Latest St. Paul News

Minnesota mayor target of racist threats in trash dispute

Oct. 23, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The black mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, has received racist threats amid a long-simmering dispute over how the city should collect its trash. Police in Minnesota's capital are investigating threatening and racist messages to Mayor Melvin Carter in the run-up to a citywide vote on...

ACLU-MN lawsuit seeks to restore voting rights for felons

Oct. 21, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of Minnesota to restore the voting rights of convicted felons who are on supervised release or probation. The group's Minnesota chapter says the lawsuit filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court would affect more than 52,000...

Minnesota couple dies in dump truck collision

Oct. 19, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (AP) — A South St. Paul couple has died after their car was rear-ended by a dump truck. The Minnesota State Patrol says 47-year-old William Craig was driving the couple's car when it was rear-ended by the dump truck on Highway 55 in Rosemount on Thursday. Both Craig and his 48-year-old...

St. Paul men's clothing store keeps up with changing times

Oct. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — From the Cathedral to the Capitol, the executive offices to the homeless shelter, the stadium to thousands of wedding albums, the thread that runs through all of them has been Milbern Clothing Company. This fourth-generation men's clothing store on University Avenue has been making...

1 person killed, 5 injured in St. Paul crash

Oct. 18, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One woman is dead and five others are injured in a head-on crash in St. Paul. Police say two vehicles carrying nine people collided in the Battle Creek neighborhood Thursday evening. An 18-year-old woman who was thrown from a vehicle died at the scene. Authorities say three men...

Chief Judge Cleary to retire from Minnesota Appeals Court

Oct. 15, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Court of Appeals Chief Judge Edward Cleary has announced that he will retire next spring. The 66-year-old Cleary was appointed to the Court of Appeals by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2011, and has served as chief judge since 2013. Before joining the appeals court, Cleary was a...

Owner of floating B&B ready to move on

Oct. 12, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As a waitress at the former No Wake Cafe for four years, Liz Miller dreamed of someday owning a houseboat of her own. The small diner operated aboard a salvaged and re-purposed towboat moored off Harriet Island Regional Park, across the Mississippi River from the cliffs of downtown...

FBI: Woman kidnapped, sex assaulted girl she met online

Oct. 11, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say a South Carolina woman kidnapped a girl from Minnesota and sexually assaulted her. Citing an FBI affidavit, news outlets report 23-year-old Katrina Marie Aliff was arrested last month on charges including aggravated child sexual abuse. The affidavit says...

Minnesota father gets 6 months for death of son in hot SUV

Oct. 11, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man will serve six months in jail for the death of his 4-year-old son who the man left for hours in a hot SUV. Twenty-six-year-old Kristopher Taylor of Apple Valley also will be on electronic monitoring for six months. The Star Tribune reports Judge Robert Awsumb...

Walz names Segal, Bryan to Minnesota Court of Appeals

Oct. 9, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz has appointed Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal and Ramsey County District Judge Jeffrey Bryan to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Segal has served as the Minneapolis city attorney since 2008 and was previously a deputy Hennepin County attorney. Mayor Jacob Frey will...