Ramsey County social worker Amy Kuusisto-Lathrop and Maplewood police officer Emily Burt-McGregor walked from a squad car on Nov. 21.

Social workers to partner with St. Paul firefighters

Ramsey County is deploying 10 social workers across public safety agencies.

Thousands attend Hmong New Year Celebration in St. Paul

November 26
The celebration, held at St. Paul RiverCentre, brought a large crowd to celebrate on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Small Business Saturday highlights triumphs, challenges post-COVID

November 26
Hannah Reichenbach of Minneapolis paged through a book while shopping at St. Paul’s Black Garnet Books on Small Business Saturday.
Dozens of people shopped local to support small businesses in the Twin Cities. Despite progress, inflation and market changes pose new challenges for some employers.
St. Paul
5:00pm
Workers removed a 50-foot tree from the Dick and Peggy Lang’s Maplewood yard. The tree will be displayed at Union Depot in St. Paul starting Dec. 3.

Family honors woman's wish, gives 50-foot tree to Union Depot for holidays

The 50-foot-tree spent decades growing in a Maplewood yard.
Local
November 26
Teacher and school co-founder Veronica Vital, center, works with student Adelaide Marisk,a right, with math as Wellsley Guggenheimer, left, works on d

Montessori microschools pop up in Minnesota, with plans for more to serve diverse students

The schools, part of a national network called Wildflower, are hoping to bring more teachers and students of color to the programs.
St. Paul
November 26

2 hurt after man fleeing police crashes into another vehicle in St. Paul

Officers had stopped the pursuit before the crash, police said, and the driver was arrested.
Local
November 26
Solar panels collected energy from the sun surrounded by native prairie and flowers like these black-eyed Susans planted at one of Enel’s solar farm

Metro briefs: Minnetonka allows solar energy systems citywide

Plus: Rosemount City Council could have two open seats; St. Paul Union Depot celebrated.
North Metro
November 25
Brooklyn Center police chained up a gate outside the Brooklyn Center Police Station in May.

Metro cities buying fencing to separate protesters, police

Some 50 agencies have expressed interest. Consortium will ask state Legislature for money.
St. Paul
November 25
Humboldt High School.

Former St. Paul teacher settles retaliation claim against school district for $120,000

Rachel Wannarka said the district retaliated against her after she spoke to a reporter.
Local
November 24
Lulete Mola, co-founder and president of the MN Black Collective Foundation, was also named a 2022 recipient of the St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation’

Minnesota's first Black-led community foundation gives first-time grants

The Black Collective Foundation is distributing its first grants this month to Black-led Minnesota organizations and leaders.
Local
November 24
Mitch Grauberger, of Columbia Heights, and Lou Zurn, left, of Minneapolis, raised their candles after a speech by Minneapolis City Council President A

Twin Cities LGBTQ community left reeling from Club Q shooting

Feeling vulnerable after Colorado shooting, some in local LGBTQ circles are banding together.
Colleges
November 24

Allen, St. Thomas men beat UW-Milwaukee for third victory in a row

Brooks Allen went 4-for-5 on three-pointers, had had a team-high six assists and added six rebounds and two blocks.
Obituaries
November 23
Bruce Coppock

Bruce Coppock, former SPCO president, cellist and teacher, dies at 71

Bruce Coppock, a classical music visionary, retired in 2016.
Eat & Drink
November 23
40 restaurants that define Twin Cities dining through the years

40 restaurants that define Twin Cities dining through the years

We've loved and lost, but these enduring restaurants make our cities feel like home.
Eat & Drink
November 23
Ralena Young, a St. Paul native, has partnered with Brian Riess to open Bar Cart near Grand and Snelling next month.

Bar Cart readies to open in the former Khyber Pass on Grand Avenue

Fresh fare and top-shelf cocktails are coming courtesy of two career bartenders.
Agriculture
November 22
Gov. Tim Walz checks out a turkey presented by the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 in St. Paul. The Minnesota Turkey Gr

Turkey given seat at table, if not exactly a pardon, in Minnesota

Gov. Tim Walz and industry players appeared at the Capitol with the turkey on a table. Thursday is the turkey industry's big day — and no other state grows more birds than Minnesota.
Obituaries
November 22
Dr. Malka Lotterstein Goodman

Dr. Malka Lotterstein Goodman, a Twin Cities adolescent psychiatrist, dies at 93

Lotterstein Goodman called her family her "lasting legacy."
Photography
November 22

Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities distributes 20,000 holiday meals

Volunteers helped load and distribute meals to Twin Cities community members and groups on Tuesday, Nov. 22. Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities helped distribute over 20,000 holiday meals with bags of turkey, potatoes, canned vegetables, stuffing, gravy, rice and cake mix for the Thanksgiving holiday.
St. Paul
November 22
“Wild” Bill Johnson

A cop, social worker and private investigator walk into a coffeehouse ... meet St. Paul's 'Wild' Bill

Bill Johnson calls himself a coffeehouse "Sayer of Sooth."
High Schools
November 21
Mike Randolph, previously behind the bench for Duluth East, takes over the boys hockey program at St. Thomas Academy this season.

Five story lines to dwell on as high school boys hockey begins

There have been high-profile coaching moves involving former Edina High School stars and former Duluth East coach Mike Randolph, as well as an exodus of players from prep to junior teams.
Loons
November 21
Along with various bars around town, Allianz Field opened its doors to soccer fans on Monday for some World Cup watching.

Neal: Twin Cities soccer fans fill up World Cup watch parties

Monday was a big day for World Cup soccer viewing. Friday will be even bigger.
Obituaries
November 21
Button accordionist Martin McHugh, an anchor of the Twin Cities traditional Irish music scene and an Irish immigrant from County Roscommon, died in Oc

Martin McHugh, Minnesota's elder statesman of Irish traditional music, dies at 93

An immigrant from County Roscommon, Ireland, McHugh enlivened trad sessions — from living rooms to pubs — for decades in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Local
November 21
Protesters made their way down Cedar Avenue and unto HWY 94 where they were trapped by police half a mile down the road. They were peacefully cited an

Convicted 1970s radical Sara Jane Olson loses appeal for blocking I-94 in protest

She was a former fugitive and terror gang member behind the 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst.

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