February 5

Drive-through Klondike Kates a chilly hit

Due to the pandemic the Winter Carnival Klondike Kate competition came outside to a drive-through that doubled as an awareness campaign for the American Heart Association.
Local
February 5
The proposed Lexington Station apartments in St. Paul

St. Paul Planning Commission denies housing development near Frogtown

Housing advocates fear the project will hasten gentrification.
February 4

Sculpture appears of Zara, the mother huntress

A rumored sculpture of Zara, the mother huntress, appeared in Crosby Farm Park in St. Paul this week. She's the work of Zach Schumack and his art collective, Leonic, the same team behind Zug Zug, the frozen caveman sculpture.
Local
February 3
A mother and two children died after a shooting Saturday at a multiunit building in the 700 block of Jessie Street in St. Paul.

Boy ID'd shooter in St. Paul triple murder before he died, charges say

TeKeith Svyone Jones was charged with three counts of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and her two children.
Coronavirus
February 2
Mayor Melvin Carter was a founding member of the nonprofit Mayors for a Guaranteed Income group. Under his leadership, St. Paul became the second city

St. Paul guaranteed income helps families of color

All 150 families had a newborn last year and suffered a financial hardship due to COVID.
Books
February 1
Minnesota Book Award finalists include Yang, Erdrich and a host of newbies

Minnesota Book Award finalists include Yang, Erdrich and a host of newbies

Names both familiar and new populate the list of 36 finalists for this year's Minnesota Book Awards, announced Saturday. Minneapolis writer Louise Erdrich, winner…
Coronavirus
February 1
Ted Vig received a $7,500 grant from the St. Paul Bridge Fund which he and his wife used to cover COVID-related losses before their  guitar shop o

Inequities persist in St. Paul and Ramsey County COVID relief

Despite efforts to be fair, some historically underserved areas of the capital city still came out behind as $12.7 million in emergency funds were given out.
Local
February 1
D’Zondria Wallace, known affectionately to those closest to her as “Tweety,” had moved from Mississippi to Minnesota to start a new life.

Slain mother and two kids had hoped for a new start in St. Paul

St. Paul's SWAT team arrested a 26-year-old suspect Sunday night on the 2100 block of Wilson Avenue, where he'd been hiding in an apartment building.
Local
January 30
Three people were fatally shot inside a multiunit building on the 700 block of Jessie Street on Saturday afternoon in St. Paul.

3 dead in 'hellish' St. Paul shootings, including teen and child

A search was underway late Saturday for a suspect or suspects.
East Metro
January 30

Charge: Driver in fatal hit-and-run in St. Paul had 8 double shots of vodka before leaving bar

Police caught up to him several days after he left his victim to die against a snowbank.
Coronavirus
January 30
In Minneapolis on Thursday January 28, 2021, volunteers (l to r) Matt Helbling, Kim Vipond, and Helbling’s spouse’s Jen put together food boxes th

Twin Cities food drives find new ways to reach needy families

Health clinics, churches, rec centers step in to fill empty stomachs in hard times
Local
January 30
St. Paul police are looking for the driver of this van in a fatal hit-and-run on the East Side.

St. Paul police looking for driver of van in hit-and-run that killed woman, 66

St. Paul police are investigating a hit-and-run crash in which a pedestrian was killed Thursday evening.The victim, identified by police as Susan Elizabeth Harlan, 66,…
Coronavirus
January 29
Inver Grove Heights’ Hilltop Elementary school teacher Larisa Larson-Aguirre cheered after she was vaccinated at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium, Thursda

Teachers flock to St. Paul for COVID-19 vaccine shots

Thousands of educators expressed excitement and relief as they contemplated a return to the classroom.
East Metro
January 28
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher

Ramsey County Sheriff Fletcher elbowed in face during 'Live' broadcast

Ramsey County's Bob Fletcher was livestreaming nearby; incident not filmed.
Coronavirus
January 27
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell received his first dose of the Moderna vaccine Wednesday along with other members of his department.

St. Paul police receive their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine as distribution widens

Minneapolis police are scheduled to begin shots in coming weeks.
Local
January 27

Charge: Driver distracted, speeding when she caused pileup in St. Paul that killed man

The woman claimed her sunroof was open, resulting in a glare on her dashboard," the criminal complaint read.
Local
January 27

Suspect in hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in St. Paul is arrested

The County Attorney's Office is now weighing charges in the case.
Local
January 26
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s headquarters is located in St. Paul.

St. Paul Chamber adopts diversity program eliminated by Wilder

Wilder Foundation eliminated nine programs in 2020 budget cuts.
East Metro
January 26

6 suspected gang members charged in Twin Cities carjacking surge

The prosecution alleges that the defendants pulled off their crimes for the financial benefit of their gang in order for them to carry out shootings and assaults against their rivals.
Local
January 25

Authorities ID man killed in hit-and-run in St. Paul

Police are looking for the driver and have a specific model of car in mind.