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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…
What once was a Swedish saloon may block expansion.
A Hennepin County proposal to redo a major north Minneapolis street without installing bike lanes cleared the Minneapolis City Council Friday, despite reservations from cycling…
Sherman Associates presents sole proposal for empty lot owned by city of Minneapolis.
The event — which drew about 40 people — was a county effort to give prospective homeowners a better chance to pick up the vacant homes that fall into government hands after owners stop paying taxes.
Nonprofit wants to stay in fire-damaged W. Broadway location.
County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin proposes using sales tax shift from Target Field.
Some council members worry long-term renovation plan scraps county road’s bike lanes.
That familiar red glow isn’t exactly 1889-appropriate.
Minneapolis is sticking with a Los Angeles-based company for one of its largest contracts — managing the city’s massive parking system.The City Council on Friday…
Owner’s request to rely on street parking upsets neighbors.
The city's interest in a soccer stadium dates back well before it was publicly revealed. Minneapolis leaders met with team officials Friday.
Some business groups are not sure offering later food and dancing will curb crime.
Hennepin County outlines a legal process, but the Park Board isn’t sure it has the authority.
Money will be used to beautify the prime commercial hub in north Minneapolis.
Under their new pay, 10 Minneapolis officials — including the city coordinator, engineer and convention center chief — will make more than any state commissioner.
Sales will be banned at convenience stores.
Civil rights groups called for an overhaul that goes beyond the repeal of spitting, lurking laws.
Two sites reportedly in the mix are near Snelling and University avenues, where a former Metro Transit bus barn stood, and near the State Capitol where a Sears store now sits.
Community leaders hope the stretch of W. Broadway won’t stay vacant for long.
Plan includes new police headquarters, $100 million bus garage
The city hasn’t issued its usual reports as it alters its program.
Proposal aims to reduce housing costs in Mpls.
A vote next month could establish a historic district and require future growth to retain character of area.
Mayor, City Council will have formal discussions about the proposed $150 million facility.
Minneapolis to vote on being first city in state to ban such products in many locations.
Building project will demolish century-old hub of eclectic Minneapolis businesses.
Mpls. council will take up the controversial change next week.
Legal victory by preservationists doesn’t halt ‘a new vision’ by city
Backers of Mpls. proposal say the cigars entice minors
Repeal advocates say the bans unfairly targeted minorities, but police and business leaders say they bolster security.
Consultant Sam Newberg offers insights on how it feels to walk around newer developments in Minneapolis.
New restrictions on buyers with unpaid taxes and rental license problems. A special auction is being considered for people who live in the homes.
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