Minneapolis assistant police chief to head U's police force

Minneapolis assistant police chief to head U's police force

Matthew Clark will take over the 50-member force on July 6.

Lee's Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis to be sold to buyer who 'loves it as is'

May 26
Lee's Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis to be sold to buyer who 'loves it as is'
The famed downtown Minneapolis watering hole could change hands by mid-June, but not much else should change.

1 dead in north Mpls. shooting after neighborhood dispute

May 25
1 dead in north Mpls. shooting after neighborhood dispute
Minneapolis police said two other people were wounded in the holiday afternoon gunfire.
West Metro
37 minutes ago
A frame grab from a YouTube video shows bicyclists being taken down by off-duty police officers who were on a PedalPub in downtown Minneapolis.

Pedal pubs make for tempting target, online and by bike

Hate for the traveling taprooms went from an Internet joke to a criminal case over the weekend. Now five men are charged with misdemeanors for allegedly throwing water balloons and shooting squirtguns at mobile pub passengers in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
May 26

Graco takes center stage as U.S. labor secretary talks up training effort

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visits Graco and MCTC to praise collaboration.
Minneapolis
May 26

Minneapolis police build Little Free Libraries

The hope is that the book-sharing boxes will help to build bridges.
Minneapolis
May 26

U of M student robbed at knifepoint after ATM withdrawal

The perpetrator fled on a light-rail train as it stopped in front of campus police headquarters, authorities said.
Stage & Arts
May 26
The satyr on a woman’s shoulders was the key to determining that a vase at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts was looted from Italy.

MIA vase among looted artifacts returned to Italy

Once a star at Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the 2,500-year-old vase was part of a treasure trove returned on Tuesday.
Minneapolis
May 26

Proposal for Superior Plating site moves forward

Plans for an 20-story project on Superior Plating site move forward
Blogs
May 26

Mortenson eyes key parcel next to Surdyk's in northeast Minneapolis for mixed-use project

M.A. Mortenson is looking to develop a residential and retail project on a key parcel along East Hennepin Avenue in the heart of northeast Minneapolis' bustling commercial district, the developer confirmed Tuesday.
Minneapolis
May 26
A rail worker spoke to officers at the scene of a fatal incident involving a train at a northeast Minneapolis railyard.

Train accident kills one in northeast Minneapolis rail yard

An accident in a northeast Minneapolis rail yard killed one person Monday. The victim, whose name was not released, was part of a railroad crew…
North Metro
May 25

Detention deputy climbs the ranks to lead Hennepin County Corrections

Chester Cooper came to Minnesota to play wide receiver for the Gophers in the 1970s.
Minneapolis
May 25

U.S. labor secretary to tout paid family leave during Twin Cities visit

Labor secretary will promote issue during visit to Twin Cities.
Minneapolis
May 25

Minneapolis teacher put on leave as charge of soliciting prostitution is weighed

A Minneapolis high school teacher is being accused of soliciting prostitution, and the allegation has been forwarded to prosecutors, a city official said. Washburn High…
Minneapolis
May 25

Cyclists attack PedalPubs with squirt guns in Minneapolis; six arrested

  They came armed and on bicycles, planning a “Mad Max”-style attack. Their target was PedalPubs in downtown Minneapolis. Their weapons of choice were squirt…
Minneapolis
May 24
Interim Minneapolis schools superintendent Michael Goar speaks during...

Suspensions rise in Minneapolis schools under new leadership

After months of steady progress in keeping students in schools, the number of suspensions for bad behavior has nearly doubled this semester.
May 23

Mpls. day care center accused of illegally billing state program

Surveillance of the day care, which was raided last week by federal and state investigators, detected wide discrepancies between hours billed and services provided.
North Metro
May 22

Man talked off roof by Minneapolis police is charged with crimes

An Anoka man was charged Friday after he allegedly fled police in Minneapolis on Wednesday and broke into a house, where negotiators eventually talked him…
Variety
May 22

Mixed Blood Theatre launches $2.4 million gifts campaign

The Minneapolis theater launched a $2.4 million expansion campaign.
Blogs
May 22

Developer considers condos, vertical parking system near new stadium ramp

Ryan Cos. is now considering building condos and an automated parking system, rarely seen in Middle America, on a previously contentious thin parcel abutting the Viking Stadium parking ramp. Automated parking systems are vertical solutions for small spaces. The system relies on elevators, lifts or conveyor belts to mechanically park vehicles in stalls stacked one top of one another. The narrow strip of land where Ryan is considering using the concept was the source of an unexpected fight for development rights between the Minneapolis-based firm and the Minnesota Vikings last fall. The key site is located between Park and Chicago avenues just across 4th Street from the light-rail stop and kitty-corner from the new Vikings Stadium.
Variety
May 22

Exploring Minneapolis on foot

Photos present a ground-level look at Minneapolis’ development boom.
Local
May 22

Minneapolis council member tackles dozens of outdated laws

Council Member Andrew Johnson said he wants the city code to be more efficient, less of a burden to businesses.
Minneapolis
May 21
Minneapolis police officer Michael Griffin pleaded not guilty in his first appearance in federal court Thursday on charges of perjury, falsification of records and rights violations.

Minneapolis officer pleads not guilty to perjury, other charges

Michael Griffin pleaded not guilty in his first appearance in federal court and was released on $25,000 bail.