MnDOT will broadcast Snelling Avenue improvement plans live on Facebook

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has plans to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists who use Snelling Avenue in St. Paul's Midway area. And they will be shared during a meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Nice Ride reduces single ride fee for app users

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Nice Ride Minnesota has a new app. It also wants to raise the number of single rides taken on the bike sharing network.

MnDOT hosts open house on Hwy. 12 median barrier

July 26
Detours and weekend and nightly closures are coming to a stretch of Hwy. 12 in the west metro this fall and they may be welcome.
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July 22

Mpls. police seek help to solve fatal stabbing of activist last year

Minneapolis police detectives are asking for the public's help in finding whoever was responsible for last summer's beating death of prominent North Side activist and artist Susan Spiller.
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July 22

Weekend traffic alert: Shutdowns on I-94 in Midway area, Hwy. 100

As it's hot, hot, hot, motorists may find the biggest traffic snarls this weekend on roads leading to lakes, pools and all places cool.
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July 21

Gillette employees get a hands-on introduction to bus riding

A $5 refillable Go-To card to cover the round-trip fare plus free food and Dilly Bars was a deal most employees could not pass up. But the hope is that many will become regular bus riders to ease a parking crunch at 10 River Park Plaza and at Gillette's main campus attached to Regions Hospital.
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July 20

To help public beat heat, St. Paul expanding rec center, library and pool hours

Residents urged to visit stpaul.gov for more information.
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July 20

Mpls will dig deeper on repairing streets thanks to cash infusion

City commitment of $21.2 million will allow more thorough rebuilding of streets after years of scrimping due to limited funds
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July 20

Traffic alert: Hennepin Ave. closes Wednesday night for Aquatennial parade

Traffic jams are likely in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday night as the Aquatennial's Torchlight parade and related events take over Hennepin Avenue. That will put extra traffic on surrounding streets and Metro Transit buses on detour.
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July 19

SeatGeek: Vikings-Packers game Sept. 18 will be most expensive

Tickets to the Vikings-Packers game in Minneapolis will be tougher than ever to get because the Sept. 18 game will be the first one played at U.S. Bank Stadium.
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July 18

Improvements on a deadly stretch of Hwy. 12 begin Wednesday

The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Wednesday will get to work on $3 million safety improvements on a deadly stretch of Hwy. 12 in the west metro.
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July 15

Highland Fest this weekend

Annual free festival opens Saturday.
Local
July 15

American Federation of Teachers coming to Minneapolis

The American Federation of Teachers is hosting its biennial convention in Minneapolis next week.
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
July 15

Weekend traffic: You guessed it, another Hwy. 100 closure, plus 35W too

Large traffic generating events this weekend include Twins games at Target Field, a Lynx game Friday at Target Center, Lumberjack Days in Stillwater, Rondo Days and Highland Fest in St. Paul, and Street Machine Nationals at the State Fairgrounds.
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July 15

From grain storage to self storage? Hiawatha elevator future in limbo

This grain elevator can't catch a break.
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July 15

Next level for Pokémon Go players? Twin Cities chauffeur services available

In the latest twist to hit the Pokemon Go craze that is sweeping the nation and the world, a few entrepreneurs are attempting to cash in. They are posting Craigslist offering transportation to game players on the hunt for the animated monsters who would rather catch a ride than walk.
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July 14

St. Paul School District to extend student center hours

Placement center helps families choose schools for kids.
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July 14

Body cams part of downtown Mpls. officers' uniforms

After numerous delays, the first Minneapolis police officers have started wearing body cameras while patrolling the city's streets, as part of a rollout that will outfit nearly 600 patrolmen in all five police precincts with the devices over the next few months.
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July 14

State asks judge to dismiss lawsuit challenging teacher tenure laws

The lawsuit, filed in April, alleges that state laws, such as the Teacher Tenure Act, grant layoff protection to teachers after three years on the job, require a lengthy procedure to fire them and set up a system where teachers with less seniority are fired first regardless of their performance, known as Last in First Out.
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July 14

On-street parking returning to curb on 1st Avenue in downtown Mpls.

You may have noticed that city crews have started scraping off pavement markings on 1st Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. The reason is the street is being reconfigured to return on-street parking to the curb.
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July 12

Election set for St. Paul school board seat

Vacancy came about due to resignation of Jean O'Connell.
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July 12

Walking, biking, transit advocates optimistic about Minneapolis' incoming public works chief

Advocates for walking, bicycling and transit placed high hopes Tuesday in Minneapolis' incoming public works director, Robin Hutcheson, who cleared her first hurdle toward confirmation.
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July 12

Summit Avenue closed by protesters again after brief opening

Just two hours after St. Paul Police cleared and reopened Summit Avenue in front of the governor's residence to traffic, demonstrators protesting the police shooting of Philandro Castile have once again taken over the street.