Latest Pioneer Press Stories

2008-06-18 09:00:46

By John Welbes, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 18--Starting this fall, Northwest Airlines will get even smaller than previously announced, with plans to reduce its capacity by as much as 9.5 percent. Just how many job cuts that translates into hasn't been determined.

2008-06-18 09:00:00

By Molly Millett, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 18--When his kids started squabbling, Skip Crust knew what to do. He took photos.

2008-06-18 09:00:17

By Gita Sitaramiah, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun.

2008-06-17 18:00:39

By Leslie Brooks Suzukamo, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 17--Xcel Energy today will unveil one of the first of thousands of soy oil electrical transformers it plans to install in Minnesota this year as part of a plan to switch to agriculturally based resources in all its new transformers.

2008-06-17 09:01:11

By Dave Orrick, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 17--ST. PAUL -- The cost of medical help just went up $3 to $5 for poor people who drive to a pair of clinics in St. Paul -- but don't blame the health care industry. Doctors and social justice advocates on Monday blamed the parking lot owner.

2008-06-17 09:01:02

By Dennis Lien, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 17--U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann thinks you should be paying $2 a gallon for gasoline again.

2008-06-17 09:00:24

By Nick Ferraro, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 17--The Big Ten Network and Comcast are on the verge of a partnership, the Chicago Tribune reports in today's edition. Sources told the newspaper that a deal is close to getting done and could be unveiled this week.

2008-06-16 09:01:16

By Jeremy Olson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 16--All Crystal Nelson remembers is collapsing when she reached under a desk at her office in Olivia, Minn., to wipe up a spill. She later tried to convince her boss she just needed a nap, but her eyes and slurred speech suggested something else.

2008-06-16 09:00:00

By Paul Tosto, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 16--Risen Christ looked like a typical urban Catholic school when Helen Dahlman took over in 2000. Students were a roughly even mix of black and white, and nearly all were English speakers.

2008-06-15 15:00:00

By Doug Belden, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 15--It's taking the biggest budget cut of any school in the St. Paul district -- $1.75 million. It is projected to lose nearly 200 students.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.