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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.
New tools, rules help tackle irksome odors across metro.
We send our reporter down the zipline, so you don't have to.
Former leaders assess its unique regional role.
Super Bowl planners have said that "more than a million visitors" will be in town for the big game in less than two weeks. But most of them aren't who you think.
Tickets on StubHub ranged from $4,800 in an upper corner seat to $66,700 for a spot in the Delta Sky360 Club on StubHub at around midday Monday.
More than $10 million was awarded on Wednesday for development projects.
Her cat-and-mouse crusade with local drug dealers during the 1990s crime wave made her a media spectacle and a thorn in the side of City Hall.
Planners are designing a sustainable mini-neighborhood near TCF Bank Stadium.
Neighbors in Chaska are concerned that road can't handle the additional traffic.
City attorney, planning director and IT manager are among the new faces.
Minneapolis residents unloaded their concerns and hopes for the city on Mayor-Elect Jacob Frey at an event Friday, raising an array of topics from housing to police relations.
The designs are part of an effort to draft new plans for all the city's parks.
Workers unloaded scaffolding steel as construction began on the 1,100-foot course.
The state Legislature allowed bars with permits to remain open to 4 a.m. the weekend of the big game.
Organic compost sites can't keep up; strict rules exacerbate space crunch.
Union is voting this weekend on Met Council's final offer.
The 2,500 union members, which include bus drivers, mechanics and other Metro Transit staffers, will vote on Sunday and Monday.
Some residents criticize the city for removing grave site decorations.
A City Council panel's vote leaves Messiah Lutheran Church vulnerable to future demolition.
The program may be the first of its kind in the nation.
Dem-Con is turning to robotics to sort recyclable materials, in part to help fill a labor shortage.
City might lift ban on homely stand-alone ramps if they're largely hidden from view.
On the North Side, Phillipe Cunningham unseated Council President Barb Johnson.
Election Day was significant in both cities this year — for a number of reasons.
Staff begin untangling ranked-choice preferences among the city's 105,000 ballots.
As low-wage jobs shift out of the cities, some employers use the rides as a way to attract workers from urban areas.
The region is increasingly reliant on mines in the southeast metro to make our concrete and asphalt, a resource that's a lot cheaper if it's local.
More than 900 acres of golf courses have been redeveloped across the metro.
Three suburbs and two central cities led the metro area in the most acres changed to a new land use between 2010 and 2016. Here's which ones, and why.
The mall's new design elements are also starting to take shape, from tree plantings and new seating areas to a mirrored "light walk" between 6th and 7th streets.
The city hopes 'Friendly Fronts' program proves popular with downtown pedestrians.
Minneapolis got more than a bureaucrat when it hired Melisande Charles to lead its new arts commission. It got a whole new neighborhood.
Ramsey, Washington county haulers will be required to truck garbage to Newport facility.
Third-party hopeful fights for sustainable energy, eco-minded jobs and industry.
A developer sued Woodbury over a fee to pay for roads outside a new subdivision and won, a ruling that could affect development across the metro area.
The city debuted the state's first such timed obstacle course and a new accessible playground.
The national event focuses on the issues facing pedestrians in the U.S. and included a number of tours around the Twin Cities.
Legislators, academics and tech experts gathered to talk self-driving cars.
Recommendation follows ruling that derailed city's street maintenance assessments.
Before Labor Day's large, merry crowd, which isn't counted until today, this year's total attendance was 1,826,021 — just 117,698 fair-lovers away from reaching a new high.
The visit by Alene Tchourumoff was part of her tour of the Twin Cities.
The city is hiring a consultant to begin sketching a vision for City Square West in downtown.
The city is experimenting with the technology as part of its annual smoke testing of the sewers.
At issue is whether developers or taxpayers should bear the brunt of road projects that are needed to accommodate growth but are located outside of a new subdivision. "This is a landmark case," the executive director of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities says.
Demolition will begin next month on the former Fuji-Ya restaurant site.
Before the killing of Mai Yer Cha, parking areas near Target Field had seen a spike in violence.
But challenges abound as Alene Tchourumoff becomes the regional agency's new leader.
Minnesota is starting to confront what promises to be the biggest shift in urban living since cars arrived a century ago.
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