St. Paul
September 3
A shooting death early Thursday has investigators on the scene on the East Side of St. Paul. The killing occurred in the 800 block of E. Cook Avenue,

Woman shot, killed in St. Paul; city's 2020 homicide tally now at 23

This is the city's second homicide in three days, both on the East Side.
St. Paul
September 3
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter

Up to 150 St. Paul families could get $500 a month, under Mayor Melvin Carter's guaranteed income program

18-month experiment tests guaranteed income.
St. Paul
September 3
The Minnesota History Center in St. Paul is planning to reopen Oct. 1.

Minnesota History Center will reopen Oct. 1

Also opening Oct. 1 will be the Mille Lacs Indian Museum's trading post in Onamia, Minn.
St. Paul
September 3
Library associate Matt Metzdorf met people at the door of Sun Ray Library in St Paul. It just reopened on a limited basis and is allowed to have no mo

St. Paul libraries won't return to normal in 2021

Proposed budget cuts in 2021 will mean reduced hours systemwide.
St. Paul
September 2

St. Paul police arrest 14-year-old in shooting death of teenager

The victim was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head.
St. Paul
September 2
Pedestrians crossed the street in front of the Xcel Energy Center in May.

State overstated permanent job cuts at Xcel Energy Center food vendor

DEED has corrected layoff record for Levy Premium Foodservice.
Coronavirus
September 1
Xcel Center vendor Levy Premium Foodservice cited “unforeseen business circumstances and COVID-19” for laying off more than 500 workers, effective

541 food workers laid off at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul

Levy slashes staff as the pandemic fallout cuts sporting events, concerts.
Minneapolis
September 1

Minneapolis, St. Paul men get long federal prison terms in separate child pornography cases

One man used his employment and volunteer work at schools to victimize at least 10 boys. The other collected porn while on probation for similar conduct.
St. Paul
September 1
St. Paul police are investigating a fatal shooting Tuesday on the 1200 block of Hazelwood Street.

Man found shot in the head in a pickup truck on St. Paul's East Side dies

A possible suspect was being held, a police spokesman said. It was the city's 22nd homicide so far this year.
Minneapolis
August 31
Buildings that were burned during unrest in late May remain a pile of rubble at the intersection of 27th Avenue and Lake Street in south Minneapolis.

Bids to demolish riot-damaged buildings stun property owners

Contractors acknowledge that prices for riot-related work are far higher than usual, but they said that is because government regulations require them to treat all debris from a burned-out building as hazardous.
Minneapolis
August 30
Minnesota Twins pitcher Tyler Duffey zipped around Target Field on a motorized scooter on July 14. Demand has been stronger than expected after a late

Pandemic revs up demand for scooters in Twin Cities

Scooters arrived this summer in Minneapolis and St. Paul much later than in previous years due to COVID-19, and officials in both cities wondered if…
St. Paul
August 27

A private performance for seniors

A brass ensemble from the Minnesota Orchestra will surprise residents at the Lyngblomsten Senior Center this Thursday morning with a parking lot performance. The special performance is the latest activity between senior residents and Orchestra volunteers, who began writing letters of love and support to Lyngblomsten residents when the Orchestra concert schedule shifted in the spring.
Minneapolis
August 27
Tnuza Jamal Hassan

Mpls. woman admits to trying to join al-Qaida, setting fires at St. Kate's in St. Paul

Tnuza Jamal Hassan has been in custody since Jan. 2018 arrest.
East Metro
August 25
Ramsey County Manager Ryan O'Connor

Ramsey County Board drops 2021 tax levy, now proposing zero increase

County leaders want to roll back earlier plans for a 4.5% levy increase, citing the impact of COVID and civil unrest.
Minneapolis
August 25
St. Paul police were investigating a homicide on the city's East Side last week.

19-year-old charged with murder in separate Minneapolis, St. Paul homicides

Christopher M. Todd remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bond on both cases.
Coronavirus
August 24
North Memorial health care workers waited for their next drive-up patient at a COVID-19 testing center behind the North Memorial Health Specialty Cent

Two Twin Cities hospitals hit with penalties over COVID-19

North Memorial and United Hospital were each hit with $2,100 citations after workers complained to the state about an array of allegedly unsafe practices related to breathing devices and other personal protective equipment.
St. Paul
August 22
Carolen Bailey in 1991.

Pioneering St. Paul police lieutenant took down crooks, gender walls

During a 36-year career, Carolen Bailey served as a homicide investigator and vice squad commander before working with the state.
St. Paul
August 21
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, shown this month at the Greater Twin Cities United Way's distribution event at Allianz Field.

St. Paul might test guaranteed monthly income

Mayor Melvin Carter says the pilot program would provide $500 a month for 18 months.
St. Paul
August 21
Hundreds of volunteers showed up to clean along University Avenue, organized by Hamline Midway Coalition, Friday, May 29, 2020 in St. Paul.

Effort to aid St. Paul's Midway area after riots stalled by argument over who benefits

More than $800,000 in donations that poured into the Neighbors United Funding Collaborative is caught up in the controversy.
St. Paul
August 21
Teresa Bearribs

St. Paul grandmother found shot dead in backyard of East Side home

The victim's grandchildren were in the home at the time she was shot.