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Summit Avenue was swarming with thousands of peaceful protesters Monday afternoon as they demanded all four officers involved in the killing of George Floyd be jailed and prosecuted.
Hundreds in downtown Minneapolis ignored the curfew and were met with police lines and tear gas. Earlier, officials warned of continued arson attacks, after several caches of flammable materials were found in neighborhoods.
Freeman attempts to succeed a second time at what has been an exceedingly rare result — convincing a jury to convict an officer of murder.
Changes come as retail and restaurant customers in Minneapolis must start wearing masks Tuesday night.
Problems surfaced almost immediately: Test samples were ruined because they were not stored in coolers, and oral swabs were used instead of nasal ones.
In sticking with the routines they've developed, they say they're doing their part to help medical workers, flatten the curve and reduce the spread.
As of Monday, state health workers had confirmed 194 COVID-19 cases among workers at the Pilgrim's Pride poultry processing plant — more than double the 83 cases just four days ago.
Increased testing among local processing plant workers has established the central Minnesota community as a COVID-19 hot zone.
For many, the weeks in quarantine have instilled a sense of concern — or fear — that won't be easy to shed.
It was David Goulette’s rich bass singing voice that first caught Carol Carver’s ear at a choir audition decades ago. It was his almost-heavenly organ…
Dentists, hygienists and dental students continue braving the dangers of COVID-19 to volunteer at St. Paul's Hope Dental Clinic.
At first glance, the numbers in Minnesota's cases don't appear out of proportion. But officials say the actual numbers of victims in the state's minority communities are likely higher.
Her son is convinced that Vera Mueller's faith pulled her through.
Shutdown has Frogtown leaders concerned beyond 2020
By the time Harvey left in 2006, the schools had a flourishing reputation as an urban district on the rise.
With the state's schools closed, districts and other organizations are finding ways to deliver meals to children in need.
As a woman walked past Grand Avenue's Wedding Shoppe a couple of days ago, she saw something that alarmed her: a large group of people…
Canceled commencement ceremonies and other events are among the memories lost in the last semester before graduation.
In a span of days, state, civic and business leaders have locked down public places on a scale not seen here in more than a century.
Just as parents scramble to find ways to adjust their lives during the school closures, St. Paul and Minneapolis educators have their own challenge: finding ways to teach nearly 70,000 students from a distance.
Proposed apartments seen as moving the area toward gentrification
Scott moves to the second-largest public housing authority in the country, serving more than 63,000 families with an operating budget of $1 billion.
Families are worried about effects of the Comprehensive District Design (CDD) plan, which is scheduled for a vote in April.
The weekly class not only is creating a new generation of bridge players but is helping them forge new friendships.
Network of smart homes helps police crack cases but raises privacy issues.
Powerhouse Sarah Reasoner has been tapped to recruit more women to careers as firefighters.
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.
Small talk was a rarity for Vernon Pierre Faillettaz, professor emeritus of religion at St. Olaf College. A big complex world and its kaleidoscope of…
Storied local boxer Mike Evgen has finally found a spot for his passion, helping mentor kids on St. Paul's East Side.
Sarah Reasoner will test her muscles against an otherwise all-male field.
Homeowners who have 1-inch meters can expect to receive checks ranging from $120 to $320.
St. Paul helped fund the work at the historic theaters.
Wild's plan for Xcel banner called "commercial litter."
The 22-acre site along Mississippi River was used by Ford as a dump site for generations.
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.
A woman who was found shot in a north Minneapolis alley Tuesday night died at North Memorial Hospital, police said. The woman, who has not…
Rock Star Book Club was started eight years ago by volunteers to create community for a dozen or so adult residents with autism spectrum disorder.
Developer also announces partner and sets spring start for the 122-acre St. Paul project.
Two buildings to be constructed along St. Paul's Green Line will contain 279 units.
Clearing St. Paul's car-filled streets during snow emergencies is a lot harder than simply towing more cars, officials say.
Perception that St. Paul has a crime problem is eroding confidence and stalling momentum for city businesses, she said.
Several immigrant-owned shops are back in business after St. Paul mall is repaired
A growing business wants to turn a former ash dump into a truck parking area, to neighbors' objections.
Some chilly morning this coming spring, not long after the last of the Mississippi River ice has receded, the waters off St. Paul's Raspberry Island…
New neighborhood to cater to transit users, cyclists, pedestrians.
The project will feature the state's largest urban solar array and hundreds of units of affordable housing, and could be worth $1 billion when fully developed, officials said.
Union Gospel Mission, its owner, to shift resources to serving homeless, addicted.
After a year of bitter debate, the victors say it's time to turn their attention to more important issues — affordable housing, public safety and climate change.
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.
Restaurant's owner blames closure on $15 minimum wage, sick time requirements
Trash collection debate touches on visions for city's future, residents' anger at officials.
Both sides hone their arguments in the week before Election Day.
The candidates are split on what has become the most contentious issue of the election: whether to jettison the city's year-old program for trash collection.
His career could have been created by a true-crime novelist. In fact, his 1964 gunfight with a suspected rapist was detailed in Master Detective magazine.
That work can involve something other than 911 calls, like dealing with abandoned bikes, reserve says.
Todd Axtell described the killings as "one of the most violent nights I have witnessed in my career."
Environmental Initiative, a nonprofit, to cover 25% of the cost to update aging equipment.
Some say the bumpy rollout means it's time for a change at City Hall.
The St. Paul City Council will vote next week on design standards for how the public moves through the space.
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.
What to do with the bone-jarring lanes connecting I-35E and Selby Avenue?
Critics of St. Paul's garbage system accuse mayor of taxpayer scare tactic.
The loss in the high court was the latest setback in a bumpy debut for city-run trash collection.
At issue is whether the city's contract with haulers blocks a public vote on organized trash collection.
Justices to decide if public must vote on contentious organized pickup system in place since last October.
Mayor Melvin Carter says amount in proposed 2020 budget is still not enough.
Demolition of former church begins to make way for growing German school.
Red Bull Flugtag returns to St. Paul, and Klondike Kates are ready to soar.
Angry neighbors say they expect Melvin Carter to set a better landlord example.
Beleaguered Rice Street gets the police presence residents have been demanding
Despite a weekend protest and vigil, most preservationists have admitted defeat.
The $2.5 million trail reconstruction project is the subject of a public meeting Monday.
Neighbors fighting to save a former Como Park church from the wrecking ball have been granted a reprieve.But there's a catch.A Ramsey County judge has…
Halfway into the inaugural season, neighbors embrace — or endure — a new normal
A parade and ribbon-cutting Saturday will mark the opening of a Chinese garden on the shore of Lake Phalen, a project created to highlight the…