Coronavirus
October 3
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard

Some St. Paul public school students to begin returning to classrooms

The district will launch Stage 1 of a hybrid learning program Oct. 19, with others to follow.
St. Paul
October 3
Ken Micko, a bomber co-pilot, bailed from his burning plane over Berlin and became a prisoner of war. He’ll never forget that date — March 18, 194

WWII co-pilot, 98, bailed out over Berlin as he became a dad

When Ken Micko's daughter was being born in 1945, he was parachuting out of his flaming B-24 over Berlin.
St. Paul
October 3
One of the six vintage cars stolen from a St. Paul body shop and recovered by police.

Police recover six collector cars stolen from St. Paul body shop

They're still seeking thieves who took vehicles worth $300,000, but the recovery means a lot to their 77-year-old owner, police said.
Variety
October 2
Three-day outdoor art fest on St. Paul's Payne Av. highlights justice & solidarity

Three-day outdoor art fest on St. Paul's Payne Av. highlights justice & solidarity

The COVID-friendly event focuses on 50 BIPOC artists and 20 East St. Paul businesses
Duluth
October 2
Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services staff prepared mail-in ballot envelopes, including an "I voted" sticker. Because of COVID-19, Minnesota is wa

What happens to your Minnesota absentee ballot after you mail it?

Minnesota has seen a surge of interest in absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election, as more voters opt to vote early or by mail in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
St. Paul
October 1
A truck towing a trailer rolled over on southbound I-35E in downtown St. Paul.

3 horses dead after trailer rolls on I-35E in downtown St. Paul

Crashes in the traffic backup added to the misery for morning commuters.
East Metro
October 1
John Choi said the pilot justice program can help improve public safety.

Ramsey County Attorney Choi resigned from commission; now federal judge ends its work

Choi sent notice in May that he was concerned about the lack of diversity on the panel.
St. Paul
September 30

Murder charges: Late-night argument led to man being shot on St. Paul's Grand Avenue

A 23-year-old man was charged Wednesday with fatally shooting another man after a late-night argument over the weekend along Grand Avenue in St. Paul.Demond A.…
St. Paul
September 29
St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders, shown in 2019.

Suspect in gunfire exchange with St. Paul officer is shot by police and killed in St. Cloud

Several officers fired after police say suspect got out of vehicle with a firearm.
St. Paul
September 28

Authorities ID man fatally shot on Grand Avenue in St. Paul

A second person was wounded; no arrests have been made.
St. Paul
September 27

1 dead, another injured in shooting on St. Paul's Grand Avenue

One man was killed and another injured in a shooting early Sunday on St. Paul's Grand Avenue, police said.The homicide is the 25th of the…
St. Paul
September 26
The Grotto Players’ 1947 performance of “On Borrowed Times,” staged by Donald Singerman. The Grotto Players were a St. Paul nonprofessional thea

St. Paul librarian opened eyes with 1930s community theater

Donald Singerman made his community theater group, the Grotto Players, into a force.
Minneapolis
September 26

Mpls. man pleads guilty to arson in St. Paul blaze during unrest after George Floyd's death

A Minneapolis man pleaded guilty to a federal arson charge in connection with the arson of a St. Paul car rental business during the unrest…
East Metro
September 26

Ramsey County jail inmate died of apparent natural causes

Nurses and correctional officers tried lifesaving measures, but paramedics pronounced the 38-year-old dead.
St. Paul
September 26
An overhead view of the University of St. Thomas campus in St. Paul looking toward the Mississippi River.

University of St. Thomas student assaulted by a group in St. Paul

The victim tried to help a person he thought was on drugs, authorities say.
St. Paul
September 26
An overhead view of the University of St. Thomas campus in St. Paul.

St. Thomas discussing what to do about campus building named after slave-owning bishop

Nineteenth-century Iowa Bishop Mathias Loras oversaw the area that later became Minnesota.
East Metro
September 26
Roseville's Central Park.

Charges: St. Paul man poisoned ex-wife at Roseville park

The victim nearly died of organophosphate poisoning, doctors said.
St. Paul
September 25
Max looked on as he explored Against the Current book store in St. Paul with his owner, Connie Lipton, in 2017.

With oil painting, Max the Cat to be enshrined in Macalester College library

A California artist and fan will create the artwork.
St. Paul
September 23
Two people walked by as a crew from the St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department removed ash trees along Juno Avenue in 2018.

St. Paul will cut down thousands of ash trees next year but can't afford replanting

Budget cuts will mean delaying planting new trees until 2022.
St. Paul
September 23
Protesters walked along an area of I-94 after marching from the Capitol in response to the grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case.

St. Paul protest includes brief march onto Interstate 94

About 400 people were marching to protest the lack of more serious charges against officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death.