West 7th Street
A Metro Transit bus was struck by a car Saturday morning in downtown St. Paul, causing the bus to hit a school building. Metro Transit officials say the accident happened at about 7 a.m. at the corner of West 7th and Robert streets.
A 27-year-old man was charged Monday with two counts of arson in connection with a fire set at a St. Paul church. Gregory Louis Knox, of St. Paul, is accused of starting a fire at Saint Mark Lutheran Church at 550 West 7th Street on the morning of Dec. 12. According to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, investigators say two fires were set in the church: one in a break room garbage can, and another in the file cabinet in the pastor’s office.
St. Paul Police believe a hit-and-run that left a 25-year-old man critically hurt may have been intentional. Neighbors who witnessed what happened say it appeared that way.
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.
The Minnesota Wild will take on the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, and while the puck drops at 8 p.m., business will be booming on West 7th Street for hours leading up the the start of the shortened season.
For the last 113 days, the lack of NHL hockey has hit downtown St. Paul businesses hard.