Local
March 31
Local
March 31
Mitra Jalali, a St. Paul City Council member who has championed renters’ rights, said she backs the effort, because a state law prohibits cities fro

Petition drive kicks off in St. Paul to put rent control on the November ballot

The proposal is more detailed than similar efforts this year in Minneapolis.
Local
March 30
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and Chauntyll Allen, an organizer with Black Lives Matter Twin Cities, spoke outside the Fourth Precinct po

St. Paul school board member told to leave restaurant, alleges discrimination

Chauntyll Allen, a St. Paul school board member and Black Lives Matter activist, was asked to leave a Golden Valley restaurant on Monday by police…
Local
March 30
Metro Transit driver Judith Jackson, left, retired driver Theresa Collins, center, and driver Deona Henderson, right, along with fellow members of the

Metro Transit workers rally to protest lack of progress in contract talks

Talks began last summer, with no deal.
Local
March 30
“Racial gaps are very, very profound ... new strategies are necessary ... to tackling such a profound problem.” Jackie Statum Allen, grantmaking d

Bush Foundation takes on debt for $100M effort to close wealth gap

The St. Paul-based foundation, one of the largest in Minnesota, announced Monday that it will disburse double the amount of funding it ordinarily grants each year. Not only that, it will allocate the money directly to Black and Native American individuals through community-based groups.
Local
March 25
In 2018, Frances, right, and Jeremiah Ellis, left, talked with Greg Finzell as they looked at a board explaining how the construction of I-94 destroye

Rondo Land bridge advocates make a pitch for state help

Advocates are also hoping for federal investment.
Local
March 25
St. Paul Superintendent Joe Gothard.

St. Paul school leaders to receive pay increases

A stripped-down proposal to raise the pay of St. Paul school district leaders won the unanimous approval of school board members Tuesday night.The board…
Local
March 25

Maplewood man pleads guilty to conspiracy to light St. Paul school on fire during riots

Mohamed Hussein Abdi lit a fire in the school cafeteria and threw rocks at police officers, he said.
Local
March 24
The Lamplighter Lounge, at 160 Larpenteur Av., is St. Paul’s only strip club.

St. Paul city attorney to investigate strip club

The Lamplighter Lounge generates many police calls near residential area.
Local
March 24

Man who died in St. Paul house fire is identified

The blaze struck a wood-frame house in the 600 block of W. Minnehaha Avenue.
Local
March 23
In 2015, Ramsey Middle School students made their way up a flight of stairs at the school in St. Paul.

St. Paul will consider renaming Ramsey Middle School

The community will be asked to participate.
Coronavirus
March 23
Minneapolis and St. Paul prepare for older students' return to class

Minneapolis and St. Paul prepare for older students' return to class

Both districts will offer in-person learning four days a week.
East Metro
March 23
Ramsey County’s new Economic Inclusion and Competitiveness Plan references the bulldozing of a large swath of the historically African American Rond

Ramsey County unveils plan to fund housing, minority businesses

Ramsey County's $11.5M tax would boost housing and minority businesses.
Local
March 22
The Lamplighter Lounge, at 160 Larpenteur Av., is St. Paul’s only strip club.

Neighbors want stricter rules after troubles at St. Paul's only strip club

Lamplighter's St. Paul neighbors ask council to require safety measures.
Local
March 20
Zetta Feder, a longtime St. Paul resident and Jewish community leader, was a fierce advocate throughout her life for civil rights and civic engagement

Zetta Feder, a Minnesota civil rights activist and Jewish community leader, dies at 93

On an August morning in 1963, Zetta Feder and a group of 57 Minnesotans left the Twin Cities on a trip that would make the…
Local
March 20
A St. Paul police officer walked past articles of clothing, a handbag, and a puddle of blood all marked with evidence tags at a scene they believed to

St. Paul man likely fatally shot woman, then himself, police say

Two found with fatal gunshot wounds in the Hayden Heights neighborhood.
March 20

"Justice for George Floyd" rally at Capitol Friday evening

A coalition of organizations held a "Justice for George Floyd" rally on Friday, March 19, 2021 at the Minnesota State Capitol in Saint Paul, Minn.
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.