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
February 21
St. Paul Superintendent Joe Gothard left, and SPFE President Nick Faber talked outside of Hamline Elementary School in June.

St. Paul teachers and support staffers authorize strike: 'Educators are fed up'

The vote followed a mediation session during which the union reported "no significant movement" on priorities that have included the establishment of mental health teams in every building and increased supports for multilingual families.
Stage & Arts
February 14
Uri Sands of TU Dance

TU Dance, former dancer reach settlement in case alleging sexual assault

The co-founder of TU Dance, Uri Sands, resigned in December.
Don't Miss
February 13
Sarah Reasoner working out at Los Campeones gym in northeast Minneapolis.

One of the world's strongest firefighters is recruiting other women to St. Paul

Powerhouse Sarah Reasoner has been tapped to recruit more women to careers as firefighters.
East Metro
February 12
Charlie Lee held his 4-year-old daughter Nellie as he recorded his fourth-grader, Niyah, on Monday, Feb. 10, at St. Paul's Galtier Community Elementar

St. Paul schools host events to welcome black parents

Latrice Maggitt settled into a second-row seat as students at Galtier Community School in St. Paul prepared on Monday to re-enact a protest that proved…
St. Paul
February 5
The Minnesota Wild has decided not to appeal a city board's denial of its request to allow a 6-story-tall banner to be draped down the side of Xcel En

Minnesota Wild abandons effort to put up behemoth banner

The team had asked for variances to the city's ordinance that limits the number of signs posted on the outside of the arena and the height and elevation of any banners.
St. Paul
January 31
Mike Evgen explained technique to 10-year-old Soren Holdahl as they worked out with a punching bag. Evgen, now 53, got his start at boxing at age 12.

St. Paul's Rice Street Rocker giving back through 'Old School' gym

Storied local boxer Mike Evgen has finally found a spot for his passion, helping mentor kids on St. Paul's East Side.
East Metro
January 28
Minnesota Wild fans marched from Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub to Xcel Energy Center for the home opener on Oct. 12, 2019.

St. Paul zoning board rejects Wild's 6-story-tall banner

The Minnesota Wild’s request to hang a giant banner down a side of Xcel Energy Center has received a hip check. St. Paul’s Board of…
East Metro
January 20
St. Paul teachers union head Nick Faber, seen at a 2017 rally, said members are frustrated with the pace of talks with district officials.

St. Paul teachers to rally with aim of speeding up contract talks

St. Paul district says contract proposals are too expensive as written.
Don't Miss
January 20
Sarah Reasoner graduated from the fire academy in July.

St. Paul firefighter, the sole woman in the competition, is fifth 'strongest' in nation

In a social media post, Sarah Reasoner thanked event host Arnold Schwarzenegger for yelling at her during the sandbag carry.
St. Paul
January 18
Sarah Reasoner graduated from the fire academy in July.

St. Paul firefighter vying to be 'World's Strongest'

Sarah Reasoner will test her muscles against an otherwise all-male field.
South Metro
January 17

St. Paul water utility to refund customers who were overcharged

Homeowners who have 1-inch meters can expect to receive checks ranging from $120 to $320.
St. Paul
January 14
The Highland Theater, shown in 2007, before recent renovations were completed.

St. Paul's Highland, Grandview theaters cited for fire code violations

St. Paul helped fund the work at the historic theaters.
East Metro
January 13
Taylor Swift fans crossed Kellogg Boulevard outside the Xcel Energy Center before a concert in 2013. The Minnesota Wild wants to hang a giant temporar

A good sign for St. Paul? Or eyesore? Group fights Wild's big banner

Wild's plan for Xcel banner called "commercial litter."
St. Paul
January 9
The former Ford assembly plant site, looking northwest, with the downtown Minneapolis in the background. Area C is a 22-acre parcel along the Mississi

What will happen to Ford's former dump in St. Paul? Meeting focuses on land's future

The 22-acre site along Mississippi River was used by Ford as a dump site for generations.
East Metro
January 6
DFL Rep. Kaohly Her, seen at a 2018 news conference with Mayor Melvin Carter, said both her jobs are to advocate for St. Paul constituents.

Legislator's work as St. Paul mayor's aide raises red flag

After Mayor Melvin Carter proposed plan to start a college savings plan for St. Paul newborns, Rep. Kaohly Vang Her wrote a bill to help pay for it.
St. Paul
January 1

St. Paul schools moving to hire student-friendly security staffers

School district will hire civilian workers trained to de-escalate conflicts among kids.
East Metro
December 31, 2019
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, left, said Bill Wilson, former council member and council president, spent his life in service to others and paved the w

St. Paul's Bill Wilson, civil rights activist and educator, dies at 79

As St. Paul’s first black City Council member, Bill Wilson lived and preached the message of racial equality, and for years he was a fixture…
Minneapolis
December 23, 2019
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter stopped in at the Salvation Army toy shop in St. Paul on Monday, Dec. 23, and helped shopper John Yang pick out toys for

Salvation Army still short donations, despite new gift from St. Grand

Salvation Army is facing a shortfall of about $500K.
Minneapolis
December 18, 2019
Thwanda Thomas of Minneapolis picked out a bike for her 7-year-old at the Salvation Army Toy Shop on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Salvation Army faces shortfall in donations, toys for Twin Cities families in need

The nonprofit blames the short holiday season, weather and online shopping for decreasing crowds to its red kettles.
St. Paul
December 16, 2019
The Fairview Station on the Green Line in St. Paul.

Affordable housing project planned along St. Paul's Green Line

Two buildings to be constructed along St. Paul's Green Line will contain 279 units.
St. Paul
December 16, 2019
In 2016, Cortez Hull, a school resource officer (SRO) at Highland Park High School in St. Paul, interacted with students at the end of the school the

St. Paul school board to vote on new contract for school resource officers

Board takes up contract as it looks at broader duties for resource officers.
Inspired
December 13, 2019
Members of the 1913 University of Minnesota Women’s Suffrage Club.

100th anniversary of women's suffrage reason to celebrate across Minnesota

Minnesota is gearing up to commemorate the centennial with events, exhibits and educational outreach across the state.
St. Paul
December 10, 2019
Ice and snow were packed in the parking areas along Edgerton Street in St. Paul on Tuesday.

St. Paul asks about plowing streets: 'Why not more towing?' Math is the answer

Clearing St. Paul's car-filled streets during snow emergencies is a lot harder than simply towing more cars, officials say.
St. Paul
December 5, 2019
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard

St. Paul teacher contract talks headed to mediation

Union leads push for another round of private negotiations.
St. Paul
December 4, 2019
Resident Shataye, who asked that her last name not be used to protect her privacy, is excited and grateful to have stable housing at Mino Oski Ain Dah

New St. Paul housing facility is first of its kind for homeless Native American youths in Minn.

Native American young people are disproportionately affected by homelessness.