Local
December 31, 2020
These hunters found the elusive Golden Gnome in a St. Paul park Wednesday. From left: Mason Thorson, 7, and Mack and Mace Peterson, both 5. .

Gnome hunt brings holiday fun to St. Paul parks

Guided by rhyming clues, families can search for tree gnomes for about two more weeks..
East Metro
December 30, 2020

Citing meager budget, Ramsey County sheriff sues board over COVID-19 cuts

Saying he needs nearly $2 million more for his 2021 budget, Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher has taken the Ramsey County Board to court over…
Nation
December 30, 2020

Feds: Twin Cities fugitive caught trying to use brother's passport when returning to U.S.

The 25-year-old was nabbed at an airport outside the nation's capital after traveling from Qatar.
East Metro
December 30, 2020
Ramsey County Sherif Bob Fletcher, shown in 2019.

Citing meager budget, Ramsey County sheriff sues board over COVID cuts

Dispute arises over county's pandemic-induced austerity measures
Duluth
December 30, 2020
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How popular is your first name (or any other) in Minnesota?

Track the popularity of any first name in Minnesota over the past century.
Local
December 29, 2020

Passenger killed in single-vehicle crash in St. Paul

The driver was expected to be tested for impairment, police said.
Local
December 28, 2020

Manslaughter charges: 2-year-old shot self when man left gun unattended

Charges say he left his firearm unattended in the bathroom, where the boy accidentally shot himself
Coronavirus
December 28, 2020
Mel and Sue Awes of Edina died of COVID-19 on Dec. 10 after 60 years of marriage. Mel was known to call every friend and relative on their birthdays

Together in life and death: Couples battle coronavirus

As COVID-19 has ravaged the elderly, couples who have spent nearly a lifetime together are dying together — days, sometimes hours apart. For some families, the losses are even more painful because a vaccine was almost within reach.
Local
December 28, 2020

Man fatally shot in parked car in Minneapolis is identified

No arrests have been announced in connection with the shooting, nor have police indicated a motive for the crime.
Local
December 27, 2020
Books for Africa founder Tom Warth.

St. Paul nonprofit Books for Africa donates 50 millionth book

Minnesota nonprofit ships more to continent than anyone else.
East Metro
December 27, 2020
Tents were set up on cement stairs between the History Center and Catholic Charities and in the shadow of the State Capitol in St. Paul on March

Ramsey County to invest $9 million in affordable housing in 2021

After a year of surging homelessness, Ramsey County will invest nearly $9 million in affordable housing next year in an effort to stanch the flow…
East Metro
December 25, 2020
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard

St. Paul schools pin hopes on in-person return as student grades show wide disparities

Nearly half of secondary students failed a class while in distance learning.
Local
December 24, 2020
St. Paul Police Information Officer Steve Linders said that the toddler who was shot at the scene of a shooting that left three people injured includi

St. Paul police investigating after 2-year-old killed by gunfire

Three teenagers reportedly in the home at the time were taken downtown to be questioned by detectives. It's not immediately clear who was holding the gun when it discharged or whether there were others involved.
Local
December 23, 2020
PHOTO BY MARA KLECKER • — High school students from Central High School in St. Paul volunteered at the Ramsey Middle School community pantry on We

St. Paul teachers and neighbors deliver groceries and holiday cheer to families in need

This week, a volunteer 'baking brigade' made cookies to give each family.
Local
December 23, 2020

Police arrest suspect in fatal shooting this week in St. Paul

The victim is a 56-year-old man from South St. Paul.
Local
December 22, 2020
Brandon Rock  Credit: Hennepin County jail

Suspected Minneapolis carjacker charged in 70-minute robbery spree

Carjackings have been plaguing the city for much of the year.
Local
December 21, 2020
St. Paul police investigated a fatal shooting outside of the Arco gas station on the 300 block of Larpenteur Avenue on Monday, Dec. 21.

St. Paul police investigating the city's 33rd homicide of 2020

Shooting happened outside a gas station.
Local
December 21, 2020
Crime scene investigators took photos on Monday, Dec. 14, of the scene where 17-year-old Elijah Watson was fatally shot in the 500 block of Jessamine

Cellphone pictures lead investigators to suspect in St. Paul homicide

A 17-year-old has been charged in connection with the shooting in the city's North End.
East Metro
December 21, 2020

8 years in adult prison for 14-year-old St. Paul boy who fatally shot older teen

Minnesota sees very few suspects this young or younger accused of murder.
East Metro
December 18, 2020
Patrons packed every table at Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville, Minn., Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. Monet Zarza, owner of Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville, is part

More restaurants sued for defying Minn. indoor dining ban

Restaurants in Anoka, Monticello and Albert Lea faced enforcement action by the Minnesota AG on Friday, which found them in violation of Gov. Walz's order prohibiting indoor dining.