Minneapolis to overhaul SE. 4th Street near TCF Bank Stadium

Minneapolis to overhaul SE. 4th Street near TCF Bank Stadium

The $4 million project is part of an effort to improve areas near light-rail station.
Local

St. Paul Port Authority prepares to lease property near soccer stadium site

January 17
St. Paul Port Authority prepares to lease property near soccer stadium site
Local

Minnesotans advised to check log furniture for invasive species

January 17
Minnesotans advised to check log furniture for invasive species
Last year the state investigated two incidents of infested furniture imported from China.
Minneapolis
6:35am

Glen Taylor paying $9 million more for Target Center renovations

New funds push project's cost to $138 million.
Local
6:24am

The Drive: Let's all resolve to drive better in 2017

Last week the Drive was on Emerson Avenue in north Minneapolis when a black sedan, going so fast I could not determine the make or…
St. Paul
January 17
“It’s almost universal that neighbors want the first shovel to be for student housing,” said neighbor Cathy Plessner. But, she said, it’s a complex issue.

St. Thomas' new facilities plan gets mixed reviews from neighbors

As the state's largest private university takes the first steps in a major expansion, its neighbors in St. Paul hope for relief from traffic and housing woes.
North Metro
January 17

Man killed by car in Fridley overcame mental challenges, his brother says

Francisco Javier Ojeda had a family who loved him. Despite his struggles with schizophrenia, he had found housing just a few blocks from his older…
Local
January 17

Dayton signs $500 million deal to protect rural waters

The highly anticipated state-federal deal will provide $350 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and $150 million in state funds.
West Metro
January 17

Appeals court says giving fingerprint to unlock phone doesn't violate rights

Appeals judge says suspects can be comĀ­pelled to give print, as with blood sample.
South Metro
January 17

Trial opens for man accused of shooting Jamar Clark protesters

Prosecutors say racist believes triggered shooting, while defense says shots were in self-defense.
Stage & Arts
January 17
Hennepin Theatre Trust President Tom Hoch, stood in for a portrait on...

Tom Hoch to leave Hennepin theaters early; former General Mills exec named interim boss

Former General Mills exec to replace CEO Tom Hoch on interim basis.
Local
January 17
Officials have said security was heightened at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport in the days following an attack by a gunman at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that left five people dead and six others wounded.

Airport police chief: Vigilant oversight at MSP following Florida shootings

Experts disagree whether TSA needs to change rules for checking guns.
Local
January 17

Obama's latest round of clemency grants touches Midwest

President Obama’s clemency announcement was greeted with elation by several churchgoers in Detroit Lakes on Tuesday: Their friend Kenny Gragg will soon be free. A…
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
January 17

Larry Leventhal, attorney who championed Indian rights, dies at 75

For more than 40 years, he traveled the country representing Indian tribes and activists in battles over water, land, fishing and hunting rights.
Minneapolis
January 17

Minneapolis backs $6M loan for nonprofit North Side grocery

The Minneapolis CDA is issuing tax revenue bonds for the North Market project.
Local
January 17

Motorist dies in fiery crash south of St. Cloud

The victim's identity has yet to be released.
Minneapolis
January 17

Father of two slain outside Mpls. club Jan. 8 remembered as family man who avoided trouble

Friends and relatives described William Irvin, 35, as a dedicated family man, who lived quietly in his North St. Paul apartment.
Local
January 17

20 years for Minn. father who fatally shook baby for keeping him awake

He'll serve nearly 11 years in prison and the remainder on supervised release.
South Metro
January 17

Propane tanker slides into retaining pond in Lakeville; driver rescued

The crash occurred near Interstate 35, police said.
Minneapolis
January 17

Jazz pianist James "Jimmy" Hamilton played with legends, taught future ones like Prince

Fate smiled on Minnesota’s jazz scene decades ago, when pianist James “Jimmy” Hamilton traveled to the state with his wife, ran out of money, and…
West Metro
January 17

One dead after vehicle jumps median, hits another car in Plymouth

Drivers of both vehicles, who were belted, had noncritical injuries.
Local
January 17
A truck along E. 42nd Street near 3rd Ave. S. bears the icy evidence o...

It's slick and slow out there with ice-caked cars, sidewalks

If you parked outside, plan on some serious windshield scraping time. Some school districts have delayed or canceled classes today due to the icy conditions.
Minneapolis
January 17

Three Minneapolis teens win big with sports gear check-out program

The Cedar Riverside middle-schoolers' idea wins national competition designed to foster innovation.