ST. PAUL

Fire destroys building under construction in St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn.- Firefighters fought a massive blaze in downtown St. Paul that engulfed a building that was under construction. The building is the Seven Corners Gateway site, a $69-million apartment building and hotel complex located across from the Xcel Energy Center. The fire started around 4 a.m. Tuesday. Before daybreak, flames shot into the sky several hundred feet, leaving…

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Deadly Crash, Kills 4

It happened just before 10 Saturday night in Richfield, Minnesota

RICHFIELD, Minn. — A wrong-way crash in the Twin Cities on I-35W late Saturday kills four people, including two from South Dakota, and injures one. It happened just before 10 Saturday night in Richfield. The wrong-way driver identified as 21-year-old Alfredo Torres, of St. Paul, was killed. Dead in the other vehicle were the driver, 25-year-old Briana Vazquez, of Watertown,…

Governor Walz implements temporary 8 p.m. curfew

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz has placed a temporary curfew over Minneapolis and St. Paul in order to provide safety for Minnesota residents. The curfew is scheduled from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Mayors across the state are capable of issuing their own curfews as well. Under the curfew, no one is permitted to travel on…

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…

End Of An Era: Only One Kmart Will Remain In All of Minnesota, Two In North Dakota

Stores Being Closed In Fargo, St. Paul and International Falls

FARGO, N.D. — Kmart in Minneapolis will soon be the only store in the former retail giant’s chain that is still in operation in Minnesota. The company has announced plans to close its stores in St. Paul and International falls by the end of the year. It was also announced over the weekend that Kmart on South University Drive in…

Man Accused Of Killing His Parents In Long Prairie Returned To Minnesota From Mexico

Dylan Bennett was booked into jail pending charges of second-degree murder

TODD CO., Minn. — Dylan Bennett, the man wanted for the double murders of his parents in Long Prairie, Minnesota, is back in Todd County. Bennett was booked into jail Monday morning pending charges of second-degree murder. He was arrested Saturday at a hotel in Cancun, Mexico. Barry and Carol Bennett were found dead in their home Tuesday by deputies…

University of St. Thomas Evacuates Building After Bomb Threat

The university in St. Paul said the threat was for the John Roach Center.

ST. PAUL, M.N.–The University of St. Thomas has evacuated a building on campus after receiving a bomb threat. In a series of alerts posted to its website and social media pages, the university in St. Paul said the threat was for the John Roach Center, which is a classroom building on the corner of Summit and Cleveland Avenues. The building…

Rep. Omar Asks Other Members Of Congress To Visit Israel After Country Bans Her

Omar says she and Rep. Tlaib are being prevented from carrying out their duties as members of Congress

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) (second from left) Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (fourth from left)ST. PAUL, Minn. — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is calling on other members of Congress to visit Israel while she and Rep. Rashida Tlaib cannot. “Denying a visit to duly elected members of congress is not consistent with being an ally,” said Omar. The women made…

Shooting Injures 3, Including a 12 Year Old Boy

The shooting happened Wednesday evening in a residential neighborhood in Maplewood.

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. – A shooting in a St. Paul suburb left three people wounded, including a 12-year-old boy, and caused a brief lockdown of an area hospital. The shooting happened Wednesday evening in a residential neighborhood in Maplewood. The 12-year-old, a 15-year-old and a 21-year-old man were all shot in the chest. The victims were taken to Regions Hospital in…