St. Paul

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St. Paul Makes History With All-Female City Council

It's believed to be a first for a major US city

(Newser) - When St. Paul City Council President Mitra Jalali looked out at her fellow council members at their initial meeting this week, she saw all the members' seats were occupied by women—a first for Minnesota's capital city. Experts who track women in politics said St. Paul, with a population...

Here Are the Most Generous Cities in America

Minneapolis and Seattle top LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - If you're wondering why your socials are suddenly filled with requests for charitable donations, allow us to solve the mystery: It's Giving Tuesday, a day to open up one's wallet for good causes after doing the same in the name of consumerism on Black Friday and Cyber...

Police Chief: 15 Hit in 'Hellish' Bar Shooting

Woman in her 20s died, the wounded are expected to survive

(Newser) - The 911 calls began pouring in early Sunday, as callers "frantically begged for help," police said, after shooting started in a crowded Minnesota bar. A woman, who was in her 20s, was killed, and 14 other people were taken to hospitals, KSTP reports. They're expected to survive,...

OK, We Get It—This City Is Extremely Fit

Arlington, Va., named fittest city in America for 4th straight year on ACSM's annual list

(Newser) - For the 14th straight year, the American College of Sports Medicine, in conjunction with the Anthem Foundation, has published its Fitness Index , ranking America's largest 100 cities and Washington, DC, on more than 30 indicators regarding various health behaviors, local infrastructure, and chronic diseases. And for the fourth year...

Cops: Minnesota Mom Admits to the 'Unthinkable'

Itayvia D. Lloyd allegedly pulled son from bed, threw him off balcony; he survived

(Newser) - A mother in Minnesota dragged her 11-year-old son out of bed before throwing him off a fourth-floor balcony, according to police. The boy, who suffered serious head injuries, a broken femur, and a fractured jaw, is expected to survive. Found at the foot of his family's apartment building in...

This Is the US City Where People Care the Most

Apparently there are plenty of group hugs going on in Virginia Beach, Va.

(Newser) - 'Tis the season for compassion and kindness—and in that spirit, WalletHub has rounded up the cities it says are the most caring in America. The site looked at more than three dozen metrics in the 100 most populated US cities, across three main categories: caring for the community...

Homeowner 'Flabbergasted' at Note Porch Thief Left

Hilary Smith 'angry and confused' after Christmas gift swiped off her porch came with 'thank you' letter

(Newser) - What CNN calls a "real-life Grinch" has struck in St. Paul, Minn., leaving a homeowner "quite flabbergasted" and local police proclaiming "bah humbug." WCCO and the Pioneer Press report that Hilary Smith ordered a Christmas gift for her boss via Amazon, and it arrived Wednesday, in...

Big Gift From Philando Castile's Mom to Students in Debt

Valerie Castile presents $8K donation to Minneapolis-area school to pay seniors' lunch tabs

(Newser) - It's been almost three years since the police shooting death of Philando Castile in Minnesota, and while the upcoming anniversary will be a sad one, the memory of the generous cafeteria supervisor continues to inspire good. Castile's mom, Valerie Castile, offered up a check Thursday for $8,000...

Kids Were on a Field Trip. Sex Offender Was Caught on Bus

Michael Charles Friedrichs has a history of getting on school buses

(Newser) - Among the last places you'd want to find a high-level sex offender is on a school bus with a bunch of kindergarteners. That's exactly where one was discovered in St. Paul last week, and "horrified" parents are livid. Per the Pioneer Press , police say 61-year-old Michael Charles...

Raccoon That 'United America' Has Been Rescued

Critter that scampered up a St. Paul skyscraper is said to have been caught in a live trap

(Newser) - The skyscraper-ascending raccoon of Minnesota has reportedly been rescued. NPR reports the determined climber, which had been trapped at various spots on the UBS building in St. Paul for two days, is said to finally have been trapped by building management, per a law firm on the 23rd floor of...

