Minnesota is living up to its name as the state of hockey. Thousands of athletes are lacing up their skates around the state for the 9th annual Hockey Day Minnesota. The premier games are happening at Holman Field in St. Paul where high school hockey teams are competing on an outdoor rink.
members of a church in St. Paul are gathering Saturday night to rebuild after an arsonist destroyed part of it. Flames destroyed an addition to Saint Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church on Dec. 12, ruining some classrooms and offices. Gregory Louis Knox, 27, turned himself in to police hours after the fire.
Metropolitan State University in St. Paul is investigating a data breach that may have involved employee’s Social Security numbers. The university said it recently learned that one of its servers had been hacked.
High school jazz bands from across the region will perform for each other at the third annual Winter Jazz Blast at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. The noncompetitive festival offers high school musicians a chance to perform onstage for their peers, receive critiques from professional musicians, attend clinics and record in McNally Smith’s studio complex.
Alright Wild fans, are you back on the bandwagon yet? I, of course, never got off. But was last night’s win enough to get you back to believing in this team? It was enough for WCCO-TV reporter Rachel Slavik, who sent me the following text after last night’s game:
For most kids, preschool is their first experience away from mom and dad. And that can put a lot of pressure on the teacher to make the classroom comfortable. Ms. Katelyn O’Keefe at Lexington Kids Christian Child Care in St. Paul has a knack for making it an easy transition for both the children and their parents.
St. Paul Police are releasing more information about the officer-involved shooting Wednesday that took the life of 24-year old Marcus Golden. Police were responding to a woman’s complaint about getting death threats in text messages from Marcus when they say he drove at them. Marcus was shot and killed.
The Minnesota House has voted unanimously to approve about $20 million in extra tax credits and deductions that people can claim when filing forms this winter and spring.
Newly unionized in-home health care providers have reached a contract agreement with the state. About 27,000 home care workers would be paid a minimum of $11 hourly. The contract also provides funding for training and five days of paid time off.
You could call it one big hockey celebration this weekend. Two big hockey events to take in – the 10th Annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships at Lake Nokomis and it’s Hockey Day Minnesota on Saturday.
The Minnesota Wild acquired goalie Devan Dubnyk from the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday for a third-round draft pick.
Minnesota will get $9 million under an initiative announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday. The agency has approved 115 proposals nationwide for the first round of funding under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which was part of the 2014 farm bill.
The ambitious idea of Minnesota lawmakers skipping next year’s session to avoid the Capitol construction has morphed into an alternative plan. Now senior legislators and state officials are taking a hard look at moving the Legislature’s session off-site.
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.
The City of St. Paul says it will be taking opportunity of the expected warmup to do a thorough plowing job on all residential streets. The city will be plowing from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 and Friday, Jan. 16.