East Metro
March 19

Employee sues Ramsey County over retirement fund match

Deputy sheriff says the county isn't depositing matching funds into employees' retirement accounts.
Local
March 18

Minn. high court: Off-duty officer not entitled to city defense

Wednesday's decision overturned an Appeals Court ruling.
Local
March 17
The Minnesota State college system’s board of trustees named Edward Inch president of Minnesota State University, Mankato and Deidra Peaslee preside

New presidents named for Minnesota State University, Mankato and St. Paul College

Mankato appointee to succeed longest-serving college president in Minnesota.
Politics
March 17
Minnesota Senate panel votes to put Columbus statue back up at Capitol

Minnesota Senate panel votes to put Columbus statue back up at Capitol

Proposal from Senate Republicans would restore Columbus statue, but DFLers unlikely to get on board.
Local
March 17
St. Paul City Council member Mitra Jalali posed for a portrait near her home and the Metro Transit Green Line in St. Paul.

Mitra Jalali pushes City Council to serve 'rising St. Paul'

The 34-year-old council member has been a vocal advocate for renters, the environment and police reform.
Local
March 16
Steve Marchese, shown in 2015.

Yusef Carrillo appointed to fill temporary vacancy on St. Paul school board

Term lasts until a special election in November.
Local
March 16
Roy Wilkins in 1963.

St. Paul park renamed for civil rights icon Roy Wilkins

Roy Wilkins grew up in the North End neighborhood, where the former Lewis Park will now bear his name.
Chauvin Trial
March 16
Del Shea Perry presented Kimberly Handy-Jones (left) with a pair of red Timberland boots, her son Cordale Handy’s favorite brand, to honor her signa

Mom provides headstones, encourages justice for families grieving loved ones lost to police

Woman whose son died in police encounter provides support, raises money for headstones.
Local
March 16
One of the brown bears in the Russia’s Grizzly Coast exhibit at the Minnesota Zoo scratched under its chin while lounging outdoors in the falling sn

Late winter storm drops rain, freezing drizzle and lots of snow in southern Minnesota

But the good news is the snow won't last long.
Local
March 12
The YMCA of the North (formerly YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities) closed its Lowertown fitness center in St. Paul last year and will be opening a small

Twin Cities YMCA opening new downtown St. Paul facility as it wraps up ambitious fundraising campaign

The nonprofit ended 2020 with a 40% drop in revenue and closed three fitness centers — but it's closing in on $225 million goal.
St. Paul
March 12
In a livestreamed St. Paul Chamber Orchestra concert last fall, violinists Steven Copes and Kyu-Young Kim, cellist Julie Albers and violist Maiya Papa

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra musicians sign an early contract extension with no pay cut

Nailing that down is seen as crucial to the orchestra's pandemic recovery plan.
Local
March 9
Roger Voss III  Credit: Ramsey County jail

Murder count dismissed in plea deal for man who shot drug dealer in St. Paul

The 23-year-old Wisconsin man did admit to a lesser charge and still faces years in prison.
Chauvin Trial
March 7
Cortez Rice, who says he’s a nephew of George Floyd by loyalty, not blood, held a “Justice for George Floyd” sign at Saturday’s protest in St.

Ahead of Derek Chauvin trial, protesters rally in St. Paul

About 150 people, many of them family members of Minnesotans who died during encounters with police, gathered outside of Gov. Tim Walz's St. Paul residence Saturday to demand more accountability.
Chauvin Trial
March 6
A Nation Guard humvee blocked the road leading to the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul on Inauguration Day.

Security will increase at Minnesota Capitol during Derek Chauvin's trial

The state has had a tall fence around the Capitol since the end of May, and is adding traffic control measures around the complex.
Local
March 4
This file photo shows the University of St. Thomas campus in St. Paul in January. The university is adding an Institute for Trauma-Informed Education.

New University of St. Thomas institute will train teachers to identify, respond to student trauma

Student trauma may have worsened during pandemic.
Local
March 3
Protesters gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul on June 1, 2020 following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

St. Paul City Council to withdraw public gathering ordinance

Proposed ordinance called unconstitutional, discriminatory.
Local
March 3
A group dashed across the street outside the Cathedral of St. Paul during a major winter storm in St. Paul.

St. Paul schools bid farewell to snow days

Students will be expected to fire up iPads at home.
Local
March 3
Christopher D. Mack  Credit: Ramsey County jail

Charge: Driver admits to fatal hit-and-run in St. Paul; said he was out buying marijuana

At first, he told police that his juvenile girlfriend was the driver, according to the criminal complaint.
Local
March 3
Metro Transit unveiled its first electric bus in February 2019.

Metro Transit, which vowed to go all-electric, seeks $122M for biodiesel

Metro Transit officials now say electric buses are not a good fit because the new lines cover too much territory, making establishing a network of charging stations challenging.
East Metro
March 2
This file photo shows a school bus outside the Minnesota State Capitol in February 2020. GLEN STUBBE • glen.stubbe@startribune.com

Audit: Program to diversify state's teachers lacks reliable data

Most who graduated after getting funding became teachers, however.