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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.
Caldwell would go on to become of the nation's premier experts in cereal science.
The Minneapolis store is defying the odds of the modern retail upheaval.
The results, sure to be disputed by detractors, came in $50 million over pre-event projections, the analyst said.
A pedestrian bridge would link the city's downtown and rail station with a regional trail and park.
Last-minute measures in bonding bill would give cities more powers.
The state is barred from enforcing watering limits in the northeast metro until 2019
Cities are contesting restrictions on groundwater permits.
Dayton has said he opposes changes to the regional government this session.
New legislation further muddies long legal battle over water levels.
Met Council's push to limit disparities causes only ripple.
The redesigned corridor near Mainstreet will connect to a light-rail stop and two regional bike trails.
Met Council rejected previous because they were too high, and some subcontractors were ineligible.
Bill would strip current council of its ability to distribute transportation money.
Prosecutors say state law bars them from charging the former operator whose failure to stop killed Nicholas Westlake last year in St. Paul.
Rep. Jason Lewis objects to powerful regional board being nonelected.
State aid is being sought to augment 80-year-old conduits deep below the city.
But much remains unknown about the federal government's latest attempt to revitalize the country's poorest neighborhoods.
Super Bowl Host Committee helped city recoup costs for extra security, parking and more.
As cities change and shed their skins, many of them end up at Minnesota's largest building materials salvage yard.
The Justice Department requested the change to help prevent discrimination in redistricting.
David Noble once told a colleague that people either saw patterns in history, or they didn't."If you didn't, you didn't know what the hell you…
Scores of residents with water in the basement or damage to their house foundation are reporting repair bills ranging from $5,000 to $60,000.
Migration from across the country has helped fuel the growth.
The cleanup push comes amid separate efforts to restore habitats and attract park visitors to a remote corner of St. Paul.
Funds were part of $35 million package approved in 2016 to address state's racial disparities.
Metropolitan Council aims to ease process for cities, businesses.
Metropolitan Council project will replace old components and reduce emissions.
Minneapolis has seen surge in new units, and they're filling fast, driving growth in downtown's population.
Though they were wrapping up their final shifts directing crowds and taking photos, some volunteers were already planning for the next gig.
A behind-the-scenes effort is underway to cover the costly tab the National Football League will leave behind for the weeklong extravaganza.
Proposed ordinance would follow similar measures in other metro area counties, including Hennepin.
From $65 parking to $1,000 caviar or $800 for a night in a Shakopee hotel, the laws of supply and demand are kicking into high gear around the Twin Cities.