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High water levels have wreaked havoc in a section of south Minneapolis, flooding basements, turning fields to marshes and causing sewer lines and pipes to break.
By one estimate, investors accounted for nearly 10% of all Twin Cities purchases last year. But it's taking more work to make it happen.
Builders say message is proof that cities are overcharging them.
The German-born physician launched a pioneering radiology training program and worked to expand access to radiology in the region.
As the cost of running a city rises, so too must property taxes, city leaders say — despite billions of dollars in new development in the core of the Twin Cities.
New report shows wide gap between fee revenue, costs of providing the service.
One reader wants to know what percent of Twin Cities sorted recyclables are actually recycled. Another wondered whether most of it is just sent to the dump. We get to the bottom of both questions.
Triple Five secures loan for glitzy N.J. complex with 49% stake in megamall.
The Army Corps of Engineers is holding two public meetings about what to do with the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock and dam site.
Matt Cremona has amassed a devoted online following by showing the hidden potential in the trees around us.
Bloomington leaders voted to hire Provident Resources Group to play a crucial role in the unusual borrowing arrangement they are pursuing for the proposed $250 million park
Opponents have argued that including a citizenship question would reduce participation in the 2020 census, leading to a less accurate count.
Specialty funeral directors work around the clock in the Twin Cities to transport the dead.
The advancements of the civil rights movement relied on the steadfast efforts of people like Charles Mays, who challenged the status quo in Minneapolis and…
At its peak, about 36 mansions lined Park from Franklin Avenue to 28th Street, once known as the "Golden Mile." Most of them were owned by boldface families of the era. Now, just a handful of the mansions remain.
Multimillion-dollar restoration lies ahead for apartment building.
A new Wi-Fi-enabled technology will allow residents to spot leaks.
The photo is the latest in a string of racially charged incidents at the school.
A 22-year-old Minnesota man died over the weekend while rock climbing in Colorado, officials there announced Wednesday. The Larimer County Medical Examiner’s Office said Mitchel…
Justice for Jamar wants city to match settlement in Justine Damond case.
Looming across from the 38th Street light-rail station in south Minneapolis, the century-old Atkinson Mill survives in a city that once boasted dozens.
The sliver of land in the Mississippi River is home to a secluded enclave of historic homes sitting atop public parkland. But that's just one of the oddities of this place, an often-overlooked landmark of early Minneapolis that looks radically different today than it did half a century ago.
Minneapolis will employ a boring machine to drill a 5-foot corridor deep beneath the Mississippi River to keep one of the city's most important drinking water pipes safe from the elements.
City leaders commit $7.5 million to fully develop plans for the massive $250 million facility.
Trump policy changes shift area's demographics, prompting employment worries.
Trash firms sued after the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency fined metro-area landfills
These days, Uptown is the common way to describe the district around Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street in Minneapolis, but that is a relatively recent phenomenon.
Robert Byrd encountered an arsenal of guns when he entered a neo-Nazi’s home to shoot a documentary about hate. Then his subject said something surprising:…
The city is left without a bike sharing vendor after Lime drops bikes in favor of scooters.
The LED fixtures cast a brighter, whiter light, which some welcome as enhancing security and others liken to making a neighborhood feel like a "police state."
The city rejects the offer to take over money-losing Crystal Lake Cemetery. The situation illustrates the challenge some cemeteries face as more people choose to be cremated.
Students from Justice Page Middle School presented their vision of a 22nd century power grid.
Citizens group says the Metropolitan Council improperly committed to a route for the line.
A Star Tribune analysis of more than 70,000 calls shows disparities in response times across the Twin Cities.
City says not to toss No. 6 or black plastic in the big blue bins.
Jon Jacklin once joked that upon his death, he wished to lie in state atop Table 23. Where? At Smack Shack, of course, where Jacklin…
Bloomington has spent months devising an intricate plan that officials say will both lower borrowing costs and shield property taxpayers from risk.
The Oakland Apartments, likely the oldest surviving apartment building in downtown, was ravaged by a fire in 2016.
Temperatures were rising Thursday inside and out, bringing a return to routines. But the deep freeze left some pain, especially frozen plumbing.
The lowest temperatures in a generation and windchills of 50-below forced the state into a deep freeze, with schools, businesses and even government agencies announcing they were shutting down. Wednesday is shaping up to be worse.
Deep-freeze forecast calls for temperatures of 30 below — for first time since 1996. Many schools are closing for the next two days.
Minnesota is alone in not publishing restaurant inspection data online.
Some events are going on, others are being postponed and canceled as people prepare for a frigid weekend and an even colder forecast next week.
15-year general manager Brian Lamb a casualty of Met Council's shake-up.
Officials want to require home sellers to check energy efficiency.
The building, gutted by a fire in 2016, was designed by famed architect Harry Wild Jones.
Zones meant to help the poorest neighborhoods.
A public park, amphitheater, retail spaces, apartments and even a hotel could one day replace Minneapolis' defunct river port under a plan nearing approval at City Hall.
Batteries and holiday lights wreak havoc at local sorting centers, while some toy packaging and disposable cups must take a long and expensive trip to the landfill or incinerator. Even some gift wrap isn't recyclable.
As financing projections finally pan out, leaders mull how to handle the surge.
More than 7,100 times last year, fire departments across the state were dispatched to assist frail but uninjured people.
The council's regional wastewater system has expanded outward over time, serving new areas of urban growth.
Regional government staff said they will stop analyzing a plan to tap the sewer near the University of Minnesota.
Some hope Democratic majorities will boost bus and rail funding in the Twin Cities.
The Chatfield native, who had been living in Edina, was a U.S. Army photographer who rushed into heavy gunfire with his camera to document the first wave of soldiers storming Omaha Beach on D-Day.
Harry Melander will lead regional agency until Jan.
The Holiday station had few reasons to dial 911 last year. Yet it received an extraordinary amount of attention from police.
250K tons of waste, including recyclables, would be diverted to landfills if Elk River incinerator closes.
New rules help ensure restaurants are keeping grease, fat out of sewers
Supporters say it doesn't go far enough, while detractors still dislike the citywide upzoning.
The cost-saving move would also help the department get reimbursed for some of its work.
Stench along Mississippi generates complaints.
They say assessments are too high. Cities, facing lost revenue, are pushing back.
BNSF objections have pushed expected opening date for the line to 2024.
The Minneapolis native and Roosevelt High School grad first made his mark as a freelance musician.
The report includes 30 ideas to address the crisis.
Crown Hydro attorney says the project is "not feasible financially" without the money, but the firm's owner disagrees.
Super Bowl demands ranged from free parking spaces to tax breaks.
Deprived of the biggest overseas customer, local haulers are raising rates, laying off workers and trying to process mountains of excess waste.
Much is at stake as groups scattered across the state get ready.
The former auto mogul had been living in halfway house in Minneapolis since February. His initial release date was scheduled for July 2019, but it was later changed to July 2018.
City is latest to sue over issues related to addiction.
Multifamily housing is rising quickly outside the central cities.
The agency expects to install a fourth incinerator at its Metropolitan wastewater treatment plant in St. Paul.
The city made about $2.4 million more than it expected it would have without the game.