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
November 5
Election judge Chris Yang carried voting signs to the parking lot at the start of polling Tuesday, Nov. 5 2019, at the Arlington Hills Community Cente

St. Paul trash vote: Answers to your questions

St. Paul residents will Yes or No Tuesday on whether a city ordinance that  established the year-old system of organized trash collection will continue.
St. Paul
November 2
Waste Management worker Daniel Westerhaus collected trash from the alleys of the Snelling Hamline neighborhood of St Paul's yellow zone on the first d

St. Paul's garbage fight is about more than just trash

Trash collection debate touches on visions for city's future, residents' anger at officials.
St. Paul
October 29
Waste Management worker Daniel Westerhaus collected trash from the alleys of the Snelling Hamline neighborhood of St Paul's yellow zone on the first d

Voters to weigh in on St. Paul's trash plan next week

Both sides hone their arguments in the week before Election Day.
St. Paul
October 24
Antonio Kelly peeked into a salon where residents can get haircuts at Dorothy Day Place, where Kelly has an apartment after three years with no home.

'Somewhere to lay my head': $100M shelter opens in St. Paul

The new Dorothy Day Residence — the largest public-private partnership of its kind in Minnesota history — is the latest addition in the Twin Cities to tackle the shortage in affordable housing.
St. Paul
October 22
In 2018, Rick Mickschl, left, and Isaac Stensland inspected an addition at Humbolt High School in St. Paul. A makeover of the school initially was exp

St. Paul school district puts hold on building projects

First wave of building renovations came in millions of dollars more than projected.
Inspired
October 14
COMPAS teaching artist Sharra Frank, left, worked with Tammi Reeves during a mosaic-making art class at Avivo, a nonprofit expanding its arts program

Free Twin Cities art workshops teach people will mental illness new skills, boost confidence

For people living with mental health troubles, free art workshops teach new skills and boost confidence.
St. Paul
October 8
The Historic Fort Snelling site, a Minnesota landmark for centuries, could get a new name. The Minnesota Historical Society, which manages the histori

Public weighs in on proposed Historic Fort Snelling name change

Historical Society seeks input on proposal to rename 23-acre site, not the fort
St. Paul
October 1

St. Paul delays after-school programming due to shortage of bus drivers

Class work that was set to begin next Monday now will launch on Oct. 21.
East Metro
September 24
Waste Management worker Daniel Westerhaus collected trash from the alleys of the Snelling Hamline neighborhood of St Paul's yellow zone on the first d

St. Paul garbage vote could trigger big tax hike, county auditor says

Homeowners would pay via property taxes rather than paying directly.
West Metro
September 24

Cyril Kerber of Chanhassen, top-selling encyclopedia salesman, dies at 87

He sold 6,051 sets of the Encyclopaedia Britannica over 33 years. He believed that to be a world record.
East Metro
September 24
Women and children ate lunch at the Project Home Day Center, Ramsey County's only day shelter for homeless families, on Sept. 19 in St. Paul.

St. Paul nonprofit rescues county's only day shelter for homeless families

St. Paul day center reopens with new name
East Metro
September 21

St. Paul school board's pay vote raises transparency questions

St. Paul Public Schools officials acknowledge the move should have been better publicized.
Local
September 19
Colleen Moriarty, executive director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota (center), stood alongside other nonprofit leaders in opposition to the federal gove

More than 35,000 Minnesotans could lose access to food stamps under proposed change

Federal agriculture officials say it will close a loophole that allowed people with high incomes to get food stamps, and will prevent "abuse of a critical safety net system."
St. Paul
September 17

St. Paul school board eyes property tax levy increase of up to 5%, raises its pay

District had been awaiting state's number-crunching.
St. Paul
September 17
Aaron Benner

Former St. Paul teacher settles retaliation suit against district for $525,000

Aaron Benner said district retaliated against him for criticizing its discipline practices.
St. Paul
September 17
Volunteers with The Sheridan Story distributed meals at a south Minneapolis elementary school. The Sheridan Story received a revolving credit line fro

With $1.1 billion in assets, the St. Paul-based Otto Bremer Trust is expanding to Montana and eastern Wisconsin

Foundation's reach grows in Wisconsin, Montana.
Inspired
September 13
Richard McLemore spoke to law students about serving time in prison for murder before turning his life around. He now runs his own leadership training

Minnesota's largest community foundation helps give former inmates a second chance

Over the past five years, the St. Paul & Minnesota Foundations has awarded a growing amount of money to organizations focused on criminal justice reform.
St. Paul
September 11
St. Paul Police Reserves Sgt. Bob Krizmanic checked in at a home where someone had reported an abandoned bicycle.

St. Paul Police Reserve looks to help make city safer in small ways

That work can involve something other than 911 calls, like dealing with abandoned bikes, reserve says.
St. Paul
September 10

Green Fleet grant helps St. Paul replace aging diesel vehicles

Environmental Initiative, a nonprofit, to cover 25% of the cost to update aging equipment.
St. Paul
September 6

St. Paul schools avert $4 million penalty after union delays health insurance switch

The district and union also are in early talks on a new two-year contract.
St. Paul
September 4
Tony Barranco, shown in April 2017, is Ryan's senior vice president of development and was the only person to get up to speak at the public hearing.

Design standards for St. Paul's Ford site aim for strong 'sense of place'

The St. Paul City Council will vote next week on design standards for how the public moves through the space.
St. Paul
September 3
Work continues on a multiyear renovation of Humboldt High School in St. Paul that is expected to wrap up in August 2020. Above, workers inspected an a

Slowdown for external review leaves five St. Paul schools projects on hold

Work continues at Humboldt, Como Park as district awaits external report on facilities plan.
St. Paul
August 27
Aaron Benner

Former St. Paul teacher can seek punitive damages from district, judge rules

He's suing St. Paul district, alleging retaliation for criticizing discipline plan.
East Metro
August 27
The Rince Na Chroi Irish Dancers performed in the Grand Old Day 2019 Parade on Sunday.

Local, federal investigators look into Grand Old Day finances

A handful of business owners and sponsors scrambled to raise more than $100,000 this spring after the festival's bank account was tens of thousands of dollars short.
East Metro
August 26
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s plan for the road trims the number of traffic lanes and adds space for bikes.

Carter pitches green option for crumbling Ayd Mill Road

What to do with the bone-jarring lanes connecting I-35E and Selby Avenue?