St. Paul

The capital and second-most populous city in Minnesota, it is the county seat of Ramsey County, the smallest and most densely populated county in the state.

East Metro
June 25

St. Paul teachers stand by their schools amid enrollment dip

Annual survey finds improvement from 2 years ago, even as district overall faces enrollment declines.
East Metro
June 25

St. Paul schools involved in survey; questions asked

Surveys of St. Paul teachers revealed varying levels of commitment to their schools. Here are the results for each school, as determined by a University of Chicago nonprofit.
Books
June 24

St. Paul is throwing a big party for F. Scott Fitzgerald, and you're invited

International conference honors native Minnesotan and Jazz Age writer.
East Metro
June 21
Nepalese immigrant Purna Gurungap stayed cool as husband Tul Bahadur Gurung watered their plot at the Roseville community garden. Projections suggest immigrants are helping Ramsey County to grow.

Long No. 2, Ramsey County now grows at rate equal to Hennepin

Forecasts call for that to continue for decades to come, thanks to immigrants making the east metro home.
St. Paul
June 21

2-year-old St. Paul girl shot in head remains critical

Chastity Yulia Vang and about 20 other people were in the backyard of her father's house in the 200 block of Maryland Avenue W. late Sunday night.
East Metro
June 20

Ramsey County doubles tax aimed at attacking road decay

The proceeds will help fix decaying pavement and pay for other road work.
East Metro
June 20

St. Paul school board agrees to pursue lease to run Crosswinds School in Woodbury

Proposal would keep arts and science school open for at least another year.
East Metro
June 13
Marleen Odahlen- Hinz sits in her tree stand in the Tammarack Nature C...

Ramsey County approves new deer cull to curb overpopulation

Archers will be authorized to take up to 115 deer to bring population down.
East Metro
June 13

On the defensive, Ramsey County Board votes to raise pay by nearly 3 percent

But commissioners say they are being transparent.
East Metro
June 13
The life and times of a lifeguard at the busy Como Pool. Lifeguard Ke...

Heated opening day at Como Pool has some neighbors asking for more security

Police visits, rowdy youths bring calls for more security; city says staff did just fine.
St. Paul
June 8

Four people charged in rape of women near Raspberry Island in St. Paul

Four friends were robbed at gunpoint before the women were assaulted.
St. Paul
June 6

At St. Paul's Humboldt High, girls come together, open up and then help others

Students use their own mistakes to learn and help younger girls avoid trouble.
St. Paul
June 1

Search firm knew of St. Paul superintendent candidate's bankruptcy

Ray and Associates consultant failed to inform St. Paul school board.
St. Paul
May 31

St. Paul NAACP enters fray in teacher's court case over being targeted

Local chapter 'very concerned' about alleged retaliation against black teacher.
St. Paul
May 31

Two longtime Como Conservatory gardeners hang up their tools

Como Park Conservatory officials will miss "two old-school horticulturists."
East Metro
May 31

Boat explodes into flames on Mississippi River; no one injured

A yacht exploded into flames Sunday on the Mississippi River, but no one was killed or injured in the incident, authorities said Monday.The Inver Grove…
St. Paul
May 29

Partnership between Mitchell Hamline Law and nonprofit Ujamaa fosters community understanding

School connects law students, Ujamaa Place men in "Listening Project."
St. Paul
May 25
St. Paul Central High teacher John Ekblad, center, speaks to reporters last month at his attorneys' Bloomington office, recounting the injuries and what he remembers of an assault by a student at St. Paul Central High on Dec. 6.

Battered teacher's case against St. Paul schools dismissed

Federal judge rules Central High teacher's injuries covered by workers' comp.
St. Paul
May 24

St. Paul community event Thursday seeks to build momentum for Midway-area park

Area students and residents pushed for the park near Skyline Towers.
East Metro
May 21

St. Paul schools taking less sexist view of student dress codes

New policy for St. Paul schools says rules can be in place, but no one gender can be targeted.
Movies
May 20

Retired St. Thomas professor celebrated for role in famous Czech film

Before Winston Chrislock taught history, he acted in "Riders in the Sky."
St. Paul
May 17

St. Paul City Council adds money to budget for ash tree replacement

The city has cut down thousands of trees to fight emerald ash borer.
East Metro
May 16

Bump in sheriff's staff spurs Ramsey County debate

Before granting $1.3 million, the Ramsey County Board questions impact on taxpayers, use of county jail.
St. Paul
May 11

Outspoken teacher sues St. Paul schools, alleges retaliation

Aaron Benner alleges district retaliated against him after he accused it of lax discipline practices.
Minneapolis
May 6
Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff wiped away a tear a...

Mpls., St. Paul schools aren't the only districts facing budget woes

More than half of districts in Twin Cities and suburbs are facing deficits, and those numbers could swell.