East Metro
July 23

Roseville man charged in connection with bias crimes

He's suspected of vandalizing yard signs and leaving threatening notes for the residents.
West Metro
July 22

Teen charged with fatally shooting mom's best friend in Bloomington hotel

The woman was shot in the face with other children in the room at the time, according to authorities.
St. Paul
July 22
Ramsey County Sheriff's Deputies in boats searched for a young boy who went missing late Tuesday along the Mississippi River near Hidden Falls Regiona

Search for boy missing in Mississippi is now recovery operation

The boy has been missing since Tuesday evening.
St. Paul
July 21
Nicolle Goodman has been vice president of operations and redevelopment programs at the Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City since 2015.

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter hires planning director from Oklahoma

Nicolle Goodman is the fourth director-level hire announced within the past month.
St. Paul
July 21
A water search was underway Tuesday for a possible drowning victim at Hidden Falls Regional Park in St. Paul.

Search underway for possible drowning victim at Hidden Falls Regional Park in St. Paul

Site of possible drowning known for strong undercurrents
East Metro
July 21
Ramsey County Board Chairwoman Toni Carter, shown in 2019, called racial injustice an “ongoing and enduring crisis” that needs additional work and

Ramsey County Board calls racism a public health crisis

The board followed the lead of other local elected officials saying that racial inequity has health consequences.
Coronavirus
July 21
The Science Museum of Minnesota, shown in 2017, shut in March and has lost $10 million in revenue.

More than 150 employees laid off from Science Museum of Minnesota

The St. Paul museum, which shut its doors March 13 due to the pandemic, has lost $10 million in revenue since then.
St. Paul
July 21

Charges: St. Paul driver smoked blunt before fatally hitting motorcyclist stopped in traffic

The collision set off a chain-reaction crash involving three other stopped vehicles, police said.
Coronavirus
July 21
Cowboy Jack’s in Minneapolis.

State warns 14 bars and restaurants over COVID violations

Outbreaks involving 14 bars and 710 people over the past month or so show that some businesses haven't been taking the required precautions, officials said.
St. Paul
July 20
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell

St. Paul chief: $9.2M cut requested by mayor will mean fewer cops

The proposed cut would mean eliminating jobs, Chief Todd Axtell said.
St. Paul
July 18
St. Paul police investigated a fatal shooting near the intersection of Western Avenue and Concordia Avenue West on Wednesday.

St. Paul homicide remains under investigation

Bajuan Adams, 25, was fatally shot Wednesday in the city's 18th killing.
Minneapolis
July 18
People surveyed the damage along Lake St. near S. 27th Ave. as a fire burned to the east May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis.

Minnesota House Democrats seek $168M to help businesses hurt in rioting

So far the GOP-led Senate hasn't matched that effort in a special session that's expected to wrap up in a few days.
St. Paul
July 18
St. Paul police investigated Wednesday after a man was shot and killed near Western and Concordia avenues.

21-year-old arrested in death of man shot in head in St. Paul

Police have yet to say what role the suspect may have had in the killing.
East Metro
July 17
Tents set up in March between the History Center and Catholic Charities in the shadow of the State Capitol. St. Paul officials said they are monitorin

St. Paul, Maplewood struggle to manage homelessness amid pandemic

Maplewood leaders provided facilities, but conditions deteriorated.
St. Paul
July 15

Longtime St. Paul Foundation leader Paul Verret dies at 79

"He played a big role in so many projects in St. Paul," said former St. Paul Mayor George Latimer.
South Metro
July 14

30-year term for man who fatally shot St. Paul gang rival, wounded victim's young son

The victim and his son were shot while in an SUV, police said.
Coronavirus
July 14
Ramsey County facilities where masks could be required indoors include public offices in downtown St. Paul and suburban communities, Union Depot in do

Ramsey County considers mask requirement, including in some outdoor spaces

The requirement would apply to visitors as well as employees at county facilities and also could be used as a guide by cities.
St. Paul
July 14
A view of the Highland Bridge central water feature at the St. Paul development, released during the virtual groundbreaking Tuesday.

Ryan Cos. holds virtual groundbreaking for Highland Bridge, new name for Ford site

Developer of 122-acre site announced additional development partners.
St. Paul
July 14

SUV rams St. Paul apartment building, sends debris on sleeping resident

Police say the driver admitted that he "took some dope."
Variety
July 14
Jack Kolb-Williams pulled down tape leftover from the renovation of the basement space that will become an all-ages music venue run by Catalyst Music,

The heart of St. Paul's East Side, Payne Avenue is being reborn as an arts district

Long a hub for immigrants, the neighborhood is now banking on artists.