Tad Vezner / St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL -- Amid thousands of inaudible Internet sighs, the raccoon who reached amazing heights in downtown St.
ST. PAUL—She was the last woman to bring her personal story before the House public safety committee Wednesday — a story she said she never uttered in public before. Mysti Babineau, of St. Paul, spoke of how she was put into foster care, raped at the age of 9, forced to witness her grandmother getting stabbed to death as a young teen, and kidnapped and raped again at the age of 20.
ST. PAUL—The tight-knit group of high-schoolers descended on the Capitol without a single protest sign or parent in tow. Many wore suits and ties, as immaculate as evangelical door-knockers. They didn't utter one chant. And though the eight of them were there to talk gun control, they weren't too keen on slogans. Nobody had a sheet bearing talking-points. They stayed polite, said "thank you."
TAYLORS FALLS, Minn.—For weeks now, a Catholic parish in the rural St. Croix River Valley north of the Twin Cities has been praying through turmoil, brought by a trio of startling dismissals. On one hand, even many of the most distressed don't want any of the 400 or so parishioners to leave the Church of St. Joseph in Taylors Falls and the Church of St. Francis Xavier in Shafer. On the other, some see a wounded spirit — a weakening of the backbone of inclusiveness that has kept the parish tight-knit for decades.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — After a century and a half, St. Paul’s home team is returning to Lowertown.