Macalester College President Wants to Remove Name of ‘Racist’ Founder From Building

The president of Macalester College in St. Paul wants to remove the name of founder Edward Duffield Neill from an on-campus building because of racist views he expressed in his writings.

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St. Paul Police Chief Says Gun-Related Homicides ‘Most in History of Department,’ Officers ‘Absolutely Exhausted’

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell told the media this week that detectives in the homicide and special investigations units are “absolutely exhausted” and said he’s reaching out to the FBI for help in tackling the record homicide rates.

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Ellison Suggests Creating ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ Program to Monitor Online Speech

Attorney General Keith Ellison hosted a day-long summit on hate crimes Wednesday at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul where he floated the idea of creating a countering violent extremism, or CVE, program for monitoring online speech.

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O’Gara’s Owner Doesn’t ‘Know of Any Local Businesses That Could Succeed in This Environment’

Dan O’Gara, the owner of the legendary O’Gara’s Bar & Grill, announced Monday the iconic establishment won’t be reopening and blamed the decision to close down on the city’s business regulations.

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St. Paul Mayor Declined Participation in Violence Prevention Program as City’s Homicide Rates Soar

A report published Sunday claims that St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter abandoned an effort to help reduce violence in St. Paul as the capital city experiences the worst homicide rates in at least a decade.

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Republican Wants Legislature to Address Metro Transit Safety After Report Shows Increase in Violent Crimes

A Republican lawmaker plans to introduce a package of bills to address Metro Transit light rail safety after a new report showed rising levels of crime and violence at stations across the Twin Cities.

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