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The once-a-seven-year bloom should be open to visitors all weekend.
One of Minnesota's largest apartment complexes just moved upscale — and right into a federal lawsuit alleging housing discrimination.
"For some reason, there is a group of people who care deeply about who picks up their trash," said Golden Valley Mayor Shep Harris. Battles over organized trash collection, meaning that a city arranges for pickup by one designated hauler, have been fought in more than a dozen metro communities in recent years.
You can pack an awful lot of life into 93 years, as James M. Grogan demonstrated. In those nine-plus decades, Grogan survived the Great Depression…
An Edina High sophomore thinks city should be more neighborly. Like Savage, for instance.
Long-awaited reconstruction project is underway for Richfield's unofficial Main Street.
There’s a change in the air in Golden Valley. The city recently committed to building a new community center; it hired a new police chief;…
The suburb joins other cities that do the same.
The first duty of any job is simple: Show up for work. Richfield is sending that message to members of its citizen advisory commissions after…
The monumental separation battle between Nader and Jibil Kazeminy has ground on for more than three years, involving four judges, dozens of attorneys, mountains of court documents and millions in legal fees.
Roughly a dozen businesses in the 4400 block are affected, with some already closed.
Industry officials say it's just a matter of time before it goes the way of Edina.
Stroll around 50th and France today, and you'd never guess that the bustling corner once housed a blacksmith and a creamery serving the farming community of Edina.
Hennepin County District Court Referee Richard Trachy upholds free speech, even though it may be upsetting to some.
After filling the mall rotunda and getting warned about arrests, demonstrators moved the protest to nearby light-rail trains, taking the Blue Line to the Humphrey Terminal.
It’s hard to imagine a city getting more emotional about garbage than Bloomington has been in the past year. As the city has considered a…
We have plenty of paved trails, so leave this natural, they say. Proponents argue for accessibility.
Years of complaints about leaks and mold have led to lawsuit, irked neighbors.
But the city is moving ahead on requiring recyclable or compostable packaging.
While Asma Jama bears the scars, Muslims throughout the Twin Cities have been wounded by the attack.
The replacement is scheduled to be completed in 2017.
With the new Red Robin restaurant opening this week, along with the opening of the Fresh Thyme Market in September, the second phase is nearly complete.
Some residents are unhappy that traffic from Sunnyside Road will be diverted onto their streets.
You’re almost as likely to die in a car crash as you are to find a place to rent in Bloomington. While the average American…
New owner of large Richfield complex says he's giving residents time to find homes.
Sweat-equity program transforms lives in Minnesota, study says
A Hennepin County judge on Tuesday dismissed charges against the organizers of last Christmas' massive Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America in Bloomington.
Residents aren't quite sure about Hwy. 100 sound barrier.
Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead won a fifth term.
St. Louis Park is first suburb to allow in CenturyLink.
Sandra Peterson, a tough labor union leader and a tender hockey grandmother, died early Saturday after a four-year fight against ovarian cancer. She was 79.…
It's never been easy to get a drink in Edina. The city has always banned bars, and it wasn't until 1985 that restaurants were allowed to serve alcohol. But Edina is poised to offer a more spirited experience to its guests.
A Halloween display created to gross out 12-year-olds is the talk of a St. Louis Park neighborhood.Some parents think the hanging "bodies" — next to…
An Edina affordable housing development for homeless youths was awarded $8.3 million in state funding on Thursday, ensuring construction of the project. The city approved…
It began after a police chase. A suspect was later arrested.
Nate Kinney has twice been cited for improper use of force.
Does this house fit in Edina's Country Club? Neighbors and city say it does.
Bloomington wants state to get going on long-delayed work with effects beyond its borders.
Minnetonka Blvd. link over Hwy. 100 is now restored, but Hwy. 7 work follows.
"When I put on that wig and that makeup, don't call me Ty," said Ty Stone, 55, a Bloomington factory worker. "I do James Brown better than I do myself."
Richfield police have placed a second officer on paid administrative leave and called in the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) to investigate an incident…
The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Saturday after police received a phone call about a suspicious person and stopped a vehicle.
Video appears to show officer striking 19-year-old man after traffic stop.
The idea is that collecting hefty fees from developers of luxury housing will allow the city to build a pool of cash that it can use to create affordable housing
A shift to lower-paying jobs has hit state's black households especially hard.
Bloomington wants nothing to do with Savage's idea of reopening the Dan Patch swing bridge to car traffic
Minnesota has a shortage of hygienists in rural areas of the state, with a wave of retirements expected.
Dramatic one-year drop puts state behind Mississippi for median black household earnings.
In a freewheeling legal hearing Tuesday, attorneys for Black Lives Matter defendants argued that charges should be dismissed against the alleged organizers of a massive…
The trove going to the Minnesota Historical Society, the Bloomington Historical Society and the U includes a college paper on terrorism, along with mementos, artifacts and photos.
It's an issue that surveys show is key for the millennial generation.
What's behind the thievery? There's the rising popularity of golf carts as all-around utility vehicles. Plus, they are lightweight, valuable and anonymous.
In a survey of more than 500 residents, released Monday, not a single person rated Edina's quality of life as "poor." In fact, 96 percent rated it as "good" or "excellent."
The Edina City Council is howling after a long-negotiated land deal hit a last-minute snag. The council is upset at the city of Minneapolis, which…
Richfield’s new public works director has a big job to do — make that several big jobs — but she’s eager to tackle them. Kristin…
But consultant says estimate of a 68% leap is overblown.
The popularity of flushable wipes has forced city officials to defend themselves aggressively against homeowners who seek payment for damages from sewer backups caused by wipes and other "rags."
Normandale president seeks to instill academic pride in community college students.
In two separate federal lawsuits filed this week, U-Haul and the owner of its property contend that poor stormwater management by the city of Bloomington has caused repeated floods at its rental store
St. Louis Park group wants to study issue further, but is likely to allow licensing.
Golden Valley sent sweet-potato comfort to tragedy-stricken S.C. church. "They gave us a little food for our soul," said a member.
City gets $500,000 grant to hire officer solely for drunken-driving enforcement.
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…
Since 1983, dozens of vintage cars and trucks have set out each year on an epic cross-country road rally. This year, more than 115 vehicles paid the $5,000 entry fee to join the trip down fabled Route 66.
Black Lives Matter criticizes focus on protest organizers.
Over the next few months, a task force will consider options for the future of Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center, a par-3 course that opened in 1963. Although no final decision will be made until spring, the numbers don't look good for golf.
You’ve probably heard of the North Loop, the industrial-chic neighborhood in downtown Minneapolis that’s the metro area’s white-hot center of hip. You probably haven’t heard…
A Hopkins woman stole nearly $150,000 from clients of her estate sale business, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Thursday. Mary Jane Thompson, 71, has…
Several churches contacted Monday weren't aware that they might have to make a decision about allowing gay leaders in the Scout troops they sponsor.
The work by a collection of local governments, community groups and businesses opens up a quiet preserve on the most urbanized section of the 22-mile waterway.
The Robbinsdale building could be pricey to reopen.
A recent survey of senior officials by a management consultant unleashed a torrent of criticism of the City Council and the mayor. The five council members, including the mayor, were among those surveyed.
NISSWA, Minn. – An unexpected, 90-foot-tall guest crashed Brianna Sucik’s wedding rehearsal. The fierce storm that tore through the Brainerd lakes area a…
Governor meets with resort owners, takes helicopter tour of area damaged by Sunday's severe storm.
If you want to visit a really great downtown, get yourself to Target Center in Minneapolis. Then head southwest and keep going for 10 miles until you reach Hopkins.
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