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Records published July 29
Work continues on Willmar's Minnesota Avenue
Parishioners salvage items from fire-damaged Sacred Heart church
Eden Valley woman injured in crash with tractor
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Alice M. Anderson
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
July 20, 2016
Minnesota State Fair unveils new attractions
The Minnesota State Fair on Wednesday announced its new attractions for 2016. You can see the full list here. Highlights include: Fairchild’s...
July 20, 2016 - 4:40pm
July 19, 2016
Minnesota woman unlikely to survive crash that killed husband, daughter, unborn child
ST. PAUL -- The mother of a pregnant Cannon Falls woman critically injured Monday in a Dakota County collision said Tuesday that her daughter...
July 19, 2016 - 11:35pm
July 9, 2016
Minnesota Opinion: Withhold judgment and demand solutions
This is happening far too frequently. Baton Rouge. St. Paul. And that's just this week. (Then police officer shot to death in Dallas.) Enough. No matter whose side you're on — with the police because officers aren't being respected and their orders aren't being followed as...
July 9, 2016 - 12:00am
June 22, 2016
Official: Terror recruitment in Minnesota is real
Some Twin Cities Somalis are “in denial” about the threat of terror recruitment and should work with law enforcement to fight the ongoing...
June 22, 2016 - 12:12am
June 15, 2016
St. Paul man charged in sex trafficking of 17-year-old, two others
ST. PAUL -- A St. Paul man was charged Tuesday with two counts of second-degree sex trafficking, conspiracy to commit second-degree sex trafficking, and first-degree promotion of prostitution. Darryl Taylor, 44, posted hundreds of advertisements in the escort section of Backpage.com,...
June 15, 2016 - 5:30am
June 14, 2016
St. Paul cop named officer of year
ST. PAUL — A St. Paul police veteran was named the Minnesota Police and Peace Officer’s Association’s “officer of the year” this week. Sayareth Toy Vixayvong has served as a St. Paul police officer for 15 years. He was on the FBI Safe Streets Task Force for five years, working...
June 14, 2016 - 11:31pm
June 8, 2016
Charges: Fake cop tried to beat traffic
ST. PAUL -- A Falcon Heights man was cited for impersonating an officer after he drove onto the shoulder of Interstate 94 to avoid traffic — including a member of the Minnesota State Patrol. The trooper noticed 40-year-old Steven Esty’s 2013 GMC Yukon through his rear-view mirror...
June 8, 2016 - 5:30am
June 6, 2016
Man sentenced in gang-related shooting death
ST. PAUL -- A North St. Paul man was sentenced Friday to more than 13 years in prison for the fatal March shooting of a St. Paul teen on University Avenue. The gang-related killing was St. Paul’s first homicide of 2016. Rayshon Tyresemalik Brooks, 20, said he was in an SUV near...
June 6, 2016 - 5:30am
June 1, 2016
Dispute over man led woman to set rival on fire, charges say
MAPLEWOOD -- A dispute with a romantic rival led a woman to throw gasoline on another and set her on fire in a St. Paul apartment, prosecutors said. Laurel Lee Sykes, 32, of Maplewood was charged Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court with first-degree assault. The 28-year-old...
June 1, 2016 - 7:46pm
May 27, 2016
Man killed in shootout with St. Paul police ID’d
ST. PAUL -- Officials have identified a man who was shot and killed by St. Paul police after he allegedly fired at them Thursday afternoon on...
May 27, 2016 - 8:39pm
St. Paul police fatally shoot man they say fired at officers
ST. PAUL -- St. Paul police say a man fired at officers Thursday afternoon and police shot back, killing the man. No officers were injured during...
May 27, 2016 - 5:30am
May 14, 2016
Bernard Hebda takes the reins of the beleaguered Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
ST. PAUL -- As Bernard Hebda assumed the seat of the archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Friday, the applause in the cavernous Cathedral...
May 14, 2016 - 5:30am
May 13, 2016
Ruh-roh! Stolen Mystery Machine crashes into Minnesota home
(Updated 9:40 p.m. May 13) Zoinks! A van painted to look like the Mystery Machine van from “Scooby-Doo” crashed into a home in St. Paul,...
May 13, 2016 - 2:40pm
May 12, 2016
Cops: Minnesota murder suspect winked at them
ST. PAUL -- When police first arrived at the apartment in St. Paul’s Lowertown early Saturday morning, officers smelled fresh gunpowder and...
May 12, 2016 - 5:30am
May 8, 2016
Jail inmates with mental health needs
By Marino Eccher and Elizabeth Mohr St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL — Tim Leslie still remembers the house on Victoria and Selby where he’d regularly respond to calls as a patrol officer from a resident who was convinced there was something landing on the roof. There wasn’t,...
May 8, 2016 - 11:02pm