A new survey from the University of St. Thomas reveals when it comes to holiday shopping, Minnesotans picked downtown St. Paul as their least likely shopping destination.
Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks
The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.
NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements
The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.
Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death
The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint
The suspect faces three separate felony charges.
St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years
He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.
High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead
Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.
Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results
Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.
UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit
The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.
Friend arrives at couple's home, stabs one of them after being asked to leave
The couple say their friend was "not acting right."
Christmas in September? Retailers want you thinking about holiday shopping
Marketing researchers at the University of St. Thomas say stores are jumping into the holidays two weeks earlier than in recent years. Costco, Home Depot, Kal-Mart and Sears will make room on their shelves for Christmas merchandise by the end of the month.
Could 'Amsterdam' bring life to downtown St. Paul?
Downtown St. Paul is probably not many Twin Citians first choice for live music. However, MPR reports that business is exceeding expectations at St. Paul's newest music venue, 'Amsterdam Bar and Hall.' There are even reports of people crossing the river from Minneapolis to see shows!
Cossetta in St. Paul shows off restaurant remodel
The Italian eatery has been an institution in downtown St. Paul since 1911, and it's 2012 upgrade is impressive, visitors say. The restaurant's new building has been open less than a week, and construction continues as part of a massive overhaul. A new pastry shop was made in Italy, taken apart, shipped to the U.S. and reassembled by Italian craftsmen, WCCO reports.
Minnesota crime labs under scrutiny after St. Paul issues
Minnesota public defenders have decided to review cases involving at least 18 other crime labs after problems were revealed at the St. Paul facility, the Pioneer Press reports. State Public Defender John Stuart said, "The way the [St. Paul] lab was operating regarding drugs raises questions about whether they have proper procedures or validation for fingerprints or ballistics or testing paint chips."
St. Paul stops off-campus student housing spread with buffer rule
Homeowners near the University of St. Thomas will now find it difficult to convert their houses into student housing after Wednesday's vote by the St. Paul City Council to enact a 150-foot buffer between off-campus student apartments. The Pioneer Press says university area residents have long complained of student "party houses" and late-night drunken behavior.
St. Paul Saints get $25M for downtown stadium
Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday announced that the St. Paul Saints would get $25 million for a $54 million stadium downtown to replace the aging Midway Stadium. The project was the biggest recipient of money from a pot of $47.5 million in state economic development grants.
2 downtown St. Paul institutions to close
The building that houses Eisenberg's Market is up for sale, and the third-generation fruit seller is shutting down after 75 years downtown, the Pioneer Press reports. And Twin Cities Magic and Costume Co. will operate in two locations through Halloween and then disappear from St. Paul entirely to focus its business in West St. Paul.
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