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The fears leading to added security and extra precautions are not misplaced, according to new crime data.
More than 50 Little Free Libraries have opened at city parks and rec centers to encourage children to read while on summer vacation.
The board will vote in July on an option to reduce the groundwater pumping that keeps the course dry.
Minneapolis parks teams don't do fundraising, Park Board says.
The old Fuji Ya restaurant will be replaced by a pavilion, visitors center.
The public can comment on the proposal through an online survey.
Charles “Chip” Welling’s curiosity about aquatic invasive species extended from lakes to the family kitchen. His wife, Barb Thoman, would sometimes find bags of plants…
It's part of an overall goal to reduce the drowning rate.
The project is part of an ongoing effort to recognize Dakota culture and history.
The Park Board hopes the goats allow the agency to cut down on the use of herbicides.
It's Minneapolis' fifth year at No. 1 in the Trust for Public Land ranking of the 100 large city park systems.
Measles' impact on children, even after they recover, can last for years.
After the bill's near-unanimous passage in the House, longtime critics of the practice have raised concerns about the measure, leading to some second thoughts.
The local chapter wants fair treatment of employees of color in hiring, promotions and discipline.
A $17,000 project will change signs and make security upgrades, such as new locks, at 62 gender-neutral restrooms at 44 city facilities. Anyone can use the bathrooms.
In what arborists are calling an environmental catastrophe, cities are taking out ash trees by the thousands. When the two cities are done cutting, nearly 60,000 trees will be gone, leaving a gaping hole in the urban canopy.
Put out that cigarette before heading to a Minneapolis park. Tobacco products are no longer allowed.New rules went into effect Monday prohibiting all tobacco products…
The Park Board says it doesn't have the money to make all the repairs this year.
The choice of Bde Maka Ska, the lake's original Dakota name, as the sole one still must go through several more layers of approval.
The groups' message for a meeting planned for Sunday at the Brian Coyle Community Center in Minneapolis: "The epidemic is autism, not measles."
The Hopkins course is expected to reopen late this summer.
Misinformation about the measles shot raised fear in many Somali families. Now health officials are reaching out and redoubling their efforts.
The Minneapolis Park Board's planning committee voted Wednesday to push for Bde Maka Ska, its original Dakota name.
Man "patrolling" to impose what he calls "the civil part of the sharia law" has community leaders, police on watch.
Hani Jama, 27, hadn't been seen since March 24.
More than 45 local restaurants participated in the fundraiser.
Local agencies and individuals are moving quickly to feed the starving before the crisis in Africa becomes a large-scale catastrophe.
The pool is expected to open in early 2018.
Revenue falls when temps rise, so creativity is crucial.
The federal government says the agency didn't follow standards for disaster aid.
The Park Board is still weighing options for the flood-prone Hiawatha Golf Course.
Gary Mazzone seemed to know everyone, friends said. And everyone who knew him also knew his dogs. The dogs he rescued, fostered and sometimes adopted…
She says that "28 years seems like it's time to hang it up."
The Park Board has asked the City Council to delay action for 30 days.
The Oakdale teenager gets encouragement and support from community.
After university's action over slavery supporter, Park Board might revisit lake's dual label.
Commissioners trying to work out a new approach for former Scherer Bros. Lumber site.
First Somali-American state legislator finding her way at the Capitol.
Members of the local Somali community praised the peaceful transition of power.
The University of Minnesota Law School's Center for New Americans has filed lawsuits on behalf of immigrant families and dispatched attorneys and law students to the airport in the wake of efforts to bar some immigrants.
"Mommy, don't ever leave me," Mushkaad Abdi said after the reunion stalled by executive order.
Mushkaad Abdi arrived after the reunion with her mother and sisters was threatened by President Trump's order on immigration and travel.
"Our weather has become a little bit more unpredictable," said John Munger of the Loppet Foundation. "You just have to be a very flexible organization to deal with winters in Minnesota now."
The executive order on immigration and refugee resettlement that President Donald Trump signed Friday has cast into uncertainty the lives of a cross-section of local residents and would-be Minnesotans.
The Seward neighborhood location offers more space, is closer to clients and, CAIR staff members hope, serves as a sanctuary.
In remarks from the Pentagon on Friday, the president said the moves were necessary to prevent terrorists from entering the nation.
Park Board seeks committee members for north Mpls. park updates in coming years.
Public art at Calhoun will note Bde Maka Ska was a village led by Cloud Man 150 years ago.
The city expects big increases in participation and material collected.
Tabb said she wants to prioritize financial transparency and racial equity in park services.
"Although we have an unanswered questions about sound, people are excited about an entertainment venue on the river in north Minneapolis," City Council President Barb Johnson said.
Stephen Ashcroft was busy with the birth of his daughter, who arrived six weeks early, when he started to feel ill and frail just 18 months ago.
Fearing for their safety, minorities have increased applications since the election in November.
Since October, the man known as "Macalin Xiito" (Skinny Teacher) has thrown himself into tutoring children, adapting to his new life and inspiring those around him.
Halima Aden aims to defy stereotypes without compromising her religious beliefs.
2 sons "were always happy," Ayan Farah recalls.
Prosecutors doubt remorse, and the judge warns of terror cell.
"Your children lied to you," Judge Davis told parents. The judge closed the day's longest hearing by telling Adnan Farah's parents: "I would never want to be in your place."
The nation's largest ISIL recruitment case reached the sentencing phase in a Minneapolis courtroom Monday morning, with two defendants receiving relatively light penalties that reflected their cooperation with government prosecutors.
Trump had an especially strong showing in places like Stearns County, which have experienced recent demographic changes and tensions over the issue of new arrivals.
"It's the beginning of something new," said Omar, who faced only nominal Republican opposition in a heavily DFL Minneapolis district.
They are among a growing number of Somali-Americans recruited as bridge-builders to overcome mistrust and misunderstanding.
Hay'adaha dowliga ah ee Magaalooyinka Mataanaha iyo iskuullada, shaqaalaha gacansaarka ee Soomaalida ah ayaa u adeega si ay uga turjumaan arrimaha dhaqanka.
The off-duty police officer who shot and killed a man who stabbed 10 people last month at a St. Cloud mall was justified in shooting the man, who may have been inspired by Islamic terror groups, authorities said Thursday.
As FBI takes over investigation, the rally at St. Cloud State seeks to show the city's tolerance of diversity.
St. Cloud investigation finding no terror ties in mall attack. Suspect's family calls for unity.
Heated debate over a TV pilot for the series reached a boiling point at the West Bank Block Party, when a protest ended with arrests and police pepper-spraying the crowd.
This year, a major holiday falls the day after Sept. 11. Local leaders are tightening security.
Two organizations vied to host Independence Day celebrations along Lake Street last weekend.
Seward business group works to involve East African businesses in street event.
Unofficial family representative Sadik Warfa plans to run for political office in Somali.
Some say trial was rushed, while others worry other young people will be entrapped.
Local ISIL recruit trial has friends and family feeling isolated, afraid of government scrutiny.
Fears include surveillance by the government as well as the nonprofit's lack of experience with the Somali community.
Mother’s Day celebrations were saddened in the Twin Cities Somali community by news of the death of Abia Ali at age 54. The community organizer…
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