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Sophia Hope Yang enters world as first Twin Cities baby born in 2022

She weighed 7 pounds and measured 19.5 inches long.


St. Paul police seek assistance finding hit-and-run driver who fatally struck pedestrian

My Ger Vang, 34, of St. Paul, died of her injuries at Regions Hospital on Monday night.


Burnsville man charged with murder in fatal shooting outside Eagan gas station

An altercation between two groups at the Marathon gas station Saturday culminated in the death of 33-year-old Faisal A. Abukar.


Zimmerman man sentenced to 3 years' probation for assaulting Minnesota state trooper

Matthew William Cleve, 39, pleaded guilty to attacking a state trooper who responded to his drunken driving crash in Brooklyn Center.


Teen killed in northeast Minneapolis crash while fleeing police ID'd

Two died and three were seriously injured when the stolen vehicle they were riding in crashed following a police pursuit last week.


Two teens arrested in connection with St. Louis Park, Edina carjackings

Police are still searching for a third suspect related to the Dec. 9 attack outside a Lunds & Byerlys grocery store.


Arradondo to retire; both Mpls., St. Paul looking for new police chiefs

Mayor Jacob Frey said he'll soon name an interim successor to Arradondo, who has served in the role since 2017.


St. Paul left reeling after hitting homicide record for city

The fatal stabbing left leaders with more questions than answers as the city tries to combat an increase in crime that is being mirrored across the country.


Fatal East Side stabbing sets new mark for St. Paul homicides in a year

No arrests have been made in the case, but investigators have identified a person of interest.


St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell won't seek reappointment

Axtell has not said what's next for his career, or who he might endorse as his replacement.