Local
October 6
Two people are jailed in connection with the death of Al Rakip J. Zaidi, 21, of St. Paul, who was hit by a full-size SUV Tuesday near the intersection

Authorities ID man allegedly purposely run over by SUV driver and killed in St. Paul

Two suspects were arrested and remain jailed pending charges.
East Metro
October 6
Authorities have identified three men who were fatally shot last week in separate locations in Minneapolis. No arrests have been announced  by police.

Authorities ID 3 men who were fatally shot last week in separate Minneapolis locations

No arrests have been announced. City's homicide total so far this year stands at 75.
Local
October 6
St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Joe Gothard stands for a portrait at Como Park High School in August. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

St. Paul schools to lay out closings, reorganization plans

The changes would begin taking place in 2022-23.
Local
October 5
Business
October 5
Cecil Smith of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association announced a new coalition Tuesday opposing rent control ballot measures in St. Paul and Minneap

Twin Cities landlords to voters: Just say 'no' to rent control

Landlords say measures would strain housing market, limiting or discouraging new construction and investments in existing properties.
East Metro
October 5
Clubhouse of Hillcrest Golf Club, St. Paul

Time to rename Hillcrest, St. Paul Port Authority says

East Siders asked to submit words that reflect the neighborhood.
East Metro
October 5

Purple Line BRT clears key step to secure federal funding

Once known as the Rush Line, the project would connect Union Depot to White Bear Lake.
Loons
October 5
Helicopters hovered over the field before the 2021 MLS All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Aug. 25.

'This is a perfect place.' Minnesota United gets 2022 MLS All-Star Game

Major League Soccer's 26th annual all-star game is heading to St. Paul on Aug., 10, 2022. It will be the eighth pro-sports all-star game held in Minnesota.
Coronavirus
October 5
The Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday opened a new clinic in St. Paul that offers monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19. In this file pho

New center for monoclonal antibody COVID-19 treatment opens in St. Paul

Pandemic patients in the metro have been traveling hours for the treatment due to a shortage in the Twin Cities.
Eat & Drink
October 5
The original Green Mill, which opened on Hamline Av. in St. Paul 46 years ago, has a new look and a new market/deli concept.

The original Green Mill restaurant in St. Paul reopens with a new look

The Hamline Avenue outpost of the pizza-and-wings chain has also added a market/takeout counter.
Local
October 4

Shoppers stock up at farmer's market on University Avenue in St. Paul

The market in the parking lot of Sun Foods runs through October on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
East Metro
October 4
Belwin Conservancy, home to a herd of bison, is celebrating its 50th year and its partnership with St. Paul schools. Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune • bb

St. Paul Public Schools, Belwin Conservancy mark 50-year partnership

Conservancy to host open house Saturday.
Variety
October 4
Angela Fida at her Dari-ette Drive-In on St. Paul’s Minnehaha Avenue in 2015.

St. Paul's 70-year-old Dari-ette Drive-In closes

The East Side summer hotspot was one of the Twin Cities' last remaining drive-in restaurants.
Outdoors
October 4
Some 4,500 runners took part in the Twin Cities Marathon from downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul on Sunday, Oct. 3.

Twin Cities Marathon 'was like a big party the whole 26.2 miles'

Among the finishers was St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter. He called the race from downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol in St. Paul "an emotional victory for the Twin Cities."
St. Paul
October 1
Don Henley, left, and Vince Gill performing in 2019 in Los Angeles.

The Eagles revisit 'Hotel California' in St. Paul

REVIEW: The long concert was a generous, nostalgic treat.
Local
October 1
Minnesota has purchased the Bix Produce Co.’s former cold storage facility in St. Paul to use as a temporary morgue, bracing for a peak in COVID-19

St. Paul Port Authority to purchase former Bix Produce site

The St. Paul Port Authority will close on Nov. 30.
Local
October 1
Becky Smith, currently Violence Free Minnesota’s interim executive director, spoke at a news conference in 2016. (Star Tribune file photo by Leila N

Minnesota intimate partner homicides rose 40% in 2020

At least 30 Minnesotans were killed in domestic violence-related homicides last year. The intensifying violence followed national and global trends during the pandemic.
Variety
October 1
Springboard for the Arts’ new home on University Avenue features art around every corner.

Springboard for the Arts opens doors to artists, community at new digs in St. Paul

What was once a car dealership now features a flexible performance space, an equipment library and workspaces.
East Metro
October 1

Final suspect in killing of teen at Woodbury grad party is arrested

Three people are charged in connection with the 14-year-old's death.
Featured Columns
September 30
LaTwanna Williams

Brooks: Photographer seeks to show young women what real beauty is

The hope is to start chipping away at years of Instagram messaging about which of their selfies are good or bad; which of their features are flattering or flaws.