Local
November 8
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Hastings "Heroes Monument" set for Veterans Day unveiling

Monument to recognize more than 4,000 service members
East Metro
November 7
Kelli Caron, center right, is pictured with her brother, Shane Richard, mother, Kris Richard, and stepfather, Brian Richard, left to right. Caron is p

Minnesota woman's plea caught in federal clemency pileup

Kelli Caron, who received a commutation from the Minnesota Board of Pardons, is testing President Joe Biden's emerging philosophy on the executive branch's power to forgive.
Business
November 6
At the former Ford Plant in St. Paul, the central water feature is an important part of sending treated storm water to Hidden Falls Park.

Developers pause St. Paul projects after rent control passes

Unlike most cities with rent control, St. Paul will not exempt new construction, which opponents argue will force lenders and developers to look outside the city.
East Metro
November 6

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Nov. 7

HAM LAKEOCT. 13Disorderly conduct. Officers responded to a report of a disorderly man who had locked himself in the bathroom at AmericInn, 13440 Hwy. 65…
Local
November 5
Derek Chauvin booking photo. (Minnesota Department of Corrections) ORG XMIT: MIN2111012148120353

Judge enters not guilty pleas in tax case on behalf of Chauvin and his ex-wife

Next hearing is set for Jan. 21, 2022, in Washington County District Court
St. Paul
November 5
St. Paul Public Schools will open vaccine clinics for students. This file photo shows a dose of Pfizer pediatric COVID-19 vaccine. (Joseph Cress/Iowa

St. Paul Public Schools to open student vaccine clinics

St. Paul Public Schools aims to get its youngest students vaccinated against COVID-19, and it is setting up clinics at two elementary sites to help…
East Metro
November 4

Boy, 5, in critical condition after he was hit by car in St. Paul

The driver was cooperating with the investigation, police said.
East Metro
November 3
Voters chose school board members and considered school district operating levies, among other issues, Tuesday. This file photo shows a voter picking

Suburban school board voters in Minnesota turn away conservative slates

Operating levies won voter support in Stillwater and Shakopee.
St. Paul
November 3
Hope Breakfast Bar owners Sarah and Brian Ingram.

Eye on St. Paul Q&A: What's next for restaurateur Brian Ingram?

The couple that brought Hope Breakfast Bar to a St. Paul fire station are thinking "very retro Las Vegas."
Local
November 3
A sign posted at an entrance to North Oaks in 2008.

James J. Hill heir sues North Oaks over blocked housing development

The City Council blocked the Gate Hill development of 73 homes.
East Metro
November 2

Schools and taxes take center stage in east metro elections

School board candidates from Mounds View to Hastings vied for office while Stillwater school district voters considered millions in tax levies.
East Metro
November 2
Steve Van Hale, a Ramsey County Corrections officer, embraced a life as a living Santa Claus. He died Oct. 3, 2021.

Steve Van Hale, former corrections officer who became 'essence of Santa,' dies at 63

"He was made to be Santa," said his wife, Penny Fastner Van Hale.
East Metro
October 30

Suspect arrested in shooting death in western Wisconsin

A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death Friday of a person in the village of Luck in western Wisconsin, authorities said.According to the…
East Metro
October 30

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Oct. 31

CORCORANSEPT. 21Animal complaint. An officer responded to a report of a cougar at Old Settlers Road and Horseshoe Trail. The animal was observed entering a…
Curious Minnesota
October 29
A hand-colored photograph of South St. Paul taken between 1912 and 1915. The structure at center is the Stockyards Exchange Building, which is still s

West, North, South, Park: Why are there so many suburbs named St. Paul?

Many east metro locales are named after Minnesota's capital city, though not all of their names neatly line up with the compass.
East Metro
October 27
Ramsey County Sherif Bob Fletcher, shown in 2019.

Ramsey County documents: Sheriff used taxpayer funds to plan new school

Contracts mention Sheriff's Office employees working with students
East Metro
October 27
Conservatives are seeking to flip school board seats in elections next week.

Suburban school board races emerge as partisan battleground

Fervent challenges to pandemic precautions and racial equity policies have turned what are sometimes sleepy off-year elections into partisan battles across Twin Cities suburbs.
East Metro
October 26
Ramsey County Sherif Bob Fletcher

Ramsey County Board gives sheriff $869K for civil unrest

Tensions simmer over budgets, charter school plan
Colleges
October 26

Ex-University of St. Thomas football player guilty of raping fellow student in dorm

Nicholas R. Schnack transferred to Drake and joined the football team there, but left that school once the charges were filed, his attorney said.
St. Paul
October 25

Eye on St. Paul Q&A: Joe Spencer, Downtown Alliance president

The Downtown Alliance president talks COVID, crime and the future of downtown.