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.
Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread
It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.
MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200
The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.
Mayor Frey unveils workgroup to develop public safety recommendations
There are 35 members in the workgroup.
MN city named best ice fishing destination in the US
A lake in Wisconsin also made the top 8.
'TODAY Show' surprises Minneapolis youth nonprofit with toys
It's part of the program's Season of Giving toy drive.
3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota
There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.
Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane
The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.
MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball
Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.
Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later
A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.
Minnesotan infected with omicron was vaccinated, had booster shot
The Hennepin County man received his booster shot in early November.
Frustrated business owner bails on St. Paul expansion
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.
Agency probes St. Paul for no-bid award on new stadium
The day after Gov. Mark Dayton announced there would be $25 million in state funding for a new downtown St. Paul minor league baseball stadium, the city announced the design-build contractor would be Minneapolis-based Ryan Cos. Taxpayer watchdogs complained there was no competitive bidding, but city officials say the law is on their side, Finance & Commerce reports. The Minnesota Management and Budget agency is investigating.
St. Paul's new electric car-charging stations are powered by the sun
The two new solar-powered stations allow drivers to recharge the batteries that power their electric cars. They bring the number of power-charging stations in St. Paul to 18. The city is also adding three electric vehicles to its fleet.
St. Paul businesses brace for potential NHL lockout
The National Hockey League and its players have less than 10 days to reach a new collective bargaining agreement. The current contract expires on Sept. 15 and no new talks are scheduled. Businesses surrounding the Xcel Energy Center are concerned. Tom Reid, owner of Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub, tells WCCO Wild home games generate more than 30 percent of his annual business.
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