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    A 40-year-old man wounded in a shooting in St. Paul’s Lowertown on Sunday night told police he didn’t know the man who shot him and that the fight stemmed from the suspect making an inappropriate comment to a young woman. The night earlier, on Saturday, there was an incident of shots-fired in the same area...
    On St. Paul’s East Side, the former Hillcrest Golf Course spans an area almost as large as Highland Park’s Ford site, and it’s ripe for redevelopment. The city of St. Paul is inviting residents to peruse four potential competing approaches — currently dubbed Light Touch, Conservation, Reshape and Sculpt — that could be incorporated into...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A person out on their morning run got quite the surprise in St. Paul Sunday morning near the University of St. Thomas campus. A young adult black bear was spotted by the jogger on the west side of Mississippi River Boulevard near Goodrich Avenue. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says black...
    A North St. Paul man involved in a high-speed chase with a Dakota County sheriff’s deputy died after the stolen vehicle he was driving crashed and rolled into a field in Hampton Township. Sincere Yero Page-El, 40, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office. The Minnesota State Patrol...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman was killed after being thrown from a motorcycle during a crash in St. Paul Thursday night. According to the St. Paul Police Department, at about 10:05 p.m., officers responded to a crash between a motorcycle and car at the intersection of White Bear and Ivy. Upon arrival, officers found a...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Slowly but surely, some business in St. Paul are starting to recover after the unrest sparked by George Floyd’s death. Most of the 300 businesses damaged in St. Paul were in the Midway neighborhood. There was more than $82 million in damage. One of the businesses damaged was Midway’s Goodwill store. It...
    The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra announced Thursday that it was canceling all concerts through the end of the year due to the pandemic. The orchestra is asking ticketholders to consider turning back their tickets as a tax-deductible contribution to the SPCO. “While it is disappointing that we cannot gather with our audience for live performances...
    Burning questions. The Star Tribune’s Tim Harlow reports: “A team from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) arrived in St. Paul Thursday to help local officials determine what sparked a fire that destroyed a Marriott hotel and apartment complex that was under construction. … The early Tuesday blaze broke out at the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Federal investigators are now in St. Paul probing the cause of the fire that raged Tuesday in the heart of Minnesota’s capital city. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) said that its National Response Team arrived in downtown St. Paul Thursday morning. The team of veteran investigators is working...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Expert federal investigators are joining joined state and local teams who are working to find a cause of a huge fire at a hotel construction site in St. Paul. Fire caused extensive damage to the five-story Courtyard by Marriott hotel Tuesday and significant damage to a six-story apartment building under...
    A federal team of investigators on Thursday joined the probe into a major fire at a downtown St. Paul hotel that was under construction. The St. Paul fire department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ St. Paul office requested the assistance of the ATF’s National Response Team. They arrived Thursday with 20 members,...
    Another round of distance learning next month would give St. Paul Public Schools time to prepare for the safe resumption of in-person classes later in the school year, district leaders said Wednesday. Superintendent Joe Gothard proposed that all students, from preschool through 12th grade, learn from home on iPads for at least the first six...
    “Facts are stubborn things,” President John Adams once said. “…whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” Fact: St. Paul, like cities throughout the country, is facing a major budget crisis, as is the State of Minnesota. This year so far,...
    It really feels like Charles Carter was backed by divine providence. The timing of the opening of his new restaurant, Taste of Rondo Bar & Grill, could not have been more meaningful, given the backdrop of unrest still lingering after the death of George Floyd. Carter and his business partner Josh Howell purchased the building,...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Five high school juniors, residing everywhere from Florida to Minnesota, have been named National Student Poets. A partnership between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the student poet program was launched in 2011, with winners contributing to community programs and and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The St. Paul Saints marched back into CHS Field Tuesday night. They are the first professional Minnesota sports team to play in front of fans, and they spent the first month of their season playing “home” games in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Things looked and felt different at CHS Field. Fans...
    The Saints marched back into St. Paul Tuesday night. They’re the first professional Minnesota sports team to play in front of fans, but with some changes. Click here to read their COVID-19 readiness plan.
    The Vomela Companies unveiled a new 300,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in St. Paul’s East Side Tuesday afternoon, which will feature the city’s largest solar array. The commercial printer company has been headquartered in St. Paul since it was founded in 1947 and has 300 local employees who will work in the new building. With 3,408 panels,...
    A St. Paul man and woman physically and sexually assaulted a woman they kept trapped in an apartment for several days, authorities say. Police discovered a woman bloodied and bruised when they responded to a criminal sexual conduct report at a complex on the 800 block of Seal Street in St. Paul at 12:30 a.m....
    The Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for abandoning a dog in a wooded area near Fourth and Clarence Street in St. Paul. The dog was found in a wooded area and reported to the St....
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered after a malnourished dog was found abandoned in St. Paul, suffering from a “heinous act” of animal cruelty. On Tuesday, The Humane Society of the United States announced the reward for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of the...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters on Tuesday battled a large fire in downtown St. Paul that has engulfed a building that was under construction. The building is the Seven Corners Gateway site, an apartment building and hotel complex near the Xcel Energy Center, KSTP-TV reported. There were no reports of injuries and there was...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters are battling a large fire in downtown St. Paul near the Xcel Energy Center. The fire has engulfed a building that was under construction. KSTP-TV reports the building is the Seven Corners Gateway site, an apartment building and hotel complex. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says several streets and...
    A major fire was visible in downtown St. Paul on Tuesday morning. It appeared to be at a building under construction near West Seventh Street and Kellogg Boulevard, in the area of the Xcel Energy Center, according to WCCO-TV and KARE 11. Smoke could be seen on Minnesota Department of Transportation traffic cameras. The 5th...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A large fire is burning Tuesday morning in the heart of Minnesota’s capital city. The fire appears to have engulfed a building that was under construction near the intersection of West 7th street and Kellogg Boulevard, right next to the Xcel Energy Center. This is a developing story. Check...
    As Glen Brown’s brush and polish swish-swashed over St. Paul police officer’s boots on Monday, the professional shoe shiner chatted with each of them. They talked about their children — they wondered would happen with school amid the coronavirus pandemic, and Brown shared stories about his own 14-year-old daughter. They talked about sports and who...
    An option to remodel and expand the historic South St. Paul library building soon could be taken off the table. City officials have concluded that its preferred site for a new library — the existing location across the street from City Hall — will not work because Dakota County says it plans to keep operating...
    In an effort to improve social distancing, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey recently ordered bars and restaurants to reconfigure their interior seating for table service only. In other words, as of Aug. 1, you’re no longer allowed to saddle directly up to the bar. The new mandate, which does not order establishments to close, has raised...
    Standing in front of the Dayton’s Bluff Library, Ramsey County Board Chair Toni Carter joined her son, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, in announcing a new mission for a series of public libraries. On Monday, new Community Career Labs debuted in-person services for job hunters at six library locations across the county. Workers can reserve...
    In an effort to improve social distancing, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey recently ordered bars and restaurants to reconfigure their interior seating for table service only. In other words, as of Aug. 1, you’re no longer allowed to saddle up to the bar in that city. The new mandate has raised questions across the river. Will...
    After St. Paul police spotted a vehicle believed to have been stolen in an armed carjacking this weekend, the driver sped away and led officers on a chase, police say. In the end, police arrested three boys — two are 13 and one is 12. The Mercedes sedan was stolen in Minneapolis, in the 1300...
    In the past eight months, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s administration has generally favored external candidates over city employees for director-level positions. Here’s a look at six recent hires, how much they’ll be paid and who else applied for their jobs. While the names of city job applicants are private data, names of finalists —...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A St. Paul man was injured after crashing his vehicle into a State Patrol squad car Saturday morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the incident happened around 10 a.m. near Cedar Street and 12th Street East in St. Paul. There, officials say a 37-year-old man in a BMW was traveling westbound...
    The St. Paul school board on Saturday postponed a decision on how to start the school year during the coronavirus pandemic. Superintendent Joe Gothard on Thursday recommended all students start the year learning from home, saying the schools aren’t ready to reopen safely. Gothard asked the board for a resolution affirming that decision and empowering...