Raccoon Scales 25-Story Skyscraper

City closely watches daring ascent

(Newser) - Minnesota's Twin Cities were captivated by a daring raccoon that climbed more than 20 stories up a St. Paul skyscraper Tuesday—pausing for plenty of naps along the way. The raccoon, first spotted stuck on a ledge outside another downtown building on Monday, where it had apparently planned to...

Tim Kaine's Son Arrested at Pro-Trump Rally

'Some force' required to bring Linwood Michael Kaine into custody in St. Paul, Minn.

(Newser) - Tim Kaine's youngest son probably wouldn't have gotten arrested had his dad fared better in the November election , and not exactly because of the privilege of the vice presidency: The Pioneer Press reports that six people were arrested or cited Saturday at a "March 4 Trump" rally...

Cops: Minn. Woman Set Another Woman on Fire

Suspect in custody after horrific St. Paul attack

(Newser) - A Minnesota woman who ran off after allegedly setting another woman on fire is now in custody, police say. St. Paul police spokesman Sgt. Mike Ernster says the victim was hospitalized with severe burn injuries to her torso that "do not appear to be life-threatening" after the horrific Monday...

Cop Allegedly Told Drivers to Run Over MLK Day Marchers

St. Paul officer suspended for Facebook post

(Newser) - A St. Paul, Minn., police officer has been suspended over allegations that he encouraged drivers to run over Martin Luther King Jr. Day marchers—and told them how to avoid being charged. "Run them over," said a Facebook comment under a Pioneer Press article on a Black Lives...

Driver's Alleged Crime: Drinking Coffee

Minnesota woman was left 'dumbfounded'

(Newser) - There's a good chance you broke the law on your way to work today—at least in the eyes of Minnesota police. The offense: drinking coffee while driving. Lindsey Krieger tells KMSP she was "dumbfounded" when an officer told her she'd been pulled over for the apparent...

US Archbishop Quits Amid Sex Abuse Coverup Charges

As Vatican announces former envoy will stand trial on molestation charges

(Newser) - The archbishop of St. Paul, Minn., stepped down this morning over allegations that his deeply troubled archdiocese repeatedly failed to protect children from what the AP is calling "unspeakable harm from a pedophile priest." Out of a job is Archbishop John Nienstedt, as well as Auxiliary Bishop Lee...

Henry Peter Bosse Photographs of Mississippi River Worth $4.5M
 Photo Album Worth $4.5M 

Photo Album Worth $4.5M

Historic Henry Peter Bosse images show river in 1880s

(Newser) - Few have heard of Henry Peter Bosse, but his 19th-century photographs have earned a home in a federal vault—and a single album is worth $4.5 million. Sotheby's recently appraised the album, which illustrates the changing Mississippi River in the 1880s, and its value had quadrupled over 20...

YouTube Wedding Stars Fight Domestic Violence

(Newser) - The Minnesota couple whose exuberant wedding procession went viral, generating millions of YouTube hits, are using their powers for good. Having brought priceless publicity to the song Forever, by domestic batterer Chris Brown, Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz are encouraging fans to support domestic-violence prevention.

400 Busted in RNC Protest
 400 Busted in RNC Protest 

400 Busted in RNC Protest

(Newser) - Nearly 400 anti-war demonstrators were arrested last night in clashes with police near the Republican convention, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Officers in riot gear with snowplows, horses, and dump trucks blocked bridges and used tear gas and pepper spray when the protesters attempted to march from the Capitol, the site...

Media Ready to Skip Convention for Gulf Coast

(Newser) - Reporters scheduled to cover the Republican convention are preparing to move fast if Hurricane Gustav wallops the Gulf Coast. Anchors Anderson Cooper and Geraldo Rivera are already headed for the storm, but hordes of journalists are stuck in St. Paul, Minn., where the RNC will start tomorrow unless it's postponed....

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