Teacher Gretchen Polkinghorne bagged donated books at Community of Peace Academy in St. Paul. Teenage sisters donated 600 children’s books.

A Minnesota teacher's online request for children's books yields a tale of generosity

Teenage sisters in Woodbury are sharing the gift of books with hundreds of students.

Two new shelters opened for homeless in St. Paul

November 24
The temporary shelters will be open until Dec. 31, when Bethesda Hospital site becomes available.

Man wanted in St. Paul killing arrested in Chicago

November 24
The man was wanted for the shooting of 34-year-old Leroy Spivey, of Minneapolis, gunned down after an argument in the Frogtown neighborhood.
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FILE - This Feb. 16, 2017 file photo shows newborn babies in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York. According to a governmen

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St. Paul
November 24

Charge: Man fatally shot woman in St. Paul, fled with her gun

The gunman, implicated in a Minneapolis shooting hours earlier, had an ankle monitor on at the time, according to the criminal complaint.
Books
November 24
For 22 years, Carol Connolly hosted "Readings by Writers," a monthly writers series that hosted new and established writers, literary greats and humor

Carol Connolly, St. Paul's first poet laureate, dies at 85

With her red bob haircut, trademark round eyeglasses and black turtleneck sweater, Carol Connolly was a welcome and unmistakable fixture at literary events around the…
St. Paul
November 23
Founder of Darcy Solutions Jimmy Randolph, right, oversaw the installation of one of the four heat transfer cores at a geothermal installation at Stea

St. Paul explores powering Como Zoo with geothermal energy

Como plan part of St. Paul's effort to bring city buildings to carbon neutrality by 2030
St. Paul
November 20
"Officers, by nature, are used to putting others first," St. Paul Police chief Todd Axtell said. "And sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves."

St. Paul police mandate officer check-ins with therapist

Confidential mental health consults to coincide with physical fitness tests.
St. Paul
November 19

Police identify woman who was fatally run over while down in St. Paul street

Bystanders trying to help her had to dodge the approaching vehicle.
St. Paul
November 18

Teens arrested in gang shooting that injured bystander, nearly struck 4-year-old

Gunfire narrowly missed toddler in nearby car.
St. Paul
November 17
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter has made community-first public safety a top priority.

St. Paul Mayor Carter launches commission to rethink public safety

The panel will study how city staff could respond to low-priority 911 calls.
St. Paul
November 16

St. Paul will pay for public art along Wheelock Pkwy.

As many as six projects are eligible for $20K to $50K.
St. Paul
November 15

St. Paul police looking for suspects who struck officers in fleeing vehicle

St. Paul police are looking for the driver and a passenger of a vehicle that fled and struck two officers on Sunday. Around 5:30 p.m.,…
St. Paul
November 15

Fatal shooting in St. Paul brings city's homicide tally to 30

One person was fatally shot Saturday night near the State Capitol, according to St. Paul police.The shooting occurred near Rice Street and Sherburne Avenue, just…
St. Paul
November 13
The St. Paul City Council is expected to pass a resolution Wednesday calling for a community-first public safety commission to set “a vision for pub

St. Paul considers redirecting lowest priority 911 calls

City Council likely to back commission that will reimagine public safety.
Coronavirus
November 13
St. Joseph's Hospital in St Paul.

Citing COVID-19, nurses push to preserve ER in St. Paul

Fairview says the ER closure will have no impact on care for COVID-19 patients at St. Joseph's. Many pandemic patients aren't admitted through the emergency room, the health system says.
Coronavirus
November 13
Sophie Gray Spehar disinfected each table in her art classroom at Duluth’s Piedmont Elementary School in September.

Virus pushes more Minnesota schools to distance learning

A few districts have provided tentative dates for when they hope to bring students back. But many school leaders are telling parents they don't know when distance learning might end.
Coronavirus
November 13
Football players stretched out during practice Sept. 28 at Humboldt High School in St. Paul.

St. Paul schools dialing back in-person programs as COVID-19 cases rise

The move follows similar calls in Minneapolis, Anoka-Hennepin districts.
St. Paul
November 12

Charges against 24-year-old in St. Paul drug-related killing point to teen, 17, as the shooter

Police say the man's Facebook posting pointed to a teen as the shooter.
East Metro
November 12

St. Paul high schoolers struggling so far in distance learning

The district aims to boost support with weekend in -person tutoring.
St. Paul
November 12

Teen arrested in fatal St. Paul drive-by shooting

Authorities have arrested a teenager on suspicion that he killed a man in a drive-by shooting last week in St. Paul. The 17-year-old was arrested…
St. Paul
November 11

St. Paul wants state to help pay for North End Community Center

High school youth will partner with city officials to lobby for funding.