From Facebook Live to a farmers market, Minnetonka residents weigh in via new ways

From Facebook Live to a farmers market, Minnetonka residents weigh in via new ways

It's part of the city's new planning process, "Imagine Minnetonka," launched earlier this year.
Local

Tenants win back rent, more time at affordable Minneapolis apartment building

September 29
Tenants win back rent, more time at affordable Minneapolis apartment building
New owners of tattered Park Laurel apartments tell residents that they can stay until Nov. 30, rent-free.
Local

Are zoos still relevant? Minnesota Zoo exec takes on the question

September 29
Are zoos still relevant? Minnesota Zoo exec takes on the question
At a talk, Kevin Willis, Minnesota Zoo's vice president for biological programs, made the case that there are plenty of reasons for zoos to exist and for animals to live in them.
Local
1:17am
Nurses on strike made their way around Abbott Northwestern Hospital on Sept. 5 in Minneapolis.

Striking nurses to vote on last Allina offer

The negotiating team representing striking Allina Health hospital nurses has no recommendation for Monday's vote, according to a union statement.
Variety
12:38am
Regency Beauty Institute students hugged and cried as they picked up their personal items at the Burnsville location. The school is closing all 79 of its schools nationwide, including several in the Twin Cities.

State, students are surprised as Regency beauty schools close

Regency Beauty Institute, with headquarters in St. Louis Park, has shuttered all of its 79 beauty schools, including five in Minnesota, without warning.
Minneapolis
12:34am
Fans made their way into US Bank Stadium before the start of Wednesday...

Vikings to try dedicated skyway as a way to tackle postgame congestion

The route's main goal is to help alleviate postgame congestion around the stadium for fans in cars.
Stage & Arts
September 29

Largest U.S. exhibition of Cuban art in 70 years coming to Walker

Arriving November 2017, "Adiós Utopia" boasts more than 100 works by dozens of artists — offering a complex portrait of life on the island since 1950.
Local
September 29

Sweeping changes put the Mississippi River at risk

It is North America's greatest river. But in Minnesota, home to its headwaters, changes in the landscape are putting water quality at risk. Inside the race to protect the Mississippi.
Today's Video
Local
September 29

Proposed casino project stirs emotions in Otter Tail County

The 270-acre complex is proposed for the shore of Star Lake, home to sensitive wildlife breeding grounds, cabins in families for generations and a private hunting club used by some of Minnesota's oldest-money families.
East Metro
September 29
Philando Castile was fatally shot by police July 6 during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights.

In Falcon Heights, a discussion on community policing

More than 100 people came together in Falcon Heights to sort out the options.
Minneapolis
September 29

Target shifts its giving strategy, promotes the power of play

Retailer pours money and sweat into playgrounds, other projects.
Minneapolis
September 29
New Minneapolis Superintendent Ed Graff made his way to different classrooms at North High School during the first day of school Monday in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Public Schools referendum campaign quiet so far

The campaign said it will be ramping up efforts to raise awareness of the referendum soon.
Local
September 29

KFAN host, singer Chris Hawkey among 20 who contracted Legionnaire's

Ailment knocked Chris Hawkey off the job for nearly a week.
Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
Special report Guide to best of Minnesota biking trails
updated 14 hours 11 mins. ago
More than 1,500 miles of bike trails line railroad beds and cross public lands.
Local
September 29

Obituary: Janice Johnson pursued social justice. green gardening to the very end

At the end, when she decided it was time to forgo more cancer treatments, Janice Johnson stayed true to the upbeat, generous and inclusive values…
Eat & Drink
September 29

Vikings sign deal to import hot dogs from Wisconsin

Schweigert will be in the bun this season and next at U.S. Bank Stadium.
South Metro
September 29

Accomplice in Rucki daughters disappearance case found guilty

Dede Evavold of St. Cloud faces sentencing Nov. 10 in parental rights case.
West Metro
September 29

Man hit, killed by train in Big Lake had just left work at nearby McDonald's

The victim was hit early Wednesday evening where the tracks cross Lake Street.
Local
September 29

Regency students collect their belongings from closed school

Regency Beauty Institute students hugged and cried as they picked up their personal items at the Burnsville location. The school is closing all 79 of its schools nationwide, including several in the Twin Cities
Minneapolis
September 29

Jury convicts Minneapolis man for killing his wife and her 15-year-old daughter

Gonzalo Galvan will spend the rest of his life in prison.
St. Paul
September 29
Michelle Shirley of Eden Prairie and her children William, 12 and Ava,...

Science Museum of Minnesota's triceratops has a new resting place

The beloved exhibit was moved to make way for the museum's new "Sportsology" exhibit, opening in January.
Local
September 29

Housing board grants rent relief to tenants on extended absences

MPHA cites burden of keeping track of makeup payments for tenants who left the country for 30-90-day trips
Don't Miss
September 29
Chicago police officials investigate a triple homicide in Chicago Satu...

Report lists Mpls. as 25th most dangerous U.S. city, but Chicago isn't ranked

As alarming as Minneapolis' place on the 24/7 Wall St. list might sound, those who monitor crime view such rankings warily.
Local
September 29

Five Minnesota schools named Blue Ribbon schools

U.S. Department of Education announces Blue Ribbon honor for Minnesota schools.