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
March 23

St. Paul names three outsiders as finalists for top schools job

Final choice expected in April after community meetings, site visits.
St. Paul
March 23

North Star Grand Prix bicycle race moves to St. Paul's Grand Avenue

The North Star Grand Prix had been held in the Lowertown area.
East Metro
March 22
St. Paul Central High School principal Mary Mackbee stood as sung alon...

School-related burglary has high-profile victim: The principal

Theft was reported at service station linked to St. Paul's Central High.
East Metro
March 19

Minnesota is in 'very deep hole' when it comes to teachers of color

There are 629 Hispanic teachers across the state, making up just 1 percent of a total teaching workforce of 60,090.
St. Paul
March 17
Ian Keith, left, and Brian Singer pose for a portrait in front of a Ti...

St. Paul nonprofit takes it up a notch for Tanzanian teachers

It began as an effort to help a handful of children, but now Project Zawadi also helps teachers.
St. Paul
March 15

St. Paul takes Ford site development discussion to neighborhood living rooms

The small gatherings follow years of public discussion in auditoriums and meeting rooms.
East Metro
March 9
Ramsey County attorney John Choi announced that officer Jeronimo Yanez...

School safety task force in Ramsey County seeks community help

Group convened by County Attorney John Choi issued recommendations Thursday.
East Metro
March 7

Celeste 'Sally' Gagliardi, professional clown and Klondike Kate, dies at age 68

One might think it difficult to master the roles of both bawdy saloon singer and circus clown, but Celeste “Sally” Gagliardi had the chops and…
March 4
A St. Paul school residency program is helping Elizabeth Thao work to become a special-education teacher.

Twin Cities schools find creative ways to hire, keep teachers

A troublesome teacher shortage has Minnesota public schools fighting for hires and scrambling to hold on to newcomers.
St. Paul
March 4

Old St. Paul Facebook group helps people connect to a city that was

The online neighborhood gathering place reflects a growing passion among people across the country to better connect to their past.
East Metro
March 3
Emily Hovan, 16, of Circus Juventus, worked on aerials moves from diff...

Smithsonian to honor St. Paul's Circus Juventas

Members of the youth circus will perform on the National Mall this summer.
East Metro
February 28

Plagued by violence, Stargate Nightclub in Maplewood closed permanently

The Stargate Nightclub in Maplewood closed permanently this week following a shooting that injured five people last month. The City Council already voted unanimously to…
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.