Hwy. 169 bridge closure in Edina delayed once more

Drivers who use the Nine Mile Creek Bridge on Hwy. 169 between Bren Road and 5th Street/Lincoln Drive on the Minnetonka-Edina border will have more time to find alternate routes.

Mpls. Patrick Henry High event aims to empower black men

January 13
The annual event brought together more than 100 black professionals with students.

MnDOT cancels I-94 closure in Maple Grove. Reason: Too cold

January 13
Too cold. That's the reason the Minnesota Department of Transportation has called off a bridge demolition project that would have shut down a portion of I-94 through Maple Grove.
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January 12

St. Paul students urge flexibility on graduation attire

Recommendation is part of group's push to make schools more inclusive.
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January 12

Greater Minnesota school districts awarded state grants for internet access

The Minnesota Department of Education and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith announced a $500,000 in grants to Greater Minnesota to expand internet access for students.
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January 12

Mpls. South High community pushes for fixes to athletic field

Its field has gone without needed improvements for too long, supporters of improvements to it say.
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January 11

Mpls. school board welcomes new officers

It comes as new members take their seats on the school board.
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January 10

Notice of appeal filed in Minnesota teacher tenure lawsuit

Plaintiffs in the Minnesota teacher tenure lawsuit expected to appeal Ramsey County District Court decision.
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January 10

Chance to weigh in on plans to rebuild 8th Street comes Thursday

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.
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January 9

Superintendent of St. Louis Park Public Schools to resign

St. Louis Park Public Schools announces Rob Metz's retirement.
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January 9

Portion of I-94 in Maple Grove to be closed over MLK Day weekend

Motorists who plan on using Interstate 94 in Maple Grove over the long holiday weekend will encounter a detour as the Minnesota Department of Transportation takes down 101st Avenue bridge.
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January 9

I-35W bridge will be lit in blue Monday night in tribute to law enforcement

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.
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January 6

Aug. 28, 1909: Foundling left on counter at confectionery shop

The story of one infant left on the counter of a confectionery shop on Lyndale Avenue S. in 1909 resonated more than most "foundling" stories.
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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January 6

Parking meters working again in downtown Minneapolis

Parking pay stations are up and operating in downtown Minneapolis after being offline for about 3 hours Friday, city officials said.
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January 6

Trooper uninjured after squad struck on I-35E

A Minnesota State trooper was unhurt, but his squad car was rumpled with a big dent Friday morning after it was hit by another motorist in I-35E in St. Paul.
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January 6

Panelists aim to connect north Mpls. families with educational opportunities

The Explorations in Education event Saturday features a panel filled with education leaders from across the metro.
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January 4

Minnesota earns C+ in national report on K-12 education

Grade is good for 11th in state rankings -- as determined by Education Week magazine.
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January 3

394 reopens downtown as motorists, pedestrians slip-slide to work

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.
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January 2

Democratic organizer to lead Hodges reelection bid

Jorge Contreras has worked on campaigns in 10 states.
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December 30, 2016

Need a sober ride home on New Year's Eve? Public transportation is free

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.
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December 30, 2016

Lyft confers awards on six metro area venues

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.
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December 29, 2016

Bridge recommended for dangerous Ferry Street railroad crossing in Anoka

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is recommending that a bridge be built over a dangerous railroad crossing in Anoka where four young people were killed in a car-train crash in 2003.
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December 27, 2016

Aug. 29, 1920: Insurance against spinsterhood

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?