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Small Business Saturday highlights triumphs, challenges post-COVID

Dozens of people shopped local to support small businesses in the Twin Cities. Despite progress, inflation and market changes pose new challenges for some employers.


2 hurt after man fleeing police crashes into another vehicle in St. Paul

Officers had stopped the pursuit before the crash, police said, and the driver was arrested.


Rookie police dog in Renville County makes big drug strike on first day of the job

Maverick helped recover more than $125,000 in drugs.


Brooklyn Park shooting kills one, injures another

Police say the case is still under investigation.


How St. Paul's new police chief plans to improve public safety

"The police are the community, the community are the police, and we've got to work together," Axel Henry said.


Police arrest 32-year-old on suspicion of downtown St. Paul homicide

The arrest may be connected to the case of Deondrae R. Atkins, 33, who was found dead in downtown St. Paul with a gunshot wound.


Axel Henry sworn in as St. Paul's next chief of police

The St. Paul native has spent 24 years climbing the Police Department's ranks, and said he plans to focus on public safety and rebuilding trust with communities.


St. Paul police oversight commission seeks new members

The citizens' panel reviews policies and incidents between police and residents and recommends changes to procedure and how officers are disciplined.


Minnesota Zoo to host seven bottlenose dolphins

The dolphins will stay until the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois completes renovations.


Ramsey County substance abuse court celebrates 20 years of sobriety support

Hundreds have gone through St. Paul's drug treatment court, which pairs substance use offenders with partners in the justice system in order to help them stay sober.