Mayor Melvin Carter

Twin Cities restore mask mandate

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said the requirement would take effect in both cities at 5 p.m. Thursday.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota’s two largest cities moved Wednesday to reimpose mask requirements in businesses and public places as the omicron variant of coronavirus spreads rapidly. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said the requirement would take effect in both cities at 5 p.m. Thursday. Frey said it’s essential to keep the city healthy and moving,…

Minnesota Mayor Target of Racist Threats in Trash Dispute

An anonymous caller using racial slurs left a voicemail at Carter's office on Monday.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The 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 organized trash collection. A St. Paul police spokesman says an anonymous caller using racial…

Mayor Asks Chief to Investigate Arrest of 13-Year-Old Girl

Police last Thursday were investigating a report of juveniles trying to enter vehicles when they encountered the girl.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The mayor of St. Paul has asked the city’s police chief to investigate how his officers handled the arrest of a 13-year-old girl. Mayor Melvin Carter calls the arrest captured on video “deeply disturbing.” The video shows two officers trying to handcuff the girl who resisted arrest while on the floor at a UPS store and who did…