17 hrs ago
Wheelage tax dollars to help whittle Hennepin, Ramsey road work
Rough roads in Hennepin and Ramsey counties will get fixed more quickly as public works crews take advantage of new money to speed up projects that would have been put off for a year or more.
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21 hrs ago
Ramsey County Parks Earth Day cleanup set for April 26
Volunteers of all ages are needed for the annual Earth Day Cleanup being held April 26 at several Ramsey County parks.
St. Paul Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Girlfriend, Trying To Shoot Her Father
The suspect In the shooting death of a St. Paul woman told authorities that he was hearing voices when he allegedly shot her in the head and then tried to shoot her father Wednesday evening.
St. Paul Meth-Related Kidnapping Suspect Arrested In Los Angeles
A man wanted for kidnapping two people, taking them to a St. Paul house and demanding 30 pounds of meth as ransom is in custody in Los Angeles.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
St. Paul shooting suspect also had pointed rifle at boy, charges say
A 19-year-old man -- arrested in a Wednesday shooting that critically injured a woman in St. Paul -- had been charged in January with pointing a loaded rifle at his 13-year-old nephew.
Kevin McDonough, former vicar general, questioned about handling of sex abuse cases
Attorney Jeff Anderson questioned a second top official of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Wednesday and again walked away complaining that he'd been cheated out of time.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Two kidnapped and assaulted by meth dealers, Ramsey County prosecutors say
Two people were kidnapped, taken to a house in St. Paul and assaulted while their relatives were told to return 30 pounds of methamphetamine or pay a $300,000 ransom, according to a complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court.
Edina rapist threatened judges, victim's family, charges say
New charges has been filed against an Edina man, alleging he harassed Minnesota court and law enforcement officials -- including several judges -- involved in his 1998 rape conviction, and his later unwanted contact with the victim's family.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Ex-DNR employee gets probation in data breach
John Hunt, 49, entered an Alford plea in February in Ramsey County to misconduct of a public officer, unauthorized computer access and unlawful use of private data.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Woman's body found in Maplewood creek
A deer antler collector found the body of a fully clothed, middle-age woman in a creek bed Saturday afternoon in Maplewood's Kohlman Creek Preserve.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
St. Paul police probe link between bicyclist attack, woman's assault
The St. Paul city attorney's office charged Jeremiah Lee Anderson of St. Paul on April 11, 2014, with fifth-degree assault.
Vadnais Heights woman who fatally hit St. Paul motorcyclist, 92, gets 4 years
The woman who hit and killed a 92-year-old motorcyclist in St. Paul had marijuana in her system and lacked a valid license and insurance.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Dispatchers get earful of Maplewood burglars' plans
With today's smartphones able to dial 911 with a touch of the screen, emergency dispatchers spend a lot of time picking up calls from toddlers and "pocket dialers."
Three consecutive life sentences in gang retaliation murder
A St. Paul man was convicted Wednesday afternoon of all 14 counts against him and immediately given three consecutive life sentences in prison for last October's gang retaliation murder of Adlai Xiong outside a troubled St. Paul bar.
Teen sentenced in Widstrand beating attacked jail guard, charges say
Cindarion Butler, the teen convicted in January in the brutal beating of Ray Widstrand, was charged Wednesday with assaulting a correctional officer in jail.
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Progress MN: Rafael E. Ortega
"Not just access from a minority perspective, but also for poor people who might not have influence [with government officials]," says Ortega.
Brooklyn Park loses Parks Director Jon Oyanagi to Ramsey County
News of Jon Oyanagi's departure comes four months after a divided City Council rejected a government reorganization plan under which several positions, including Oyanagi's, would have been eliminated and two others created.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
South metro police blotter
Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to A provide a comprehensive picture of crime in a neighborhood or community.
St. Anthony Bulletin News
Around 50 St. Anthony Village High School students slept outside the school in tents and cardboard boxes last Friday night to raise awareness of homelessness and to raise money for the Bridge for Youth organization, which helps homeless teens through a variety of programs.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Mpls. Man Gets More Than 40 Years For 'Senseless' Bar Shooting
A Minneapolis man was sentenced Monday to more than four decades in prison for a crime the judge described as "senseless."