South Metro
November 18

Longtime DFL Sen. Dick Cohen of St. Paul won't run for re-election in 2020

Longtime Democratic legislator Sen. Dick Cohen announced Sunday he plans to call it quits after his term ends next year. Cohen said in a letter…
St. Paul
November 16
The former Ford Motor Co. site is seen prior to an announcement of a more than $92 million investment proposal in the land that would feature affordab

Transportation plan for Ford site encourages walking, biking, transit

New neighbor­hood to cater to transit users, cyclists, pedestrians.
St. Paul
November 16
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, top, listened in on small groups of community listening circles earlier this month.

Residents say connections, honest conversations can help St. Paul curb violence

At final forum on curbing violence, painful conversations are acknowledged as productive.
Minneapolis
November 16
Downtown Minneapolis, as seen from St. Paul. In Minneapolis and St. Paul, city tax increases are expected to hit hardest in low-income neighborhoods,

Homeowners getting peek at property tax bills might not like what they see

But preliminary property bills could change after city councils set budgets.
St. Paul
November 15
The naming of Neill Hall, the Arts and Humanities Building at Macalester, is now under fire, because it’s named after a man that had some writings p

Macalester president calls for stripping founder's name from building over 'extreme' racist views

Student activists and journalists raised concerns about racist and sexist views Edward Duffield Neill promoted in the 1800s.
Minneapolis
November 15
Kenneth Lilly

Shooter who wounded school bus driver on Mpls. interstate sentenced to 7 years

A judge said that Kenneth Lilly's argument that he feared for his life was not credible.
West Metro
November 15

Charges: Man who led police on chase kidnapped, raped elderly victim

Jeffrey Morgan Groves, 51, had been wanted since the Nov. 3 sexual assault of the victim in her St. Louis Park home.
St. Paul
November 15

80-year-old woman dies in single-vehicle crash in St. Paul

She crashed into a barrier in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood.
St. Paul
November 14

Ann Michele Jadlowski, Catholic nun who comforted the sick and dying, dies at 94

A member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, she continued to provide outreach to patients at the hospital until just days before her death.
East Metro
November 14
Two of the four murals in the St. Paul City Council Chambers painted in 1933 by John Norton.

Artists chosen to create new murals for St. Paul council chambers

A diverse group of artists that includes many with Native American and Latino ties was chosen by a community task force organized by the Ramsey County Historical Society.
St. Paul
November 13
Frank A. Baker, 53, spent 14 days in Regions Hospital after the police dog bit his right leg several times.

Federal trial underway for St. Paul police officer who kicked man in midst of K-9 attack

The case, stemming from the June 2016 incident, marks a rare example of a police officer being charged criminally for using force on duty.
St. Paul
November 13
Jeriko Dejvaun Boykin Jr., 4, kissed his grandmother Catherine Harris at a listening session Tuesday about the violence in St. Paul. Jeriko Jr. was in

Packed St. Paul forum questions why deadly violence persists

Mayor Melvin Carter told the overflow crowd that a new strategy is needed.
St. Paul
November 12
Mike Ryan of Ryan Cos. and Gov. Tim Walz joined Tuesday in the unveiling of the plan which includes plans for an artificial river to capture stormwate

$53M in city financing part of final Ford site development deal

The project will feature the state's largest urban solar array and hundreds of units of affordable housing, and could be worth $1 billion when fully developed, officials said.
East Metro
November 12
Abdinur Omar, second from right, 18, laughed during a youth discussion group about cross cultural connections.

Community center that was mainstay in historic Rondo neighborhood will close

Union Gospel Mission, its owner, to shift resources to serving homeless, addicted.
St. Paul
November 12

Judge sets aside prison term, gives man probation for Green Line robbery

The sentence came despite requests from both the prosecutor and victim for an 81-month prison term.
Minneapolis
November 12
Minneapolis
November 12
Raymond Hoisington, 9, bowled a stone across a small frozen pond at the Bell Museum where he was with his family to watch the transit of Mercury acros

Minnesota lakes are freezing weeks ahead of schedule

Monday marked the coldest high on Nov. 11 in three decades in the Twin Cities. New lowest-high records were set across the northern part of Minnesota as an arctic air mass moved through the state and much of the country.
St. Paul
November 12
Nelsie Yang, who won the Sixth Ward race, will be the youngest member and the first Hmong woman on the St. Paul City Council.

Network-building pays off in Nelsie Yang's groundbreaking council win

Nelsie Yang was the first candidate to enter the Sixth Ward race in 2018 — when she was 23. In the time since, her ability to raise funds and build a supporter network has been more on par with incumbents than with other challengers.
St. Paul
November 12
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Three Minn. nonprofits get Bush Foundation grants of up to $500K

Nonprofits were among 81 applying for grants from the foundation.
Minneapolis
November 11
Commuters come and go at the Nicollet Mall station in downtown Minneapolis.

Serious crime is on the rise on Twin Cities light-rail trains

The most serious crimes, including robberies, aggravated assaults and theft, are up 35% this year. But Metro Transit police say compared with the number of people who ride, it's still "very safe."