West Metro
May 8
Anthony J. Trifiletti has been charged with second-degree murder.

Bail lowered to $500,000 for man charged with murder after roadside argument in St. Paul

The family of Douglas Lewis attended Anthony Trifiletti's first appearance.
Coronavirus
May 8
Marny Xiong

St. Paul school board chairwoman critically ill from COVID-19

Marny Xiong, 31, joined the board in 2018 and is a graduate of St. Paul Public Schools.
St. Paul
May 8
Coronavirus
May 7
Musicians with the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band performed during the 2018 Irish Fair of Minnesota in St. Paul.

Irish Fair of Minnesota called off for 2020 due to COVID-19

The fete will return to Harriet Island in St. Paul next year, officials said.
St. Paul
May 7
On Wednesday afternoon, the St. Paul City Council will hold a public hearing about the 10th Street Bikeway.

St. Paul City Council approves construction of 10th Street Bikeway

Business owners had pushed back at the plan, which adds a bike lane and reduces parking in some places.
St. Paul
May 7
Minnesota United fans made their way toward Allianz Field before a 2019 game against the San Jose Earthquakes.

Small businesses near Allianz Field in St. Paul to receive emergency grants

As of Tuesday, the fund had already received nearly 40 applications.
St. Paul
May 7
Metro Transit is investigating an incident at a Green Line station where an elderly woman was kicked in the head by a youth who appeared to be encoura

Woman kicked in head at Green Line LRT station in St. Paul

Metro Transit is investigating the assault.
West Metro
May 6
A memorial near the site of the fatal shooting of Douglas Lewis in St. Paul.

Experts: Self-defense claim in fatal St. Paul shooting may be difficult to prove

Anthony Trifiletti stands charged with second-degree murder.
Coronavirus
May 6
Boys Totem Town, a Ramsey County School For Boys, was shuttered in 2019. The facility opened in 1908.

St. Paul's Boys Totem Town could house homeless people with COVID-19

Former St. Paul juvenile correction facility will be reopened if other beds fill.
Coronavirus
May 6
On Twitter, state Sen. Justin Eichorn, R-Grand Rapids, referenced a “nice little tent city set up here” in St. Paul, before appealing to Gov. Tim

State senator compares homelessness to leisure camping in call for opening campgrounds

Homeless outreach advocates have expressed concern about outbreaks among the vulnerable.
West Metro
May 5

Minnesota Appeals Court: Flare gun qualifies as dangerous firearm

Appeals court revives the most serious felony count against man charged with stealing from Bloomington department store.
Minneapolis
May 4

Murder charges: Shooter with permit to carry shot and killed an unarmed man after fender bender

Argument escalated; Anthony Trifletti held in lieu of $1 million bail.
Coronavirus
May 4

Protesters oppose Gov. Tim Walz's "Stay Home MN"

Protesters organized by the Minnesota Gun Rights advocacy group staged a drive-by protest Saturday calling for an end to Gov. Tim Walz's "Stay Home MN" executive orders to slow the spread of COVID-19.
St. Paul
May 3
Around 50 mourners gathered on the Burns Avenue scenic overlook in St. Paul on Sunday afternoon for a memorial balloon release in honor of Douglas Lew

Family grieves St. Paul man in suspected road rage killing

Family and friends grieve for St. Paul man killed in suspected road rage incident.
St. Paul
May 2
The day before Ann Bilansky went to the gallows in St. Paul, the prosecutor in the case asked that her sentence be commuted, saying he had “grave an

Case of only woman executed in Minnesota is clouded with doubt

More than 160 years later, Ann Bilansky's execution remains punctuated with question marks.
St. Paul
May 2
A man was shot and killed Friday on the 1100 block of E. Maryland Avenue, St. Paul police said.

2 in custody after two fatal shootings within 10 minutes in St. Paul

Two men died and two suspects were arrested after a pair of fatal shootings that happened 10 minutes apart on St. Paul’s East Side. A…
St. Paul
May 2

Candidates free to help voters to the polls in Minnesota

St. Paul City Council Member Dai Thao faced criminal charges when, as a mayoral candidate in 2017, he helped an elderly Hmong woman cast her…
St. Paul
May 2
A man was shot and killed Friday on the 1100 block of E. Maryland Avenue, St. Paul police said.

Two in custody after two fatal shootings on St. Paul's East Side

One that left a man dead happened at a gas station, the other 10 minutes later after a crash, police said.
St. Paul
May 1

Prom night for two

Serafina Rivera 17, a senior at Nova Classical Academy, danced with her prom date Ben Parsonage, 17, a junior, during their prom for two at Rivera's home in St. Paul on Friday, May 1, 2020. With schools cancelled for the rest of the year, and many proms not happening or postponed, Deborah Rathman decided to take matters into her own hands and throw a prom in her own home. The prom was a two person affair, for her daughter Serafina Rivera, a senior at Nova Classical Academy in St. Paul, and Rivera's date Benjamin Parsonage, a junior. The prom was held on the third floor of Rathman's home and was complete with decorations, music, a beautiful set table with flowers, a multi-course dinner, and a big screen that played prom themed movies as the couple swayed on the dance floor. The couple have only had contact with each other and their own families since Minnesota's stay-at-home order began due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
St. Paul
May 1
Russell Bangert Credit: Minnesota Department of Corrections

Minneapolis man killed in St. Paul hit-run was walking to bus stop after work

The motorist is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash.