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Reporter | Regional

Chao Xiong covers public safety news in St. Paul and Ramsey County for the Star Tribune.


Emily Staples Tuttle, pioneer in Minnesota politics, dies at 88

Among her trailblazing accomplishments, she was the first DFL woman to win a seat in the Minnesota Senate when she did so in 1976.


Charge: Ex-student set fires on St. Catherine campus to protest U.S. military intervention

"You guys are lucky that I don't know how to build a bomb," Tnuza Hassan allegedly said.


Woman arrested after eight fires set at St. Catherine University in St. Paul

The suspect is a former student who stopped going to class last fall. Authorities believe she worked alone.


Fourth sexual misconduct case filed against St. Paul man who lured girls at libraries

Police found videos that allegedly show Nicholas Barghini touching a girl's feet and pleasuring himself.


Minnesota swears in first Hmong-American judge

Sophia Vuelo will serve on the Ramsey County District Court bench.


Ex-Hennepin County Attorney Tom Johnson to serve as ombudsman for clergy abuse victims

"I have friends who have been the victims of clerical abuse," Tom Johnson said.


Ex-Stillwater prison warden sues for job back

Steven Hammer sued the state and the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) and Minnesota Department of Management and Budget in Ramsey County District Court on Monday.


Suspect charged in Thanksgiving Day shooting of St. Paul gas station employee

Authorities traced DNA found on sunglasses at the scene to a Le Sueur, Minn., man.


Wife charged in knife assault on husband in Little Canada

The victim carried part of his bowels in one hand as he fled for help.


Man found dead, exposed to cold in St. Paul on New Year's Day

St. Paul police are investigating the death of a man found outside on New Year’s Day in the Summit-University neighborhood. Police were called to the…