Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Pioneer Press

Julio Ojeda-Zapata

Pioneer Press

Saint Paul, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Julio:

Here’s tech gear to consider for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift giving

Options include an environment-friendly laptop and a bounty of charging pads and stands. → Read More

Minneapolis shooting leaves 1 person dead and 3 injured early Sunday

A Minneapolis shooting incident early Sunday left one dead and three injured, police said. Officers at 2:26 a.m. responded to reports of gunfire on the 2700 Block of Blaisdell Avenue South. Inside … → Read More

Skater dies in fall through ice at California lake – Twin Cities

One person drowned after several people fell through the ice while skating at a reservoir north of Lake Tahoe on Saturday. (Feb. 7) \ → Read More

AT&T and Verizon switch on a new, faster form of 5G wireless data service – Twin Cities

The catch for Twin Cities residents: Only Verizon customers will have broad access to the so-called C-band version of 5G for now. → Read More

The return of Klondike Kate

Tina Hacker of Plymouth is the first since the 2020 Kate was “sashed.” The performance competition is a traditional prelude to the St. Paul Winter Carnival. → Read More

Biden mourns Michigan school shooting victims

President Joe Biden extended his support and sympathies Tuesday for the families of the southeast Michigan school shooting victims, saying his heart goes out to those “enduring the unimaginab… → Read More

Does tech figure into your holiday shopping? This gear is sure to please

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and tech figures prominently on many gift lists. → Read More

Apple unveils new MacBook Pro laptops

Apple has unveiled new MacBook Pro models, the first upgrade to the laptop in five years. The new, thinner versions use Apple’s M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, which the company says are faster than previous models using Intel chips. Apple on Monday also unveiled the third generation of its popular entry-level AirPods earbuds. → Read More

What’s the latest in phones and tablets? Apple and Samsung update their product lines.

Samsung’s folding devices are marvels of engineering, but have their problems. → Read More

‘Foundation’ TV show adapts a classic science fiction trilogy using modern sensibilities – Twin Cities

“Foundation,” based on Isaac Asimov’s trilogy, tells the story of a galactic empire in decline, and of a scientist who foretells its eventual destruction. → Read More

Specialized Turbo electric bikes are alluring and app-savvy, but don’t come cheap – Twin Cities

Models include the Como SL for casual cyclists, and the Vado SL for more adventurous riding. We tried both. → Read More

Crave an ice-cream run on two wheels? These bicycling maps will help

Find parking, an ice-cream parlor, and a biking route to get from point A to point B. → Read More

Riding the Piram: New east-metro bicycle trail crams many wonders into 3.6 miles

For Twin Cities cyclists, the debut of a new trail is bit like Christmas. The Robert Piram Regional Trail is the latest gift. → Read More

Mac color is back: Apple’s new iMacs are a rainbow, just like the 1990s originals – Twin Cities

The new version of Apple’s all-in-one computer is thin and quiet, and it packs a punch courtesy of its M1 processor. → Read More

It’s bicycling season! Make the most of east-metro bike trails and routes. – Twin Cities

Try our interactive St. Paul biking guide with tips on parking, routes and what to look out for. → Read More

Apple’s AirTag lets you track down misplaced items, but needs better privacy safeguards – Twin Cities

The lozenge-like devices can be attached to a bag or keychain. If these are lost, an iPhone can find them even over great distances. → Read More

Watch: President Biden’s address to Congress, and the GOP’s response – Twin Cities

President Joe Biden declared Wednesday night in his first address to a joint session of Congress that “America is rising anew,” and pointed optimistically to the nation’s emergence from the pandemic as a vital moment to rebuild the U.S. economy and fundamentally transform government roles in American life. Read more. Sen. Tim Scott delivered the GOP response to Biden’s address to Congress. → Read More

Getting a COVID vaccination appointment can be tricky right now. Here are some tactics.

As of today in Minnesota, the COVID-vaccination floodgates are open. Anyone 16 and older is eligible to get a shot, with no other conditions, which has predictably triggered a stampede of state res… → Read More

Return of the portal: Ice and metal artwork, banished by city officials, gets a new home

The beloved ice portal has returned. St. Paul residents earlier this month were captivated by an ice and metal construct that loomed over a Summit Avenue median after mysteriously appearing like so… → Read More

Popular ice and metal sculpture vanishes from its Summit Avenue spot

Earlier this month, a dramatic yet whimsical ice and metal sculpture materialized at Summit Avenue and Griggs Street, drawing residents who braved subzero temperatures to marvel at it and share pic… → Read More