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
October 21
Shelden Moe of Como Park mows the grass of a neighboring business in exchange for using its dumpster. He’d like to keep it that way.

Zero wasters, bin sharers, self-haulers are part of St. Paul trash uprising

It's the first time in St.Paul's 177-year history that residents are required to hire someone to cart away their trash. And it has sparked a popular uprising.
East Metro
October 20

Stay away from St. Paul caves, officials warn (yet again)

Rescuers were called in after two teens were seen entering St. Paul caves.
St. Paul
October 16
Patricia Hartmann dropped a stacked pile of petitions on the desk in front of elections specialist Josh Kiley.

Second petition by St. Paul garbage collection opponents calls for a citywide vote

Advocates want a referendum on the two-week-old garbage collection service.
St. Paul
October 14
Waste Management worker Daniel Westerhaus collected trash from the alleys of St. Paul's Snelling Hamline neighborhood.

St. Paul Council will repeal one trash ordinance, but system remains

St. Paul drops one organized trash pickup ordinance in answer to critics' petition.
East Metro
October 13
First-grade teacher Moslais Xiong played a game to help her class focus on listening at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet in St. Paul.

St. Paul's Asian community pushes for investment in its students

As the St. Paul School District makes its case this fall for an $18.6 million a year increase in voter-approved funding, advocates and former students…
St. Paul
October 12

Eugene Jax, social worker with a heart for justice, dies at 82

After retiring, he continued to strive to give voice to the homeless but later was slowed by ALS.
St. Paul
October 11

Former St. Paul human rights director accused police of sabotaging oversight

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter joins Police Chief Todd Axtell in denying Jessica Kingston's allegations.
St. Paul
October 11
Friends had lunch at Tiffany Sports Lounge as pedestrians walked along Ford Parkway in St. Paul.

Plans for Ford site excite, encourage neighboring businesses in St. Paul

St. Paul's biggest redevelopment opportunity in generations comes with new housing density, too.
St. Paul
October 11
Ryan Cos. unveiled its concept for the Ford Site Master Plan in St. Paul during a neighborhood presentation at Highland Park Middle School on Wednesda

Ryan Cos. announces plans for an urban village at St. Paul's Ford site

Sweeping vision was arrived at following community listening sessions over the past several months and a lot of work, officials say.
St. Paul
October 10

St. Paul clarifies rules on accessory dwelling units, plans a vote next week

Champions of allowing "accessory dwelling units" to be built citywide in St. Paul will have to wait at least another week. The St. Paul City…
St. Paul
October 4
The 2018 Winter Carnival Ice Palace in Rice Park in downtown St. Paul.

St. Paul Winter Carnival moving to temporary home at Kellogg Mall Park

The carnival is slated to return to Rice Park in 2020
St. Paul
September 26
Traffic concerns and environmental questions were the top concerns Wednesday night as Ryan Cos. hosted the third public meeting about its upcoming dev

Traffic questions dominate meeting about development at former Ford site

Ryan Cos. hosted the third public meeting about its upcoming development in St. Paul.
East Metro
September 24
After crunching the numbers, it looks like the typical St. Paul homeowner is looking at a big property tax increase next year.

St. Paul property taxes to climb for most, according to projections

But voters will have say on school district taxes.
St. Paul
September 19
A booming Twin Cities megachurch has added the former McNally Smith College of Music in downtown St. Paul to its list of worship locations.

Growing megachurch moves into former McNally Smith site

River Valley Church, founded in 1995, makes the former music school its 10th campus worldwide.
St. Paul
September 16
A trash collector empties containers onto the truck on trash pickup day.

New garbage plan in St. Paul getting closer to rollout

City officials say most new trash bins have been delivered for organized collection to start on time.
East Metro
September 12
St. Paul City Council postpones vote on accessory dwelling units

St. Paul City Council postpones vote on accessory dwelling units

Council members said more time is needed.
St. Paul
September 12
The Summit Hill Association, which represents neighborhoods graced by some of the city’s most stately and historic homes, is urging the City Council

St. Paul neighborhood of carriage houses skeptical about 'granny flat' proposal

Summit Hill homeowners say more time is needed to study the proposal.
St. Paul
September 5
Lou Han Ming worked from scaffolding on the second story of the pavilion, built in China and shipped to St. Paul as part of a sister city partnership

Chinese pavilion in St. Paul's Phalen Park nearing completion

A replica of a Chinese pavilion adds a quiet vibe to shore of Lake Phalen
St. Paul
August 31

St. Paul City Council poised to pay departing human rights director $250,000

Vote on a proposed settlement agreement between the city and Jessica Kingston is scheduled for Wednesday.
St. Paul
August 29
Greg Huber, Allianz Field project manager, gave a tour of the new soccer stadium Tuesday in St. Paul. Sod is due to be laid in October.

Minnesota United's new home, St. Paul's new look take shape

Anticipation builds with the team as it looks forward to Allianz Field and in the St. Paul neighborhood transforming as well.
Don't Miss
August 24
Marybeth Lonnee weeded the memorial garden she planted with donated perennials and help from other Merriam Station Community Garden volunteers.

A grandmother turns her grief into a St. Paul community garden

The memorial garden to little Alan Geisenkoetter will be dedicated Sunday with singers, pipers and balloons.
St. Paul
August 21
Joe Gothard came to St. Paul from the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district and is entering year two of a three-year contract.

St. Paul schools chief Joe Gothard scores positive marks

But the superintendent's first public review didn't increase his $232,000 salary.
St. Paul
August 21
Some residents question whether St. Paul’s decision to use a consortium of haulers this fall to create a centralized system, including uniform trash

St. Paul residents' frustration with organized trash collection piling up

Collection hasn't started, but some residents have already started a petition.
East Metro
August 20
Scott Kramer is photographed in one of the bedrooms in Stt. Paul's historic Dearing Mansion.

Owner of St. Paul mansion who ran afoul of regulators puts B&B up for sale

Historic St. Paul B&B that drew lengthy controversy hits market for $850,000.
St. Paul
August 20
Lake Monster Brewing, on Vandalia Avenue between I-94 and University Avenue, has become a popular gathering spot in a part of St. Paul known as a Crea

In St. Paul's growing Creative Enterprise Zone, businesses seek ways to preserve artistic identity

Area increasingly known for creative enterprises is hoping St. Paul can nurture it.