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New Concert Hall Set To Open At St. Paul’s Ordway Center

Downtown St. Paul’s new concert hall opens Sunday at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. A free community open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to launch “Rock the Ordway,” a three-week music celebration. Gov. Mark Dayton and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman are scheduled to attend the ribbon cutting.

02/28/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Italian Food In Minnesota

Cossetta Alimentari is a downtown St. Paul institution. It’s three sprawling floors of Italian breads, cheeses, pastries, pizza and — of course — pasta! But if you want to know the story of Cossetta, the writing is on the wall.

02/04/2015

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Suspect Held In St. Paul Skyway Assault

A man is now in custody in connection with a brutal attack inside a St. Paul skyway last week. St. Paul police arrested 28-year-old Michael J. Jackson in connection with the assaults. Victim Tom Klein says he was walking with friends through the Bremer Tower skyway when his 59-year-old friend and co-worker jumped on his back as a joke.

01/30/2015

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2 Men Injured In St. Paul Skyway Assault

A St. Paul man says he and a friend were attacked as they walked through the downtown St. Paul skyway last week. Tom Klein’s tooth punctured his cheek in the attack, and his 59-year-old friend and co-worker — who uses a cane — suffered a broken wrist.

01/28/2015

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Man, 44, Charged In Downtown St. Paul Bank Robbery

A 44-year-old St. Paul man faces a charge accusing him of robbing a Wells Fargo bank in downtown St. Paul Monday. According to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, Brian Jerome Pawlak is charged with second-degree aggravated robbery in connection to the Jan. 12 incident.

01/14/2015

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St. Paul’s RiverCentre Hosts Land O’Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show

WCCO is going to the dogs. This weekend is the Land O’Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show at the St. Paul RiverCentre.

01/03/2015

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Crawling Pedestrian Hit, Killed On I-35 In St. Paul

A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a vehicle Friday night. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident happened just after 9:30 p.m. on Interstate 35-E near Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

01/03/2015

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Fire Breaks Out At Downtown St. Paul Restaurant

A two-alarm fire broke out at a restaurant in downtown St. Paul Wednesday afternoon. The fire broke out around 2:15 p.m. at American Burger Bar at 344 North Wabasha.

10/22/2014

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A Breakdown Of Minnesota’s Neighborhoods: St. Paul

Some of the most fascinating neighborhoods in the country lie in Minnesota’s capital city of St. Paul.

07/19/2014

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Cops: 2 Injured In Downtown St. Paul Shooting

Police are investigating after two men suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds Friday evening in downtown St. Paul.

04/25/2014

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Light Rail Practices Emergency Drill in St. Paul

Metro Transit police, St. Paul police and fire and Rail Operations are taking part in an emergency drill for St. Paul’s downtown Light Rail Sunday afternoon. The drill will go from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of University Avenue and Raymond Avenue.

04/05/2014

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Dog Disrupts Traffic On I-94 Near Downtown St. Paul

It was an interesting afternoon for drivers on Interstate 94 near downtown St. Paul, Minn. Saturday. A large white dog was walking down the shoulder of the interstate. Traffic was stopped several times as drivers tried to avoid it.

04/05/2014

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St. Paul Police Need Help Identifying Serial Burglar

St. Paul Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man responsible for several burglaries. Police released still images from surveillance footage on Thursday of a man they believe to be the suspect in at least four burglaries in the downtown area. Anyone with information is asked to call St. Paul Police’s burglary unit at 651-266-5737.

04/03/2014

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Downtown St. Paul Could Be Getting A Makeover

St. Paul’s plan to revitalize and redevelop key downtown sites took another step forward Friday as the task force formed by Mayor Chris Coleman unveiled possible development plans for the city.

03/28/2014

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Man In Stable Condition After Shooting At St. Paul Sports Bar

One man is hospitalized and another is in police custody after a shooting at a popular downtown St. Paul sports bar Friday night. St. Paul Police say the incident happened just after 11:30 p.m. at Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub on West 7th Street. Officers arrested Patrick Timothy Jeutten, 30, in connection with the shooting of his acquaintance, whose name has not been released.

03/08/2014

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Light-Rail Train Derails In Downtown St. Paul Snow

Snow has caused a light-rail train to derail during operator training in downtown St. Paul. A Metro Transit spokesman says the lead car of a three-car train came off the Green Line tracks around 4 p.m. Wednesday after hitting snow from last week’s snowstorm.

02/26/2014

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‘Crashed Ice’ Means Extreme Profit For Downtown St. Paul

It’s one of the most extreme winter competitions, and it’s back in St. Paul this weekend. Red Bull’s Crashed Ice is now in full swing. Last year’s competition brought 100,000 people to downtown St. Paul. And it has local merchants seeing green, like St. Paul’s Eagle Street Grill.

02/22/2014

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Plenty Of Fun Activities For These Subzero Days

The chilly temperatures are keeping many Minnesotans indoors during this winter break. Families might be feeling a little stir crazy, but there are several activities out there happening around town to keep the kids busy. For a taste of the tropics, many are flocking to the Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul, where it’s often 75 degrees and humid.

12/30/2013

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St. Paul Boxing Legend Remembered For Notorious Publicity Stunt

It’s long since been torn down, but nearly 100 years ago the Gibbons Brothers Gym was one of the biggest points of pride in downtown St. Paul. Tommy Gibbons fought some of the biggest names in the game. “I was never known to be a puncher at the start, and as a matter of fact, I don’t think I was ever a puncher,” Gibbons said in a 1949 KROS Radio interview. “I learned the technique of hitting a fellow where it was most vulnerable: a left hook, under the right arm, the liver – the center of all nerve centers.”

07/03/2013

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St. Paul Strives To Attract Young Professionals

In his State of the City address, Mayor Chris Coleman said he wanted to figure out a way to bring more young adults east of the Mississippi. He says young professionals are the city’s future.

03/30/2013

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Boil Order Lifted In St. Paul, Tap Water Safe To Drink

An underground water line ruptured early Saturday in downtown St. Paul, flooding several city blocks, and causing a widespread drop in water pressure – prompting city officials to warn customers to use water only after boiling for three minutes.

02/09/2013

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Water Main Break Floods Downtown St. Paul

An underground water line ruptured early Saturday in downtown St. Paul, flooding several city blocks and temporarily causing a widespread drop in water pressure, officials said.

02/09/2013

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Local Businesses Celebrate The Return Of NHL Hockey

For the last 113 days, the lack of NHL hockey has hit downtown St. Paul businesses hard.

01/06/2013

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Skate For Free In Downtown St. Paul

Ice skating is not only fun, but now there’s added enjoyment at Rice Park.

12/15/2012

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A Look Inside A Peregrine Falcon Nest In Downtown St. Paul

Last week, WCCO-TV showed you an eagle chick removed from the nest and then accepted back by his parents when he was returned. On Wednesday, we got to take pictures of three peregrine falcon chicks in their nest box, in downtown St. Paul.

05/09/2012

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