. Paul church

Despite their shock and sadness, many who live near the scene said they won't let what happened mar their feelings about the neighborhood.
South Metro
September 19
A fatal shooting occurred soon after passengers on this party bus exited in March 2018. Credit: Inver Grove Heights Police Department

Shooter gets 10 years for gang-related killing outside party bus in Dakota County

He is one of four teens who have pleaded guilty for their roles in the death of a 19-year-old St. Paul man.
East Metro
September 19
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher.

Ramsey County imposes financial restrictions on Sheriff Bob Fletcher's office

Fletcher said he inherited the cost overruns; county will monitor spending.
St. Paul
September 19
Mary Peeples, who lives near St. Albans Church of God, the scene of a fatal shooting late Wednesday, leaves flowers outside the church. Police say a S

St. Paul police: Man is fatally shot leaving church with daughter and father, who returned fire

Responding officers found a trail of blood that led to the victim. Paramedics performed CPR, but the man died at the scene.