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Suspect Arrested In Arson Of St. Paul Church

Authorities are investigating a cause after a fire caused minor damage at a St. Paul church Friday morning. The St. Paul Fire Department was called at about 7 a.m. to St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church on a report of a fire.

12/12/2014

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Police Seek Suspect In St. Paul Bank Robbery

St. Paul police are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect from a Tuesday robbery of a U.S. Bank. According to police, the robbery occurred at the U.S. Bank in the 1000 block of Grand Avenue.

12/11/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Top Holiday Entertainment Bets

We’re two weeks away from Christmas, which means we’ve got a lot of family fun in this week’s Working for the Weekend. But there’s also some fun events going on just for the adults.

12/11/2014

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Big Numbers Shape Outgoing Budget Official’s Work

The departure of a top state finance official is triggering a shakeup in Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter will step down for a job in the private sector, the governor announced Wednesday.

12/10/2014

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Charges Dropped Against St. Paul School Officials

Criminal charges have been dropped against the former principal and assistant principal of a St. Paul school who were accused of failing to report a custodian’s alleged sexual misconduct against a student.

12/10/2014

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Wild Defenseman Ballard Leaves With Injury

Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard was hospitalized Tuesday night following a hit into the boards by New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin. The Wild announced Ballard was conscious while he was taken to Regions Hospital for evaluation and observation.

12/10/2014

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Governor’s Residence Offers Holiday Tours

It’s one of the biggest houses on Summit Avenue in St. Paul — and it’s the place Minnesota’s governor calls home. A few times each year, the doors of the Governor’s Residence are opened to the public for tours. It’s also an interior designer’s dream assignment. Six local designers each had a chance to decorate a room inside the house for the holidays.

12/09/2014

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Time Capsule To Be Placed At CHS Field

Representatives from the city of St. Paul, the Saints and the amateur baseball community gather Wednesday to seal memorabilia in the time capsule, which will be placed at CHS Field.

12/09/2014

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Hundreds Gather In St. Paul To Address State’s Workforce

The North Star Summit’s “Mapping Economic Prosperity for Minnesota” took place Monday in St. Paul.

12/08/2014

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Country Star Carrie Underwood Coming To 2015 State Fair

We’re more than eight months away from the next Minnesota State Fair, but one of the biggest names in country music will be at next year’s “Great Minnesota Get-Together.”

12/08/2014

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Wander Minnesota: December Festivities (Week 2)

The holiday jollity continues… Chanhassen Making Spirits Bright Ongoing The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum features a lavish display in the Great Hall and the nearby grounds, as well as the traditional (and gorgeous) poinsettia tree. The […]

12/08/2014

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St. Paul Library Chooses 2015 Read Brave Book

The St. Paul Public Library has chosen Kekla Magoon’s “How It Went Down” as its 2015 Read Brave book. Read Brave is the library’s annual citywide program encouraging young people and adults to read a young adult novel and discuss it.

12/08/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Half Time Rec

Half Time Rec is a St. Paul institution. It was even the backdrop for the movie “Grumpy Old Men.” This place defines dive bar. Scott and Steve Mars are the brothers who’ve tried not to mess this place up the past five years. “It is a dive bar, and we take pride in that,” Scott said. “We want to keep it a fun dive bar atmosphere.”

12/06/2014

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Mike’s Mix: Wassail Bowl

The tradition of wassailing — caroling and drinking — began in the 1500s in southern England. Since its inception, the Wassail Bowl has been filled with some version of spiked cider. The recipe that is served seasonally at W. A. Frost in St. Paul has been on the menu continuously since they opened in 1975

12/06/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty In Crash That Killed St. Paul Bride

A New Hampshire man who crashed into a honeymooning couple, killing the bride and seriously wounding her husband, will serve at least 10 years in prison. Forty-four-year-old Matthew Tsopas of Somersworth pleaded guilty Friday to 14 charges, including manslaughter.

12/05/2014

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