St. Paul
January 3

Land O' Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show

It's the annual Land O' Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show at the St. Paul RiverCentre.
Minneapolis
January 3
East Metro
January 2

Charges: Argument at Minneapolis bar led to fatal St. Paul shooting

David Lee was described as a hard-working family man.
St. Paul
January 2
A St. Paul code inspector spent a December day investigating snow removal violations. in St. Paul.

St. Paul looks to tone down letters from inspectors

City Council President Amy Brendmoen wants the department to soften its approach, especially for first-time offenders.
St. Paul
January 2
In his Facebook post, St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell cited Article 1, Section 2: “There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the

St. Paul chief vows to rid state Constitution of slavery language

After Police Chief Todd Axtell's Facebook post, legislators were publicly talking about holding hearings to launch a constitutional amendment.
East Metro
January 2
The website, created in partnership with St. Paul and the county’s suburbs, was designed to replace a stack of papers typically provided to prospect

Ramsey County unveils website to attract companies

Designed specifically for businesses and corporate site selectors, RamseyCountyMeansBusiness.com includes an interactive map of nearly 60 available properties.
Minneapolis
January 1
Candles burned in the snow near the spot where a St. Paul man was fatally shot early Wednesday.

Fatal stabbing in Mpls., shooting in St. Paul on New Year's Day

One man is dead and another injured after a stabbing early Wednesday in north Minneapolis, police said. And in St. Paul, police are investigating a shooting death that occurred about 2 a.m. Wednesday on University Avenue.
St. Paul
January 1
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, left, presented Brianna Heggeseth and her husband Paul Heggeseth with a onesie for their daughter Hanna, who was born at

St. Paul program kicks off college account for newborns

College Bound program deposits $50 into every St. Paul newborn's savings account. The $1 million annual program is funded with $500,000 from the state and additional money and support from private foundations and the city.
St. Paul
January 1

St. Paul schools moving to hire student-friendly security staffers

School district will hire civilian workers trained to de-escalate conflicts among kids.
West Metro
January 1
Alex Mizrahi, center, lights a candle on a menorah at a lighting for the last night of Hanukkah in Grand Army Plaza in the Brooklyn borough of New Yor

'No longer an anomaly': Attack hits home for Twin Cities Jews

The recent attack during a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, N.Y., hit close to home for many rabbis in the Twin Cities, who are asking questions about how to balance security without creating fear.
Minneapolis
December 31, 2019
Metro Transit Police may begin wearing body cameras, similar to the one pictured here in on a Minneapolis Police Officer, in 2020. JEFF WHEELER • je

Metro Transit Police may begin wearing body cameras in 2020

Met Council is weighing a proposal to equip officers with cameras while they patrol buses, trains, stations.
State + Local
December 31, 2019
Erik Wiltscheck has been homeless and living in a motel in Brooklyn Center since he was evicted last week from a “sober home” in Minneapolis. Wilt

Overdose at St. Paul 'sober home' sheds light on unregulated industry

Sober homes can play a vital role, but critics say oftentimes they're just a bed and a trigger for relapse.
East Metro
December 31, 2019
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, left, said Bill Wilson, former council member and council president, spent his life in service to others and paved the w

St. Paul's Bill Wilson, civil rights activist and educator, dies at 79

As St. Paul’s first black City Council member, Bill Wilson lived and preached the message of racial equality, and for years he was a fixture…
St. Paul
December 30, 2019
Olivia Johnson Credit: Facebook

Ex-U student, former Star Tribune intern is among 2 killed in Wisconsin crash

Authorities on Monday identified two people killed in a highway crash involving a semitrailer truck and a car in northwestern Wisconsin over the weekend, and…
East Metro
December 29, 2019
Third-graders at St. Paul's American Indian Magnet School held posters of people they picked for empowering others and marched through the hallways on

St. Paul schools officials tighten building approvals

Decisions soon on American Indian Magnet, other work in the district
Minneapolis
December 28, 2019
Minneapolis schools Superintendent Ed Graff, left, and his St. Paul counterpart Joe Gothard.

Minneapolis, St. Paul schools struggle to keep kids

The districts consider strategies to stem enrollment decline.
St. Paul
December 28, 2019
Joseph Elsinger, Golden Rule department store founder, was dismissive and worried that $50 million might “harden the heart of man.”

St. Paul residents get asked $50 million question in 1899

The more things change, the more the issues stay the same 120 years later.
South Metro
December 27, 2019

Burnsville man charged with firing shots into Shadey's Bar in St. Paul

The suspect was arrested after crashing his car into another vehicle.
St. Paul
December 27, 2019
A memorial grew for the victim of a fatal shooting Thursday evening in St. Paul.

St. Paul police arrest suspect in fatal shooting near downtown airport

The 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday night after he crashed his vehicle into the fence line of Oakland Cemetery,
St. Paul
December 27, 2019
A man was critically hurt Thursday in a shooting on the 200 block of State Street in St. Paul.

Man found fatally shot near downtown airport is St. Paul's 30th homicide victim

A car crash that injured a woman may have had a link to the shooting.