St. Paul
March 11
Teachers belonging to St. Paul Federation of Educators Local 28 picketed Tuesday morning outside Adams Elementary in St. Paul. It is a Spanish immersi

St. Paul schools remain closed today after teachers go on strike

It's not yet known when talks will resume. The district's preparing seven sites for use by elementary students from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, according to Superintendent Joe Gothard.
St. Paul
March 10

Teen admits to spraying gunfire across St. Paul street, killing 18-year-old gang rival

The shooter was 15 years old when he opened fire as traffic passed by.
St. Paul
March 9
Rebound, a nonprofit founded by Carmeann Foster, runs two group homes for black teens in Minneapolis.

New group home for black teens to open in St. Paul

A culturally specific group home, designed for black teenage boys tangled in the juvenile justice and child protection systems, will open this spring in St.…
St. Paul
March 9
The suspect lived in Union Flats, a St. Anthony Park apartment complex, with her two children.

St. Paul woman arrested after allegedly throwing son off 4th-floor balcony

The boy was conscious when officers arrived but suffered traumatic injuries. The 33-year-old mother is awaiting charges of aggravated assault and malicious punishment of a child.
St. Paul
March 7
Jackie Turner, St. Paul Public Schools chief operations officer, spoke Feb. 26 about programming that would continue in the event of a strike. With he

St. Paul teacher contract talks headed down to the wire — again

Whether a strike actually happens Tuesday depends on mediation sessions that run through Monday.
St. Paul
March 7
First responders rescued 31 teens from caves on Friday night.

St. Paul firefighters escort 31 teens from cave, make another rescue from cliff

Minneapolis fire crews and the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office found a person after an extensive search and took the person to a hospital.
St. Paul
March 7
St. Paul City Council member Mitra Jalali in 2018. Jalali, who is a renter, said she’s open to suggestions but has mostly heard complaints about the

Some St. Paul landlords fight tenant protection ordinance

The City Council could approve the ordinance in early April.
St. Paul
March 6
St. Paul Public Works Director Kathy Lantry, a former City Council president.

After patching potholes and feelings, Kathy Lantry is leaving St. Paul City Hall

On the City Council and with Public Works, she didn't shrink from challenges.
St. Paul
March 5
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell

St. Paul police chief reverses policy to allow officers to grow beards

Although Todd Axtell previously opposed the idea of police beards, rank-and-file staff requesting the change persuaded him to reconsider.
State + Local
March 5
Minnesotans voted in the presidential primary Tuesday.

How Minnesota voted in the 2020 Democratic primary, precinct by precinct

Explore a detailed map of each precinct's result showing where Joe Biden bested his rivals across Minnesota.
Minneapolis
March 5
Seen from the Martin Olav Sabo Bridge, auto traffic on Hiawatha Ave. near 26th dealt with a mixture of snow and rain during the morning commute Thursd

Mpls., St. Paul to lower speed limits on city streets together

Leaders in Minneapolis and St. Paul agree: Drivers on city streets need to slow down. So with new authority from the Legislature, they're collaborating to lower speed limits from the current 30 mph. They're not saying yet how low, but officials from both cities will announce the new limits and unveil signs at an event next week.
St. Paul
March 5
Vice President Mike Pence, accompanied by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, left, and other he

Pence to tour 3M today, cancels appearance tonight at St. Paul campaign event

The vice president is traveling to Washington state to speak with officials about the coronavirus. He'll still tour 3M earlier.
St. Paul
March 4
Music teacher Mackenzie Henson held a sign as she and fellow members of the St. Paul Federation of Educators picketed before school last month at Adam

Student mental health the focus of St. Paul district, teachers union talks

As strike date nears, teachers push for support teams and the district cites the $30 million cost.
St. Paul
March 4
St. Paul City Council Member Mitra Jalali in 2018.

St. Paul leaders want to help protect renters: 'Housing is a basic human right'

A proposed ordinance would limit tenant screenings and require landlords to tell the city before they sell a property.
East Metro
March 3
St. Paul's Robert Street Bridge, used by about 18,000 motorists each day, will close for maintenance for six weeks following the Fourth of July.

St. Paul's Robert Street Bridge to close for maintenance

The state’s overhaul of Robert Street in St. Paul will begin this summer with the six-week closure of the historic rainbow-arched bridge over the Mississippi…
Minneapolis
March 3

Judge strikes down city rules requiring landlords to give tenants voting information

The cities can appeal the decision.
St. Paul
March 3
Sen. Bernie Sanders waved at the crowd after Rep. Ilhan Omar introduced him at a rally at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, on Monday, March 2, 2020

Sanders draws contrasts with Biden at rally before primary

The Vermont senator urged supporters of Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who ended their campaigns over the past two days, to join his cause.
East Metro
March 2
Twin Cities law enforcement and county officials gathered Monday to raise public awareness of the dangers of vaping on youth.

East metro sheriffs, prosecutors turn spotlight on increase in teen vaping

Forum emphasizes prevention, tougher penalties for retailers.
Minneapolis
February 29
Velles Hicks said that he feels safe at the Lake Street light-rail station. Legislators are pitching crime-fighting options.

Light-rail stations could benefit from safety proposals at Capitol

Ambassadors, more cops, cameras suggested to make system safer for millions of passengers.
East Metro
February 29
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon toured the Ramsey County elections office with Joe Mansky in 2016.

Q&A with Joe Mansky, retiring director of Minnesota elections

Election interference is a far greater risk than voter fraud, he says on eve of primary.