Court ruling gives joyful jolt to Mpls. Pride celebration

June 29
Court ruling gives joyful jolt to Mpls. Pride celebration
Thousands — possibly hundreds of thousands — of marchers and observers, lovers and friends and supporters jammed Hennepin Avenue for the biggest Pride parade veterans can remember.

Construction will close off Nicollet Mall to car and bus traffic Monday

June 29
Construction will close off Nicollet Mall to car and bus traffic Monday
Buses, taxis will be rerouted as two-year project begins.
West Metro
7:54am

Metro Transit outlines big plans for Mpls. campus

Plan includes new police headquarters, $100 million bus garage
Minneapolis
7:32am

South Minneapolis house fire injures 2 occupants; 1 taken from scene unconscious

The blaze broke out about 3:45 a.m. at the home in the 2700 block of 18th Avenue S. and was brought under control before dawn.
Minneapolis
June 29

MPCA to fight order to remove N. Minneapolis air monitors

Scrap yard says it has been unfairly targeted; agency says it is doing job it’s authorized to do.
Minneapolis
June 28

Amid overhaul, Minneapolis pauses transparency reports

The city hasn’t issued its usual reports as it alters its program.
Minneapolis
June 28

Gallery: 2015 Minneapolis Gay Pride Parade

Minneapolis' annual Gay Pride Parade down Hennepin Avenue gets extra oomph from national same-sex marriage legalization.
Minneapolis
June 27

Minnesotans find jubilation, frustration in marriage ruling

Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that makes same-sex marriage legal across the nation marks the culmination of a legal battle that began in Minnesota more…
Minneapolis
June 27
Shandrea Spielman, 22, talks to the media at the Minneapolis Police De...

Mother describes shooting that wounded her, baby daughter

They were caught in crossfire as they strolled by Peavey Park in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
June 26

Nye's owners push closing date into 2016; neighborhood group pulls support for makeover

The owners of Nye’s will keep seeing customers through the fall and the Christmas holidays.
TV & Media
June 26

Man accused of stalking Current DJ Mary Lucia faces more charges

More charges were filed Thursday in Hennepin County District Court against the man accused of stalking popular Current radio DJ Mary Lucia. Patrick H. Kelly,…
Minneapolis
June 26

Zoning changes could make room for bigger variety of Mpls. hotels

Updates to Minneapolis code could bring boutique hotels to North Loop, northeast, Uptown.
West Metro
June 26

Plan to relax apartment parking rules in Mpls. heads for final vote

Proposal aims to reduce housing costs in Mpls.
Eat & Drink
June 26

Police: Driver who hit pedal pub on Hennepin Av. Bridge was drunk

Four people on the patron-powered vehicle remain hospitalized Thursday.
West Metro
June 25

Hennepin County public defender honored with national immigration award

Assistant public defender Kathleen Moccio said the trade is heartbreaking and rewarding.
Minneapolis
June 25

Woman found fatally stabbed in downtown Minneapolis ramp

Police are looking for a woman described as “a person of interest.”
Minneapolis
June 25

Lileks: Time to meet a new Lake Calhoun namesake

It comes as a surprise to some that one of our beloved lakes is named after someone whose reputation gives off a dead-fish stink. But…
Local
June 25

District would preserve Dinkytown's older buildings

New historic protections approved by a key panel Thursday would help spare many of Dinkytown's small, older buildings from demolition amid the University area's increasing development pressures.
West Metro
June 25

Eden Prairie to bear brunt of cuts to Southwest light rail

After various ways to trim $341 million from the Southwest light-rail project’s burgeoning budget were bandied about Wednesday, an advisory committee appears to be leaning toward a solution that hits Eden Prairie the hardest.
Minneapolis
June 25

Car hits pedal pub on Hennepin Avenue bridge, injuring 12 riders

Some riders were trapped underneath, and passersby helped to lift the bicycle-powered vehicle. Three people were being treated for “significant injuries,” but no injuries were life-threatening.
Minneapolis
June 25
The remains of bridge piers from 1889, located under the Franklin Avenue Bridge on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, are going to come down.

Old Franklin Av. bridge piers are coming down after 126 years

Coast Guard orders the removal of historic structures despite some initial sentiment in county to keep them.
Minneapolis
June 24
In 2013, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau talked to people attending a closed-door meeting with community leaders on how to improve community relations with the police department. That meeting and new police training were triggered by an incident with two Minneapolis officers in Green Bay.

Minneapolis police training to help officers recognize biases

The idea is to train police to think differently about how they process and react to situations on their job and resist the urge to prejudge individuals.