Family-owned Perkins in Maplewood closes after decades in business

Over the years, a family-owned Perkin’s restaurant in Maplewood has become woven into the fabric of that local community.  But after many decades, Sunday was their last day of business, as owner Debra Pedro has decided to move on to the next part of her life.

Help local nonprofit wrap families in need in warmth

Have any new or gently used blankets? Drop them off at any of four locations across the metro from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. A local nonprofit will use them to help keep families in need warm.

Not road rage: Random shootings at cars in St. Paul, Maplewood

St. Paul police are trying to identify a woman suspected of shooting randomly at vehicles at least twice in St. Paul and Maplewood. The shootings are not road rage incidents and there is no prior interaction with the targeted drivers – it appears to be just random gunfire.