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
May 12
Members of the student leadership group at Johnson High School in St. Paul meet frequently to build community and strengthen relationships.

At St. Paul's Johnson High, students 'do more for themselves'

Three years into the effort, "Govie leader" program has paid off.
St. Paul
May 8

St. Paul school board tackles $17.2 million budget gap

Board also considers scrapping district policy against holiday parties.
St. Paul
May 6
Golfers practiced at St. Paul’s Town & Country Club putting green last week as they prepared for the coming golf season and a year of healing as the

St. Paul's Town & Country Club thriving despite $1 million theft

Despite $1 million theft, members stay loyal and Minnesota's oldest golf club stays solvent, officials say.
St. Paul
May 4
Holding a murder mystery themed New Year's Eve party now threatens the future of Scott Kramer's B&B in St. Paul's historic Dearing Mansion.

St. Paul panel votes to revoke mansion's permit after New Year's Eve bash

The party was third violation of the Dearing Mansion's permit to operate as a B&B.
St. Paul
May 1
Eric Larsen is one of the homeowners near the Green Line who has added an “accessory dwelling unit” to his property above a garage in St. Paul.

Granny flats slow to take off in St. Paul

Tight rules keep interest down, but changes may be coming.
St. Paul
April 26
The Riverfront Corporation did much to revitalize St. Paul.

Riverfront booster group in St. Paul ends 33-year run

The St. Paul Riverfront Corporation, a catalyst for such projects as the $27 million transformation of Harriet Island, will cease operations July 31.
St. Paul
April 25
People exit the Listening House at First Lutheran Church in St. Paul.

St. Paul City Council holds closed session on Listening House lawsuit

The St. Paul City Council on Wednesday met in closed session to discuss the lawsuit filed against it by a drop-in center for homeless and…
St. Paul
April 25

St. Paul will close Water Street as river rises

The closure, while the road is still dry, will not block visitor access to Harriet Island or the Pool and Yacht Club.
St. Paul
April 19
St. Paul's Grandview Theater, built in 1933, will close for several weeks for renovations that will replace seats, draperies, carpeting and create a M

St. Paul's aging Grandview Theater closed until mid-May for renovation

A forgivable city loan will help historic Grandview get needed renovations.
St. Paul
April 11
The house at 1905 Iglehart Ave., right, where Michael Tierney and his eight siblings grew up. At left is 1911 Iglehart Ave., which his family also own

St. Paul City Council won't vote on a moratorium on demolitions

Council Member Samantha Henningson withdrew the proposal, saying she was choosing "people over houses."
East Metro
April 4
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard

St. Paul schools has app to receive tips about possible trouble

District is one of several letting students make anonymous reports.
East Metro
April 3
Charlotte Berres, who lives in a Merriam Park home that was built in 1886, believes older homes in the neighborhood need to be protected.

St. Paul's Merriam Park center stage in housing preservation fight

St. Paul City Council to weigh a nine-month moratorium on demolitions.
West Metro
April 3
Richard Happ, who fatally stabbed his parents with a butcher knife in their Waconia home in 1999

Waconia killer's flight from group home confirms family's fears

They had opposed his release from security hospital in St. Peter.
East Metro
April 3
People exit the Listening House at First Lutheran Church in St. Paul.

Homeless drop-in center sues St. Paul over restrictions

Nonprofit says daily cap on visitors at its Dayton's Bluff facility is illegal.
Don't Miss
April 2
Mustafa Ibrahim, director of STEP Academy in St. Paul, kept his word that he would kiss a cow if students met their reading goal for the month of Marc

Reading goals met, St. Paul charter school students collect on teacher's vow

St. Paul charter students collect on a promise for meeting reading goals.
Local
April 2
(Clockwise) Reps. Tom Emmer, Collin Peterson, Erik Paulsen and Jason Lewis

Full-page ad calls out Paulsen, Lewis, Emmer and Peterson on gun control measures, NRA donations

It's unclear who exactly is behind the group "Listen to the Children."
St. Paul
March 27
Students at the Twin Cities German Immersion School sat Tuesday in the former Catholic church, now used as a gymnasium.

St. Paul school ready to part with its repurposed old church, but neighborhood isn't

Officials with the Twin Cities German Immersion School say repairs to the 1927 building would be too expensive.
State + Local
March 27
Students, including Aashay Desai, 16, left, and Aashna Sheth, 16, both of Plymouth, gathered at Harriet Island Regional Park in St. Paul before matchi

Ad confronts Minn. congressional delegation on gun control, NRA donations

In a full-page ad, a mysterious group called out Minnesota’s congressional delegation on gun control measures and on donations from the National Rifle Association. The…
St. Paul
March 24
A past Grand Old Day celebration, with curly fries and corn dogs aplenty.

St. Paul's Grand Old Day seeking vendors

Grand Old Day, St. Paul's unofficial opening day of summer, is seeking vendors for the 2018 festival.
St. Paul
March 20
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter was flanked by teachers union President Nick Faber, left and Superintendent Joe Gothard after reaching agreement in Febru

St. Paul school board OKs teachers' contract

Officials said contract wouldn't worsen city's projected budget deficit.
East Metro
March 19
“We needed to do something drastic to stay here,” owner Dan O’Gara told neighbors on Monday afternoon in explaining the decision to change the f

With redevelopment inevitable, O'Gara's seeks input from neighbors

Owner, developer answer many questions, including "why," as they shift focus to rebuilding.
St. Paul
March 15
Owner and remodeling contractor Scott Kramer restored the historic 1886 Dearing Mansion on St. Paul’s West Side and runs it as a bed-and-breakfast.

Murder-mystery party could kill St. Paul mansion's life as a B&B

The owner of the Dearing Mansion said it was a private party, but city officials say New Year's Eve bash wasn't the first violation.
St. Paul
March 13

St. Paul-based program helps forge leaders with deep community roots

Graduates gain skills that help them make impact.
St. Paul
March 12
St. Paul City Council meeting in 2016

St. Paul council upholds limit on landlord's right to rent to students

Kyle Coglitore lost that right after city inspectors found nine people living in a house that was supposed to have only four student residents.
St. Paul
March 8

Gladys Westin, leader among St. Paul teachers, dies at 80

The 80-year-old's legacy as a teacher lives on in a college scholarship in her name.