Minneapolis City Council delays vote on plastic bag fee

Minneapolis City Council delays vote on plastic bag fee

In Minneapolis, plastic bags are still free — for now. On Friday, the City Council delayed voting on an ordinance that would attach a 5-cent fee to bags that retailers provide.
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Retiring farmers struggle to find someone to continue their work

August 17
Retiring farmers struggle to find someone to continue their work
Andover couple is among many in the metro struggling to find buyers to continue the agricultural work.
Local

Arradondo confirmed as Mpls. police chief

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Arradondo confirmed as Mpls. police chief
Medaria Arradondo is officially the city of Minneapolis' new permanent police chief following unanimous confirmation by the City Council on Friday. He becomes the department's first African-American chief.
Local
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Four-year rebuild of I-35W starting Monday 'will be tough' on drivers

Headaches and gridlock loom as a four-year rebuild is set to begin on Monday.
West Metro
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Golden Valley library closed Friday due to water issue

Hennepin County Library in Golden Valley will be closed on Friday, Aug. 18, because of an interruption in the water supply. It will reopen Saturday.DAVID…
Local
47 minutes ago

35W@94: Fly through the transformation of this key highway

This animation shows the completed reconstruction of I-35W from 46th St. to I-94, including the construction of an On-line Transit Station located on I-35W at Lake St.
Local
11:02am

To catch a drunk: A Minnesota Patrol officer watches for telltale signs

Over the next two weeks 300 agencies will roll in a two-week campaign against DWI.
Stage & Arts
9:39am

New online tours offer guide to public art in Minneapolis

City's new online tour guides people to 300 pieces of public art.
Local
8:13am

Weekend traffic: West metro bus routes change; DWI crackdown begins

Transit users in the west metro may need to consult maps and schedules as Metro Transit introduces service changes on routes serving St. Louis Park's West End and the I-394 corridor.
Minneapolis
5:27am

Minneapolis City Council to vote today on bag fee

Paper or plastic? It won't matter. Both will cost 5 cents per bag if the measure passes.
Local
August 17

I-494 reopens in both directions after semitrailer truck crash

Interstate 494 in the Twin Cities southwest metro reopened late Thursday after a semitrailer truck rollover crash kept the freeway closed in both directions for…
Local
August 17

Body found in Brainerd believed to be that of missing 29-year-old man

John Greenwaldt had been missing since July 4.
Local
August 17

St. Cloud opens new police community outpost, first-of-its-kind program in Minnesota

Community policing seen as a way to transform a troubled neighborhood.
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.
Local
August 17

7 tornadoes hit Minnesota on Wednesday, Weather Service says

Three tornadoes touched down Wednesday night as storms rolled across south central Minnesota, and as many as three other twisters might also have landed, according to the National Weather Service.
Minneapolis
August 17

South Minneapolis man admits killing neighbor with stab wound to the heart

The 29-year-old victim died on Thanksgiving Day.
South Metro
August 17

Personal info revealed for thousands of east metro students in mass e-mail

Back-to-school e-mail in east metro errantly sent with private information.
West Metro
August 17

Mail fraud lands Lake Minnetonka millionaire back in jail after time served for welfare fraud

Colin Chisholm gets 4 more years after serving time for welfare fraud.
Local
August 17

Minneapolis City Council to vote Friday on Arradondo as next police chief

The Minneapolis City Council will vote Friday on whether to give interim police Chief Medaria Arradondo the permanent job.If confirmed, as expected, Arradondo would become…
Minneapolis
August 17

Bicyclist fatally struck by car in north Minneapolis

A 34-year-old bicyclist was fatally struck by a car in north Minneapolis early Thursday, authorities said.The woman was pedaling north on 2nd Street N. when…
Local
August 17

South metro Verizon clerk trades gunfire, wounds robber

A second suspect got away in a minivan, police said.
Local
August 17

Minnesota chiropractors face new charges in $20M insurance fraud case

Chiropractors accused of taking advantage of state no-fault insurance law.
Local
August 17

Obituary: Marianne Hamilton dedicated her life to the antiwar movement

Hamilton traveled to some of the world's hot spots, including Hanoi during the Vietnam War, to advocate for peace while also working at home.
Local
August 17