Five St. Paul police officers were fired after allegedly failing to stop an assault by a former St. Paul officer, Tou Cha, at Checkerbar Food & Liquor

Arbitrator upholds firing of St. Paul officer who stood by during assault

Nate Smith was among five officers dismissed last summer.

Brooks: The art of the possible continues, despite it all

March 29
Jeanne Calvit, founder of Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, with some of her colleagues, in healthier times. The St. Paul-based cent
The coronavirus might shut down almost everything else, but the art goes on at Interact, a visual and performing arts center for people with disabilities.

St. Paul City Council considers banning conversion therapy for minors

March 27
Protesters with OutFront Minnesota sang and cheered outside the Capitol’s House chambers in April 2019 as members debated an amendment about banning
Ordinance would apply to minors, involve fines.
St. Paul
16 minutes ago

St. Paul police officers hospitalized after drunk driver slams into their SUV

The officers were hospitalized with minor back and neck injuries Friday night.
Coronavirus
March 29
St. Paul school bus drivers and aides handed out a week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches to families of students along their route Wednesday. Here,

COVID-19 scare prompts Minnesota schools to get creative in feeding kids

With the state's schools closed, districts and other organizations are finding ways to deliver meals to children in need.
Coronavirus
March 27
This St. Paul street is standing up to coronavirus together

This St. Paul street is standing up to coronavirus together

One block of Palace Street in St. Paul is stepping up and out for some Japanese-inspired exercise and community every night.
Coronavirus
March 26
Patrons visited Afro Deli's St. Paul location in 2017.

Metro restaurants serving up free meals to food workers, kids and others affected by virus shutdown

Restaurants are stepping up to feed various groups who need to eat during the pandemic.
Coronavirus
March 26
Dancers from Ballet Minnesota danced in the Grand Old Day parade in 2019.

St. Paul's Grand Old Day canceled due to COVID-19

Event organizers say they're moving ahead with plans for 2021.
St. Paul
March 25

Historic St. Paul building will become 34 apartments

The Viking Apartments at 467 N. Wabasha St. are under construction to bring the building up to code.
St. Paul
March 25
Educators posed for a photo at Central High School in St. Paul on March 13 after a strike resolution was passed.

St. Paul educators ratify contract that ended three-day strike

Deal includes $4.7 million to hire additional mental health support staff.
Coronavirus
March 25
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter

St. Paul mayor announces cash grants for poor families, small businesses

The $3.25 million fund will provide grants to low-income families and small businesses.
St. Paul
March 25
Archbishop John Nienstedt

Request to Vatican to investigate Archbishop Nienstedt in limbo

It's being called a test case of new Vatican rules to discipline bishops.
St. Paul
March 21
Morris Rudensky spent his early years as a criminal and inmate. He knew the likes of Al Capone and other gangsters, but after a stint in prison, he fo

Safecracking gangster turned things around in St. Paul

After spending the first half of his life in crime, including with Al Capone, Morris "Red" Rudensky redefined prison reform during his later years.
St. Paul
March 20
A State Patrol crash reconstruction team on the scene of a fatal crash on Hwy. 61 at Lower Afton Road.

Driver who ran red light killed in crash on Hwy. 61 in St. Paul

The crash occurred Friday morning in the northbound lanes of Hwy. 61 at Lower Afton Road
St. Paul
March 20
“Hockey’s not partisan," said Joel Carlson, a lobbyist and former state legislator who’s played from the beginning.

In 'the cathedral of hockey,' bipartisanship still exists in Minnesota

For the last three decades, a group of Capitol denizens has been gathering every Sunday night to play ice hockey.
St. Paul
March 19

St. Paul teacher honored as one of 10 'master educators' in U.S.

Wendy Harris from Metro Deaf School is one of 10 who were honored nationwide.
Coronavirus
March 19
Bars on 1st Avenue in downtown Minneapolis that would normally be busy during happy hour on St. Patrick's Day were quiet on Tuesday after a state orde

COVID-19 tests sick time laws in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Some workers are exhausting their sick time to avoid getting exposed at work.
Coronavirus
March 18
St. Olaf Catholic Church parishioner and volunteer Eric Nelson, left, celebrated a St. Patrick’s Mass with few parishioners that were separated by t

Twin Cities Archdiocese suspends public masses

Decision will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Coronavirus
March 18
St. Paul City Council members held their last in-person meeting for the foreseeable future on Wednesday.

City councils across Minnesota go remote to avoid COVID-19 spread

Council members are calling in to meetings and asking constituents to stay home.
Coronavirus
March 18
M Health Fairview medical assistants Reece Wallaker, left, and Sandy Graves, put on protective equipment as they demonstrated drive-up COVID-19 testin

Bethesda long-term care hospital in St. Paul to be a COVID-19 facility

The hospital, which had its operations cut this winter in a budget-balancing move, could be a pivotal resource in managing the outbreak, providing specialty intensive care and keeping the infected from other hospitals.
Coronavirus
March 17
Traffic flowed on Lake Street under the LRT station in Minneapolis on Feb. 25, 2020.

Metro Transit curtails overnight service on buses, LRT

Metro Transit said Monday that it will suspend service of all bus and light-rail service between 11 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. beginning Tuesday, in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
St. Paul
March 15
The lots on Lexington Parkway are a block south of the Green Line and near Wilder’s headquarters, pictured, at the northeastern edge of St. Paul’s

Proposed apartments set up clash over gentrification in St. Paul's Frogtown

Proposed apartments seen as moving the area toward gentrification
St. Paul
March 13
Educators posed for a photo at Central High School in St. Paul on Friday after a strike resolution was passed.

St. Paul teachers reach settlement, end 3-day strike; kids out of school until Monday

Staffers reported at 1 p.m., and students are scheduled to return Monday.