Eagan student wins JFK Profile in Courage essay award

Eagan student wins JFK Profile in Courage essay award

Zhen Tu, a junior at Eagan High School, won $10,000 for an essay on a congressman who gave up his career for bipartisanship.

Minneapolis approves $800M plan to upgrade roads, parks

April 29
Minneapolis approves $800M plan to upgrade roads, parks
A momentous, $800 million deal to breath new life into Minneapolis' crumbling roads and parks received enthusiastic approval Friday by the City Council.

Major closures of I-94, I-35W could snarl roads this weekend

April 29
Major closures of I-94, I-35W could snarl roads this weekend
Motorists in the metro may have the most difficulty getting around this weekend as portions of two freeways will be shut down Friday night through Monday morning.
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April 28

St. Paul to host annual Holocaust memorial event Friday

Efforts to save Jewish children from the Nazis will be remembered and discussed.
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April 28

Amuse your dogs remotely

A poor substitute, perhaps.
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April 28

Summer flower show and moth photo exhibit to open Saturday at Como

Both exhibits are free to the public.
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April 27

Minnesota Vikings-Wells Fargo sign dispute continues

Dispute is over the height of two signs atop the Wells Fargo towers adjacent to the new U.S. Bank Stadium
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April 27

New principal at Bloomington's Jefferson High School

Jaysen Anderson from the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale district starts at Bloomington in the summer.
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April 27

Six charts explaining Minneapolis' $800 million road and park plan

The Minneapolis City Council will take the first votes Wednesday on a massive, $800 million proposal to breath new life into the city's crumbling roads and parks.
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April 26

Downtown park near U.S. Bank Stadium closer to $22M fundraising goal

Fundraisers are making progress toward the goal of raising $22 million for the downtown Commons park.
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April 26

Summit-University council seeking cleanup volunteers

Work to focus on the north side of I-94 this Saturday.
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April 26

Summit-University council seeking cleanup volunteers

Work to focus on the north side of I-94 this Saturday.
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April 26

Edina approves four new crumb rubber playing fields, despite parent concerns

Fields will be coming in the next couple years to the school district.
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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April 26

TSA sets record by confiscating 73 firearms from carry-on luggage; none at MSP

Transportation Security Administration screeners confiscated 73 guns from carry -on luggage at the nation's airports last week, the most ever. That beat the previous record of 68 collected in a single week in October of 2015.
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April 25

St. Paul students stage walkout, march in support of teacher

Sarah Dickhausen, an advocate for students of color, is being dismissed at Open World Learning Community (OWL) school.
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April 25

Traffic change coming outside Paisley Park in Chanhassen

Traffic will begin flowing again on Audubon Road in front of Paisley Park in Chanhassen. By 6 a.m., the Carver County Sheriff's Office will allow vehicles to use Audubon Road between Hwy. 5 and Coulter Blvd.
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April 22

Oakdale teacher honored as Regional Language Teacher of the Year

Grant Boulanger, a Spanish teacher at Oakdale's Skyview Middle School, was named the top regional language teacher by the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
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April 22

Council member: Name new downtown Minneapolis park for Prince

Council Member Jacob Frey said he's interested in exploring the idea of naming the new park near U.S. Bank Stadium for the Minneapolis icon.
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April 22

I-494, Hwy. 100, I-94, Hwy. 5, light rail all face disruptions from weekend work

Like the trees, road construction will be leafing out all across the metro area this weekend. Motorists will find cones and closures on freeways, highways and secondary streets, including portions of I-494 and Hwy. 100 in the west metro and I-94 and Hwy. 5 in the east metro.
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April 22

Uber starts pickups at MSP Airport with $6 surcharge

Travelers have been able to take Uber to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Now they can take it home.
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April 21

Budget shortfalls plentiful for metro area districts

Total gap tops $50 million, according to Association of Metropolitan School Districts survey.
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April 20

Cash-stuffed envelopes on their way out at Minneapolis parking lots

A cash-based honor system at some Minneapolis parking lots is on its way out.
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April 20

County Road 42 repairs will bring major disruptions to Burnsville drivers

Burnsville drivers who travel on County Road 42 may want to pull out their Google maps or favorite traffic app and start planning alternate routes for the summer now.