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Minneapolis leaders want to clamp down on drive-throughs in favor of pedestrians. Further changes would restrict where drive-throughs could be installed in the city.
Competition for Twin Cities' recycling contracts sparks discussion of workers' rights, environmental goals
Recycling contracts, at least in Minneapolis and St. Paul, are about more than what people toss in the bin. Local nonprofit Eureka Recycling is competing…
The design change expected Feb. 10 and shift in bus shelter costs come after sole bid was over budget.
Dating from the 1930s and now serving as a parking garage, new status could affect development.
A makeover for the state's signature pedestrian thoroughfare has had a setback after the lone construction bid for the project came in $24 million higher than expected.
No "historic" status for North Side site, but no plan to raze it.
City officials worry about pressure to turn affordable housing such as the Alden, an 87-year-old former hotel tucked between the Laurel Village complex and I-394, into market-rate units.
Construction is outpacing the fundraising effort, prompting a shift in plans.
Accelerated construction timeline means some elements remain unfunded.
As in state statute, minor possession would be a petty misdemeanor
Samantha Pereira, a veteran of the local improv scene whose tenure as a teacher and performer spanned nearly two decades, died on Dec. 10 after her car crashed into a guardrail in Vadnais Heights. She was 46.
Federal court sides with Lakes and Parks Alliance's request for Met Council communications.
Ninth Ward's Alondra Cano is an outspoken advocate for minorities.
It's only third time in 52 years (but second in six) that ice-over hasn't been done until January — and the ice still isn't safe.
The plaintiffs say police struck them. The federal lawsuit is the first to come out of protests that followed the death of Jamar Clark, who was shot by police Nov. 15.
Frustrated with changes, council members want more attention on lighting and the public plaza.
Cities across the state are suing a group of chemical producers for allegedly bilking taxpayers out of millions by inflating the price of alum, a compound needed for water treatment.
Mahmood Khan says he will fight the city's revocation effort, pledging to take his case to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Mahmood Khan said he's appealing the attempt to revoke his licenses.
In a federal complaint, Mahmood Kahn said he is being unfairly targeted and that city officials are discriminating against his predominantly low-income, minority tenants.
An ethics complaint has been filed over the posts, which the Minneapolis council member said were meant to "keep the public discussion going."
Archer Daniels Midland said the comments about Black Lives Matter do not reflect the company's values.
One planned store would combine food shopping with health services.
"We get rubber duckies. We've had bowling balls," said an official at the Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is scheduled for a $137 million upgrade.
While an ice rink was a popular addition, other reviews of the festivities were mixed, with posts on the Holidazzle Facebook page noting a lack of holiday lighting and requests for more merchandise vendors.
Proposal looks at using incentives, requirements.
A last-minute proposal would have directed $605,000 in city money to repair Fourth Precinct headquarters.
Service will debut next spring on the Snelling Avenue A Line.
City Council shifts funds ahead of final budget approval due next week.
Minneapolis plans to strip the liquor license of a Lake Street restaurant, La Que Buena, after years of trying to stem persistent fights and shootings…
Minneapolis police issued dispersal orders around 4 a.m. and gave the 50 demonstrators 10 to 15 minutes to leave the site. Police made "a few arrests" of those who did not comply.
Groundbreaking comes at a tough time for north Mpls.
Steve Kotke will retire after 27 years.
Temporary rerouting sends more past Target Field and through downtown Minneapolis.
Pilot program cuts the red tape for problem property.
Avid preservationist Joseph Zalusky dreamed big of a history theme park in Minneapolis.
Mayor Betsy Hodges is walking a political tightrope as activists protesting the death of Jamar Clark push her to rein in police.
Activists say city should help locals buy homes.
That unexpected and expensive trek to the Minneapolis impound lot ranks among the most maddening experiences in a snowy city. Now city leaders want to make the visit more pleasant.
Officials announced that they have a two-year exclusive option to purchase the land beneath Kmart, which would allow the city to reverse the unpopular 1970s-era decision that shut down Nicollet Avenue.
Planners are examining options for streetcars and rapid buses.
County service center, housing, and transit plaza will be built along LRT line.
Hundreds attend a third meeting with Julian Castro, who hears about tensions among those trying to balance inner-city housing needs with a growing desire to integrate affluent suburbs..
Memoir sure to stoke speculation on next steps.
Kevin Carpenter says he needs to focus on work-life balance.
The City Council president noted the "pushback" from business.
The largest rail hauler of Bakken crude oil recently disclosed a shift in traffic that sends trains through western suburbs.
Complaint says deaths of five children were due to conditions at the north Minneapolis duplex.
Homes along Minneapolis' once-grand Park Avenue are changing hands, facing alterations and finding new uses.
Headstones at Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery receive a much-needed face-lift.
A $300,000 effort by Metro Transit will add route numbers and other helpful information, and a smartphone app is coming soon.
Target Corp. also renewed its naming rights for the revamped arena.
Neighbors worked for years to shape development on the former site of a Famous Dave's.
Lake Street nonprofit food store offers its customers discounts for volunteering.
The illustrated symbol of Minneapolis' origins was unveiled at a Friends of the Hennepin County Library event downtown Thursday.
Some neighbors oppose the building as too big for the area.
The buses collided last year during escort from off-duty police officers.
Are you guilty of “wish cycling”? That’s the practice of tossing questionable items in the recycling bin, hoping they can somehow be recycled. The term…
Construction on Nicollet Mall prompted the location change.
Most will likely see lower property taxes, city says.
The switch to single-sort recycling has made the process easier for metro residents, but finding a home for all that paper, plastic, glass and metal relies on a complex web of buyers.
Democrats say the GOP legislators' apology doesn't go far enough.
The parking lot could house tents for Vikings events.
City Council Vice President Elizabeth Glidden raises conflict-of-interest perception in letter.
City Council voted to support downtown park design – if long-term maintenance is secured.
The National Senior Games sprinted across the finish line in the Twin Cities in July, but the event left behind a $300,000 bill in Minneapolis. Local organizers have not paid the city for use of the Convention Center, a payment that was due Aug. 21.
Council fight over $2M for project at Vikes stadium.
A quiet street in northeast Minneapolis has been upended by BNSF Railway's sudden plans to expand its tracks closer to houses there, simultaneously leveling a thick tree buffer that once shielded residents from the 92 trains — several carrying crude oil — that pass through every day.
Deal expires on Mpls. site, but mayor and council president not giving up on landing team.
Factories and warehouses now occupied by churches, schools and apartments.
Owner of industrial site says he has "no interest" in selling to Minnesota United after Monday's deadline
The busy Lake and Hiawatha intersection in south Minneapolis continues to vex planners and pedestrians alike.
Company wants to focus on more profitable areas.
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler says the school has received "a small number" of additional complaints of sexual harassment by Norwood Teague since the athletic director resigned.
Suburban communities across the metro area are rebuilding themselves with the aid of a controversial development subsidy that once played a major role in reshaping…
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