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Minnesota crash statistics paint a glum picture of pedestrian deaths in 2016, and the long-term trends around pedestrian injuries aren't much better.
They survived longer than milkmen and most door-to-door salespeople, but modern technology is erasing another traditional figure of the urban landscape: water meter readers.The days…
Regents will vote on razing steel grain silos for athletic facilities.
The ethics complaint stems from Cano's tweets during a Black Lives Matter protest in December.
A plan for a maximum property-tax increase of 8.6 percent faces a likely veto.
Officials have launched an investigation into the apartment buildings he owns, warning that he could be stripped of his rental licenses if he misrepresented his ownership of the properties.
Bike commuting in Minneapolis is continuing to rise, according to census data released last week. The latest information from the American Community Survey shows that…
Residents have concerns about the mall's role in the community.
Plans to rehab Park Laurel apartment complex concern advocates for the poor.
Minneapolis is among the nation's highest with about 5 percent of city workers now bike commuting, according to the American Community Survey.
The plan for Coe Mansion Apartments won initial approval Tuesday from the city's Heritage Preservation Commission.
Because the issue won't be on the Minneapolis ballot, supporters seek faster action.
Chief at MTN hopes to find new funding sources and diversify programming.
Minneapolis is looking for people to advise the city on workplace regulations. The city began soliciting applications Thursday for the new Workplace Advisory Committee, which…
Drinking on the sly may not be necessary at Minneapolis' newest park, the Commons in front of U.S. Bank Stadium, if a proposal to allow parkgoers to bring their own booze during certain events prevails at City Hall.
The ruling, the second from the federal Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, is the latest to narrow which queries should be considered improper.
The state's highest court found that neither $15 minimum wage nor police insurance rule met legal standards.
About 60% of Minneapolis homeowners would see increases under Hodges' 2017 proposal.
Nine people were in the vehicle and many had serious injuries, according to the State Patrol.
It's the fourth-largest infrastructure item in Hodges' budget proposal, which was released last week and must be approved by the City Council.
Douglas Peterson also has been a federal prosecutor.
The Minneapolis building's conversion spurred fight about supportive housing in Whittier.
Summer reading season is in full swing, and residents of Hennepin County should have no trouble finding a book.A Star Tribune analysis of national library…
Humphrey worked as a pharmacist on the corner to support himself through college at the University of Minnesota in the late 1930s.
Council member drew backlash last year after tweeting her critics' contact information.
A Minneapolis grant funds the Cedar-Riverside area club.
Stephen Frenz is on trial in Hennepin County housing court, accused of fostering substandard conditions at a south Minneapolis apartment building. City records show he has more violations than other landlords with large apartment buildings.
Tenants and officials fear new owners of the eight Minneapolis buildings will raise rents.
Minneapolis spending plan would rely on 5.5 percent levy hike, largest in six years.
Suburban stores and zoning fights took a toll.
Half of buyers on track to finish rehabs in county's first year of new program.
Freedom Square was unveiled, along with new benches and bike racks.
Hennepin County would contribute $67 million.
Minnesota's signature pedestrian mall is getting ripped up, so why not rebuild part of it in your backyard?
The idea, called "Samatar Crossing" in tribute to the city's first Somali politician, was a parting priority for former Mayor R.T. Rybak.
Recovering from stumble, pulltab revenue is soaring. And there is further optimism in Minneapolis.
Meet downtown's new front yard
Driver gets 39 months in the hit-and-run death of bicyclist Jessica Hanson.
Bought at auction in 2015, the site could store goods, not grain.
The golden glow of Twin Cities streetlights will soon give way to the whiter hue of LED technology, raising new questions about the color and feel of our neighborhoods.
From the segregated schools of Nashville to the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato, the tireless dance instructor encouraged generations of students to express themselves through their bodies — and convinced administrators that it was a legitimate academic and artistic pursuit. Cobb, 95, died at her Burnsville home June 24.
A midnight bite from a rare venomous snake was just the beginning of Nathan Tow-Arnett's animal problems.
The state says Golden Leaf owes $774,528 in unpaid tobacco taxes.
The "Great Lawn" is sodded, trees are being planted and lighting soon will be installed at the nearly two-block park bisected by Portland Avenue, near the new U.S. Bank stadium.
Developer of apartments nearby and the city hope to work out a parking plan for the club.
After years leasing downtown office space and deferring maintenance on city-owned facilities, Minneapolis officials may demolish a parking ramp and erect a new building to…
Pedalers will help scientists determine how pollution varies across the Twin Cities.
Reckless driving was a misdemeanor until 2015, when the Legislature made it a gross misdemeanor in circumstances that result in great bodily harm.
The local organizing group says it's out of money.
Dan MacLaughlin was let go following a city audit last month that uncovered overbilling and deleted files.
Hodges' pick has experience with "complete streets," transit.
A new website will offer updates on at least 12 major projects downtown, including Nicollet Mall. Its redo was launched by the officials.
"No funds have been misappropriated. No one got rich off doing business with [Move Minneapolis]," Dan MacLaughlin, who was placed on leave, said in an interview.
The director has been put on leave as city auditors look into the group's spending.
Between 2010 and 2014, there were 3,069 crashes with pedestrians in the Twin Cities and its suburbs. 95 were killed. 28 drivers were charged. But many of the deaths weren't even judged worth a traffic ticket.
The project's environmental impact statement also detailed remedies.
Minneapolis proposal would force landlords to accept housing vouchers.
Downtown park near stadium is set to open, but lack of Portland crosswalk raises questions.
Police ticket drivers who fail to yield for pedestrians as Stop For Me campaign gets underway.
The Park Board will still need to pass its own version of 20-year plan.
A committee featuring the City Council OK'd the $800M plan.
Deal would set "new level of service" for maintaining the city's streets, and overhaul deteriorating park facilities across the city.
Minnesotans are sending about a third less recyclable material to landfills than they were a decade ago, but plastic bags are nonetheless being trashed in…
About 30 unattended lots will need to accept payments electronically or by phone.
Data tracking recyclable items that ended up in landfills or at incinerators shows Minnesotans are trashing less than they used to overall, but more of some items like plastic bags and bottles.
About $4 billion in projects with the biggest built in Minneapolis.
Carl Auerbach’s century-long life had a remarkable number of chapters, each brushing up against some of the most consequential figures and events of the 20th…
The cause of W. Broadway blaze is still a mystery.
Timeline for the Penn Avenue rapid bus line now calls for construction in 2018 and a 2019 opening.
Violations that could make diners sick are getting more attention
The Star Tribune requested data on housing code violations at large apartment buildings in Minneapolis while reporting on a lawsuit against Stephen Frenz, owner of…
At one point, the $50 million overhaul of Nicollet Mall was $24 million over budget after only one company bid on the project.
County engineer warns of years of chaos if the road projects are not coordinated.
Minneapolis employs multilingual inspectors to educate restaurateurs
The city is considering the purchase of a 110,000-square-foot industrial building on the western riverfront, due in part to growing space constraints at City Hall.
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