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St. Paul man sues police after detainment in wake of Philando Castile protest

FILE - In this July 9, 2016 file photo, marchers block part of Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., during a protest sparked by the recent police killings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana.

Osha Joseph vomited and complained about the heat during his hourlong arrest.

St. Paul taking gentler approach toward business regulation

Alimama’s Mediterranean Grill uses a mixture of compostable and foam to-go containers. The St. Paul City Council will consider encouraging businesses to use recyclable, compostable and reusable containers after backing away from a proposed ordinance that would have banned some plastic and foam to-go containers.

Some city leaders are growing cautious about new regulations and their effect on business owners.


Golf courses give way to new housing amid demand for land

More than 900 acres of golf courses have been redeveloped across the metro.


Minneapolis & St. Paul 2017 elections

Following the mayoral and council elections in the Twin Cities.


Explore how land use has changed in the Twin Cities metro area

Met Council data illustrates how the region has changed after the recession.


St. Paul carpenter believes tiny house is a Swede Hollow survivor

Something about the boarded-up old house on St. Paul's East Side intrigued carpenter Cliff Carey. A 36-year resident of the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood north of downtown, he couldn't help but wonder about the second and smaller structure on the city-owned lot at 656 Bush Av.


Philando Castile fundraising campaign clears St. Paul school lunch debts

J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet in St. Paul where Castile worked received $10,000


St. Paul fire chief disciplined for 'intimidation,' retaliating against subordinate

The case is one of five workplace conduct complaints against Chief Tim Butler.


Advisory committee recommends streetcar for W. 7th Street transit

Riverview line would connect downtown St. Paul with MSP Airport, MOA.


Russ Ringsak, longtime truck driver for 'Prairie Home Companion,' dies at 81

Garrison Keillor introduced Russ Ringsak to audiences as "our truck driver."


'Prairie Home' host Chris Thile promises more great music, better jokes

It seems the changes have clicked with younger listeners, convincing St. Paul-based American Public Media to distribute another round.


St. Paul votes down move to eco-friendly food containers

The change would have hit local restaurants hard, council members said.


Regions Hospital sued four years after sending stillborn baby out with dirty laundry

Regions Hospital sent the stillborn boy out with the laundry in 2013.


St. Paul Winter Carnival cancels plans for ice palace in 2018

Winter Carnival officials announced Wednesday that the group working to build the ice palace for the 2018 festival has canceled the project. Ice Cold Events "reached a point where they could not guarantee enough financial support to cover costs to allow the project to move forward," according to a statement from the Winter Carnival.


A new bee 'sky rise' in Como Park offers home for pollinators

Researchers hope to learn what kind of man-made housing attracts bees.


'My dad spent his life fixing this place,' daughter says of fire-destroyed St. Paul home

No one was injured, but two cats died in the blaze.


Most St. Paul mayoral candidates seek more safety, amenities downtown

Most say that population growth requires greater safety, more amenities.


Candidate Pat Harris says he would add police if elected mayor of St. Paul

St. Paul mayoral candidate also pushing for more prosecution of gun crimes.


Ranked-choice voting alters calculus in Mpls., St. Paul races

Voters in both cities are no longer limited to one choice, and that's changed the tactics candidates are employing. Some are hesitant to criticize others for fear of alienating their supporters.