Former President Donald Trump speaks at the state Republican Party's annual Lincoln Reagan fundraising dinner Friday in St. Paul.

Donald Trump talks inflation, Iron Dome, Biden and bacon at Minn. GOP dinner

Speaking to donors, leaders and activists, the former president repeatedly ripped Joe Biden and promised to fight to turn Minnesota red for the first time since 1972.

Man dies after shooting at Green Line station in St. Paul

May 18
Metro Transit police were investigating and searching for suspects.

St. Paul club offers 'a lot of fun stuff' for people with developmental disabilities

May 17
The Highland Friendship Club was organized by the moms of two members.
Local
May 19
Dana Franzen-Klein, medical director at the Minnesota Raptor Center applied anesthesia to young barred owl. The young owl was found on a local golf co

As bird flu spreads to dairy cows, Minnesota's raptors show signs of building remarkable immunity

High numbers of eagles, owls, condors and other raptors have beaten the H5N1 strain.
Local
May 19
Fans line up Sunday to see Como Conservatory's corpse flower, which is expected to bloom later Sunday or days after that. The corpse flower, one of th

Como Park's stinky corpse flower could bloom anytime. Here's how to watch.

Como says it's on "bloom watch" for Horace, its large, rancid-smelling corpse flower that blossoms on its own schedule.
High Schools
May 18
Dakota United shortstop Jae Bahma (36) runs to his team to celebrate their adapted softball state championship in the PI Division on Saturday at Chanh

South metro program sweeps a tight set of adapted softball finals

Dakota United won by a run in each championship game, with a bottom-of-the-last score punctuating the day's success.
High Schools
May 17
Sophomore Carter Raymond stands out for Randolph as a pitcher and a hitter.

Softball state rankings mix lots of action, little movement

Champlin Park made a move in Class 4A, two No. 1 teams held on amid slumps, and Randolph just kept winning.
Local
May 17

Man pleads guilty to double murder in St. Paul sober home

Joseph Sandoval told police in 2022 that voices from the TV told him to kill Jason Murphy and Jon Wentz.
High Schools
May 16
St. Paul Highland Park’s Phlower Vang returns the birdie to Kimberly Tobar of St. Paul Harding during their badminton high school state championship

Singles title puts St. Paul school on a whole new badminton level

Phlower Vang won the state championship, making the Scots the first team to produce three champs in a row.
Local
May 16
A detached hand reaches for a book on a shelf full of literature

Minnesota Legislature approves bill prohibiting book bans in public schools, libraries

Backers say the bill, which the governor is expected to sign, would curb politicized campaigns against titles that focus on LGBTQ and multiracial experiences.
Local
May 16
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter addressed people during the first annual St. Paul Parks Giving Day event in St. Paul on Thursday.

First-ever Parks Giving Day asks St. Paul to support its public parks on their 175th birthday

Donors and volunteers of park nonprofits help provide everything from free community events to concerts, free and reduced access to sports for kids and park revitalization.
High Schools
May 16
Kaci Kotschevar leads Eden Prairie in goals with 41 and assists with 17.

School prominent in girls lacrosse history is making its way back

A run of success has landed Eden Prairie the No. 4 ranking and provided coach Brooke Jones with "confirmation we're on the right track."
High Schools
May 16
Edina makes badminton history of its own with repeat state title

Edina makes badminton history of its own with repeat state title

The Hornets swept 12-time winner St. Paul Johnson for the team championship. Singles and doubles competition will be Thursday.
Local
May 15

St. Paul Taiko group beating the drum for state support so they won't be noisy neighbors

The group's Senate ally says bonding money is not likely this year. But TaikoArts Midwest says they'll keep fundraising for their new North End location.
Local
May 14
Mychael Wright is the owner of Golden Thyme Coffee, the organizer of the Selby Avenue Jazzfest and champion of cultivating black-owned businesses on S

Walker West Music Academy taking over Selby Avenue JazzFest

School's faculty and students also taking on bigger roles as performers.
High Schools
May 14
High school junior golfer moves a step closer to U.S. Open

High school junior golfer moves a step closer to U.S. Open

Cretin-Derham Hall's Sam Udovich was among five players who advanced from a tournament at Troy Burne. Next stop: a 36-hole qualifier June 3.
Local
May 14
Jeana Anderson, right, executive director of the Germanic-American Institute in St. Paul, with Philip Strege, who manages the grounds.

Meet the woman working to keep German language and culture relevant to new generations

Jeana Anderson has led St. Paul's Germanic-American Institute for 18 years.
St. Paul
May 13
<h3>St. Catherine University</h3> <p>Founded in St. Paul in 1905, St. Catherine University was recognized as a Top Regional University in the Midwest.

Ex-St. Kate nursing dean used school funds for vacation getaways with boyfriend, latest charges say

Last week, the former dean of nursing was charged with stealing more than $400,000 from the school and funneling the money to her romantic companion's business.
St. Paul
May 13
Hennepin County District Court's listing of the day's cases Monday.

Chief justice hails state's backload of cases returning to pre-pandemic levels

The case backlog tied to COVID-19 once stood at nearly 14,000.
Local
May 12
Justin Pascua waves to his family before walking in the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts graduation ceremony Sunday in Minneapolis.

College graduations will be twice as sweet for class whose high school celebrations happened online

COVID-19 lockdowns forced Minnesota high schools to move graduation online four years ago. Now, many college graduates will get their first chance to walk across a stage.
Local
May 12
Highwood Hills Elementary school principal Fatima Lawson receives hugs from Pre-K students inside Highwood Hills Elementary School in St. Paul on Thur

A St. Paul school was in trouble, but its principal turned it around by listening to parents

Principal Fatima Lawson recently won an award for her work at Highwood Hills Elementary, which adopted a polytechnic approach at the urging of Somali, Karen and Hispanic families.
St. Paul
May 10

Former St. Kate's nursing dean embezzled $400K, charges say

"Little to no services" were provided, according to the charges, which allege the money was funneled to a business owned by her romantic partner.
High Schools
May 10
Holy Family's P.J. Herron is among the 16 boys still in the running to be Mr. Minnesota Golf.

List of 32 in running for Ms. and Mr. Minnesota Golf is revealed

The awards go to the top high school senior golfers in the state, and the winners will be named June 9.

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