Police took control of the area near the Super Target against protesters. Several buildings near the MIdway were either damaged or set on fire. Protes

'Flash looting,' more fires break out in St. Paul as unrest spreads

Looting and fires were reported on University Avenue in the Midway district. An East Side shopping mall also was hit.

Plans for emergency morgue worry St. Paul leaders

May 28
Minnesota has purchased the Bix Produce Co.’s former cold storage facility in St. Paul to use as a temporary morgue.
Facility would be in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods.

Metro Transit halts bus, light-rail service in Twin Cities through weekend

May 29
All bus service throughout the Twin Cities will be suspended through the weekend.
Transit spokesman cites concern for rider and employee safety.
Coronavirus
1 minute ago
The Rev. John Ubel roped off two pews, leaving every third one open, according to a seating chart to evenly space 250 parishioners for this weekend’

Minnesota churches reopen this weekend with excitement, questions in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

Many Minnesotans relish a return to church, while others still unsure of safety.
South Metro
1 minute ago
A man wrapped in a blanket talked to Minnesota National Guard members underneath the Hiawatha Bridge at Lake Street Friday morning in Minneapolis.

Suburbs join St. Paul, Mpls. in ordering curfews starting at 8 p.m. Friday

Edina, Bloomington, Roseville and Dakota County also set up curfews from 8 p.m.to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Roseville has added a third day.
St. Paul
9 minutes ago

Man's shooting death in St. Paul not believed tied to rioting

Fire Department medics took him to Regions Hospital, where he died, according to police.
Minneapolis
6:15pm
A fire burned in a building on E. Lake Street in Minneapolis early Thursday.

These Minneapolis, St. Paul buildings are damaged, looted after protests

A look at Twin Cities businesses hit hard since Wednesday by looting and rioting following the Memorial Day death of George Floyd
North Metro
May 28
Amy Grabow and daughter Abigail Credit: Facebook

Authorities ID teen driver, mother killed in crash north of Twin Cities

The woman was the founder of a blanket company that donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity from sales proceeds.
Coronavirus
May 27
“We know that $7,500 isn’t a whole lot, but it’s intended to get these businesses through the next month or two in terms of rent and utilities,�

Businesses with five or fewer employees are first in line for Ramsey County relief

About half of Ramsey County businesses with five or fewer workers will be the first eligible for $7,500 emergency grants.
St. Paul
May 27
Rep. John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, worked in the City Attorney’s Office for 15 years and previously applied for the top job.

Supreme Court ruling keeps alive defamation suit against DFL lawmaker Lesch

The St. Paul city attorney's lawsuit against Rep. John Lesch will head back to district court.
Coronavirus
May 27
Face masks and social distancing were part of the process as election staffer Stella Hegg assists State Rep. Michael Howard as he files for re-electio

St. Paul to require face masks inside businesses, city buildings

St. Paul will require people to wear face masks inside businesses and city buildings beginning June 1, and may penalize those who don't comply.Mayor Melvin…
St. Paul
May 26
St. Paul officers responding to a call in the 200 block of Belvidere Street East on Saturday morning found a man unconscious and not breathing with si

St. Paul police identify man fatally shot in West Side home

Cary F. Schmidt, 60, was shot in the chest, police said.
Coronavirus
May 26
Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough led the effort to delay approval of the final $26 million, saying the public needed “transparency and accou

Ramsey County Board OKs spending plan for $96 million in federal pandemic aid

The board earmarked all but $26 million for emergency response costs, which will be approved as it's spent.
St. Paul
May 26
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s headquarters is located in St. Paul.

Wilder Foundation in St. Paul cuts programs, 52 positions to narrow budget deficit

The nonprofit said cost-cutting was planned before COVID-19 but "accelerated" by the crisis.
East Metro
May 26

St. Paul man killed, wife wounded in attack by son in Wisconsin, sheriff says

The attacks occurred at a lakeside home near Hayward, according to the Sheriff's Office.
St. Paul
May 24

Kids in St. Paul neighborhood take on City Hall to keep tree swings

With playgrounds and other outdoor amenities shut down, families living on St. Paul's Laurel Avenue have kept themselves entertained this summer using swings hanging in…
St. Paul
May 23
Coronavirus
May 22
The Highland Park Aquatic Center, shown in 2012, will remain closed for the summer as the city explores other ways for St. Paul residents to “safely

St. Paul Parks and Rec pulls plug on pools, sports leagues for the summer

Como Regional Park Pool and Highland Park Aquatic Center will remain closed for the summer as the city explores other ways for St. Paul residents to "safely cool off," according to a statement.
St. Paul
May 22
Jeanette Sackett was comforted by her son, Jim Sackett Jr., her daughter, Julie and son Jerel as she was overcome with emotion Friday during a memoria

Rolling memorial 50 years later remembers slain St. Paul officer

A procession of hundreds of current and retired officers paid tribute to James Sackett, felled by a sniper's bullet on May 22, 1970.
West Metro
May 21
St. Paul
May 20
Tom Johnson.

Tom Johnson, St. Paul Archdiocese clergy abuse ombudsman, steps down

Volunteer post, required by clergy abuse settlement, will be held by his wife, Victoria Newcome Johnson.
Coronavirus
May 20
Minnesota has purchased the Bix Produce Co.’s former cold storage facility in St. Paul to use as a temporary morgue, bracing for a peak in COVID-19

State buys former produce warehouse to store bodies of COVID victims

The 71,000-square-foot Bix Produce warehouse would add capacity for up to 5,100 bodies, according to the request.
Coronavirus
May 20
Kris Sundberg, executive director of Elder Voice Family Advocates, shown in 2018. “This just further erodes any trust that we have had in the Depart

Botched virus testing at St. Paul nursing home brings anger, apologies

Problems surfaced almost immediately: Test samples were ruined because they were not stored in coolers, and oral swabs were used instead of nasal ones.