While Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was at the new Vikings stadium groundbreaking, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman kicked off the groundbreaking of construction on Tuesday of single family homes in the city's Frogtown neighborhood.
A 19-year-old man has been charged with second-degree assault and fleeing an officer after allegedly leading police on a chase last Friday. He was also charged with two counts of second degree murder.
A fire broke out in a house on Edmund Avenue three blocks east of Snelling Avenue in St. Paul. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
"Firefighters, police SUVs, and ambulances began arriving about 8:30 a.m. At least one ambulance came and went with another arriving shortly after," said witness Ryan Gray.
The death of a baby boy Monday morning is being investigated in the Highland Park area of St. Paul.
It's not everyday you see police cars in the area and that's why people like living in the neighborhood. It's quiet and peaceful.
However, on Monday morning that changed.
An attorney for a man charged in the 1997 slaying of his wife in Iowa City says he hasn't decided whether to challenge his extradition from Minnesota.
John Bloomfield is expected to appear in court Thursday in St. Paul. The 73-year-old has been jailed since his arrest last week at his St. Paul home.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning Minnesotans to be wary of going on lakes covered or partially covered with ice.
A major note of caution is to be aware of lakes that feature aeration systems.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it plans Thursday to release the names of priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.
The archdiocese says the names will be posted on a new page of the archdiocese's website and in its newspaper, The Catholic Spirit.
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