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.

St. Paul
February 21
True Cha right scored a point on Alex Wahhoo Wah during a game of sepa...

Super Bowl grant helps a different kind of 'football' in St. Paul

A $100,000 grant from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund will build in St. Paul the state's first permanent sepak takraw courts.
St. Paul
February 13

Minnesota State picks none of the above for new chancellor, continuing search for permanent top leader

Board turns to interim Metro State president while it seeks "the right individual."
St. Paul
February 9

Minnesota Children's Museum reopening delayed

An unexpected construction disruption of the Scramble, a four-story climbing tower that is to be one of the prime attractions of a redesigned and expanded…
St. Paul
February 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.

Search is on for St. Paul schools' superintendent

A posting by the search firm Ray and Associates, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, emphasizes a need to "narrow the achievement gap" and advertises a starting salary of about $238,000 — subject to negotiations.
St. Paul
January 28

St. Paul school suspensions are down, but concerns linger, especially over race

Visitors can tell by the plaques on the wall that Melissa Gallagher is proud of her kids. One award, given to son Tyrese, was signed…
St. Paul
January 27

St. Paul's new recycling system leaves some residents frustrated

St. Paul and recycling officials say they are working to smooth out kinks.
St. Paul
January 25

St. Paul sees toned-down role for school cops

Positive interactions up, as arrests by school resource officers dropped from 21 to 1 in one year's time.
St. Paul
January 25

St. Paul Winter Carnival opens Thursday with parade, ice carving

An estimated 250,000 people are expected to attend the festival in St. Paul.
East Metro
January 24

St. Paul native pours time and energy into Frozen Film Festival

Joe Ruiz's passion for film and his hometown fuels a newer feature of St. Paul celebration.
St. Paul
January 23

Vandals strike St. Paul headquarters of anti-abortion nonprofit

The St. Paul headquarters of Pro-Life Action Ministries was vandalized Sunday night with anti-child, anti-Trump and anti-Christian sentiments. The messages in spray-paint included “Another [expletive]…
South Metro
January 21

Snelling busway gets strong start; don't count on extension soon

Unlike the south metro's Red Line, at least so far, the A Line from south Minneapolis to Roseville is reporting solid ridership results.
St. Paul
January 20

Merriam Park neighborhood 'Goddess Tree' installed in St. Paul gallery

The ants are gone. The painted goddess images have been freshened up. And Thursday night, to the accompaniment of a pianist and a belly dancer,…
St. Paul
January 20
“It’s almost universal that neighbors want the first shovel to be for student housing,” said neighbor Cathy Plessner. But, she said, it’s a complex issue.

St. Thomas' new facilities plan gets mixed reviews from neighbors

As the state's largest private university takes the first steps in a major expansion, its neighbors in St. Paul hope for relief from traffic and housing woes.
West Metro
January 14

From St. Paul to Excelsior, more cities rely on conservancies to fund public parks

According to a 2015 report, nearly half the nation's top 100 cities now have conservancies that are often driven by financial need.
Variety
January 13

Como Dockside lures wintertime customers with games, movies

St. Paul city officials expected 2016 total revenue to be $2 million, of which $200,000 went to the city in rent. But winter is another story.
East Metro
January 10
Teacher and artist Dusty Thune said his grant will help take his miniature golf station — a 26-foot-tall pink mastodon — into “knock your socks off” territory.

Small grants deliver big payoffs – and whimsy – in St. Paul

Local chapter of the Awesome Foundation helps turn whimsy into reality
St. Paul
December 29, 2016

School's plea for improvements roils St. Paul neighborhood

Scope of renovation plans at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus Lower Campus divides the Summit Hill neighborhood and the City Council might have to step in.
Local
December 29, 2016

Obituary: Sylvia Rector, 'tough editor' in Twin Cities who became beloved food critic in Detroit

Joe Kimball remembers it as a tense period in his career at the Star Tribune: The time when his paper squared off against the rival…
South Metro
December 23, 2016
Passengers board the Empire Builder to Chicago at St. Paul's Union Station on Friday. After a drop in 2015, ridership on Amtrak’s Minnesota route surged 3.7 percent in 2016.

Twin Cities passenger rail traffic climbs back on track

Advocates of a second daily train to Chicago say the turnaround reinforces their case that there's a demand out there for rail service.
East Metro
December 21, 2016

St. Paul's Central Station area kicks off a year of pop-up events

Pop-up events aim to bring vitality to Green Line Central Station.
Variety
December 16, 2016
Viking cruise ship is docked at Regensburg, Germany.

Cruising to St. Paul? Viking's Mississippi River plans on hold

Announced in 2015, Viking River Cruises' arrival on the Mississippi is not yet known.
St. Paul
December 13, 2016

St. Paul school board moves toward later high school start times

In split vote, board orders school district to plan for changes in 2018-19.
East Metro
December 12, 2016
St. Paul Johnson High School held their 2013 Commencement Exercises Mo...

St. Paul schools weigh changing start times

Board may phase in later start time for teens, earlier for elementary students.
Minneapolis
December 10, 2016
Mayor Betsy Hodges listened to debate Wednesday night as she presented her 2017 Minneapolis budget for adoption by the City Council.

Mpls. property-tax rise doesn't match forecast by Truth in Taxation notices

The notices were printed before schools levy vote and do not include that calculation.
West Metro
December 6, 2016
Protesters came to the fourth of seven commuity input meetings on Henn...

Dozens rally against plans to create joint Hennepin/Ramsey juvenile facility

About 100 people disrupted a meeting in Richfield, holding signs with slogans such as "No Cages for Kids." The meeting ended with several people yelling.