Local
June 1

Authorities ID motorist they say fatally hit man on busy N. Minneapolis street

He was run over on West Broadway late Friday and died less than 30 minutes later.
Local
May 31
Pastor Marea Perry left, prayed with others for her son Marquez Perry-Bank,s 21, who was killed in a parking lot on St. Paul’s North End.

On troubled St. Paul corner, neighbors push to shut down tobacco shop

Licensing error could open door to potential zoning changes.
Local
May 31
Charlie Johnson was shot and killed in downtown Minneapolis the same day he was to graduate from the University of St. Thomas with a mechanical engine

Stray bullet cuts short St. Thomas student's adventurous, joyful life

Charlie Johnson was shot and killed hours before his graduation.
Local
May 31

Body recovered after apparent drowning in pond at Minneapolis' Loring Park

Crews responded Sunday evening after reports of a male struggling to swim in the pond at Loring Park.
Local
May 30
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has put together an exhaustive plan in hopes of encouraging people to walk more and still remain safe when

Future of transportation: Walk more, MnDOT says

The agency hopes to double the frequency of pedestrian outings.
Coronavirus
May 28
Dylan Zins, of Prior Lake, celebrated at Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub in St. Paul after the Wild scored in Game 7 of the NHL playoffs.

'It feels normal again': Big night out with COVID limits lifted

On Friday morning, Minnesota lifted nearly all COVID-19 restrictions, including capacity limitations for indoor spaces. The only restrictions that remain are those implemented by local municipalities.
Local
May 28
The Capri Theater, shown in 2017.

SPCO, Capri cancel outdoor concert due to safety concerns

The outdoor performance may be rescheduled down the line, the groups said.
Local
May 28
St. Paul City Council members Mitra Jalali and Rebecca Noecker in 2018. (Star Tribune file photo by ANTHONY SOUFFLE)

After losing in court, St. Paul poised to repeal tenant protections

Council members said they plan to craft a scaled-back version of the ordinance.
Local
May 27

Man's body pulled from St. Paul's Loeb Lake

Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Thursday night in Loeb Lake in St. Paul.St. Paul police received a report…
Local
May 27
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said he will lift the city’s mask mandate order “the instant the professionals here on the local level” say it’s

Mayor Melvin Carter describes vision to 'move forward' from 2020 in State of the City address

The St. Paul mayor is up for re-election in November.
Local
May 27
Kirsten Christensen will be the executive director of Twin Cities German Immersion School beginning July 26, 2021.

Twin Cities German Immersion School names new leader

The move comes after hard-fought expansion.
Local
May 27
Lake Phalen is part of St. Paul’s park system now ranked no. 2 among cities nationwide by the Trust for Public Land.   ] CARLOS GONZALEZ ¥ cgonzale

Minneapolis slides to third in urban park rankings; St. Paul rises to second

The Trust for Public Land added an equity component in 2021, measuring the size of parks in minority-concentrated neighborhoods.
East Metro
May 27
Donald J. Harris

Charges: Driver sped through no-passing zone in Mounds View, fatally ran over woman in yard

The driver kept going until he crashed minutes later, according to the charges.
State Fair
May 26
On the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Alexana Lofton, left, and Megan Hare (right) got the bacon ready for the big weekend.

Minnesota State Fair fans can get their fix at preview event

The sold-out "Kick Off to Summer" will allow 10,000 people to roam the grounds at a time.
Local
May 26

Man charged with murder in downtown Mpls. shootout

Jawan C. Carroll, of St. Paul, remains jailed after two people were shot and killed shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday outside Monarch on N. 1st Avenue. One of the shooters was killed, the charges say.
Business
May 26
Flava Cafe founder Shaunie Grigsby, a youth development specialist turned future coffee shop owner, was all smiles inside her soon to be cafe that is

First Black-owned coffee shop opening in St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood

Flava Cafe will feature a career readiness program for girls and young women.
Local
May 26
A scene from Grand Old Day in 2019. ] LEILA NAVIDI ¥ leila.navidi@startribune.com

St. Paul's Grand Old Day canceled for second year in a row

Organizers said they are optimistic the event will return in 2022.
Local
May 26

Driver dies in rollover crash in St. Paul

Authorities have yet to say what led to the car rolling over.
Local
May 25
Elder Atum Azzahir has been the executive director of the Cultural Wellness Center for 24 years. The center is located inside the Midtown Global Marke

McKnight awards $1 million in surprise grants to 10 Minnesota organizations to honor George Floyd

The McKnight Foundation is giving $1 million in surprise grants to 10 organizations in honor of George Floyd one year after his murder.The Minneapolis foundation,…
Local
May 25
Dougherty Family College alumni and friends Isabel Abarca-MacPhee, left, Brenda Saucedo and Renee Sande graduated from the University of St. Thomas.

St. Thomas program for underrepresented students celebrates graduates amid struggles with enrollment

The program has seen mixed results four years in.