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.

Minneapolis
November 14

Downtown ice skating rinks open this week in Minneapolis, St. Paul

St. Paul will celebrate with a grand opening Saturday.
East Metro
November 14

North Minneapolis' Appetite for Change and other organizations win Bush Prize

Appetite for Change was given $471K as it works for a better North Side.
St. Paul
November 10

St. Paul's Como Dockside eatery to close

Challenge of attracting diners during winter was too much, owner says.
St. Paul
November 8

St. Paul City Council approves organized trash collection

Organized collection is expected to begin in 2018.
St. Paul
November 3

St. Paul building trades team with the Learning Jet to transform aircraft hangar into a classroom

Volunteers are renovating a St. Paul airport hangar into a classroom for aviation students.
South Metro
October 24

New Ramsey Co. portal gives public easy access to data

Even the bad news gets an airing, with the help of a simple, user-friendly web surf.
St. Paul
October 23
St. Paul Superintendent Joe Gothard made his way past members of the St. Paul teachers union before Tuesday's school board meeting.

Tensions high as Mpls., St. Paul begin teacher contract talks

Budget strife is sure to complicate teacher contract talks in Minneapolis and St. Paul, where teachers are pushing for pay increases and district officials are stressing how tight their finances are.
St. Paul
October 21
St. Paul Fire Chief Tim Butler will start Monday in his previous role as the department's fire emergency management and communications chief.

After news of reprimand for 'intimidation,' St. Paul fire chief steps down

The announcement comes just days after it was made public that Tim Butler was reprimanded by the city in 2016 for retaliating against an employee.
East Metro
October 17
New St. Paul School Superintendent Joe Gothard met with staff and stud...

St. Paul high schools to start later but not until 2019-20 school year

The delay is to allow more time to explore ways to ease parental concerns.
East Metro
October 11

St. Paul Winter Carnival cancels plans for ice palace in 2018

Winter Carnival officials announced Wednesday that the group working to build the ice palace for the 2018 festival has canceled the project. Ice Cold Events "reached a point where they could not guarantee enough financial support to cover costs to allow the project to move forward," according to a statement from the Winter Carnival.
St. Paul
October 11

A new bee 'sky rise' in Como Park offers home for pollinators

Researchers hope to learn what kind of man-made housing attracts bees.
St. Paul
October 4

St. Paul School District outlines bargaining strategy

'Working within our budget' is one aim, but no specific dollar figure given.
St. Paul
September 30

Minnesota officers volunteer to help with Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico

15 Minnesota volunteers, all Spanish-speaking, hope to fly to the damaged island to aid relief efforts on Monday.
St. Paul
September 30

St. Paul aims to ease property tax sticker shock

Online tool allows a before-and-after look at property tax changes.
East Metro
September 29

Ramsey County's bid for new Amazon HQ is more about being noticed

County leaders would love to win the headquarters prize. But if that doesn't happen, their sites still are sure to draw attention.
St. Paul
September 29
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Valeria Silva had a buyout clause in the contract that is not in the contracts of similar school districts in Minnesota.

Ex-St. Paul schools Superintendent Silva takes job at New York academy

Ousted superintendent to train school leaders during 2017-18 school year.
Local
September 26

Counties, school districts set maximum tax levies for 2018

Washington County's is up from recent years; Hennepin and Ramsey stay about same.
St. Paul
September 22

English learner program gets boost in St. Paul, but court case looms

Ten new teachers hired after difficult 2016-17 school year.
St. Paul
September 21

Jed Stephen 'Kos' Kosmoski, who worked with St. Paul college baseball, hockey teams, dies at 44

Kosmoski, 44, died unexpectedly Aug. 5 in Seattle, stricken by pancreatitis while visiting his sister.
St. Paul
September 17
Third-graders at the Community School of Excellence, a St. Paul charter school, listened in Hmong language class.

Rising exodus of students puts more pressure on Minnesota schools

In Minneapolis and St. Paul, a third of the students are now leaving for other districts. The student flight is magnifying budget pressures and transforming the racial diversity of metro-area schools.
St. Paul
September 13

Dai Thao raises more than $171,000 in run for St. Paul mayor

Mayoral hopeful also has $97,000 in cash on hand.
St. Paul
September 12
New St. Paul School Superintendent Joe Gothard met with staff and stud...

St. Paul board to vote in October on school start-time changes

Sweeping moves would take effect in 2019-20, if approved.
St. Paul
September 6

New St. Paul skyway photo project explores 'home' for 58 immigrants

Immigrants who settled in Minnesota are featured in St. Paul art installation.
St. Paul
September 6

Proposed changes for St. Paul skyways prompt safety, accessibility concerns

Building owners want to see earlier closing times, while others say skyways are needed for accessibility.
Local
September 5
Janice Rettman worked alone in the council chambers before the Ramsey...

Local Minnesota officials who often cast the lone dissenting vote talk of 'life on an island'

They agreed the majority is eager for agreement and to avoid a public fuss.