Downtown St. Paul
Minnesota state senators have found some new digs in downtown St. Paul. Senate Democrats and staffers will move into a temporary office space in the UBS Tower in late May as construction consumes the Capitol. They’ll stay there until a new senate office building opens early next year.
Ecolab Inc. announced Friday it is purchasing a 17-story office building in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, and will consolidate its local staff and operations there by the end of 2018. Ecolab is a cleaning, food safety and pest-control services company that has had operations in St. Paul since its founding in 1923.
Five-hundred-sixty-two miles separate the Minnesota Wild from their fans. But in downtown St. Paul Thursday, playoff excitement still had that home-ice feel. “This is where you go,” St. Paul resident Linda Eichinger said. “Hockey fans, we’re together and we’re going to celebrate them no matter if they’re in town or away.”
Seven men were each charged Tuesday for their roles in three gang-related assaults over the span of two days in downtown St. Paul in January. The Ramsey County Attorney’s office says the defendants are all members of the Gutter Block Goon gang, and all are charged with two counts each of third- and fourth-degree riot, both of which are considered crimes committed for the benefit of a gang.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WCCO is going to the dogs. This weekend is the Land O’Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show at the St. Paul RiverCentre.
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.
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.
Some of the most fascinating neighborhoods in the country lie in Minnesota’s capital city of St. Paul.
Police are investigating after two men suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds Friday evening in downtown 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.