Grants help put a fresh face on Minneapolis businesses

Grants help put a fresh face on Minneapolis businesses

Great Streets has given out $1.7 million in eight years, and interest from small businesses is growing.
Minneapolis

Metro area braces for Super Bowl sex trafficking

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Metro area braces for Super Bowl sex trafficking
Super Bowl, Ryder Cup expected to bring uptick in sale of women and girls.
Minneapolis

New public square to liven up W. Broadway in Minneapolis

July 29
New public square to liven up W. Broadway in Minneapolis
Freedom Square was unveiled, along with new benches and bike racks.
Local
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Correction for July 29, 2016

An events listing on E3 Friday gave an incorrect location for Nershfest. It is Summit Brewing Co., 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul.
South Metro
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Growing Inver Grove Heights considers tighter regulation on bowhunting

The city may soon require all bowhunters to take a skills test to hunt within city limits.
East Metro
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Cottage Grove couple wrap treehouse around old bur oak

Michael and Paula Bushillas have spent the last few years making their 8-acre propertyinto a shabby-chic, romantic venue for new brides and grooms.
West Metro
July 29

West-metro trainer helps clients get physical, go digital

Facebook groups and posts are central to Megan Kruger's Fit Body Boot Camp community.
Local
July 29
Prince's sister Tyka Nelson made her way into the Carver County Justic...

Carver County judge narrows list of potential Prince heirs

In a 19-page ruling Friday, District Judge Kevin Eide partly untangled the complicated issues surrounding the question of who stands to inherit Prince's bounty.
North Metro
July 29

Anoka adds resources to crack down on homeless, panhandling

City leaders are adding more security in an effort to stem "cancer" on downtown streets.
Local
July 29

All-clear given in Spring Grove, Minn., after bomb threat, evacuation

Houston County government buildings were briefly locked down. Authorities said they've found the person who made the call and are investigating.
East Metro
July 29

St. Croix County girl allegedly attempted 'first kill' in savage attack on brother's girlfriend

Homicide charge against the 14-year-old girl says she attempted suffocation and cut victim's neck with a piece of a broken bowl.
Minneapolis
July 29

Minneapolis schools not meeting goals set in plan

Officials will take a hard look at ambitious Acceleration 2020.
Don't Miss
July 29
Lexi Reed, left, and Madison Lang share a laugh outside the Veterans M...

Pokemon Go poses problem for Eden Prairie park

Crowds and trampled greenery at veterans memorial lead city official to seek relief from the game's maker.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
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More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
St. Paul
July 29

St. Paul man charged in shooting death at house party

Brandon Alexander is accused of killing a 19-year-old man after a fight.
TV & Media
July 29

Obituary: Ken Hiller was the warm, inviting voice of radio's 'Star Wars' and much more

By the time Ken Hiller was asked to narrate George Lucas’ “Star Wars” trilogy for National Public Radio in 1981, he had already voiced hundreds…
East Metro
July 29
Don Lewis, background, looks on Friday as Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announces that he's adding Lewis to help as a special prosecutor in the inquiry into the death of Philando Castile.

Choi adds special prosecutor to probe of Castile shooting

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi has asked a veteran attorney with roots in St. Paul's Rondo community to join his office as a special prosecutor in the inquiry.
St. Paul
July 29

St. Paul schools to pick board member

The St. Paul school board will name a replacement for board member Jean O’Connell after a round of interviews on Tuesday. There are nine candidates:…
South Metro
July 29

Ski year-round? Artificial slope to open at Buck Hill this fall

Construction began this month on a new surface that enables skiing without snow.
Minneapolis
July 29
Organizers hoping to stop the demolition of 2019 E. Lake St., the original office and factory for the company that made Burma Shave products, used rhyming signs reminiscent of the company's roadside advertising to make their case during Open Streets East Lake Street on Sunday.

Proposed demolition of Burma Shave home decried

They want the targeted building studied for historic significance.
Local
July 29

Right turns across LRT tracks now legal at 5th and 5th, but don't get used to it

Once construction on the Downtown Commons is complete, the intersection will go back to its previous configuration in which turns across the light-rail tracks were prohibited.
Local
July 29
Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius sat in on a 6th gra...

Minn. test scores remain flat; achievement gap stays open

The results all but guarantee the state will not reach its goal of cutting the achievement gap in half by 2017.
National
July 29

Push for $15 minimum in Minneapolis hits a snag

A push to give workers in Minneapolis one of the highest minimum wages in the country has run into a major obstacle.
Local
July 29
A Dakota County jury found Sandra Grazzini-Rucki guilty of six counts of deprivation of parental rights.

Sandra Grazzini-Rucki found guilty of hiding teen daughters

A Dakota County jury has found a Lakeville mother guilty of hiding her two teenage daughters from their father for more than two years.