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.

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Minnesota United has played 12 games at its new St. Paul Midway home — about halfway through the home portion of its schedule -- allowing nearby res

Allianz Field neighbors in St. Paul have mixed feelings about stadium

Halfway into the inaugural season, neighbors embrace — or endure — a new normal
Stage & Arts
July 12
Attorney Jeff Anderson held up a cast photo of Laura Stearns, at left, when she was 13, a year before her sexual abuse started at the Children’s The

Plaintiffs in sex abuse cases against the Children's Theatre to protest insurance company

Laura Stearns contends that jurors had no idea that insurance companies were on the hook, not CTC, for paying any damages in her case.
East Metro
July 11
Principal Jocelyn Sims shows what will be an outdoor classroom for the School Forest Program.

Losing students, St. Paul aims for a middle school revival

Investments include a new school in Woodbury.
East Metro
July 10
Changsha, China, gave St. Paul a replica of China’s famous Aiwan Pavilion last year. It can be viewed in Phalen Regional Park, where a Chinese garde

$7M Chinese garden to open Saturday in St. Paul

A parade and ribbon-cutting Saturday will mark the opening of a Chinese garden on the shore of Lake Phalen, a project created to highlight the…
St. Paul
July 9
Built in 1917, St. Paul's old Arlington Hills Library once brought literature and knowledge to an East Side community of Swedish and Italian immigrant

St. Paul East Side library gets $75,000 grant

Officials say they will use the money to hire more staff and expand operations.
St. Paul
July 5
In 2018, Harding High School student Brendan Thor, 17, and other students played basketball at the Eastview Recreation Center in St. Paul.

St. Paul rec centers to lend a hand as school hours change

A free after-school program for students in grades 1 through 5 is being expanded.
St. Paul
July 3
Kayakers prepared for water to drain in the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock on the Mississippi river in Minneapolis in 2015. On Thursday, St. Paul relaun

St. Paul relaunching Paddle Share program Thursday

Want to get out and paddle the Mississippi, but you're lacking a kayak? On Thursday, St. Paul relaunches Paddle Share, its self-serve kayak rental program.Solo…
Local
June 29
Pollen Executive Director Jamie Millard, right, with her child Dani, offers employees a variety of benefits, including “summer Fridays.”

Bring your baby to work? Minnesota nonprofits tap unusual benefits to attract, retain employees

Nonprofits are tapping unusual benefits to attract and retain employees.
East Metro
June 27
A Waste Management worker collected trash from the alleys of the Snelling-Hamline neighborhood in 2018. A Ramsey County judge on Thursday stayed his p

Judge's order means St. Paul garbage collection stays as is, for now

Ruling to keep organized hauling in place was lauded by Mayor Carter.
East Metro
June 27
The city of St. Paul and Minnesota United unveiled their new cutting-edge rainwater reuse system, complete with water harvesting process and tree-tren

Large-scale rainwater system under Allianz Field makes 'what is invisible, visible'

Underneath the stadium's Great Lawn is a giant tank, sensors, filters and pumps.
St. Paul
June 21
Christina Anderson-Taghioff and Simon Taghioff near their home in St. Paul in May. He was among those attending City Council meetings in April to chal

St. Paul City Council cuts street repair bills, but some still question fairness

After homeowners challenged street assessments, the City Council slashed many bills. But some say the system remains unfair.
Don't Miss
June 19
A July 2008 fireworks display over downtown St. Paul.

St. Paul duo who revived Grand Old Day now looking at July 4th fireworks

Timeline is tight, but fundraising is doable, they insist. The effort needs to raise more than $100,000 in just a few days
East Metro
June 15
Some alumni want St. Paul’s Linwood Monroe Arts Plus to offer the community a greater say in the name change.

Monroe High alumni fight the proposed renaming of St. Paul's Linwood Monroe Arts Plus

St. Paul arts school plans to drop name of slave-owning president.
East Metro
June 14
Sachoua Vang owns the Ninja Sushi food truck.

Thanks to social media, food trucks are headed back to vacant St. Paul lot

When the city booted them from a vacant lot, vendors took their complaints to Facebook.
East Metro
June 12
A remade version of St. Paul’s historic Rice Park opened Tuesday. The familiar girl in the fountain remains, and she was adorned for the occasion.

St. Paul's oldest public space blooms anew after $2.3M makeover

A public square where sheep once grazed, park's transformation is complete
East Metro
June 10
The review focuses on two redevelopment options for the former Ford assembly plant site.

St. Paul opens comment period for Ford site plan

For the next 30 days, St. Paul planners will accept public comments regarding the Ford site redevelopment’s potential impact on the surrounding environment. Called an…
St. Paul
June 9
St, Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard recently called for an outside review of the district’s facilities management practices.

As some St. Paul schools get fresh face, rising costs delay others

Rising costs led to outside review, too.
Inspired
June 7
Volunteer Tom Belting visited after he served rib dinners to guests Dolores Schmeidel, left, and Mary Jo Mileski at Loaves & Fishes’ Hopkins locatio

Innovative app helps Minnesota companies get leftover food to folks in need

Across the metro, the app is helping boost the number of companies able to find a home for extra food.
St. Paul
June 5
Twin Cities German Immersion School students played in the former Catholic church turned gymnasium in St. Paul.

St. Paul City Council votes against former church's historic designation

The decision disappointed opponents of a charter school's plan to demolish the building.
St. Paul
June 5
Longtime Central High School Principal Mary Mackbee was all smiles as she was driven off to a halftime ceremony in her honor last fall.

St. Paul's Central High to have interim leader in 2019-20

Two searches to replace Mary Mackbee have failed to produce the "right candidate," the superintendent wrote in a message to families.
St. Paul
June 4

For second time in two months, student brings loaded gun to St. Paul elementary school

An 8-year-old girl at John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary found the gun when she looked into her backpack, police said.
St. Paul
June 3
A Waste Management worker collected trash from the alleys of St. Paul's Snelling Hamline neighborhood in October 2018.

Questions about trash in St. Paul? Here are some answers

A Ramsey County judge ordered the ordinance suspended June 30. A day later, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said the city will appeal the ruling and promised the program will continue. Bottom line: The legal battle has created plenty of confusion among residents about what will happen.
St. Paul
June 3
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St. Paul group sues to save former Como Park church

St. Paul group wants to halt German School's plan for former church.
St. Paul
June 1
Waste Management worker Daniel Westerhaus collected trash from the alleys of the Snelling Hamline neighborhood of St. Paul's yellow zone on the first

St. Paul trash collection will continue, even at city's expense, mayor says

Mayor Melvin Carter said it could cost an extra $13 million this year alone to keep the program going, unless the city prevails in court.
St. Paul
May 30
St. Paul City Council Member Kassim Busuri won’t resign his position or suspend his campaign.

Kassim Busuri says he decided to run for his St. Paul council seat at the urging of constituents. That's true, for some.

Some say interim post is an advantage; others like his devotion to Sixth Ward.