Mpls. opts for nonprofit recycler over nation's largest waste firm

Mpls. opts for nonprofit recycler over nation's largest waste firm

A local non-profit company will soon begin sorting and selling Minneapolis' recyclable materials, after the city opted not to sign a new contract with the nation's largest garbage company.

Car2Go proposes smaller Minneapolis service area

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Car2Go proposes smaller Minneapolis service area
Car sharing service Car2Go plans to reduce their service area in Minneapolis, leaving the blue and white Smart cars largely unavailable in the North Side and near the city's southern border.

Minneapolis sick-leave supporters meet with U.S. Sen. Al Franken

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Minneapolis sick-leave supporters meet with U.S. Sen. Al Franken
Franken says efforts to pass sick-leave ordinances in the Twin Cities are helping the push for federal laws.
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2:14pm

St. Paul public housing gets more than $7 million from feds

Money to be used to renovate and modernize several sites.
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1:44pm

Mpls. musician Jeremy Messersmith to play with Hopkins High orchestra

Jeremy Messersmith, an indie-pop artist, will play nine songs with the orchestra at its Feb. 19 concert.
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11:24am

Taser favored to win city body cam contract

After months of testing, the city's IT department has recommended that U.S. stun gun maker Taser International be awarded a five-year $4 million contract to outfit hundreds of officers with the pocket-sized recording devices, even as the department continues to fine-tune its policy for the cameras.
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10:28am

New location proposed for Minneapolis Open Streets

The city has proposed eight of the pedestrian and bike-friendly events for 2016, including a new stop on Broadway in north Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau spoke to the Public Safety Committee on her reappointment Wednesday in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Council unanimously reappoints Police Chief Harteau

Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau was granted a new, three-year reappointment on Friday after a unanimous vote of the City Council.
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February 11

The lost White Castle

Bygone Mpls.
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February 11

3 hurt in ambulance rollover crash

An Allina ambulance landed on its side in Minneapolis Wednesday night when it was struck by a passenger car, which caused it to roll, police said.
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February 10

Youth forum on St. Paul police chief search meets tonight

Residents are weighing in on what qualities they want to see in the person who will replace Chief Thomas Smith when he retires this year.
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February 10

March 26, 1960: Tiny Edgerton wins state basketball title

It's one of the most memorable achievements in the history of Minnesota high school basketball. More than a half-century ago, tiny Edgerton – population 900 – beat Austin 72-61 to capture the state title at Williams Arena.
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February 10

Crashed Ice will continue despite Black Lives Matter protest, mayor says

Protesters said they plan to "shut down" the St. Paul event.
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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February 10

Pee-Wee's Big Walgreens

Then and now.
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February 10

People photographed SUV wreck on Iowa campus, but didn't call police

A bizarre wreck at Iowa State University drew lots of attention from a number of people who pulled out their phones, but the didn't use them to dial 911.
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February 10

Valentine's party officially over at St. Paul school

Bruce Vento Elementary principal drew criticism after letter was leaked announcing end to celebrations of "dominant holidays."
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February 9

Clinton's Iowa Win

She did actually win...
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February 9

When your cruise ship hits a storm

Oh, the fun
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February 9

Thousands of Mpls. property owners sent wrong notices

Incorrect property assessment notices went to almost 3,000 households by a mailing firm to which the city outsourced the job.
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February 9

Northstar's on-time record improves; riders begin to return

The Northstar Commuter line has taken beatings both in the press and at the fare box over the past couple years largely over its dismal on time performance. But passengers are starting to find their way back.
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February 9

St. Paul debuts meter payment app

The city has rolled out two new parking apps in as many weeks.
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February 9

Plymouth to crack down on drivers wearing both earbuds

It's illegal to drive while wearing headphones in both ears and this month Plymouth Police will be looking for drivers who violate the law.
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February 9

Jamar Clark benefit planned at Capri Theater

A collection of spoken word artists, singers and emcees from Minnesota and around the country will perform at a benefit for Jamar Clark on Tuesday evening in north Minneapolis.

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