The three-day Independence Day holiday weekend looks to be warm and dry, just about perfect for watching the scores of Twin Cities area fireworks displays that will draw crowds to shows both large and small Friday and Saturday nights.
The owners of Dave’s Popcorn, a fixture since 1957, have decided to sell the south Minneapolis landmark, leaving customers worried that a favorite spot for gourmet popcorn and ice cream could soon be gone.
With many people taking Friday off and turning Independence Day into a long holiday weekend, Metro Transit and suburban transit providers are expecting fewer riders and are adjusting service to reflect decreased demand. That could catch some commuters off guard as the official holiday is not until Saturday.
A motorcycle crash after dark near Chaska left a husband and wife dead, authorities said Thursday. With 36 motorcycle deaths in Minnesota this year, fatalities are occurring at twice the pace of last year.