Pat Pheifer | Star Tribune
Reporter | Metro

Pat Pheifer covers the Twin Cities metro area.


State officials meet North Side business owners to talk jobs, economic development

Minority employment in Minnesota since recession has risen more than in other states.


DOJ shift casts doubt on federal audit of St. Anthony police

St. Anthony was one of 16 cities nationwide enrolled in a program that sought to boost police reform and the federal changes make the status and future of the assessment unclear.


Metro area, much of southern Minnesota under air quality alert Friday

High ozone levels to pose problems for those with breathing issues.


St. Catherine University security guard actually shot himself, police say

The 25-year-old man was charged with filing a false police report.


Minnesota asks for extension to comply with Real ID Act

Dayton asked for an extra year to comply with federal security standards.


St. Catherine University security officer shot, injured in St. Paul

No one had been arrested yet Tuesday night, but there was an active search for the suspect, St. Paul police said.


With air safe, classes starts Thursday at Crossroads School in St. Paul

Classes will start Thursday at Crossroads Elementary Science and Montessori in St. Paul as planned, after a delay caused by the concern that toxic vapors…


After Castile's death, John Thompson turned anguish into energy

A 44-year-old St. Paul man has made his voice heard — and has even won grudging respect — from police. "Are all cops bad? I want to say yes, but I can't," Thompson said. "If I said yes, I'd be a hypocrite."


Obituary: Angus Wurtele, arts donor and former CEO of Valspar

Angus and Margaret Wurtele gave generously to the Walker Art Center and Guthrie Theater.


Snelling Avenue near State Fair is reopened following protest

Under the theme "Minnesota Ain't Fair," about 100 protesters gathered Sunday afternoon at Hamline Park in St. Paul.