A police sergeant says city officials tried to kill an investigation that might have embarrassed the mayor. When he objected, he says, he was demoted.
When a rail car carrying crude oil explodes local responders are unlikely to have what they need to extinguish the flames.
A trip of a few miles can cost thousands, but the fees represent much more than car fare.
The nonprofit Lakes and Parks Alliance of Minneapolis argues in the suit that appropriate environmental review hasn't been conducted on the route through the project's Kenilworth Corridor, a popular recreation area.
More than 400 St. Paul employees will get a 1 percent raise because the Department of Veterans Affairs found some of the city's hiring practices violated state law.
A 24-year-old man shot by St. Paul police outside a University Avenue apartment building in January was armed and had used the weapon to threaten his ex-girlfriend in the past, according to 911 transcripts.
The park board will go along with plans for a train bridge crossing the channel between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles. The project still faces another legal hurdle.
Comcast disputed the city's allegations but agreed to the settlement as part of a larger deal that lets it provide cable TV service in St. Paul for another 10 years.
The city says it will reopen a Lilydale Regional Park trail this summer and let school groups use one of four fossil sites in the fall. The landslide site remains closed.
Officers harshly criticized department officials last year when they got the chance to comment anonymously about the department. Police officials say morale is better now.
The law requires cable companies to provide service to an entire city within five years of winning a TV franchise. CenturyLink argues that the requirement has been preempted by the Federal Communications Commission, which found that such laws stifle competition.
State OSHA officials in 2012 cited the Alliance Steel Company warehouse for safety violations. Investigators say a spark from a cutting tool caused a fire at the warehouse Wednesday.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman defended the city's police department's use of deadly force, saying the 11 instances in which police shot and killed a suspect since 2008 were justified.
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The City Council on Wednesday takes up a resolution that aims to simplify Como Avenue.
The family of a 24-year-old man shot and killed by St. Paul police last month is calling for a federal investigation into the incident.