Frederick Melo / St. Paul Pioneer Press
By Frederick Melo / St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL -- Otto Bremer, a German immigrant, landed in Minnesota in 1886 knowing limited English but worked his way up the corporate ladder in St. Paul. The industrious Bremer became a bank bookkeeper and eventually a bank chairman, and ultimately he became the largest investor in bank stocks in the Midwest as well as an adviser to presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
ST. PAUL -- Construction on the professional soccer stadium in the heart of St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood is complete. Mortenson Construction announced it has finished work on Allianz Field, the $250 million facility at Snelling and University avenues. The stadium is believed to be the largest private building project in city history. It has 19,400 seats with room for expansion. The facility will be home to Minnesota United, a Major League Soccer team that will play its inaugural home opener on April 13 against New York City FC.
ST. PAUL—Texas transplants Ashlea and Nick Garrison attended a Twin Cities homebuying class on a Saturday in early May. The couple met with a personal counselor the following Tuesday, got pre-approved for a loan that Friday, visited eight homes that Saturday and put in a competitive offer $5,000 above the $165,000 asking price the same evening.
ST. PAUL—Not all municipal park systems achieve the same flow. When nature calls, there's one city that ranks first in park restrooms, and it's not San Francisco, New York, Portland or even Minneapolis. It's St. Paul, by a lot more than a nose.
MINNEAPOLIS—Katie Romanski is hoping Super Bowl LII will throw a few customers to her small business—an ice cream truck that piles on toppings such as "Edible Glitter." "Me and my tiny food truck are going down to Nicollet Avenue to sell molten lava brownies in waffle cones with bacon, caramel, walnuts, sprinkles and Edible Glitter," said Romanski, a 32-year-old restaurant manager who emptied her bank account in preparation for 10 frigid days of outdoor ice cream sales.
ST. PAUL — Mark Nichols, a retired occupational safety expert, almost couldn't believe what he was hearing, though he trusted his confidential source. In late June, a car from a Union Pacific railroad train had partially derailed overnight near the Mississippi River in St. Paul, and it was supposedly carrying tanks of chlorine.
A woman was shot to death late Saturday by police responding to a 911 call in south Minneapolis. Two Minneapolis police officers responded about 11:30 p.m. to a report of a possible assault in the 5100 block of Washburn Avenue South, according to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is investigating the incident. One of the officers shot and killed the woman..
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mark Abbott, deputy commissioner of Major League Soccer, graduated from Tartan High School in Oakdale a generation ago, but his knowledge of the former Metro Transit “bus barn” site in St. Paul was limited to what he has seen in maps.