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So far this year, an estimated 700 new restaurant seats are coming in, and the boom shows no signs of slowing.
A year after stepping into the county's top human services role, Jennifer DeCubellis is leading the most dramatic reform of the child protection system in Minnesota.
The county is moving out of the former vocational high school by May.
Nearly $800,000 given out ahead of Super Bowl.
Wayzata to move cellphone equipment from neighborhood park to middle school, pitting neighborhoods against each other
The City Council recently approved the move from a water tower in Klapprich Park to a new monopole tower by a ballfield at West Middle School.
Some leaders concerned about the amount in the rainy day fund; others see it as a positive.
A new prosecutor and investigator are expected to start work in the spring.
The proposal would require a special event permit for a home that hosts four or more such events a year.
Minnehaha Creek agency is accused of conflict of interest over land sale.
Early ice-outs across metro are setting records after warm winter
About 200 residents last weekend held a peace vigil in Eden Prairie to remember two Indian computer engineers shot last month in a Kansas bar.
With 130 breweries and growing, San Diego draws ever more beer tourists.
Hennepin County medical examiner's office pursues relocating from downtown Minneapolis to Minnetonka
A proposed $58 million facility, also serving Dakota and Scott counties, could be built east of the county's Home School.
Bill would continue to add services, including outreach workers, shelter beds.
Veterans still want to see a long-term solution to accessibility to the island.
The innovative effort starts its second year on April 1.
The program, estimated to cost $1.2 million, aims to give small businesses experience on larger projects, and put women- and minority-owned companies to work.
Veterans, disability advocates asking city leaders to reverse decision.
Driven by high land prices, they're being turned into retail, offices and housing.
Hennepin County wanted a more inviting, comfortable place for potential jurors to wait.
West metro commuters will have to endure yet another major disruption this year, when sections of two busy roads in south Minneapolis — Portland and Cedar avenues — close this spring to allow Hennepin County to replace aging bridges across the Midtown Greenway.
Minnesota State picks none of the above for new chancellor, continuing search for permanent top leader
Board turns to interim Metro State president while it seeks "the right individual."
Hennepin director says libraries have a history of responding to events.
Funds sought to beef up county attorney's, sheriff's offices.
Pilot program to break cycle of homelessness showing promise in Hennepin County.
Researchers hope the study results Wednesday will help Minnesota lakes better combat spread of milfoil.
Joachim Berndt turned a hobby into a booming business in northeast Mpls.
The location, which will celebrate its second year, already has expanded.
Following a state mandate, Hennepin social workers now respond quickly to abuse calls.
Project will be built on the old Four Seasons Mall site.
New members discard privacy concerns for transparency at city planning meetings.
According to a 2015 report, nearly half the nation's top 100 cities now have conservancies that are often driven by financial need.
County hopes to clear loan by 2027 instead of 2037.
A mix-up by Wells Fargo startles about 40 mortgage customers throughout Hennepin County.
City, BCA deny collusion in '14 shooting case review.
Four times a year, crews clean out the reflecting pool in the center of the government center's skyway level and collect the coins, donating the money to local charities.
Preliminary plans include senior housing, a community center, yoga retreat center and cottages, education center and outdoor recreation to be built next to the Hindu temple, considered the largest in the nation.
Airline might be the first in country to compost and recycle food waste.
Randy Johnson leaving Hennepin County after almost 40 years
In 2016, 17 people died on the water despite ramped-up enforcement.
The National Weather Service says winds will gust over 60 mph in southwestern Minnesota, and no travel is advised in far northwestern Minnesota. MSP is also experiencing significant delays.
Grumbling and confused, man woke and left the vehicle just before it went up in flames.
After freezing rain, the metro area is expected to get a thunderstorm this afternoon.
Lake Minnetonka event has been altered by warm temps in past.
A larger facility will meet Hennepin Co. demands.
Alberta Geist was hit in 2013; her family says the crosswalk was poorly lit.
Election 2016 is barely in the books, and Ginny Gelms is already preparing for the next one. Gelms, who manages Hennepin County’s elections, is planning…
The counties will now focus on improving their own facilities while working together on youth programming.
Boy, mom, grandma in car hit by wrong-way driver.
Hennepin County leads with a 4.5 percent increase.
Hennepin County is moving the Sheriff’s Office information technology, or IT, staff to county jurisdiction. The change will transfer 17 staffers from the Sheriff’s Office…
When is a private party a special event? The city is reviewing its regulations after neighbors objected to pianist's recitals.
In its third year, program gives young mothers and women who are pregnant or disabled a new option for community service.
About 100 people disrupted a meeting in Richfield, holding signs with slogans such as "No Cages for Kids." The meeting ended with several people yelling.
In a rare step by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, a developer must pay $5,000 for violating a permit while developing the former shoreline estate of the late Douglas Dayton.
A hailstorm is credited with sparking Herbert Wagner’s most popular business idea. When a storm damaged the crop at his longtime orchard, Jim’s Apple Farm,…
The policy changes are raising concerns over what some view as shrinking transparency and the destruction of public data.
By 2020, Hennepin County plans to send more funding to cities in order to speed process.
Businesses appeal to dog owners who want to spare no cost to pamper their pooches, especially in west metro suburbs where pet spending and ownership is highest.
Hennepin County using devices to warn about problems in water pipes as weather cools.
The suburban park system is changing priorities from building up parks and amenities to bringing the massive system right to residents.
The jump follows increases systemwide, with jumps in child-protection reports to the county and children placed in foster care.
More than 140 people have died in forceful encounters with law enforcement in Minnesota since 2000.
Vacant Plymouth mall could become an "urban-type village."
Hennepin County officials seek state aid for a new, $26M family-centered prevention system.
Hennepin County Medical Center is getting a new name to align it with the county's health care system, but not everyone thinks it's a smart move or necessary.
The election of a mayor to the Hennepin County Board marked the first-ever female majority on the board, while a contentious race in one Lake…
As child abuse cases rise, Hennepin County Board is considering plan to prevent it.
The city is compiling feedback from numerous focus groups this month.
Medina council to vote on building for luxury vehicles.
Hennepin County commissioners are scheduled to vote Tuesday on their own proposed pay raises for 2017 and 2018. The County Board will vote on a…
Birthrate for Hennepin County teens falling faster than state's.
The state is poised to join national trend of having a single hot line number.
More than 740,000 Hennepin County voters have preregistered, breaking 2008's mark of 720,000 preregistered voters.
The state is reviewing campaign violation complaints Wednesday.
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