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Displaced 35W drivers squeeze onto residential roads
Council member vows to overhaul Mpls. ordinance encouraging practice.
The ordinance, which went into effect May 1, can no longer be enforced.
The city has settled 13 lawsuits, another 20 have been dismissed or dropped, and one remains.
Minneapolis city employees are volunteering to help inspect buildings and plan new construction in the hurricane-ravaged U.S. Virgin Islands. Four city employees planned to travel…
The money is a big boost for plans to transform the obsolete barge terminal.
Minneapolis city records show that inspectors have found code deficiencies in the building, built more than a century ago. But all of the violations were resolved by April.
Counter-service restaurants that eliminate waiters are on the rise, but a tip-free experience has fallen flat at table-service restaurants.
Mpls. City Council revoked license of Orchid Massage Spa for suspect activities.
Economists agree that cities can stabilize the cost of housing by loosening zoning to allow more construction in more places. But the city's argument for affordability has been rebuffed by many homeowners.
Work began Monday on a $10 million renovation of Peavey Plaza, the sunken park next to Orchestra Hall and across the street from Brit's Pub on Nicollet Mall.
The project is another sign of a changing Minneapolis, with small businesses swept away around Loring Park.
Effort is aimed at ending the use of pesticides that poison bees, butterflies.
The ordinance "casts its net too far," said Judge Mel Dickstein.
TV anchor Alix Kendall's information was looked up in the driver's license database more than 3,800 times across the state.
The move to tax court is to avoid a potential conflict.
Landlords and others cheer the move approved by the Minneapolis City Council.
Over the past four decades, Giles helped move the boundaries of basket weaving and earned international recognition for her art.
His legal battle, during which he lost his home and his livelihood, is over, and Louis Hunter is raising money for a vegan eatery in Minneapolis.
Will Mpls. Mayor Jacob Frey's words turn into actions?
Department says compliance is over 80 percent.
Velma Korbel called "right person" to continue work on police accountability.
Just like an earlier forum, frustration over police treatment of black residents boiled over.
Commission says change may not have any effect.
Ex-mayor's texts are spared from claims because she was doing her job, ruling says.
Postal Service has no plans to move out of landmark, but designs are drawn.
They say homeownership key to North Side stability.
The mayor faced tough questions from citizens demanding police reform.
The two gatherings will be interactive sessions away from City Hall.
Though some groups opposed Susan Segal, her supporters spoke up at two public hearings.
The 20-year plan envisions more people and taller buildings for Minneapolis.
Two older buildings will be replaced; official said project won't affect taxes.
"Competitive overhaul" seeks to redo outdated restrooms.
The bid committee said it couldn't get assurances on liability from FIFA, or clear enough estimates of the costs.
Neighbors for More Neighbors is pushing for greater housing density in the city.
Affordable housing a key to 243-unit development.
The center surpassed its goal for job placements.
In a cityscape dominated by single-family homes, a proposal to allow four-unit residential buildings virtually everywhere in Minneapolis is stirring strong and conflicting feelings among neighborhood leaders.
The plan could transform vast swaths of the city now limited to single-family homes.
The council argued that support for Second Amendment rights shouldn't supersede the need to keep guns away from dangerous people.
The city is giving homeowners six weeks to comply with its ordinance.
Minneapolis will start enforcing new rules for short-term rentals.
The department is not tracking whether all officers are routinely activating body cameras and has not fully staffed the office tasked with reviewing footage.
Gia Vitali worked with Jacob Frey on state's same-sex marriage campaign.
Jacob Frey cites "numerous hurdles" in paying for the Minneapolis project.
Mayor Jacob Frey signed off on the $10,000 pay raises for the mayor and council members 10 days before the vote.
She had not delivered any work product before she resigned. The mayor's office hopes to fill the grant-funded position by the end of March.
A question about citizenship was last included in the census in 1950.
The plan for two buildings with 319 apartments and 23,000 square feet of commercial space along W. Lake Street is being vigorously opposed by neighbors.
The new position will lead efforts to create a municipal ID and help immigrants gain citizenship.
City officials suggest patience while workers bring downtown Mpls. back to normal in the coming days.
The city, Park Board and a group of developers want to rebuild the 48-acre tract into housing, offices, stores, restaurants, an amphitheater, parks and trails.
The city will spend $8.4 million resurfacing local streets.
Funds helped last holdout eliminate a toxic solvent, becoming first major U.S. city to turn that industry green.
Two Minneapolis council members inviting debate.
Young, who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, died Monday. She was 75.
Super Bowl's event organizers face fierce competition for staffing.
She will lead a study group on racial equity, policing and local governance.
Minneapolis Council President Lisa Bender ushers in younger, more expansive vision of city government
First-time president willing to wield power at City Hall to advance social change.
The paid sick-leave ordinance, which became law in July, requires that employers with six or more employees award them one hour of leave for every 30 hours on the job.
As the Vikings face the Saints on Sunday, local leaders are making bets.
With bunting and a massive American flag hung from the balconies and observers looking on from five levels around the echoing rotunda, Mayor Jacob Frey and the 13 members of the new City Council were sworn in and presented to the public.
So far, there are few details. The new Minneapolis mayor said his office is "generating input."
Cronk's last day will be Feb. 11, just after the Super Bowl.
Previously a City Council member representing St. Paul's First Ward, Melvin Carter, 38, becomes the first person of color to hold the job.
One of his first moves was to give all City Council members key card access to the mayor's suite of offices.
Johnson says she will miss helping her constituents solve their problems.
The council member is learning to submit to his gatekeepers, those who run his schedule and control who he talks to, when and for how long.
Mayor-elect concedes that there should have been public discussion.
The building will replace part of the parking ramp across the street from Government Plaza.
Minneapolis hikes franchise fee to raise $2M for climate and energy programs.
The outgoing mayor is raising money to pay down campaign debt and got help from an election opponent.
Minneapolis can enforce new rules, despite lawsuit.
Goal is to eliminate inequalities in city government.
Their districts cover parts of south Minneapolis.
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