The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis is one of six proposed cultural districts, along with W. Broadway in north Minneapolis, Central Avenue

Mpls. hopes 'cultural districts' can become destinations

Mayor Jacob Frey and some council members are calling for an infusion of city spending to clean up litter, improve lighting and spruce up building facades.

Lake Nokomis bacteria outbreak grows to 49; beaches closed for season

August 16
Lake Nokomis Beach was closed due to high bacteria levels Tuesday August 13, 2019 in Minneapolis.
The south Minneapolis lake's two beaches will be closed for the rest of the season out of an "abundance of caution," Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board officials said.

Mpls. council member wonders if post-shooting trauma goes unaddressed too often

August 17
The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigates the scene after Minneapolis police fatally shot a man suspected of shooting and wounding a woma
An exchange of e-mails shed light on the issue.
Minneapolis
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A sign for Bde Maka Ska near the south shore of the lake in April.

Minneapolis Park Board to vote on renaming Calhoun parkways after Bde Maka Ska

Commissioners see the change as a small way to do undo institutional racism and teach residents about the land's indigenous history.
Minneapolis
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Lawsuit alleges off-duty Mpls. police officer assaulted man at bar, causing brain injury

The case was turned over to the St. Paul Police Department for investigation to avoid a conflict of interest.
Minneapolis
August 20
Lake Nokomis Beach was closed due to high bacteria levels on Aug. 13.

Illness cases at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis grow to 69

Only six of the 12 public beaches in Minneapolis remain open.
Minneapolis
August 20

Rolling slow through Minneapolis

Slow Roll MPLS is hosting a bike ride from Juxtaposition Arts to the Upper Harbor Terminal development. It's an exploration of the routes along the Mississippi, in support of biking in the cities.
Minneapolis
August 20
Jeremiah Ellison, a City Council member representing north Minneapolis, listened during a community meeting.

Jeremiah Ellison navigates Minneapolis' civil rights fight

The first-term City Council member from a political family wrestles with the transition.
Minneapolis
August 20
Jacob Anderson

Appeals court backs dismissal of suit by parents in freezing death of U student

Federal panel finds no constitutional basis for the lawsuit.
North Metro
August 20
Chad N. Wojahn, 47, of Fridley Credit: Facebook

Man found shot dead on rail bridge over river in Mpls. was father of two

Authorities have yet to say where the shooting occurred or when, and no arrests have been announced in the killing.
Minneapolis
August 20
A fatal shooting brought police to an address Monday morning in St. Paul. Credit: St. Paul Police Department

Woman jailed in shooting death of St. Paul man

A motive has not yet been addressed in the shooting.
Minneapolis
August 20

Robber given 16-year term for spree that included shooting local musician in Mpls.

The gunman opened fire after his victim said something about not wanting to be robbed.
Minneapolis
August 20
Sue Poston and Terry Bjorklund look up at the support beam with signatures from alumni, students, teachers and board members.

Early homecoming for Minnehaha Academy students, staff who were displaced by deadly blast

Two years after deadly blast, Minnehaha Academy celebrates its new upper campus.
Minneapolis
August 19

Police arrest suspect in Minneapolis apartment slaying

The slaying was the city's 23rd homicide of the year.
Minneapolis
August 19
A Minneapolis police report found the Green Line trains form a homeless camp of at least 180 to 275 people every night.

'Transit is not a shelter': Green Line curtails all-night service

Move, which begins Monday, will displace homeless riders.
Minneapolis
August 17
In July, tenants and their supporters marched to Our Lady of Peace Church in south Minneapolis to oppose the efforts by one of the parishioners, landl

With 100 people facing eviction, tenants rally in south Minneapolis

The controversial landlord has filed formal eviction papers for residents living in apartment buildings in south Minneapolis.
North Metro
August 17

Charges: Driver under influence when he struck 11-year-old getting off bus, severely injuring her

Gregory Garth allegedly had alcohol, cocaine and a compound found in marijuana in his blood.
Minneapolis
August 17
When asked to share their views about food choices at U.S. Bank Stadium, Vikings fans have six sure favorites: hot dogs, chicken tenders, burgers, nac

Minnesota Vikings fans love nachos, hot dogs and cheese curds and they will get them

U.S. Bank Stadium operators also need workers to work upcoming games.
Minneapolis
August 17

Rap battle turned stabbing leads to murder conviction

Quinten Osgood Jr. told jurors he acted in self-defense; they convicted him Friday.
Minneapolis
August 16
Walkers participating in the Susan G Komen 3-Day trek approached a pit stop near Brackett Recreation Center in Minneapolis. Walker Suzy Warren of Cent

Komen 3-Day trek is the last scheduled for the Twin Cities

The foundation is cutting back on the number of fundraising walks, from seven cities to four, and the Twin Cities didn't make the cut, an organizer confirmed.
Minneapolis
August 16

High-flying felines take over Heart of the Beast Theater

The Amazing Acro-Cats, featuring Tuna and the Rock Cats, performed Thursday night at In the Heart of the Beast Theater in Minneapolis. The one-of-a-kind show, featuring acrobatics and a musical performance by cats, will have a limited run through Sunday, August 18. Chief Executive Human Samantha Martin, who runs the show, travels the country with about twenty cat performers hoping to promote rescue, foster and adoption with her cat variety show.
Minneapolis
August 16
Traffic moved along Hennepin Avenue near West 24th Street Tuesday during the evening commute. ] Aaron Lavinsky ¥ aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com City

Metro Transit officers under investigation after man critically burns himself in police car

The man was critically injured in the May incident that occurred in downtown Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
August 16

Friends, family identify teenager fatally shot in north Minneapolis

It was the third homicide in the city in a week and the 22nd so far this year.