Up, up and away: Prior Lake students launch balloons into near-space

Up, up and away: Prior Lake students launch balloons into near-space

Eighth graders at Hidden Oaks Middle School launched two high-altitude balloons into near-space to collect data and take photos.

Robbinsdale teachers to hand out 40,000 books

May 27
The books are provided by First book, a nonprofit that gives books to low-income children.

Minneapolis joins network of 'resilient' cities

May 26
The city has been selected for the Rockefeller Foundations "100 Resilient Cities" program, will hire a new "chief resilience officer."
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May 25

Minneapolis council pledges support for transgender community, advisory group

The council voted unanimously in a committee meeting to establish a permanent advisory group on transgender issues.
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May 25

Minneapolis City Hall bells will go silent for renovation

Time will fly by silently this summer in downtown Minneapolis, when City Hall's clock tower bells cease chiming during a long-anticipated restoration project.
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May 25

River neighbors full of ideas for Upper Harbor attractions, developer expertise

First of two open houses solicits ideas for what area residents want in attractions to lure people to the river and developer qualifications
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May 25

Hwy. 12 Safety Coalition renews push for funding after bonding bill fails

Members of the Highway 12 Safety Coalition has organized a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Maple Plain Family Center in Maple Plain to renew their push for funding. Representative Jerry Hertaus (R) called the press conference.
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May 24

Vikings stadium photo-bombing tussle not subsiding

The Minnesota Vikings and Wells Fargo filed another set of opposing motions in the photo-bombing lawsuit about signs on two buildings.
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May 23

The pre-midnight special: Bill runner a key player in last-minute frenzy

The man hand-delivering legislation from chamber to chamber had to race across street due to construction.
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May 23

North Side greenway proposal at last gets a road test on Irving Avenue

Three versions of proposed design will be tested on Irving Avenue N.
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May 23

West Side Wednesday wraps up this week

Event was designed to help introduce, attract St. Paul families to neighborhood's schools.
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May 23

Buckle up, or risk a ticket or worse. Seat belt campaign begins Monday

From Monday through June 5, more than 300 law enforcement agencies from across the state will be looking for motorists who are not wearing their seat belts as part of Click It or Ticket campaign. The goal of the campaign is to increase seat belt usage and prevent serious injuries and deaths.
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May 23
Beyonce performs during the Formation World Tour at Qualcomm Stadium o...

Beyonce will bring extra traffic around U of M campus this afternoon

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist Beyonce will draw a crowd of more than 40,000 to the University of Minnesota Monday, and that will put extra pressure on the traffic grid just as the afternoon commute gets underway.
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.
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May 20

Restoration efforts fail as rural Minn. church is burned to ground

The Crookston Diocese deemed a shuttered Catholic church in Terrebonne, Minn., too expensive to repair and ordered it burned down.
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May 20

Chaska High principal moves to district job

David Brecht has been principal at Chaska High for eight years.
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May 20

Weekend traffic: Great weather, rough motoring with Hwy. 100 closure

This will a be Chamber of Commerce like weekend from a weather standpoint, but the forecast isn't so sunny for motorists. The biggest inconvenience will be a shut down of Hwy. 100 through Golden Valley, St. Louis Park and Edina.
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May 18

Poet speaks to girls at El Colegio High School about identity

Poet Ada Limon talked visited girls at El Colegio High School in Minneapolis this week.
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May 18

Westbound I-94 ramp to 5th Street in Minneapolis closes Wednesday

Commuters on westbound I-94 have lost a critical entry point into downtown Minneapolis Wednesday when the ramp to 5th Street closed. It will remain closed until June 1, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.
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May 18

St. Paul's Galtier Community School recommended for closure

School had been subject of parental rescue efforts.
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May 17
Minneapolis Park superintendent Jayne Miller mingled with park employe...

2 activists back Park Board's Miller against racism charges

Booker Hodges, Steven Belton say accusations against park superintendent are unwarranted in their view
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May 17

Jan. 24, 1951: No smell test for lutefisk

Minneapolis Star editors used a funny-looking spelling (ludefisk) for Scandinavia's funny-smelling food (lutefisk) in this page one story from January 1951.
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May 17

Mayor Hodges will deliver her third State of the City address this morning

The speech at the MacPhail Center for Music will begin at 11:30 a.m.
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May 16

St. Paul selects six sites to pilot school-climate improvement efforts

School district agreed to fund student behavior programs as part of new contract with its teachers union.