The northern Twin Cities suburb was once a traditionally Democratic blue area that's shifted to purple, and it helped the GOP take control of the Legislature in 2010.
The controversial check of work eligibility for state employees and large vendors doing business with the state was one of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's executive orders allowed to expire.use
Gov. Mark Dayton must decide today the fate of the orders, most dealing with disaster declarations and other routine matters, that the ex-governor signed.
The Anoka County Sheriff's office says one person is dead and 10 people remain hospitalized as a result of drug overdoses at a party in Blaine early Thursday morning.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said the city of St. Paul receives nearly $9 million a year in Community Development Block Grants.
Federal immigration authorities have identified a second large janitorial company operating in Minnesota -- Harvard Maintenance -- that has hired workers who don't have proper documentation. The company is dismissing 240 workers, according to their union.
The St. Paul NAACP is raising objections to the St. Paul school district's plan to overhaul its public schools.
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St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is lending his political power to a plan to reform the city's public schools. Superintendent Valeria Silva wants to focus resources on neighborhood schools, in part by reducing citywide busing to magnet schools.
Domestic violence is one of the most confusing crimes prosecutors have to deal with. The victim and suspect know each other. They may even love each other.
But prosecutors do have one powerful tool that gives them insight into, and sometimes ammunition for their cases: inmate phone calls from jail.
When Mike Dollarschell arrives for work at the St. Paul Police Department, he scans the night's domestic violence reports for the worst cases, ones that demand intervention.
"He punched her in the face... She passed out. He grabbed her by the throat," reads one report.
In her stint as a TV news dispatcher, she learned to focus on the rare story at the expense of the big story.
If some state legislators have their way, Minnesota will soon eliminate the local background checks now required. Republican proponents say they duplicate the federal background check and impose a burden on local police.
A jury met Friday afternoon to select a winning team in the Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition. The winner will create a new vision for the riverfront stretching from the Stone Arch Bridge to the northern boundary of the city.
Advocates for ex-offenders and their families gathered at the State Capitol Wednesday, pushing for a law that would require private employers to remove questions about criminal history from employment applications.