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


Man charged in shooting of South St. Paul officers was angry over eviction

Dustin A. Bilderback allegedly fired the shots after officers began discussing placing him on a 3-day mental health hold.


St. Paul City Council candidate Martinez released from jail

Martinez has said he will not drop out of the race for St. Paul's 4th Ward seat.


Clergy abuse survivors may use counseling payouts as they wish

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis presented its fifth update to the court on Wednesday morning.


St. Paul schools janitor left crude notes, underwear in 10-year-old student's desk, charges say

The janitor was charged with two counts of aggravated stalking.


St. Paul police release draft policy on interacting with transgender, gender nonconforming people

The public can weigh in on the policy at a July 31 community meeting.


After U.S. Supreme Court nomination, attention turns back to Kavanaugh's U speech

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's remarks made little impact at the time, but are being scrutinized as authorities investigate President Trump's ties with Russia.


Former St. Paul Chief Finney to lead audit of city's K-9 unit

He said further dog bites could cause public unrest.


Watch Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's 2008 speech at University of Minnesota

During the address, Kavanaugh argued sitting presidents should be immune from investigations and prosecution.


Case against St. Paul Council Member Dai Thao should proceed, prosecutor says

Thao broke the law when, as a mayoral candidate, he helped a woman vote, authorities say.


St. Paul dramatically limits use of K-9s after attack on bystander

After bystander attacked by loose police dog, chief and mayor order changes.