It's still two years out on the construction schedule, but the City of Minneapolis has preliminary plans for a big re-do of 8th Street in the downtown. On Thursday,officials will share them with the public during two open houses at the IDS Crystal Court.
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a proclamation designating Monday as "Law Enforcement Appreciation Day." To mark the occasion, the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River in the downtown Minneapolis will be lit in blue Monday night.
Eastbound 394 was particularly treacherous in the vicinity of 12th Street in downtown Minneapolis. A spin out in the left lane had traffic backed up to near Dunwoody Boulevard. At 8:45 a.m. MnDOT shut down the freeway and diverted traffic off onto 12th Street due to glare ice conditions, but it soon reopened.
From 6 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday, rides on all Metro Transit buses, light rail and commuter trains will be free. So will those taken on Minnesota Valley Transit Authority and Anoka Transit routes.
The winners of the 2016 Lyftie Awards are in....the envelope please... Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar, Cowboy Slims, First Avenue, U.S. Bank Stadium, Mall of America and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Terminal 1.
The young woman who hatched the insurance idea described in the Minneapolis Tribune story below appears to have been an intelligent person with a broad range of interests. So how did she come up with this cockamamie idea?