Steve Brandt

Reporter | Minneapolis
Phone: 612-673-4438
Steve Brandt covers anything in Minneapolis that interests him.

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Minneapolis LRT bike trail to be lit

Minneapolis City Council is expected to OK safety enhancement this month.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 11:01 PM

Lake Street landmark Roberts Shoes to close after 77 years

Roberts Shoes gained its reputation by adhering to its trademark slogan: “Hardly a foot we can’t fit.” Despite numerous adaptations to its business plan, Simon said business has plateaued as it faced increased pressure from Internet sales and mall retailers. He said he is closing when he can do it on his own terms.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 08:13 AM

A 19th-century boneshaker? There's a Mpls. bike museum for that

Dozens of bicycles collected across 3 decades are on brief exhibit in a new museum.

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 04:55 PM

Minneapolis pool faces uncertain future

Push to reopen the Minneapolis facility aims at boosting swim teams and lowering minority drowning rates.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 10:42 PM

Site of racial showdown in Mpls. is heading to National Register

A modest white craftsman house at 46th and Columbus in south Minneapolis, the former home of Arthur and Edith Lee, had a largely forgotten history as a flash point in a remarkable racial showdown eight decades ago.

Updated: July 24, 2014, - 01:41 PM

Minneapolis pool to offer swimming without chlorine

Natural filtration will make it possible to operate the 500,000-gallon pool at Webber Park in north Minneapolis without a dosing of chlorine.

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 07:49 AM

New chemical-free pool coming to north Mpls.

The first-of-its-kind-in-the-nation swimming pool being built in north Minneapolis will have a natural filtration system, using nearby plants to treat...

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 06:15 PM

REVIEW: 'Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers' Strike of 1934,' by Bryan D. Palmer

BOOK REVIEW: How tactics and muscle made Minneapolis a union town in 1934.

Updated: July 13, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Danish firm to pay Minneapolis $600,000 for missing jobs target

Coloplast missed hiring goals promised to get tax relief.

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 10:09 PM

Summer is already over for some kids

A widespread shift in start dates is bringing an end to the times when kids all returned to school on the same day in Minnesota. Although the bulk of schools still begin classes the day after Labor Day, close to 40 districts and more than one-third of the state’s 150 charter schools start beforehand.

Updated: July 05, 2014, - 08:47 PM

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