Frederick Melo, Pioneer Press

Frederick Melo

Pioneer Press

Twin Cities, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Frederick:

Salvation Army seeks 1,000 volunteers to deliver doughnuts to local heroes

Last year, the event drew just under 700 volunteers. This year, the goal is 1,000. → Read More

Tartan High senior chosen as ThreeSixty scholar for four-year scholarship to St. Thomas

The honor is awarded each year to one student enrolled in the nonprofit high school journalism program, which draws participants from across the metro area. → Read More

Wilder Research appoints epidemiologist Heather Britt as executive director

The foundation partners with nonprofits, government agencies and policymakers across the country to develop data-informed policy. → Read More

Lime scooters to return to St. Paul, but bike-sharing remains an unknown

St. Paul and Minneapolis issued a joint solicitation for vendors. → Read More

St. Paul, Minneapolis officially launch all-electric car-sharing network

The Evie Carshare network has 171 vehicles parked at 70 car-charging stations dubbed “EV Spots.” → Read More

Met Council chair acknowledges transit rider behavior issues, says safety is top priority

Metro Transit Police will post more officers on light rail lines to address smoking, fare evasion and other problems. → Read More

Seven St. Paul tourism providers to share $4.5 million in federal relief grants

Not long ago, the city of St. Paul opened a grant application process for tourism-related businesses that had been hard-hit by a loss of foot traffic during the pandemic. Seven applicants applied f… → Read More

St. Paul again ranks 2nd out of 100 cities for best parklands in the nation

In the Twin Cities and nationally, there’s less parkland in communities of color. → Read More

Rice Park hosts free MN Wild playoff tailgate party on Monday

The impromptu celebration is being hosted by the St. Paul Downtown Alliance, a partnership between City Hall and the downtown business community. → Read More

As downtowns reopen, is Metro Transit ready?

Passenger ridership has inched up monthly, but it’s still half what it was pre-pandemic. → Read More

Brian Lipschultz ousted from Otto Bremer Trust after MN attorney general action

Lipschultz is one of three trustees of one of the state’s oldest philanthropies, which owns Bremer Bank. → Read More

Ready or not, St. Paul’s rent control mandate begins Sunday – Twin Cities

Questions still abound, including how many landlords will attempt to make a case for hardship exemptions. → Read More

St. Paul, Minneapolis to host state’s first girls baseball tournament June 11-12 – Twin Cities

Toni Stone Invitational open to girls ages 7-14. Registration includes four Twins tickets. → Read More

Rondo Land Bridge plan was attacked in committee. But the $6M is probably safe.

A Republican plan would stymie the project, but that would be a long shot because Democrats support it. → Read More

At $353,000, median Twin Cities home sale prices break record

Blame a decade of underbuilding at the same time as millennials look for more space while working from home. → Read More

St. Paul’s Freedom House drop-in day shelter to close May 8 – Twin Cities

In late March, a judge approved a temporary restraining order and gave St. Paul 45 days to host a zoning hearing. → Read More

April 14 public meeting on future of St. Paul’s Crosby Farm Park river center – Twin Cities

The city of St. Paul will host a virtual community meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. on April 14 regarding a planned river learning center at Crosby Farm Regional Park. The community meeting will be held ha… → Read More

United Hospital in St. Paul and Regina Hospital in Hastings to merge in August

Birthing services have already moved from Hastings to St. Paul. → Read More

St. Paul City Council appoints DSI to run point on rent control

The St. Paul City Council on has approved two important but procedural steps toward rolling out rent control on May 1. The council appointed the St. Paul Department of Safety and Inspections as the… → Read More

After donation, 13 saunas heading to St. Paul fire stations to help study cancer prevention

Almost every fire station in St. Paul will soon have its own sauna, and researchers will jump on the opportunity to collect some firefighter sweat. → Read More