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One resident's challenge of the ban has drawn the support of thousands in the Ramsey County suburb.
About half of Ramsey County businesses with five or fewer workers will be the first eligible for $7,500 emergency grants.
An anonymous person e-mailed the posts to more than 40 members of the media, local leaders and advocacy groups.
The board earmarked all but $26 million for emergency response costs, which will be approved as it's spent.
State's Catholic archbishop calls executive order "an important breakthrough," while Gov. Walz called it a difficult decision.
Many have rallied to the homeowner's side. The mayor said that he's open to changing city code, after research and discussion.
Anxious motorists arrived at sunrise and waited hours to take their written driving tests, long postponed by the state's stay-at-home order issued in late March.
More shelter beds would allow local leaders to take down homeless camps, officials said.
But the city's goal remains redevelopment that "preserves big trees."
Projects aim to turn dirty ditches into scenic waters.
Ramsey joining a growing list of counties canceling summer celebrations.
An-end-of-year deadline set by Congress to spend all the money is setting up clashes not just between parties but among state, county and city leaders scrambling to meet the ballooning costs of the pandemic at the same time that their tax revenues are plunging.
Friday's action, similar to step taken by feds last fall, marks an important step toward redevelopment of the former industrial site.
All metro county library systems, along with St. Paul, now offer curbside pickup.
Owner's lawyer denies construction hazard claim.
Hennepin County also set up a $2 million relief fund for small businesses.
The county will stop charging fees for probation supervision, electronic home monitoring and diabetic supplies needed while in custody.
Toll in Ramsey County is fueling a campaign to persuade anglers to stop using lead sinkers.
There are now an estimated 7,500 solar arrays in the state, with 1,000 going in just last year.
With first half taxes due May 15, local governments are looking for ways to provide flexibility.
Ramsey County crews have started work on more than $51 million in road construction and maintenance projects for the upcoming 2020 season — and the…
The $10.7 million project will reduce overlap, while a third site will remain.
Development of the last parcel riles advocates for its outdoor sanctuary.
Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka and Dakota counties all took steps to cancel face-to-face public services.
Officials worked with neighborhood residents to design a bridge that meets modern needs and reflects the area's values and history.
A culturally specific group home, designed for black teenage boys tangled in the juvenile justice and child protection systems, will open this spring in St.…
City officials proposed a partnership with the nonprofit to build affordable housing.
Failure of mediation means that the county's suit will resume to break its power-sharing agreement with the city.
The County Board approved the new naming policy that includes an exception mechanism.
City Council President Amy Brendmoen said she's hopeful St. Paul and the suburbs can negotiate a new agreement.
City cites "disproportionate burden" in fighting fires in suburbs.
The third annual report examines the race and gender of drivers, why they were stopped and the outcomes.
Commissioners decided that more discussion and research was needed before they were willing to approve such a ban.
There are no plans to change current names under the proposed policy, officials said. But names would be reevaluated if the facility undergoes major renovation, or if a name "comes into disrepute."
The works are intended to honor Larry Cohen, former mayor and judge.
Ramsey County Board to vote on sale of Vadnais Sports Center's naming rights
Representatives from Augusta Development and MWF Properties have shared their vision with a seemingly receptive Mounds View City Council.
Upgrades at Pike Lake Apartments raise concern along with the rent.
$33.5 million fund will be used to keep rents lower.
Arthur “Art” Sloth spent his career nurturing and educating children as a teacher and then principal for three decades in Minneapolis Public Schools. In retirement,…
Task force proposes a destination brewery or distillery for city parcel.
A training session Friday in downtown St. Paul will discuss their preliminary findings and mass shooting prevention strategies.
Popular massive display made of icicles fused with water spray is ready to be unveiled.
The county with the largest percentage of foreign-born residents said it will continue to welcome refugees.
Ramsey County forgoes fines on kids' books
The county hopes to use it between periods at big hockey games and in a parade for the 40th anniversary of the "Miracle on Ice" Olympic hockey win.
Designed specifically for businesses and corporate site selectors, RamseyCountyMeansBusiness.com includes an interactive map of nearly 60 available properties.
Roundabouts, redevelopment are in the works for outdated Ramsey County interchange.
The Ramsey County Board, expressing a mix of emotions, voted unanimously Tuesday to raise the property tax levy by 4.75% in 2020 — the first…
Correctional officers at the Ramsey County jail started wearing body cameras Tuesday, recording interactions with inmates and members of the public.Deputy sheriffs in court security…
An attorney for the concert venue called the conditions, including regular meetings with police, unconstitutional.
Instead of replacing a chief, the council will vote on whether to hire Roseville to administrate services.
Ramsey County effort has created about 110 more affordable homes and apartments since 2013.
New funds would be directed at affordable housing, redevelopment.
The exhibit, a solstice celebration of light and shadows, starts on Black Friday.
Karen and Jerry Wahl, a retired Scandia couple, have crisscrossed Minnesota for two years delivering blood to hospitals and clinics as Red Cross volunteers.They signed…
City says it has found unsafe, unsanitary conditions in every apartment and common space inspected.
Lakeshore homeowners push back, question plan.
Minnesota researchers gather facts and dispel myths with the creation of a "Mass Shooter Database"
A diverse group of artists that includes many with Native American and Latino ties was chosen by a community task force organized by the Ramsey County Historical Society.
The sentence came despite requests from both the prosecutor and victim for an 81-month prison term.
He was president of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association as well as the first chairman of the gun-control group Citizens for a Safer Minnesota.
Voters across the Twin Cities arrived at the polls at sunrise on Tuesday morning to cast ballots on a variety of local races including school referendums, City Council and county commission seats.
Kaskaid Hospitality asks Ramsey County to let nonprofit take over.
The suburbs are among those increasing oversight of landlords as cities such as Minneapolis pivot their focus to renter protection.
Installations also laud former St. Paul Mayor Larry Cohen's championing of immigrants.
The consultants from PFM spent months sifting through the county's finances, examining all the ways that people entangled in the criminal justice system are asked to pay.
With vaping injuries on the rise, DEA expands its Rx collection event.
The four-year battle is ending in a strong power-washing outside Maharaja's.
Ten lakes in the county are now infested with the invasive mussel.
Great River Passage Conservancy raises funds to launch three projects.
Pence says Trump's economic policies have helped small businesses like Safety Signs.
The confidential list of 1,500 accused of misconduct was part of a civil case settled in 2014.
Seven years after the Union Depot’s pricey renovation, Ramsey County leaders say the building’s $243 million restoration continues to be a wise investment, both for…
Prosecutors hope to expunge records of some low-level offenders.