St. Paul Public School Superintendent Joe Gothard

St. Paul schools once targeted for closure could see new futures

LEAP High to move and Highwood Hills to focus on technology.

Springsteen fans on fire over ticket prices to St. Paul show and other 2023 dates

July 21
Bruce Springsteen performed with E Street Band during their River Tour in 2016 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill.
Seats at Xcel Energy Center topped $2,000 on the floor, with few available for under $250.

First Responder Camp seeks to inspire St. Paul teens

July 19
Ku Moo, 18, is taught how to drive a boat by Andrew Maslowski, a community service officer with the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, while Megan Paul
The weeklong camp will introduce students to jobs from water rescue to firefighting to air ambulance.
Local
July 23
Hawo Ahmed, right, with her mother Isha Ahmed. Hawo Ahmed died not long after charges were dropped and she was released from jail. “Having a child

Charges dropped, lives ruined, but St. Paul officer still on force

False sex trafficking charges ravaged the lives of two dozen people. But the St. Paul officer they sued for violating their constitutional rights is still on the force. An officer's participation in a federal task force has "become blanket immunity for anything they do," said the attorney of one.
Local
July 23
Yolanda Ramirez, left, and her sister Juliana Ramirez, received fresh vegetables from Neighborhood House at John A. Johnson Elementary in St. Paul on

Inflation spurs rising demand at Minnesota food shelves

Many food shelves are serving more people this summer than in summer 2020 and 2021, which were record years for food assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local
July 22
Brittany McGibbon’s vehicle, a KIA Sorento, now sports a steering wheel lock when not in use. Her previous Sorento was stolen and totaled. She now w

Wave of KIA vehicle thefts hits St. Paul, with few ways to stop it

St. Paul police data shows a 40% rise in car thefts this year compared to last, and KIA vehicles are among the hardest hit. Compared to this time last year, thefts of KIA vehicles have increased nine-fold — from 24 stolen to 248.
St. Paul
July 22
Jerome Treadwell, who graduated this year from Highland Park High School in St. Paul, spoke in January about the absence of student voices in district

St. Paul schools to bring back student advisory group

Panel had been put on hold in the 2021-22 school year.
St. Paul
July 21
Gov. Tim Walz gestures toward a table of confiscated guns used in statewide crimes during a press conference at the BCA, Thursday, July 21, 2022 in Sa

As gun crimes rise, Gov. Tim Walz promotes public safety investment, legislative action

Walz cited rising gun crimes and a backlog of evidence in making his push.
Eat & Drink
July 19
The latest expansion will allow Lift Bridge to keep up with demand for its beer, hard seltzer and soda.

Stillwater's Lift Bridge wins approval to build brewery and taproom in Hudson, Wis.

It's the Minnesota brewer's second expansion in Wisconsin, but Stillwater will remain its home base.
Obituaries
July 19
Donald James taught and tutored for decades.

Donald James, mathematician and mushroom fanatic, dies at 88

A lover of music, he composed a new song every day to play for his wife.
St. Paul
July 19
Mary deLaittre is executive director of the Great River Passage Conservancy.

Mary deLaittre's work to improve St. Paul's river connection keeps rolling along

Head of the Great River Passage Conservancy seeks to get city to embrace the river that spawned it.
St. Paul
July 18
Officers investigated a hit-and-run crash Sunday near Forest Street and Magnolia Avenue. One person died in the crash.

Police release name of woman killed in St. Paul hit-and-run involving stolen vehicle

The crash happened near Forest Street and Magnolia Avenue about 10 p.m. Sunday. No arrests have been made.
Wild
July 18
1986: Frantisek Musil was happy to be a North Star.

Reusse: A hockey star in a troubled country? We've seen this film before

There might be a champagne toast or two in St. Paul when Kirill Kaprizov leaves Russia at some point — a toast like the one on a Concorde flight in 1986.
Local
July 18

Housing big winner in Minnesota as new website shows local federal relief spending

Housing and mental health see large outlays.
St. Paul
July 17
Cooper, the last remaining dog that went missing after a burglary Thursday, July 14, at St. Paul Paws, a dog day care, boarding and grooming business

Cooper, the last missing dog from St. Paul dog day care burglary, has been found

The miniature pinscher was spotted by rail workers and retrieved.
St. Paul
July 16
Bob Tuerk, owner of House of Clocks, puts a new battery into a wristwatch Wednesday, July 15, 2022 at his shop in St. Paul, Minn.

St. Paul's last clock repair shop is still ticking

After half a century, House of Clocks on the far East Side is still trying to hold back time.
Minneapolis
July 15
Now that the federal foreclosure moratorium has expired, interest rates are rising and economists are raising fresh concerns about a recession that co

Hennepin, Ramsey counties brace for uptick in mortgage foreclosures after low rates during pandemic

Federal moratorium on foreclosures and strong housing market kept rates low.
St. Paul
July 15
Cooper, the last dog missing.

Pooch that escaped after break-in at St. Paul dog day care still on the loose

Of the 14 pups, eight were located in their kennels, three were running about the business and three went missing. Two of them were later located.
St. Paul
July 15
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter joined federal, city and community leaders, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar, left, and Sen. Tina Smith, right, on Friday in

St. Paul to use federal pandemic aid to boost community-first public safety work

City leaders said they are focused on addressing gun violence.
St. Paul
July 15

Man dies a day after stabbing, St. Paul police say

It's the city's 22nd homicide of the year, authorities say.
Local
July 14
In 2021, 38 people were killed in St. Paul, shattering the city’s previous record of 30. In Minneapolis, there were 97 homicides, tying a record set

The Twin Cities had their deadliest year in 2021. Every victim had a story.

They were teachers, students, veterinary technicians and mechanics. They were sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, siblings, colleagues and friends. In the memory of the lives they lived, here are their stories.
Local
July 13
Dee Foutch, left, and Zachary Lee searched for jobs on computers at the Ramsey County Workforce Development Center on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Nort

St. Paul, Ramsey County direct $24.8M in COVID aid toward workforce development

Many of the initiatives will focus on job training for youth.
St. Paul
July 13

Capital city turns to St. Paul guy to lead Parks and Rec

Andy Rodriguez was first hired by parks and rec as a 15-year-old in 2000. Now, he leads the department.