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
August 23

St. Paul district seeks a fresh start with in-school officers

New measures seek to ensure a more positive presence in schools.
St. Paul
August 22

Backyard concerts are a high note in West Seventh neighborhood

One family's Grand Oak Opry concert series draws crowds, deepens community ties.
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August 19

Venerable St. Paul dance studio to close after more than 60 years

St. Paul Ballet's Grand Avenue studio, which for nearly 50 years was under the Andahazy Dance Studio name, is closing. The building's owners have decided to retire and do something else with the property.
St. Paul
August 14

St. Paul DFLers endorse early childhood educator for school board seat

Jeannie Foster would serve the final 13 months of a vacant seat if elected Nov. 8.
St. Paul
August 11

Historic St. Paul firehouse to be redeveloped, not razed

The structure dating to the 1800s survives thanks to a $500,000 forgivable loan from the city's Housing and Redevelopment Authority.
East Metro
August 7
John Thein, interim superintendent of the St. Paul Public Schools, was introduced by school board Chairman Jon Schumacher on June 22 in St. Paul.

St. Paul schools officials aim to rebuild trust, respect

Superintendent joins board in discussing goals — and how to get there amid changing times.
East Metro
August 5

Putting a squawk in it: St. Paul center offers shelter for abandoned birds

Volunteers at The Landing aim to help abandoned parrots "be birds again."
August 4

Impromptu improv to hit St. Paul Aug. 19

Grants help theater group Danger Boat Productions bring comedic art into lives of everyday people.
St. Paul
August 4

Frogtown's WFNU to hit airwaves with the raising of radio tower

After more than a year of streaming online, Frogtown Community Radio is making the leap to the airwaves. With the raising of its radio tower…
St. Paul
August 2

St. Paul school board fills board vacancy

Cedrick Baker, a Metropolitan Council administrator who has helped St. Paul parents navigate the public schools system, was appointed Tuesday to a two-month stint as…
East Metro
July 25

Interim chief is a calm and steady hand for St. Paul schools

Roseville superintendent left retirement to help his neighboring district heal.
St. Paul
July 19
Demolition began at Little Mekong Plaza, a privately owned pubic spac...

St. Paul's growing Little Mekong Night Market opens this weekend

Third annual event expected to draw more than 15,000.
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July 18
Alison Rempel Brown, the new president and CEO of the Science Museum o...

New Science Museum of Minnesota CEO says science is your BFF

The Science Museum's new boss wants to make science less scary, more friendly. A T. rex might help.
St. Paul
July 5
The newborn zebra at the Como Zoo in St. Paul on Tuesday. It is the se...

St. Paul's Como Zoo welcomes new baby zebra

Como Zoo’s very pregnant zebra, Minnie, received a special delivery over the weekend — a new baby. With the hard work of bringing a baby…
St. Paul
July 4

Six St. Paul schools will pilot programs on safety, behavior

Six schools face significant challenges in seeking to turn around problem behavior.
West Metro
July 3
Lt. Kent Vnuk said the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Water Patrol Unit is prepared for the July 4th weekend, typically the most fraught with intoxicated boaters and emergencies.

Patrols on Lake Minnetonka boosted for busy July 4 weekend

At least 40 officers are being deployed across the lake, including, for the first time, the party hot spot of Big Island.
East Metro
June 30

Ramsey County attorney launches safe-schools task force

Group to review causes of violence in the schools and recommend solutions.
June 29

Obituary: Mary Thornton Phillips was an education leader with style

First, there was her résumé, highlighting work as a teacher and a principal, a groundbreaking stint as a leader of vocational-technical education in Minnesota and…
St. Paul
June 25

Can Can Wonderland part of St. Paul Midway resurgence

An oddball attraction is the latest hip addition to the St. Paul neighborood.
East Metro
June 22
St. Paul schools superintendent Valeria Silva speaks to the media duri...

Valeria Silva's buyout may be pricey, but St. Paul observer sees reasons

Some defend, others question $787,500 deal to part ways with superintendent.
St. Paul
June 22
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Valeria Silva

Deal struck for Superintendent Silva's exit will cost $787,000

Roseville's John Thein will be interim superintendent. Board Member Jean O'Connell announced she was resigning, effective June 30.
St. Paul
June 21

Former St. Paul convent has been safe haven for women for two decades

Residents have come to center from 67 countries, many fleeing violence.
St. Paul
June 14

Couple work to transform old W. 7th movie house into live performance space

But some St. Paul neighbors fear a new theater — with a liquor license — may bring problems.
St. Paul
June 14

Man found shot to death in parking lot near Lexington and University

St. Paul police were investigating a fatal shooting Sunday night in the 400 block of N. Lexington Parkway. About 8 p.m., officers responding to a…
St. Paul
June 10

Residents urge careful consideration of soccer stadium development plans

Planning commission is expected to make a recommendation to the City Council sometime in July.