January 10
Police were on the scene of a fatal stabbing Sunday in St. Paul.

Authorities ID woman fatally stabbed over the weekend in St. Paul

A suspect in the city's first homicide of 2022 has been arrested.
January 9
Woman fatally stabbed at St. Paul apartment building

Woman fatally stabbed at St. Paul apartment building

It's the city's first homicide of the year.
Local
January 9

Former St. Thomas football player receives year workhouse sentence for dorm room rape

Defendant to serve one year at Ramsey County workhouse, 30 years probation.
Local
January 8
Tony Moline, general manager of Bulldog Lowertown in St. Paul. placed a sign about the mask mandate on Thursday, when it was due to return.

Fear, frustration, resolve resurface in Minneapolis, St. Paul as COVID again disrupts city life

Mask mandates are back. Businesses are shutting, and people are hunkering down.
St. Paul
January 8
Samuel E. Frey is in the foreground of this surveillance image from inside Great Health and Nutrition in St. Paul.

Brooklyn Park man gets two years for St. Paul store fire in unrest after George Floyd killing

Samuel Elliot Frey pleaded guilty in July in the fire at Great Health Nutrition on University Avenue.
Local
January 7
From left, former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao

Both sides ask for delay in state trial for three former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd's death

The officers face federal and state trials this year in connection to the killing of George Floyd.
St. Paul
January 7
This image is from a video shot of Richard Mann shoveling a traveling neighbor’s walk at age 101. The video has been viewed more than 2 million time

Richard Mann, whose wintry gesture made him a viral sensation, dies at 107

The St. Paul centenarian died six years after a Facebook video of him shoveling a neighbor's walk drew millions of views.
Local
January 7

Fatal crash occurred in St. Paul when man reportedly was fleeing troopers in stolen car

Unlicensed driver hit a concrete wall, killing his passenger, according to the charges.
Music
January 7
Jon Bon Jovi showed off his New Jersey-bred “you want a piece of me?!” stance at Xcel Energy Center in 2017.

Bon Jovi will open 2022 tour in the Midwest in April, including an Xcel Center gig

St. Paul's April 3 show is the second date on the band's first trek in four years, following Omaha.
Local
January 7
As the Greenwood Fire continues to burn, smoke from the blaze fills the air, almost obscuring the Bong Bridge and Denfeld Senior High School, bottom t

Drought, haze, tornadoes: Take a deeper look at Minnesota's bewildering 2021 weather

Smoky air from wildfires, a severe June heat wave and unusual snowmelt made for some strange weather extremes in 2021.
Local
January 7

Man charged in death of 51-year-old whose body was found in St. Paul apartment last week

The victim was found Dec. 27, seven days after a punch that proved fatal.
Local
January 6
Brent Hanson and bartender Justin Fowler visited at Dusty’s Bar Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 a few minutes before the mask mandate went into effect in Min

Return of mask mandate met with shrugs in Mpls., St. Paul

The Twin Cities are considering going beyond masks to require proof of vaccination in some public places.
January 6
A Minneapolis police officer was injured in unrest in downtown Minneapolis in August 2020.

Home detention for man who injured Minneapolis police sergeant with garbage can lid during unrest

The mayhem was fueled by false rumors that a man who shot and killed himself had been shot by police.
St. Paul
January 6
Police in St. Paul are looking for this robbery suspect.

Burglar shoots, kills St. Paul resident's dog, steals AR-15 rifle, bars of silver

The suspect remains at large, according to law enforcement.
January 6
A second daily Amtrak train between the Twin Cities and Chicago would operate on Canadian Pacific freight track.

Rail agreement could fast-track second Amtrak train from St. Paul to Chicago

Acquisition involving two freight rail giants could mean that service will begin sooner than expected.
Local
January 6
A shooting last week at the Mall of America left two people wounded.

Gunman knew the victim he shot at Mall of America, charges say

The gunfire wounded two people and led to the mall being lockdown briefly on New Year's Eve.
Local
January 6
Stickers prohibit students from sitting too close to the bus driver to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in a school bus outside Pillsbury Elementar

St. Paul, Mpls. schools still struggle with bus driver shortage

After-school activities have been canceled in Minneapolis, and parents in St. Paul were put on alert they might have to get their kids to and from school.
Local
January 6
Fans attending the Vikings last home game of the season Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium will have to wear face coverings except when eating or drinking.

With new COVID mandates, Vikings, Wild fans will have to mask up

The policy also applies to the Timberwolves, who don't have a home game until Jan. 16.
Variety
January 6
Neal Francis

Our Friday Best: Neal Francis, Annie Mack, Eden Prairie's Winter Blast and Kinda Fonda Wanda

Critics' picks for entertainment in the week ahead.
Local
January 6
Seen from the Portland Avenue Bridge, cars navigate wind-blown snow on I-94 Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in Minneapolis. Accumulating snow, brisk winds an

Dangerous wind chills coming; St. Paul declares snow emergency

National Weather Service says winds may cause frostbite in as little as 10 minutes. St. Paul declared a snow emergency.