Is former Sheriff Bob Fletcher making a comeback?
Former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher will be back on the ballot this fall — but not to be the county’s top cop.
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Hey Pepsi, the Stone Arch Bridge is not in St. Paul
Pepsi’s pitching its vitamin water to St. Paul with a picture of the Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge? Come on. Read more →
Union Depot still waiting on 2nd train
Amtrak is now guessing the 7:58 a.m. St. Paul arrival of Train 8 from Seattle to Chicago will now be more like, well … noon. Estimated. Read more →
OMG Transit: Let a ‘decision engine’ get you to work
The Minneapolis-based hackers at OMG Transit rebooted their web service last night and are getting tantalizingly close to putting a transportation system in the palm of your hand — or at least on your smart phone. The new, rebuilt web service relies principally on data provided by MetroTransit, one of a fraction of transit agencies Read more →
Strange howling sound awakens St. Paul: Listen to it here
Was it an animal in distress? A train accident? No, it was the Mississippi River ice making those noises.
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Mayo Clinic joins Lynx, T-wolves in Block E redevelopment
The Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx and the Mayo Clinic are teaming up in a reboot of the Block E redevelopment in downtown Minneapolis. They’re going to move into the third floor of the defunct multi-use building on Hennepin Avenue, which will be renamed “Mayo Clinic Square.” Mayo Clinic will open a 20,000 square foot medical facility Read more →
Varsity Theater picked as best restroom in America
Dinkytown’s Varsity Theater has the best restrooms in America right now. That’s according to Cintas, a Cincinnati-based restroom supplier and service company. The Varsity’s bathroom joins the ranks of the Field Museum in Chicago, Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio, and the Grand Casino in Biloxi, Miss. “The restroom is absolutely phenomenal…We’ve described it Read more →
A pair of major road reconstruction projects in Arden Hills will open fully tonight. The new interchange at Ramsey County Road 96 and Highway 10 in Arden Hills will reopen overnight. The Minnesota Department of Transportation turned the intersection into an overpass, with County Road 96 running under the busy U.S. Highway. The roads have Read more →
A soon-to-be laid off worker at a hearing aid distributor allegedly took a little more severance than his employer bargained for: He”s charged with walking out with $1 million worth of products. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office charged the 56-year-old Bloomington man with stealing $1,069,275.09 worth of aids, parts and supplies from a Plymouth-based maker of Read more →
St. Paul voter turnout ‘may well be the lowest’ in 40 years
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman won in a landslide in this year’s election, but voter turnout may have been historically low. Read more →