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The Red Rock Corridor, from Hastings to downtown St. Paul, is still years away, but key decisions are being made.
Capital outlays by large municipalities grew by $200 million in 2014.
The estimate to pipe in and possibly treat water was disputed by homeowners.
Rapid growth in Minnesota's black population, with many from other countries and states, may well explain what appeared at first to be a sudden drop in that group's prosperity.
The master plan for a new town center on one of the state’s major development sites was approved Tuesday, but not without dissent. The Ramsey…
The school board defers decision on future of Valley Crossing school.
Lake Elmo, the Twin Cities’ poster child for resistance to sprawl, is opting out of a major transitway that had been counted on to propel…
Bjarnie Anderson will always ask himself whether the case that made his boss notorious also ended a career in politics that could have taken him…
City leaders are wary of the details in Calyxt's plan.
Panel has its reasons but will seek public comment on Hastings-St. Paul transit route.
Projects include Habitat homes and market-rate integration.
Revenue in Twin Cities, state is down substantially, in part due to delays caused by oil trains from N.D.
Grants go to controversial Habitat for Humanity homes in Blaine, but also to market-rate housing units in poor parts of St. Paul.
As a real estate agent, Karin Housley practically drooled when she was shown a magnificent parcel of property fronting thousands of feet of shoreline along…
Wherever Crane Bodine went for a time in the 1970s and ’80s, he drew a crowd of music lovers. “We have a picture of Dad…
Minnesota has one of the nation's highest rates of marriage, but it's sliding along with the rest of the country.
New research says evaporation is an issue in November, not just summer months.
Minnesota was called a "bastion of leadership" for its inclusive policies, with companies like 3M, Ameriprise and General Mills getting perfect scores.
The state of Minnesota awarded $10 million worth of grants this month to help subsidize broadband in poorly served remote locations. Once again, affluent exurban areas came up empty.
A tentative deal has been reached to fill two big empty spaces inside Woodbury's new fieldhouse, which was added in 2014. And the city is close to finishing the playground nearby, a costly venture that is well behind schedule after fundraising languished.
Issue of setting a threshold for lakes, streams is highly charged.
Report on department's shortcomings leads to an emotion-packed meeting.
Area covering all of Ramsey, Washington counties part of new management area.
Evidence room management was way 'out of whack,' sheriff says.
When Dakota County asked people in Eagan what they wanted in a remodeled library, the No. 1 item on the wish list had nothing to…
Construction is underway for a major new regional installation, the county's third, serving northern-tier suburbs
A popular theater company in White Bear Lake has reached the halfway mark in its campaign to raise $6.2 million for a new performing arts…
A privately funded addition to New Prague's library is meant to honor a Czech immigrant and the city's heritage, and provide a serene spot to read.
People are learning there's a price to life in wealthy, countrified enclaves of large-acreage estates surrounding the Twin Cities: the 21st century has silently melted away.
Two sparkling hours on the Mississippi sought to convey a new philosophy for the suburb.
Students at a White Bear Lake elementary school turned a weedy back lot into a science project.
Advocates for Swede Hollow Park are fighting to take it off the table as a possible path for the Rush Line transitway.
St. Paul a decade ago borrowed, through tax-exempt bonds, $4.5 million to renovate its 18-hole Highland National course.
Great weather, renovations have helped the market rebound.
New rules would fall in line with cigarette restrictions.
Work starts on I-694 next year, but there's an open house in Shoreview this month to prepare folks for what's coming.
It's a trend that some find enchanting, others perplexing and still others — notably, the longtime neighbors who got there first — find downright maddening.
St. Paul neighbors fear the Rush Line plan threatens reclaimed Swede Hollow Park.
Purchase of Newport site will save jobs, options for Ramsey, Washington.
The complaint says the unarmed man was trying to flee a hostage situation.
A proposed Gold Line route change to a planned east metro bus line could cut project costs and, eventually, commuter travel times.
City officials mum but say they hope to conclude a preliminary investigation this week.
A neighboring mayor asks what the end game is, but Woodbury says it just wants a fair deal.
Splash pads take some heat for use of millions of gallons of water each season.
John Yilek explains his book "History of Norway."
Clark Schroeder comes from county government across Wisconsin border but is a 'local boy.'
Gold Line development potential influenced Lake Elmo decision to impose a moratorium on growth.
St. Paul attorney used same strategy to pry loose files from Catholic Church.
Council members say they need to "take a breath" in planning.
Warnings, inspections, plant killers: Campaign against invasive species gains force.
Rapid pace of minority growth between 2010 and 2014 has slowed from the previous decade, according to new Census Bureau estimates.
This month's messy departure of the city's top administrator marks the eighth time that job has changed hands since 2003.
Keith Franke ran complaining about the high cost of upgrading rail crossings. As his term ends, he finds himself wrestling with the issue again, but with a somewhat different perspective.
By choosing Keith Ryskoski, former Stillwater school district superintendent, libraries signal they are weighing school-like roles.
A "separation agreement" approved amid discord last week calls for a gradual exit for Dean Zuleger.
The move follows months of turmoil triggered by the election in November of a new council majority opposed to development moves he'd overseen.
To keep growth on track, the city is helping to remove hurdles to development.
Ramsey, Washington county commissioners concerned over a $6 million rise in project costs.
Washington and Ramsey counties believe they’re paying $8.4 million more than they need to, every year, just to deal with trash. But county officials admit…
Some cities could be taking financial risks with costly new recreational centers and sports amenities.
Child-centered Valley Crossing in Woodbury could change as it becomes part of South Washington district.
Wildflower development is being pitched as a response to the bee problem, with plants for pollinators.
Just one of these things, in last year's auction, triggered a bidding war that lifted its price to an eye-popping $850.
City officials will ponder the implications of the findings this spring and summer.
On both sides of St. Croix River, residents wait to see the impact of the new 20-story bridge.
For nearly 35 years, Tom Gillaspy was Minnesota's top numbers cruncher and interpreter. Now he's embracing his love for words from his acreage in rural Stillwater.
Officials are looking at ways to create some buzz and rider awareness.
The Marine General Store has only changed hands half a dozen times since the Civil War. So it means a lot to the people in town when it goes up for sale. They grow anxious that something might change, because they have it pretty good.
A new majority sought to show it did listen when a hubbub erupted over separation from Administrator Dean Zuleger.
Census finds that once fastest-growing segments are being eclipsed by Hennepin-Ramsey numbers.
Peace is threatening to break out in the Washington County city of Lake Elmo after weeks of turbulence. The City Council is offering City Administrator Dean Zuleger a chance to stay on until at least next January.
A site on Grey Cloud Island holds the 170-ton "bridge segments" that will span the St. Croix.
Anger already erupted in Carver over plans for apartments, and the council is about to announce proposed new goals for across the Twin Cities.
The South Washington school board makes that call this month, then moves on to other grades.
Lake Elmo's newly elected council voted to separate from its administrator, despite support for him.
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