The police department drove the relatively large increase. Police overtime shot up 42 percent, growing by more than $1 million.
The proposed location of the new building has been vacant since the 1990s, but was once home to the stately, 18-story Nicollet Hotel.
A cell phone app, developed at the University of Minnesota, monitors teens' driving habits in real time, and it alerts their parents when they break the rules of the road.
The department will report back to the St. Paul City Council by May 1 on the costs and privacy issues posed by the cameras.
Federal prosecutors Wednesday charged Michael Garant with illegally buying guns for Raymond Kmetz, who opened fire at New Hope City Hall and was killed by police.
The music and food festival, which was held in St. Paul for almost 30 years, relocated to the far west metro last year.
Warming means that when it rains in Minnesota, it's more likely to pour. Using popcorn and sugar, MPR News explains the science of this phenomenon.
The city council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a resolution asking the police department to include a camera pilot project in its budget.
St. Paul leaders were interviewing three public works director candidates just days before Mayor Chris Coleman intervened to hire Council President Kathy Lantry, who hadn't applied for the job.
In Minneapolis, tow trucks focused on areas near the city's impound lot, but tow trucks in St. Paul made it to most residential neighborhoods.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has picked one of his critics to help keep the city in shape. City Council President Kathy Lantry will head the Public Works Department.
Marcus Golden, the man killed Wednesday by St. Paul police, had crossed the law before.
Proposals include a plan to make St. Paul friendlier to bicyclists, and construction of a new public park on the Duluth's waterfront.
The Minneapolis City Council next week will consider spending $1.8 million for design work on a new downtown park planned near the Vikings Stadium.
The well-to-do areas of City Council Ward 13 may be filled with garages, but city ticket writers still managed to ticket drivers who ran afoul of snow emergency parking rules.