St. Paul
February 7
On-demand delivery service app goPuff opened its third Twin Cities warehouse in a St. Paul neighborhood with lots of “digitally savvy” customers.

Got a case of the late night munchies? Now there's an app for that

Convenience store-like delivery service startup goPuff expands to a third Twin Cities warehouse.
St. Paul
February 7
St. Paul
February 5
Neighbors, police officers and members of the St. Paul Town Hall Facebook group gathered in support of El Burrito Mercado after a takeover style robbe

Brooks: Customers show support for St. Paul's El Burrito Mercado after frightening robbery

  For 40 years, El Burrito Mercado has been there for St. Paul. This week, St. Paul was there for El Burrito Mercado. “It’s a…
St. Paul
February 5

Gather4Good at St. Paul's El Burrito Mercado

Community members hold gathering in support of St. Paul's Burrito Mercado after a takeover style robbery in Jan.
St. Paul
February 5
Crumbling streets are one reason St. Paul is considering a hike in its sales tax.

St. Paul City Council votes 4-3 to take next step towards 1% local sales tax

Council members agreed they want a sales tax, but some said they're not ready to ask for state support.
St. Paul
February 5
The Minnesota Wild has decided not to appeal a city board's denial of its request to allow a 6-story-tall banner to be draped down the side of Xcel En

Minnesota Wild abandons effort to put up behemoth banner

The team had asked for variances to the city's ordinance that limits the number of signs posted on the outside of the arena and the height and elevation of any banners.
Minneapolis
February 5
Members of the St. Paul Police Department’s gang unit, including Sgt. Shawn Campbell, left, and officer Colby Bragg, right, returned to their cars a

As Twin Cities gangs splinter, rules change, challenging cops

The evolution has forced law enforcement to rethink its strategies on tackling gang activity — the primary driver of gun violence in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
St. Paul
February 4
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter

St. Paul, school district team up to help low-income families pay rent

The Families First program will help low-income families avoid frequent moves.
East Metro
February 4
A 2020 Census form.

Ramsey County and St. Paul spend $225K for census outreach

Officials in Ramsey County and St. Paul are concentrating efforts on marginalized communities in the final stretch of Census efforts.
St. Paul
February 4
Workers at the Minnetronix manufacturing facility in St. Paul

St. Paul-based Minnetronix gets $1 million in state grants and loans

Subsidies will support the creation of 75 jobs, keep Minnetronix in the city.
East Metro
February 3

Walz selects for judgeship senior staffer in Hennepin County Attorney's Office

David Brown has led Hennepin's criminal division since 2012.
East Metro
February 3
Suzanne Rivera

Macalester College names first female and Latinx president

Suzanne Rivera will be Macalester's first female and Latino leader.
St. Paul
February 2

St. Paul firefighters rescue man from cliff early Sunday morning

They rappelled down the cliff to rescue the man, who was not hurt.
East Metro
February 2
A shattered window in the former Sholom Home East, which has stood vacant in St. Paul since 2012.

Vacant nursing home in St. Paul could become apartments

Developer seeks density and parking variances for the proposed 150-unit complex in St. Paul.
St. Paul
February 1
Adelphi Club, circa 1950, with Eva Neal and her husband at center.

Dressmaker Eva Bell Neal recounts growing up black in 1890s St. Paul

Minnesota's entire black population stood at one-third of 1 percent in 1890, when Eva was a toddler. Today, St. Paul is home to nearly 50,000.
St. Paul
February 1
A male pit bull sat in his cage at the Animal Control Center in St. Paul in 2014.

Dog owners in St. Paul will pay more for licenses

The extra funds will benefit the city's animal control unit.
St. Paul
February 1
Daniel Christian, husband of artist Christina Plichta, watched over his wife's oil paintings, scarves and prints at their booth at the Highland Fest i

Rising costs lead to cancellation of St. Paul's popular Highland Fest

The festival, which featured arts and crafts, dachshund races, music and food vendors, drew huge crowds every summer.
St. Paul
January 31
Mike Evgen explained technique to 10-year-old Soren Holdahl as they worked out with a punching bag. Evgen, now 53, got his start at boxing at age 12.

St. Paul's Rice Street Rocker giving back through 'Old School' gym

Storied local boxer Mike Evgen has finally found a spot for his passion, helping mentor kids on St. Paul's East Side.
St. Paul
January 31

Winter Carnival names its 2020 royalty

The St. Paul Winter Carnival kicked off its 2020 event Friday night by announcing its royal family. Darrin Johnson, 52, of Inver Grove Heights, Minn.,…
St. Paul
January 30
Victor Rodriquez, 25, who overcame serious socioeconomic obstacles and a troubled youth to join St. Paul’s Law Enforcement Career Path Academy, beco

St. Paul police cadets class is most diverse ever

An innovative program helps recruits overcome roadblocks to success.