    By JAKE SEINER One more player and three staff members with the St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive for the coronavirus, leading to the postponement of their game Saturday at the Milwaukee Brewers, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the results...
    As a 19-year-old woman was out with a friend on Thursday night, her ex-boyfriend was sending her threatening text messages, according to a criminal complaint. And he told her he would wait for her outside of her home all night. She had her friend drop her off a block away from her residence in St....
    A 21-year-old man was wounded by gunfire at a West St. Paul park Thursday night, police said. Officers were called to the 1700 block of Humboldt Avenue just before 11 p.m. on a report of a possible garage burglary. They spotted Rashad Jamal May leaving the garage and took him into custody, West St. Paul...
    MinnPost file photo by Erin HinrichsJoe GothardRemote start. WCCO reports: “St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joe Gothard announced Thursday evening that he’s recommending to the school board that the St. Paul district will begin the school year with 100% distanced learning, joining Minneapolis in staying completely online at least to start the year. …...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Drivers traveling between Minneapolis and St. Paul this weekend may need to be ready to take a detour. At 10p.m. Friday, the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 between Interstate 35W and Highway 280 will close for construction. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says crews will be repaving the road’s surface....
    St. Paul Public Schools has permission from the state to reopen its schools in September, but Superintendent Joe Gothard is calling for continued distance learning at all grade levels. “The reason we’re here tonight is we do not feel we’re ready to ensure safety for our students and staff coming back,” Gothard told reporters Thursday....
    St. Paul Public Schools officials said Thursday evening that the district is taking steps to adopt a recommendation to begin the upcoming school year with all students learning remotely. The announcement followed an afternoon news conference in which Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz outlined the criteria districts should consider in deciding when to fully reopen schools...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joe Gothard announced Thursday evening that the St. Paul district will begin the school year with 100% distance learning, joining Minneapolis in staying completely online at least to start the year. Gothard said that the district has been working on scenarios for how to return to...
    Photos of suspects and vehicles cover the walls of a large room in St. Paul for investigators to review — but you’d likely have to multiply those images by 100 to get the full scope of the evidence they’re combing through. The St. Paul Police Department’s Civil Unrest Investigative Taskforce is “sorting through that humongous...
    Heading to Minneapolis this weekend from the east metro? Drivers will be in for a difficult highway commute when the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 in Minneapolis close near the St. Paul border. From 8 p.m. Friday through 4 a.m. Monday, I-94 will be closed between Interstate 35W and Minnesota 280 for road resurfacing. Drivers...
    The St. Paul Saints are coming home next week, and some of you can join them. After starting the season playing its “home” games in Sioux Falls, S.D., the independent-league baseball team will make its return to CHS Field on Aug. 4, next Tuesday, as it opens a series against Fargo-Moorhead, and play each of...
    A 16-year-old was charged with murder Wednesday after authorities say he choked his uncle to death in an alley in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood earlier this week. St. Paul police responded to the alley at the 600 block of Edmund Avenue around 11:15 p.m. Sunday after a 911 caller reported seeing her neighbor unconscious and...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eastman Kodak will receive a federal loan of $765 million to help reduce reliance on other countries for ingredients in generic drugs, an agreement President Donald Trump hailed Tuesday as a breakthrough in bringing more pharmaceutical manufacturing to the United States. Kodak Pharmaceuticals will make critical pharmaceutical ingredients that have been identified...
    San Antonio – Tenants at the St. Paul Square are finding creative and innovative ways to adjust during the COVID-19 climate. How was business before the pandemic hit? “The intention behind the St. Paul Square Espee project was to attract local residents to this area and to cater to convention and tourism business,” said Michael...
    Hurray to news of a popular local burger outfit coming to St. Paul! Burger Dive, known for its house ground burgers and other delicious above-par bar fare, is landing in St. Paul for its first standalone bricks and mortar location. Josh Thoma, Kevin Fitzgerald and Nick O’Leary announced plans to open Burger Dive on Aug....