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St. Paul leaders consider stricter skyway security and use rules

One of the new rules proposed Wednesday for St. Paul's skyway system: Skyway doors would be locked at midnight rather than 2 a.m.

People are divided on what time skyways should be closed.

3M looking for office space in downtown St. Paul

Maplewood-based 3M Co. is on the hunt for office space in downtown St. Paul, according to people who work with properties the company is considering.

The Maplewood company has a small number of people working in Lowertown.


St. Paul police discover pipe bomb inside suspects' vehicle

The two men inside the vehicle have been arrested, police say.


St. Paul questions partnership with Ramsey County to help job seekers

City ponders how Ramsey County alliance can better serve its citizens.


St. Paul mayoral candidate Melvin Carter's home burglarized

Guns, electronics and household goods were stolen.


Boys & Girls Clubs are getting glasses for the eclipse

UnitedHealthcare is giving 600 pairs of glasses to the Clubs' six branches in the Twin Cities, with 100 pairs earmarked for community members who live nearby.


St. Paul woman rescued after sending selfie while being assaulted

Peter Vang is charged with holding his girlfriend down and pressing a knife to her neck for six hours.


St. Paul school board votes to reduce police presence in schools

Tuesday's 5-1 vote marks the second consecutive year that the state's second-largest district has made substantive changes to its SRO program.


St. Paul mayor proposes 24 percent property tax hike, says it's a cost shift

In his last budget address, held at St. Paul College, Chris Coleman says the increase primarily is a cost shift.


23 candidates file to run for mayor in Minneapolis, St. Paul

12 meet the filing deadline in Minneapolis; 11 will run in St. Paul.


Valerie Castile awarded entire settlement in son's death

One of Philando Castile's half brothers wrote the court praising her work with a foundation for victims of gun violence.


St. Paul's High Bridge to close for repairs for more than a year

More detours are coming for St. Paul drivers when the Smith Avenue High Bridge closes on Sept. 5 and won't reopen until the fall of 2018.


St. Paul, Minneapolis mayors will give more details Tuesday on 2018 budgets

Coleman to detail St. Paul plans Tuesday; in Mpls., Hodges will give brief version.


Shooter in ambush murder of Minnetonka teen gets 30-year sentence

A term of 30 years is the sentence for one of four people charged in the shooting death of a Minnetonka High School student in…


6 arrested in roving fights in St. Paul

Up to 200 youths fought outside a rec center and at several intersections.


St. Paul appoints new police civilian review board members despite concerns

Police raised concerns about the commission's procedures.


Rev. Saul Johnson III, minister, friend to the downtrodden, dies at 70

The longtime St. Paul resident, who died of pancreatic cancer, had a final wish — that his family hold no funeral.


'Your Capitol' celebrates $310M restoration with a weekend-long party

The three-day event marks the end of a $310 million restoration project.


EPA moves to clear waste from abandoned St. Paul facility

Disposing of more than 80 open vats and sealed barrels of hazardous chemicals could take more than two months.