East Metro
October 25, 2021
St. Paul School Board Chair Jeanelle Foster was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. (Submitted photo)

St. Paul school board chair diagnosed with COVID-19

St. Paul school board Chair Jeanelle Foster has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is recovering at home after being hospitalized Friday, the district announced Monday.Foster,…
East Metro
October 25, 2021
Sadiyo I. Mohamed was arrested last year in St. Paul.  Credit: Ramsey County jail

Woodbury woman charged with killing daughter, 5, ruled incompetent to stand trial

A judge has ordered her to be civilly committed for six months while her murder case is put on hold.
East Metro
October 24, 2021
Hmong College Prep Academy in St. Paul.  ] LEILA NAVIDI • leila.navidi@startribune.comBACKGROUND INFORMATION: Hmong College Prep Academy in St. Paul

St. Paul charter school superintendent to step down after $4.3M hedge fund loss

Move follows $4.3 million hedge fund investment loss.
Local
October 23, 2021
Licensed clinical social worker Amber Ruth, left, took notes on a case as St. Paul Police officer Justin Tiffany drove them to their next call in 2018

Ramsey County starts planning for new teams of 911 responders

Ramsey County 911 operators could soon dispatch social and mental health workers, child welfare staff and even nonprofit employees to crisis calls, in one of…
Local
October 23, 2021

St. Paul police searching for suspect in East Side hit-and-run

St. Paul police were searching Saturday for a 30-year-old man suspected in a hit-and-run incident that killed a pedestrian in the Battle Creek neighborhood on…
Local
October 23, 2021
Five people were injured early Saturday after their house exploded in Cambridge, Minn.

Five injured in early morning house explosion in Cambridge

"The fact that anyone walked out of it is miraculous."
East Metro
October 23, 2021
A White Bear Lake man died when he crashed into the Lake Street Metro Transit station on Interstate 35W in Minneapolis on Oct. 16.

Driver in fiery transit station crash was White Bear Lake man

The driver killed last weekend in a fiery crash at a new Metro Transit station off Interstate 35W in south Minneapolis was a 25-year-old White…
East Metro
October 21, 2021
Tony Bol of Share With Others supplies families and organizations with wood boxes to use as free libraries or pantries

From books to free food, Stillwater family builds on Little Free Library legacy

For more than two years now, Tony Bol and his wife Eden Penn have made wooden boxes for people who want to install them in their front yards to share something: books, food, seeds. Even poetry.
East Metro
October 19, 2021

Ramsey County considers fines for restaurant, other license violations

County is moving away from criminal penalties.
East Metro
October 16, 2021
:Tina Thomas, grandmother of a teen accused of assaulting an Uber driver in St. Paul, pointed to where he sometimes sleeps in her home. He was not cha

New push to divert youth from juvenile court in Ramsey County stirs controversy

New Ramsey County effort aims to rehabilitate teens, but sheriff says it lets dangerous youth go free.
East Metro
October 16, 2021

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 17

ANDOVERSEPT. 28Disorderly conduct. An officer responded to a report of five kids who were being loud and disorderly and appeared to be drunk in a…
East Metro
October 15, 2021
A rusty patched bumblebee on Joe Pye weed. Pictures are from Susan Damon’s pollinator friendly bee garden in St. Paul, Minn., all photographed throu

Endangered bird, bee found on Maplewood development sites

Environmental groups say the results are proof Ramsey County, the property owner, should rethink possible plans to redevelop the shuttered 88-acre Ponds at Battle Creek golf course and a second 77-acre grassland site.
Business
October 15, 2021
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Some worry St. Paul Port Authority is not listening to community hopes for Hillcrest

Housing advocates want the site to provide more amenities, affordable housing.
East Metro
October 14, 2021
One of the Washington County Heritage Center’s first exhibits showcases Stillwater fashion of the 1860s and 1960s, which is striking in its contrast

History center opens in Stillwater after years of planning

After years of planning and renovation, the museum opens this weekend
Business
October 14, 2021
Packages move down a conveyor belt at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Shakopee. The retailer is planning a fourth Twin Cities site in Woodbury.

Amazon to build a fourth Twin Cities warehouse in Woodbury

Dubbed "Project Belle" to avoid publicly naming the tenant, the online retailer expects to hire 500 to 1,000 workers.
East Metro
October 13, 2021
Police responded to an active situation at an apartment complex in Oakdale on Monday, Oct. 11.

Oakdale man charged with shooting at law enforcement, officers exchanging gunfire identified

The man was later taken to a hospital and placed on a mental health hold.
East Metro
October 12, 2021
caption kicker Chue Lee, cq, who fishes at the park at least twice a week, fished for bass at Keller Regional Park, Thursday, October 7, 2021 in Maple

As park usage surges, Ramsey County leaders say 'dawn-to-dusk' rule may no longer make sense

Officials say the "dawn-to-dusk" rule may no longer make sense.
East Metro
October 12, 2021

Charges: Driver drunk when he crashed pickup and killed one of his passengers in Forest Lake

The passenger who died worked at the bar where the driver was drinking for hours, according to the charges.
East Metro
October 11, 2021

Five St. Paul schools to close, others to merge under district proposal

Changes would affect every area of the city, official says.
East Metro
October 9, 2021

At least one dead in North Oaks crash

A witness said it appeared to be a single-vehicle crash.