Saint Paul, MNPioneer Press

St. Paul man gets combined sentence of 7 years in prison for beating 60-year-old woman, threatening man with shotgun

A St. Paul man who brutally beat and robbed a 60-year-old woman and threatened a man with a shotgun was sentenced this week to seven years in prison. Nathaniel Lawrence Harris, 35, was sentenced by Judge George T. Stephenson Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court on the charge of first-degree aggravated robbery. The sentencing was done virtually.
Saint Paul, MNPosted by
Axios Twin Cities

A look inside St. Paul's Highland Bridge development

The vision for the former Ford plant in St. Paul is finally looking like a reality, thanks to a massive civil engineering job that has recreated a creek in the middle of the $1.4 billion, 10-year project. Driving the news: Nick Koch, project executive for master developer Ryan Cos., gave Axios' Nick Halter a tour of the 122-acre Highland Bridge development this week, at a time when infrastructure work is about 60% complete and the first buildings are under construction. Why it matters: The project will eventually bring 3,800 new housing units as well as medical, retail and office space...
Hennepin County, MNPosted by
Abdi Isaaq

Hennepin County Sheriff investigates water incident involving a 12-year-old boy

HENNEPIN COUNTY, MN — A water emergency happened at the North Commons Water Park, June 4, around 5 PM. The emergency involved a 12-year-old boy who was found at the bottom of the pool. Initial investigation showed that the boy seems to have climbed a locked fence gate and entered the water. The witness, who first saw the boy at the bottom of the pool, ran to call the police from a nearby business.
Blaine, MNhometownsource.com

182-unit apartment project moves forward in Blaine

A new apartment complex known as Lexington Meadows Apartments is moving forward in eastern Blaine. The Blaine City Council unanimously approved rezoning the property from planned business district to development flex and granting a conditional use permit earlier this month. The council also amended the city’s comprehensive land use plan to create a new, higher density land-use category that can accommodate the project.
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Minnesota Restaurant Adds ‘15% Benefits & Equity’ Fee To All Bills

A Minneapolis restaurant has added a new charge to their receipts. It's nothing new as we say various restaurants pass onto consumers COVID-19 fees with food orders in the last year. Broders' Pasta Bar in Minneapolis has added what they call a 'Benefits and Equity' charge to all customer's receipts, 15%, and distributes it to staff in the form of higher hourly wages, paid time off, and health insurance.
Lakeville, MNthesource.com

[WATCH] 9-Year-Old Slams School Board For Allowing Black Lives Matter Poster

Novalee a 9-year-old girl from Minnesota, confronted the Lakeville Area School Board about allowing politics in the school despite the rules. “The other day I was walking down the hallway at Lakeview Elementary School to give a teacher a retiring gift,” Novalee said in the video. “I looked up onto the wall and saw a BLM poster and an Amanda Gorman poster. In case you don’t know who that chick is, she’s some girl who did a poem at Biden’s so-called inauguration. I was so mad. I was told two weeks ago at this very meeting spot: no politics in school. I believed what you said at this meeting.”
Saint Francis, MNhometownsource.com

St. Francis School District OKs preliminary budget for 2021-22

The St. Francis Area School District’s preliminary budget for the 2021-22 school year shows a slight deficit in general fund spending, but the budget process is complicated this year by a variety of unknowns. The School Board unanimously approved a budget June 14 showing $50.29 million in general revenue and...