Wilder Foundation land sale leaves uncertain future for Stillwater-area elementary school

September 22
Deal involves 600 acres in May Township to Minnesota Catholic Youth Partnership. The church group has been seeking location for camp and retreat center.

'Larger than life' Stillwater chef and pirate Shawn Smalley dies at 45

September 21
Beloved Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar chef remembered as loyal and generous.
Local
September 23

Metro briefs: Ramsey County plans new Roseville recycling center

Ramsey County is planning a new environmental service center in Roseville to make it easier for residents to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost.The center…
High Schools
September 23

Quentin Cobb-Butler makes the game his own and the victory Woodbury's

A junior defensive back, he scored on the opening kickoff, then on a pick-six, and he even made a PAT kick.
High Schools
September 22

Prep football picks: No rally here because our pickers are in agreement

Jim Paulsen has pulled two successful predictions ahead of David La Vaque, and the margin won't change because they agree on all three games this weekend.
High Schools
September 22

At the top again, Eden Prairie is unanimous No. 1 in 6A football

Lakeville South was No. 1 and the Eagles No. 2 until Eden Prairie won last week's prime match-up. Three other teams moved ahead of Lakeville South in the latest rankings.
East Metro
September 21

Attorney general steps into mobile home park residents' dispute with manager

Summit Management sent letters threatening eviction if residents didn't complete repairs on their homes.
High Schools
September 21

Minneapolis Southwest upset impacts boys' soccer rankings

Dante Devoto, back from injury, scored a goal that kept his team winning and caused Benilde-St. Margaret's to fall in the poll.
High Schools
September 21

Surprise: Five unexpectedly undefeated football teams

From the exurbs to the suburbs to both of the Twin Cities, there's optimism in places where that's not the norm.
High Schools
September 21

Top runners keep cementing status atop cross-country rankings

Abbey Nechanicky of Wayzata and Noah Breker of Armstrong won at the Eden Prairie Metro Invitational.
East Metro
September 20

Amazon warehouse transforms rural swath of Woodbury

Woodbury leaders say it's the crucial bookend to a 400-acre light-industrial, warehouse, showroom and office district they hope will help the suburb of 75,000 shake any remnants of its bedroom community reputation.
Magazine
September 20

Tucked into Falcon Heights, University Grove spotlights Minnesota architecture

A pair of professors who live in the neighborhood are examining its unusual history.
High Schools
September 20

Eden Prairie settles in atop Metro Top 10 after topping Lakeville South

Jim Paulsen's ranking of metro-area football teams has a new look after Friday's No. 1 vs. No. 2 tussle.
September 19

SUV hits car from behind, sends motorist into deadly collision with 3rd vehicle in Ramsey County

Patrol IDs woman killed in the crash, which occurred about 8:20 a.m. Monday on Hwy. 61 in White Bear Township.
High Schools
September 17

Preparing for winter: Undefeated Woodbury keeps grinding it out

The Royals have a quarterback who can throw it, George Bjellos, but they're getting their run game playoff-ready.
Local
September 17

Mobile home park residents say they're under attack due to management's required repairs, changing rules

Nearly a third of Minnesota's 900 mobile home communities have changed hands since 2015.
September 17

Letters survive, though author did not, from 1862 U.S.-Dakota War

Four surviving kids from family wound up raising 26 children, and their family tree now includes more than 1,000 descendants.
East Metro
September 16

New Stillwater ban on jumping from Lift Bridge goes only halfway

City ordinance prohibiting leaps into the St. Croix River does not apply on Wisconsin side of span
East Metro
September 16

Justice Alan Page Elementary opens in Maplewood

The building's namesake, a former Vikings Hall of Famer and retired Minnesota Supreme Court justice, will visit each classroom throughout the year to read with students.
Sports
September 16

High school football state rankings, revived: the usual seven classes, a new process

When the Associated Press got out of the polling business, steps had to be taken to keep the rankings coming.
Local
September 16

U.S. Department of Education names 8 National Blue Ribbon Schools in Minnesota

The schools were recognized for either their high academic performance or outstanding work narrowing or closing achievement gaps.