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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.
Mayor's plan: $30M per year for 10 years to close the funding shortfall.
Plan for larger Uptown store with drive-through draws negative reaction from neighbors, board.
These are crucial times at Little Earth, a 43-year-old housing project that has long been the heart of the Twin Cities' urban American Indian population. A heroin epidemic, coupled with persistent gun violence, has spurred efforts large and small to restore peace there.
Minneapolis to pay $74 million of the $129 million cost.
Two Minneapolis City Council veterans say the city can draw from existing funds.
The final decision will be made by the City Council, but the planning commission's unanimous decision disappoints the Vikings.
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.
The Minnesota Vikings see a branding problem with the street next to the new $1.1 billion downtown football stadium — and they intend to fix…
None of the fixes are yet funded or planned in Minneapolis.
The 120-room boutique hotel will be built on the corner of Lake Street and Emerson Avenue, now the site of surface parking lots and a shuttered restaurant.
Group protested police shooting of Philip Quinn and dispersed near Crashed Ice event.
Can you point the way to WeDo? How about SoFa? International Gateway? The name game is ever-present these days in Minneapolis, as people seek to…
The pending sale confirms that the business incubator on E. Lake Street is on the upswing.
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.
The railroad compromises with city after expanding tracks by Northtown Yard.
The plan cuts availability on North Side and southern edge but will offer remote stations.
The city will sign five-year contract with local firm.
The new renderings show concrete in place of thousands of brick-like pavers.
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.
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