South St. Paul: A stranger nearly killed him; another saved him
Zach Mohs whispers a small secret to his rescuer and the man who saved his life -- Alaskan Ken Krassell on Ken's visit to Minnesota.
South St. Paul schools' projects await Tuesday's levy vote
More room for early-childhood education, improved school security, classrooms ready for the 21st century -- those are among the selling points supporters of a proposed South St.
Fri May 17, 2013
South St. Paul man charged after pulling knife in Buffalo Wild Wings
Reynold Jory Pratt was charged with terroristic threats after prosecutors say he pulled a knife during a confrontation at the West St.
Thu May 16, 2013
Elections Bill Improves Oversight, Increases Public Scrutiny of Elected Officials
ST. PAUL, MN -- On Wednesday, the House passed a campaign finance reform bill that will increase transparency and help the public hold politicians accountable on a bipartisan vote of 111-22. It also reduces the influence of outside third party groups, which have become increasingly powerful since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of unlimited ... (more)
Tue May 14, 2013
SSP residents say basketball hoop is magnet for mayhem
Normally if a city adds an amenity to one of its parks that leads to a surge in usage, it's considered a good thing.
Mon May 13, 2013
Letter: School bond will keep SSP competitive
We now live in a world where some of our citizens locally compete for jobs both nationally and internationally.
Spring Lake Park Reserve trail route to be set Tuesday
Gunter Drews and his wife plan to turn their Spring Lake Park Reserve property -- a small marina on 9.8 acres inherited from Drews' father-in-law -- into a quiet cabin getaway.
Sat May 11, 2013
Burnsville passes ordinance regulating thrift stores
The ordinance requires the stores to have all operations indoors and have a drive-through unloading lane for donations at the rear or side of the building.
Fri May 10, 2013
Annual SSP river cleanup coming May 15
Grab some gloves and boots and join the City of South St. Paul and the Mayor's Youth Task Force for the Annual River & Park Beautification Project May 15.
Grant charter commission members appointed
A commission has been appointed to begin the task of exploring whether the city of Grant should have a charter.
Kira Trevino's body found with head wound, broken bone, duct tape
Kira Steger Trevino's body was found naked, battered and with a wad of duct tape in her hair, prosecutors said in court documents filed Friday, May 10.
Tue May 07, 2013
Dakota County moves ahead with final mile of greenway trail
After clearing up a last-minute flap with the West St. Paul school board, Dakota County will move forward with the long-awaited final piece of a greenway trail that that spans the county's northern tip.
Mon May 06, 2013
SSP lays groundwork for downtown redevelopment
South St. Paul officials are leafing through a plan to ensure the resurgence of new life this spring comes for city's commercial district as well as the foliage.
Sat May 04, 2013
Hastings hopes to keep administrator
Melanie Mesko Lee is expected to fill the role after background checks and the council's official approval of her contract at its May 6 meeting.
Thu May 02, 2013
Hardworking Minnesotans need options
A South St. Paul mom and dad are having a difficult time balancing work and family.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Eden Prairie (Minn.) District Hires Director of Technology and Learning
After an extensive search and interview process, Michelle Ament has been hired as the district's director of technology and learning.
Top 5 frozen yogurt shops in the Twin Cities
It's finally that time of year to bid winter a quick adieu and welcome in summer with open arms.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
From 'winter wonderland' to 'heat wave' in less than a week. 'Only in Minnesota!'?
"On Monday, I was admiring a winter wonderland with 4 inches of new snow. Today the 6 p.m news showed winter-weary folks thronging to cafes with hastily opened patios.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Shapeshifter's Tim Ritter: I love the indie scene here like my own kids
While grunge broke out of the Pacific Northwest early '90s, there was something different happening in the Twin Cities.