Steve Brandt

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

Recent content from Steve Brandt

Fate of Lowry Hill treehouse in Minneapolis city board's hands

Structure too high, too close to a neighbor’s home, Minneapolis says as it orders it torn down.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 11:15 PM

Aug. 9: Mayor names lawyer in Flowers arrest probe

Investigator gave money to Mayor Hodges’ campaign, but Flowers supporters say they have confidence in him.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 05:04 PM

W. River Parkway in Minneapolis to remain closed until 2015

Repairs can’t be made until after winter on key section of West River Pkwy., closed by mudslide.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 05:56 AM

550 houses in Minneapolis sit vacant despite city's efforts

Despite city efforts to get owners to do rehab work, 550 houses sit empty or boarded, often because of hardship.

Updated: September 01, 2014, - 10:37 PM

Park Board says it doesn't want Vikings stadium park

Minneapolis city officials now are scrambling to figure out how to run and finance a massive downtown park after the Park Board pulled out of the project.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 10:09 AM

Minneapolis lags in protected bike lanes, but mayor wants to add more

While other cities have built multiple lanes to protect cyclists, Minneapolis’ lack thereof has prompted change.

Updated: August 18, 2014, - 09:51 PM

City seeks feds' help to improve North Siders' lives

“Promise zone” status would boost efforts to ease racial disparities.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 10:39 PM

Bees keep Minneapolis City Hall buzzing

Three hives of bees thrive in a courtyard rain garden as Minneapolis models sustainability and conservation efforts.

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 05:46 AM

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

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