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Kirstin Knutson's reign ends Jan. 28. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, she wore the St. Paul festival's crown for two years.
Members of the St. Paul Board of Water Commissioners meeting are calling for an aggressive 10-year plan to replace all lead pipes on public or private property at an estimated cost of $220 million.
Soldier Trucking, which employs veterans and inner-city residents, expects to provide 140 jobs in St. Paul.
Kris Masanz has yet to fully reopen Neighborhood Cafe.
Abu Nayeem is just a regular guy — who ran for City Council and mayor as the Frogtown Crusader.
Fire crews extinguished New Year's blaze. Cause still being investigated.
Restoring portions of the creek, which once coursed through Swede Hollow, is seen as ecologically and spiritually beneficial.
Kevin Cannon welcomed the challenge of creating a new look for 136th Carnival.
Marauding tree rodents dim holiday lights in Mears Park.
Started a few years ago to provide "hyperlocal" programming, St. Paul's Frogtown Community Radio is also giving its neighborhood a bigger voice in local issues.
Kershaw talks snow emergencies, street repair and leading a department that affects people's everyday lives.
The longtime St. Paul activist and educator has found a medium that not only provides an artistic outlet, but reinforces positive images for girls of color.
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter names attorney to high-turnover post.
Raised in St. Paul's Frogtown, Dalton Outlaw is building big plans beyond his Element Gym.
The four buttons, by local artist Kevin Cannon, are the primary fundraiser for the Winter Carnival.
Development officials want public input on the future of the former golf course.
A new mobile phone app shows where you can and cannot park during snow emergencies in the capital city.
At a time when many book buyers have taken their shopping online, St. Paul's SubText Books has not only stuck with bricks and mortar, but it has become a downtown anchor.
Mayor says that Dec. 31 deadline stands.
Federal transportation infrastructure grants of nearly $8 million are intended to improve East Side safety and study Rondo area connectivity.
The W. 7th resident and new executive director of its district council once had rock star dreams. She still gigs, but her day job now is to champion her neighborhood.
Community will choose from The Heights, Hillpoint Heights and Eastcrest Heights as the new name for a planned mixed-use development.
Two teens learned at an early age that sometimes the best thing a friend can do is just be there.
Commissioned by St. Paul Melvin Carter, the piece will be unveiled Dec. 7.
In what has been a contentious issue, the City Council on Wednesday set new rates for 2022.
Thirty seconds after you meet Chuck Kanski, you know he was born to run a wine shop. The self-described "wine geek" can break down the…
After months of closure and detours, motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians on Wednesday will once again be able to use Mississippi River Boulevard between Ford Parkway…
Lynette Harris was raising three school-age children on the East Side of St. Paul when she discovered that many students at her son's school —…
The couple that brought Hope Breakfast Bar to a St. Paul fire station are thinking "very retro Las Vegas."
Views on the Minneapolis mayoral race also seemed to be heavily influenced by the city's public safety debate. Voters in St. Paul and cities around the state also went to the polls with big issues at stake.
The longtime West Sider forges connections with the Hispanic community.
The Downtown Alliance president talks COVID, crime and the future of downtown.
They want an improvement district with a mission beyond businesses.
Housing advocates want the site to provide more amenities, affordable housing.
East Siders asked to submit words that reflect the neighborhood.
The team has cleaned up more than 1,000 incidents of graffiti and reached out to more than 800 businesses, according to one official.
Architecture fans created a paintable book of homes in St. Paul's Irvine Park.
Up to 1,000 jobs at site could be close to home.
St. Paul's Restaurant Resiliency Program designed to help owners that lack the expertise to build an online business.
With the council's 5-2 vote, and barring any new challenges, the $32.5 million development can move forward.
Music festival is back before a live audience for the first time since 2019.
Owner credits local support with helping him rebuild century-old St. Paul store.
It ended a life lived behind the scenes of campaigns, caucuses and conventions, all with the goal of making St. Paul a better place to live.
The area surrounding Allianz Field could get a $200 million subsidy under the plan.
Combining rooftop solar arrays, a geothermal heating and cooling network, energy-efficiency and electric vehicle charging stations, planners at the St. Paul Port Authority envision something quite unique.
The fixes would rely on short-term federal aid.
Controversial five-story Dixie's complex gets nod from St. Paul Council
"Her victory is all of our victory," was how one person summed it up.
Incumbent Melvin Carter was one of five candidates to file for mayor.
The remade creek is the centerpiece of the new Highland Bridge development.
Emmett's and Saji-Ya will continue in the new space, said Dixie's owner Peter Kenefick, who plans to retire.
Large blue signs, updated weekly, will now show the rate that drivers have been yielding to pedestrians at select sites in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
One official called the proposed park, which would span train and vehicle traffic all the way down to the Mississippi, the "missing access" to the river.
$8.6M Wakan Tipi Center planned at edge of downtown St. Paul.
Law Enforcement Career Path Academy is designed to remove financial and educational barriers to college and a law enforcement career for low-income young people.
A strategy to control crime in the capital city grew into a police scandal involving some of the country's most-wanted criminals.
For many, the day seemed especially resonant because of the difficult year just passed.
Mayor says the city has better uses for its money; Saints, others stepping in.
Brian and Sarah Ingram and their Purpose Driven Restaurants have faith in St. Paul — and humanity.
St. Paul's Midway Peace Park officially unveiled Tuesday.
Star Tribune staff wins for its coverage of George Floyd killing
For its coverage of the police killing of George Floyd, and the landscape-altering racial reckoning that fanned out across the world from Minneapolis in its…
A St. Paul parish mourned the loss of two beloved sisters who died just weeks apart.
The restructured deal gives the East Side more access to parkland rather than adding more green space to Highland Park neighborhood.
Former all-star athlete from Minnetonka battles back against Parkinson's with boxing training techniques
Betty White took up boxing to battle back against Parkinson's disease.
Loss of parking could impact bar's bottom line, which affects city, too.
Through the summer, workers will build a tunnel beneath Mississippi River Boulevard that will allow runoff from a wide area to reach Hidden Falls.
Activist beckons others to the St. Paul site who've suffered trauma of violence in the community.
Some worry whether the development will be out of scale. Others welcome higher density.
Port Authority's massive redevelopment of former Hillcrest golf course is less ambitious than Ford site.
Mayor Melvin Carter said St. Paul needs a range of housing to meet its goals for vitality and affordability.
Cash grants to businesses hurt by pandemic, riots give hope to St. Paul neighborhood
Developer says vote will dampen development efforts.
The proposal is more detailed than similar efforts this year in Minneapolis.
Another 900,000 Minnesotans were added to the pool of state residents vying to secure a shot of virus protection, adding to the scramble for appointments.