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Past articles by Will:

St. Paul Whole Foods building and apartments sold to New York firm

The Vintage on Selby development in St. Paul has been sold to a New York investor for $87 million. The complex at Selby and Snelling avenues — a 39,506-square-foot Whole Foods on the street l… → Read More

Fall-like mix for Twin Cities weather this weekend

Expect a mixed bag of weather this weekend, but take consolation in the fact all conditions will be fall-like – none of last weekend’s 90-degree heat wave. Saturday should be dry and su… → Read More

Apartment fire on St. Paul’s West Side injures 5 – Twin Cities

Thanks to a garden hose, a St. Paul apartment fire early Saturday morning wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been. St. Paul Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard said crews were called to a nine-unit… → Read More

With dry eyes, St. Paul says goodbye to Red’s Savoy

Half an hour before the East Seventh Street bar and restaurant opened for the last time, a line of about 200 people had formed outside, eager for one last slice from the pizzeria Earl “Red” Schoenheider founded in 1965. → Read More

Forest Lake standoff ends peacefully after 9 hours

A Friday standoff in Forest Lake with a shotgun-toting man ended peacefully after nine hours. According to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began aroun… → Read More

Highway 243 St. Croix bridge to close for two weeks

The Highway 243/Osceola Bridge over the St. Croix River will close for about two weeks starting early next Tuesday. Crews will be repairing the bridge deck, repairing hillside erosion and resurfaci… → Read More

Dayton authorizes state aid for Hurricane Irma, wildfires

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed two executive orders Saturday authorizing emergency assistance for states impacted by Hurricane Irma in the southeast and wildfires in the northwest. The first, Ex… → Read More

Metro Transit’s Green Line hits single-day ridership record – Twin Cities

Metro Transit says its Green Line light rail service hit a single-day ridership high on Aug. 31. The Green Line carried 68,071 riders that day, according to numbers released Sept. 7. The previous s… → Read More

Minneapolis homicide: Shots reported, then car crashes into wall

A man is dead following an apparent shooting east of Lake Harriet early Saturday morning. According to a news release from the Minneapolis Police Department, several people called 911 around 2:52 a… → Read More

State Fair’s Friday attendance sets record, but Saturday’s falls a bit short – Twin Cities

The second Friday of this year’s State Fair was a record breaker; Saturday, not so much. Sept. 1 attendance at the Fair set a daily record for the event’s second Friday. Some 187,066 fa… → Read More

Twin Cities Labor Day forecast: Clear and bright weather ahead

Don’t let this morning’s gloom get you down. Even if it doesn’t look like it, the long Labor Day weekend in the Twin Cities area should end up clear, breezy and maybe even a littl… → Read More

Early morning bomb scare rattles St. Paul’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood – Twin Cities

Several homes in St. Paul’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood were evacuated early Saturday morning after police found a potential explosive device in a vehicle. The incident began when officers were… → Read More

Iowa man dies after collision with semi in Goodhue County

A 22-year-old Iowa man has died following a collision with a semitrailer in Goodhue County. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Jacob Paul Nelson, 22, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, was driving a 2005 C… → Read More

St. Paul man allegedly drove 96 mph while under the influence, with kids in car

A St. Paul man was arrested Saturday morning after allegedly driving almost 100 mph while under the influence. He had three children in his vehicle at the time. Simeon T. Bluntson, 33, was pulled o… → Read More

Three injured in downtown Minneapolis shooting

Three men were injured in a shooting in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday. Officers were called to the 300 block of Hennepin Avenue around 2:50 a.m., according to a news release from the Minneapo… → Read More

Bloomington mosque bombed, authorities say; Muslim groups offer $10k rewards for answers

Someone apparently threw a bomb through the window of a suburban Minneapolis mosque on Saturday as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging the imam’s office but not causing any injuries… → Read More

1 dead, 1 injured in North Minneapolis shooting

A man was killed and a woman was injured in a North Minneapolis shooting early Saturday morning. According to a news release from the Minneapolis Police Department, the incident happened just befor… → Read More

Mendota Heights robbery suspect sparks police search

Law enforcement officials are asking residents of a portion of Mendota Heights to stay inside as they search for an armed robbery suspect. Mendota Heights Police Chief Kelly McCarthy said officers … → Read More

Griggs Park celebration set for July 31

The public is invited to a community celebration for the future Griggs Street Park on Monday, July 31. The event, at 421 Griggs Street N., will be held from 4-7 p.m. It will feature live entertainm… → Read More

Third meeting on street maintenance service program to be held Monday

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will host the final of three community meetings Monday ahead of his 2018 Budget Address. Finance Director Todd Hurley will also attend the meeting, which will be held f… → Read More