Mpls. to spend more on PR for Nicollet Mall project

Mpls. to spend more on PR for Nicollet Mall project

The city plans to spend a total of $95,000 on an outside communications consultant for the project, which should be "substantially complete" next month but has frayed nerves and hurt small businesses downtown.
Local

Nikko the snow monkey dies at age 34 at Minnesota Zoo

October 16
Nikko the snow monkey dies at age 34 at Minnesota Zoo
"It is never easy to lose an animal that you have worked with for so many years," said a zoo worker.
Local

Police raid Brooklyn Center hotel in search for suspect in overdoses

October 16
Police raid Brooklyn Center hotel in search for suspect in overdoses
The suspect is blamed for dozens of overdoses across Minneapolis earlier this month.
Local
October 16

SUV driver killed in northwestern Minnesota crash; 3 others seriously hurt

A two-vehicle crash in northwestern Minnesota killed an SUV driver and injured three people from out of state in a car, authorities said. The collision…
Minneapolis
October 16

One dead, two injured when attempting to move Beltrami County home

A northern Minnesota man was killed Sunday when a small home he was helping to move onto a foundation fell from its supports, trapping him…
Minneapolis
October 16

St. Paul man charged with murder in shooting at Seven Corners

A St. Paul man was arrested and charged this week in the Aug. 31 shooting death of a man in the Seven Corners area of…
Local
October 16

Montevideo auto shop owner mistakenly hits the gas, fatally pins worker

An auto shop owner mistakenly hit the gas pedal of a pickup truck that was in for brake repairs, and the vehicle fatally pinned a…
West Metro
October 16

Services set for driver killed in Wright County

Services are scheduled this week for a pickup truck driver who died after striking a semitrailer truck as the big rig was backing out of…
Local
October 16

St. Cloud woman admits bludgeoning her father to death with ax-like tool

A woman from central Minnesota faces as much as 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally bludgeoning her father in the head with…
Local
October 16

Charge: Faribault man raised $22,000 off fake cancer claim

Felony charge says he swindled donors out of more than $22,000.
Local
October 16

Workers can't be fired for refusing to share tips, state court rules

Todd Burt worked as a bartender at Bunny's in St. Louis Park. and was told that he needed to give more of his tips to table bussers, and there "would be consequences if that did not happen."
Local
October 16
Rep. Ilhan Omar and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges attended a community meeting Monday night.

Minnesota Somalis shaken by bombing in Mogadishu

But many in North America's largest Somali community said the attack would not chill local efforts to help homeland.
Local
October 16
In this 2015 photo, a group of women held hands during a healing session at the Minnesota Indian Women's Center in Minneapolis.

Weinstein's bad money put to good use by Minn. charity

For Sen. Al Franken, donations from the recently disgraced Hollywood producer were a political liability. For the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, where Franken's campaign redirected the money, that means hot food and warm socks for women in need in Minneapolis.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 19 hours 49 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
October 16

Glossy new Target Center unveiled after multiyear renovation

Target Center's $140 million renovation gives a new-look team a new-look arena.
Local
October 16

Dayton signs agreement for 'reinsurance' program

The program will lower individual market premiums for 2018.
South Metro
October 16

Burnsville teen died of natural causes, not alcohol, while visiting NDSU

Devin Delaney, a 17-year-old Burnsville High School student, died of a medical condition with his heart during a weekend visit to friends at NDSU.
West Metro
October 16

Twin Cities chiropractor convicted of $3M scheme to cheat insurance providers

Two co-defendants also were convicted in first of several such federal trials.
Local
October 16

Record-breaking 9,000 bikes donated to Minn. nonprofit in 4 hours

The response shattered goal of Free Bikes 4 Kidz, which is getting ready for its holiday distribution.
North Metro
October 16

Obituary: Colleen Carol Timbers advocated for people with disabilities, in work and life

Colleen Carol Timbers, a feisty champion who empowered thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities to take charge of their lives, died in August at her sister’s…
Minneapolis
October 16

4th DWI arrest results in charges for politician-lobbyist 'Buck' Humphrey

Drunken-driving charges have been filed against former DFL candidate Hubert “Buck” Humphrey, the grandson of the late Hubert Humphrey and the son of the former…
Data Drop
October 16
CalAtlantic Homes' Harvest View and Harvest Commons developments rise...

Farms and factories fade in burgeoning metro cities

Three suburbs and two central cities led the metro area in the most acres changed to a new land use between 2010 and 2016. Here's which ones, and why.
Data Drop
October 16

Explore how land use has changed in the Twin Cities metro area

Met Council data illustrates how the region has changed after the recession.
Minneapolis
October 16

In north Minneapolis' Fourth Ward, City Council candidates challenge a dynasty

Voters must choose between deep roots and new faces.