Stadium worker died of head injuries, medical examiner says

Stadium worker died of head injuries, medical examiner says

The construction worker who fell from the roof of the new Vikings stadium died of blunt force injuries of the head, the medical examiner's office announced Friday.

April 25, 1915: Where the heck is the 'Double S. Nut Co.'?

August 28
A century ago, the Minneapolis post office hand-sorted a half-million letters a day. More than 2,000 arrived with mangled or incomplete addresses. Here's how patient specialists dealt with letters that "would baffle an expert in hieroglyphics."

Mpls. district officials apologize for offensive books given to teachers

August 27
Minneapolis Public Schools officials admit they failed to vet literacy training materials that exhibit racial and cultural stereotypes.
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August 27

New air traffic pattern tests to begin at MSP Friday

The FAA is making adjustments after suspending one traffic pattern last month, will check noise impacts.
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August 27

Driving to the fair today? Expect to wait in traffic

Early afternoon is when parking spaces start to turnover as folks who arrived early head out and crowds expected for the sold out Grandstand show featuring Def Leppard and STYX won't start showing up for a few hours. Expect things to remain busy, however.
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August 27

Eager fairgoers line up before dawn for MN State Fair kickoff

The Great Minnesota Get-Together opened its gates at 6 a.m. Thursday.
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August 27

Your guide to getting to the Minnesota State Fair

With 1.8 million people expected to pass through the turnstiles over the next 12 days (Thursday through Labor Day), fair goers should do a little planning before leaving home, says spokeswoman Brianna Schutte. Here are a few tips for those arriving by car, bus, bicycle, motorcycle or on foot.
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August 26

Pay-by-phone parking app now available in parts of Minneapolis

For drivers who park in downtown Minneapolis and need to feed the meter, there's now a smartphone app for that.
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August 26

State Fair attendance down as a share of Minnesota's population

No more than one-third of state residents attended fair during most recent decennial census period
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August 26

Sprite meets "2001" in 1970

Whoa
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August 26

Feed meter with your smartphone in North Loop, downtown Mpls.

Minneapolis has launched a new pay-by-phone smartphone app for 975 spots in the area. It's the first phase of a citywide rollout of the new payment system,
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August 25
Pam Terink of St. Paul, who uses Nice Ride bicycles when the weather is nice, checked out a Car2Go when the company first began operations in Minneapolis.

Car2Go proposes scaling back service area in Twin Cities

Popular car sharing service Car2Go is proposing to scale back its Twin Cities service area, potentially leaving parts of Minneapolis and St. Paul in the dark.
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August 25

City clears gas station's demolition of 123-year-old building

A 123-year-old building on Washington Avenue will likely be demolished to expand Bobby and Steve's Auto World, after receiving sign off from a city panel.
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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August 25

Pilot program brings Wi-Fi to some Metro Transit routes

Following the lead of other local transit agencies, Metro Transit is bringing free Wi-Fi service to selected express routes and on some urban and local routes.
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August 24

Reconstruction of Hiawatha golf course headed for public reaction

Proposal aims to protect portion of course while managing stormwater
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August 24

Price doubles for all you can drink milk at State Fair

Dire news from Dairyland as prices at the State Fair's All the Milk You Can Drink booth hike from $1 to $2.
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August 24

Video inside Metro Transit buses must be made public, court rules

The Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld KSTP-TV's right to obtain video, saying it's not private personnel data.
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August 24

Waseca teen makes first appearance in adult court

John LaDue is being held at the Waseca County Jail
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August 24

Bad movies are historic, but still bad

Seems obvious.
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August 21

Minneapolis police officers rescue man from bridge

On Thursday, three Minneapolis police officers rescued a man from the 3rd Avenue Bridge.
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August 21

Mpls. pledges to boost local bees

Bee-friendly plants could become more common around Minneapolis under a set of commitments approved by the City Council Friday.
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August 21

The GeoCities Graveyard

So. Many. GIFS
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August 21

Mall expansion revisits Greenway shading issue

A proposal to further expand a prominent Somali mall is renewing concerns about shadows on the Midtown Greenway.