The owner of a popular bakery in Minneapolis won't be cooking up a new location on St. Paul's Grand Avenue. Cupcake's Kevin Vanderaa says he's fed up after the neighborhood association's complaints about a technical issue. Vanderaa also says he received no support from elected officials.
Police: 15-year-old missing from home north of Twin Cities
Authorities say he may be headed to the metro.
5,760 cases of Capri-Sun recalled as they might contain cleaning fluid
"The taste of fun" isn't that fun currently...
25-year-old Hopkins man drowns after falling off boat
The man reportedly fell from the boat while fishing with friends.
New report details hate crimes in Minnesota last year
Hate crimes in Minnesota rose in 2021.
Low cancels Europe shows due to Mimi Parker's cancer treatment
The Duluth band says the decision follows 'recent changes' in Parker's treatment.
Twin Cities LA Fitness closed after fire Monday morning
The gym will remain closed for the day.
State contacts over 100 landowners in Rush Creek fish kill investigation
The deaths of the fish remain unexplained.
Wisconsin man admits to 1992 revenge killings 15 years after boyhood tragedy
The 52-year-old man is in custody 30 years after the 1992 double murder.
Chapel of Love set to close at Mall of America after nearly 30 years
The owner cited retirement as the reason for the closure.
Man stabbed to death in his Minneapolis home identified
The victim's wife had an order of protection out against the suspect.
Cupcake's St. Paul plan hits roadblock over parking again
The Pioneer Press reports the St. Paul City Council voted to reject a plan for a popular Minneapolis bakery to open another location on Grand Avenue. City leaders say Cupcake needs to have 10 guaranteed parking spots to have a beer and wine license. And the bakery's owner says he would need such a license to afford to operate on Grand.
New signage rules frustrating St. Paul businesses
St. Paul leaders say the rules are meant to help keep things safe and attractive. KSTP reports only 30 percent of a window can be covered, allowing customers and employees to clearly see in and out of a business. The St. Paul Chamber of Commerce opposed the rules worried new businesses won't consider opening in the capital city. The new ordinance goes into effect on February 8.
NHL lockout has St. Paul business owners concerned
The NHL lockout has some St. Paul business owners concerned about their bottom lines. Former player and now restaurant owner Tom Reid says losing the hockey season would be a big blow to businesses near the Xcel. Less than 24 hours into the lockout, Wild defensemen Jared Spurgeon has signed on to play in a European league.
St. Paul businesses file lawsuit, ask for Central Corridor project to be stopped
The University Avenue Betterment Association says the city isn't doing enough to help them with their struggling businesses -- trapped in the middle of the construction. St. Paul officials say they'll review their programs to help those merchants next month.
Frazier frustrated with 2-minute defense
In his Monday news conference, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says his two-minute defense simply “has to do better.” Frazier says giving up big yardage in the final seconds of games is a “glaring” concern. Minnesota lost to Indianapolis Sunday on a field goal with eight seconds left after tying the score late in the fourth quarter.
Judge sets $100K bail in crash that killed St. Paul student
A Ramsey County judge set bail Monday at $100,000 for Carlos Viveros-Colorado, 50. He has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide after a crash Thursday in which his vehicle went careening down a 50-foot embankment and fatally struck Clarisse Grime, 16, near Harding High School in St. Paul. His sister says he is undocumented and in the country illegally.
Artwork reported stolen found in owner's St. Paul garage
Works by Salvador Dali, Rembrandt, Erte and others worth hundreds of thousands of dollars were reported stolen in 2007. Investigators found the works in the owner's garage--after he collected insurance payments.
Some business leaders frustrated with Dayton
Many of Minnesota's business leaders are frustrated with Gov. Mark Dayton for scuttling some of their biggest goals in the legislative session. Dayton closed the book on the session by vetoing a largely Republican-written bill that would have provided property tax relief for small businesses, as well as increasing tax credits for research and development and to those who invest in start-up stage companies.
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