Frederick Melo, Pioneer Press

Frederick Melo

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Twin Cities, MN, United States

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Recent articles by Frederick:

HourCar to delay launch of Evie, St. Paul-Minneapolis electric carsharing network

Officials with the St. Paul-based nonprofit blamed the delay on a recall of Chevy Bolts. → Read More

Take note, Stones fans. Metro Transit snoozes at 11:30 p.m.

Some public transit riders may soon discover they just can’t get no satisfaction. Fans of the Rolling Stones, George Strait and the Minnesota Vikings, take note. If you’re headed to U.S… → Read More

Brian Lipschultz, trustee of Otto Bremer Trust, defends his role at foundation

Brian Lipschultz, a trustee of the Otto Bremer Trust, returned to the witness stand in Ramsey County District Court on Thursday to defend his role at the helm of one of the state’s oldest phi… → Read More

Attorney’s fees in Bremer dispute total $36 million — and counting – Twin Cities

Taking the witness stand for a third day, the chief executive officer of Bremer Bank acknowledged that attorney’s fees related to a conflict with parent company and charitable foundation Otto… → Read More

Nominate a St. Paul business for city recognition, Oct. 22 to Dec. 3

The St. Paul City Council is looking to recognize a few good businesses. → Read More

St. Paul Charter Commission votes down administrative fines, 7-6

By the closest of votes, the St. Paul Charter Commission quashed a proposal that would open the door to new administrative fines for those who break city ordinances. The 7-6 vote represents a setba… → Read More

Mike Ciresi, attorney for trust, questions Bremer CEO over sale of bank

As far back as 1976, the Otto Bremer Trust began receiving offers, phone calls from interested parties and letters of inquiry about a possible acquisition of its major asset, Bremer Bank, a Midwest… → Read More

St. Paul rent control measure on Nov. 2 ballot brings out hopes, fears on all sides

In St. Paul, a renter-majority city, the “rent stabilization” ballot question has split housing advocates and forced soul-searching among elected officials. → Read More

Bremer Bank CEO says she opposed bank sale out of community concern, not self-preservation

Her comments capped the 13th day of testimony in the Minnesota Attorney General’s petition to unseat the three trustees of one of the state’s oldest philanthropies. → Read More

Survey: Many vaccinated Minnesota elders still avoid grandkids, public spaces, exercise

One in five vaccinated seniors in the survey had yet to visit with any family or friends. Two in five said they did not feel comfortable socializing with unvaccinated grandchildren. → Read More

Federal rail plan envisions 24 trips from Chicago to St. Paul — someday – Twin Cities

Chicago could become the central hub of a high-speed rail network for the Midwest, the starting point for four major passenger rail corridors, or “pillars,” with trains rolling out at o… → Read More

Affinity Plus launches Dora Financial, an online-only bank for the ‘unbanked’ – Twin Cities

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union of St. Paul has teamed with three other banks across the country to unveil Bank Dora Financial, the first all-digital banking cooperative. Launched in both Spanis… → Read More

Ecolab, Securian CEOs urge Carter to take stronger stand against downtown crime

Without a stronger response from the city, Securian might not ask its employees to return from working remotely. → Read More

St Paul’s West Seventh Street businesses, patrons say crime a growing concern – Twin Cities

A shooting leaving one dead and more than a dozen patrons injured at a W. Seventh Street bar has highlighted reports of increased crime in the area, according to business owners and patrons. The Se… → Read More

Public workers balk at contract offers from St. Paul, Minneapolis, Met Council

The construction mechanics and heavy equipment operators affiliated with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49 openly acknowledge that when it comes to contract negotiations with … → Read More

Wakan Tipi Center land ceremony scheduled for Monday in St. Paul

Organizers with the Lower Phalen Creek Project will host a community celebration and land dedication ceremony on Monday at the future site of the Wakan Tipi Center, a cultural and environmental cen… → Read More

Fresh Traditions fashion show expands Saturday to include free 8-hour expo in St. Paul

More than a third of the vendors and exhibitors are college seniors or recent graduates from St. Catherine University and the University of Minnesota. → Read More

Developer plans 174 affordable apartments at Plato and Robert in St. Paul

A variance hearing before the St. Paul Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled for Oct. 18. → Read More

St. Paul public works and other laborers reject contract offer, laying groundwork for strike

A coalition of unions represents St. Paul snowplow drivers, water workers and others. → Read More

Port Authority surveys East Siders on possible new names for Hillcrest development

A committee will review submissions to the online survey and assemble three options by Nov. 16. → Read More