St. Paul
November 17
Amtrak’s Empire Builder train, heading to Chicago, as seen in 2016 in St. Paul.

Amtrak train stopped in Red Wing, Minn., for 'police activity'

The train later left Red Wing, but is running more than 12 hours behind, according to Amtrak.
Eat & Drink
November 17
It’s the changing of the culinary guard at the Lexington.

St. Paul's Lexington has a new chef in charge

Chef Jack Riebel has turned over the culinary reins to Nick O'Leary.
Variety
November 16
Great Northern Festival taps local artists to build ice-enclosed greenhouse

Great Northern Festival taps local artists to build ice-enclosed greenhouse

The $250,000 project will celebrate Black life
East Metro
November 16

Man charged with fatally hitting pedestrian while fleeing St. Paul police in stolen car

The car's owner said she left it running in the driveway to warm it up, according to the charges.
TV & Media
November 16
Sasha Farber and Suni Lee performed on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” on Monday night.

Suni Lee eliminated from 'Dancing With the Stars'

The St. Paul native and actress Melora Hardin were sent home in Monday's semifinals.
Music
November 16
The cast of ‘Rondo ‘56’ rehearses at Crooners. From left, pianist Dan Chouinard and singers Charmin Michelle, T. Mychael Rambo and Thomasina Pet

In words and songs, 'Rondo '56' tells the story of St. Paul's Black neighborhood displaced by I-94

The stage show delivers a tough message through song: "Music opens and heals the wounds at the same time."
Stage & Arts
November 16
Pianist Dan Chouinard, singers Charmin Michelle, T. Mychael Rambo and Thomasina Petrus, from left, rehearse at Crooners in Fridley, Minn., on Tuesday,

With music and photos, Rondo '56 revue tells story of St Paul's Black neighborhood displaced by I-94

St. Paul
November 16
Photo credit: James Walsh  Chuck Kanski.

Eye On St. Paul Q&A: Owner of Solo Vino wine shop on Selby Avenue

Thirty seconds after you meet Chuck Kanski, you know he was born to run a wine shop. The self-described "wine geek" can break down the…
East Metro
November 15
Daniel J. Schnobrich  Credit: University of Minnesota

Driver with suspended license charged with killing U doctor in high-speed crash in Arden Hills

The pediatric doctor made trips to Africa to treat patients, hiked the continent's highest peak.
Local
November 15
The entrance to St. Paul’s Highland Park High School, seen in 2015. Hundreds of students walked out of the school on Monday, Nov. 15, over what they

Highland Park students stage walkout over assault, harassment allegations

The walkout and march came a week after a petition surfaced that alleged in part that a Highland Park teacher had "targeted students."
Local
November 14
A portion of Interstate 94 at Hwy. 280 was closed after a fatal crash on Sunday night.

Fatal crash in St. Paul closes stretch of eastbound I-94

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash on Sunday night in St. Paul.According to the State Patrol, the crash occurred at 9:20 p.m.…
Local
November 13
On Friday, an armed hit-and-run suspect tried to carjack a woman in north Minneapolis as she was heading to the kickoff of the Twin Cities Salvation A

Surge in Twin Cities carjackings is putting drivers on edge

Police struggle to rein in surge of armed thefts. They say there is no clear pattern.
Politics
November 13
The State Capitol grounds in St. Paul in August during a protest against Line 3 and other pipeline projects.

Security for August State Capitol pipeline protest cost $1.6M

An organizer for the rally called the police presence in August "excessive" and said "seeing the amount of money the state spent in total is shocking now."
Business
November 13
Ryan Cos., developers of the Highland Bridge project on the site of the old Ford Motor plant in St. Paul, have put some plans on hold following the ap

Schafer: St. Paul rent control vote turns builders, bankers away from capital city

The Twin Cities needs new multifamily housing and capital is flooding in for projects. St. Paul's voters just assured the city won't get it.
Local
November 12
Russell Packard, a special education TA at Wellstone, led concerned parents and faculty members in a song about Wellstone during a St. Paul School Boa

St. Paul schools plan proving to be a tough sell

The prospect of buildings sitting empty strikes a blow against the concept of schools being the heart of the community — a goal advanced in a previous districtwide overhaul.
Local
November 12

Charges: Man was 'off his medications,' killed mother in their St. Paul home

Police found the woman dead in the entry, the criminal complaint said.
Olympics
November 12
Suni Lee was in Los Angeles for “Dancing With the Stars” when she says she was pepper-sprayed by unknown assailants yelling anti-Asian slurs.

Suni Lee says she was pepper sprayed in racist attack in Los Angeles

Lee, the Olympic gold medalist from St. Paul, said unknown assailants yelled anti-Asian slurs and pepper-sprayed her in the latest high-profile case of hate-driven violence against Asian Americans.
Local
November 11
It was unclear whether St. Paul school board Chair Jeanelle Foster, who has been sidelined by COVID-19, could attend Tuesday. The board is weighing wh

St. Paul Public Schools pushes back consolidation vote

The board is weighing closing and vacating five schools, and halting current programming at others.
Local
November 11
An area outside the St. Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse.

St. Paul city employee alleges discrimination for brain cancer in lawsuit

The city denied the claims and filed a motion to dismiss the case.
Business
November 11
Researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis measured the effect of minimum wage ordinances in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Study: Mpls., St. Paul minimum wage increases led to loss of restaurant jobs

But the study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis did not find other correlations to job losses in other low-wage sectors