Minnesotans will soon be seeing red and orange and yellow and other shades of autumn as leaves and prairies grasses put on their annual show. The Department of Natural Resources fall color finder map has gone live for the season. Staff at Minnesota state parks and recreation areas will update it every Thursday.
Service along the Green Line LRT was disrupted Monday afternoon in St. Paul. Metro Transit said that buses were replacing trains between the Downtown East and Raymond Avenue Stations.
Wildlife managers say Minnesota pheasant hunters this fall should find similar conditions to last year, but that the long-term decline in the rooster harvest is expected to continue. The Department of Natural Resources’ annual roadside survey shows a 6 percent increase in the pheasant population from 2013 despite a severe winter, a slow start to spring and heavy rains in June.
The new St. Paul Saints ballpark currently under construction in Lowertown now has a name. The ballpark, which will open next year, will be known as the CHS Field. A deal was announced Monday morning that gives the naming rights to the Twin Cities-based CHS Inc., an agriculture cooperative.
The city of St. Paul is starting a $2.5 million repair and resurfacing project for most of its 20 worst-rated roads. Construction on about half of the roads will start Monday and is slated to go through mid-October. Work will begin Sept. 22 on another four roads.
St. Paul officials are laying out their plan to fix about half of the city’s “Terrible 20″ roads. Eleven roads will undergo maintenance beginning the week of Sept. 8, and the work is expected to run until mid-October.
“A Prairie Home Companion” has been forced to cancel one of its shows at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul after host and creator Garrison Keillor announced he will be undergoing surgery.
For the first time in state history, the Minnesota Department of Health is releasing a report about how concussions are impacting high school athletes. Health department officials estimate that there were nearly 3,000 sports-related concussions in Minnesota schools last year.
A coalition of faith groups pushing what it calls an “equity agenda” is launching a drive to get 56,000 voters to Minnesota polling places this fall. The effort by ISAIAH was getting under way Wednesday with a state Capitol news conference.
Cellphone video of a black Minnesota man’s arrest is attracting attention eight months after it was recorded, and now a civilian police review board is looking into the incident. Chris Lollie, 28, says he was doing nothing wrong when he was sitting in a St. Paul skyway in January.
St. Paul Police have identified the person who was killed in an officer-involved shooting last week. Police said that 27-year-old Guillermo Culajay Canas of St. Paul was killed in an incident near Plato Boulevard and Wabasha Street.
Concertgoers with a taste for judges from the reality TV competition show “The Voice” will have two reasons to book tickets at the Xcel Energy Center this winter. The venue announced that Usher will be performing a concert on Tuesday, Nov. 18. And Adam Levine’s band Maroon 5 will perform Monday, March 23.
The woman who was struck and killed by a light-rail train in St. Paul over the weekend has been identified. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office says that 42-year-old Shana Buchanan, of Minneapolis, was killed after she was hit by a train.
Leaders of St. Paul’s African-American community met behind closed doors Monday with Mayor Chris Coleman. The meeting was to address a video of a black man being arrested by St. Paul police, a video that has raised a great deal of concern.
A community meeting was slated for Monday to talk about a video-taped police arrest back in January. Chris Lollie shot a video as St. Paul Police arrested him in the skyway of the First National Bank Building. Lollie was told he was trespassing and refused to show his ID.