Buckthorn-eating goats to debut in Minneapolis parks Tuesday

Buckthorn-eating goats to debut in Minneapolis parks Tuesday

The Park Board hopes the goats allow the agency to cut down on the use of herbicides.

Minneapolis City Council asks staff to draft $15 minimum wage ordinance

May 26
Minneapolis City Council asks staff to draft $15 minimum wage ordinance
Public hearing and City Council vote are set for June; some details still being worked out.

Walker director expresses regret over sculpture that recalls Mankato hangings

May 27
Walker director expresses regret over sculpture that recalls Mankato hangings
Olga Viso penned an open letter to a St. Paul American Indian newspaper about the piece, "Scaffold" (2012), which references the execution by hanging of 38 Dakota men in Mankato in 1862.
Stage & Arts
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A new sculpture at the Walker Art Center that prompted an outcry among Minnesota's American Indian communities will be dismantled. Here, Crystal Norcross, a Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota from Sisseton S.D., spoke to a crowd near the piece, "Scaffold."

After outcry, protests, Walker will remove 'Scaffold' sculpture

A controversial new sculpture at the Walker Art Center that prompted an outcry among Minnesota's American Indian communities will be dismantled, the director said Saturday. The work is partly based on the 1862 hanging of 38 Dakota tribal members in Mankato.
Minneapolis
12:25am

Minneapolis, St. Paul businesses prepare for sick time rules, with one month to go

After waiting to see if state lawmakers would act, they are rushing to be ready for the new rules by July 1.
West Metro
12:25am
Sarita Bendickson, Anthony Boldra, and Sabrina Boldra, from left, all...

Minnesota takes aim at chronic student absenteeism

Schools see attendance as key to achievement.
Minneapolis
May 27
Ny’kia Williams, far right, with her dad, Maurice Verser.

Tevlin: One teenager's poignant struggle to 'get it out'

An eighth-grade English assignment is a heartbreaking view of life coming apart for a 14-year-old girl, and a stark reminder that violent acts have many victims.
Minneapolis
May 27
Cathy Wurzer loves cemeteries, especially Lakewood Cemetery in Minneap...

Cemetery's free, Memorial Day tours offer window into Minneapolis history

If you like history, check out Lakewood's free, Memorial Day walking tours from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday.
Stage & Arts
May 27

More than the rooster is new at the revamped Sculpture Garden

The $10 million makeover acaps a yearslong transformation of the Walker's campus led by Olga Viso, the art center's executive director. And the garden's June 3 reopening marks a major moment for the city, which is gussying itself up to host the Super Bowl next year.
North Metro
May 27

Hennepin County, YMCA partner on water survival skills for kids

New program will give swim lessons to low-income kids.
Minneapolis
May 26

Minneapolis police will boost patrols over Memorial Day weekend

The goal is to find drunken drivers and add officers in trouble-prone areas of the city.
Minneapolis
May 26

Bonding bill includes $115M for projects in Mpls., St. Paul

Road projects and the Como Zoo seal habitat are among the projects included in the bill.
Minneapolis
May 26

Dan Dailey, who helped establish Cedar Lake Park and trail, dies at 68

His efforts to establish Cedar Lake Park contributed to the creation in 1995 of the pioneering Cedar Lake Trail.
East Metro
May 26

Last inmate from hijacked van of prisoners is caught in Mpls.

The pursuit for 10 escaped prisoners started this morning after an inmate hijacked a transport van.
Minneapolis
May 26

$15 minimum wage on track for Minneapolis? What you should know

Commonly asked questions — and answers — on the minimum wage debate at City Hall.
Variety
May 26

Teardownapolis? Buildings in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul don't last long

Thousands of downtown buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul have been lost to the wrecking ball, but skyscrapers may have longer life spans.
Minneapolis
May 26
The Midwest Climbing facility would have a sloped roof.Image courtes...

Midwest Climbing plans rock climbing center in Minneapolis near Surly

A new climbing wall complex is planned near Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis. Midwest Climbing wants to open the facility at 518 Malcolm Av. to…
Minneapolis
May 26

ID'd: Suburban Chicago man found shot dead in car in north Minneapolis

The man was shot in one location and found blocks later on W. Broadway, police said.
Minneapolis
May 25

Minneapolis City Council set to craft ordinance to raise minimum wage

A majority of City Council members have said they would support raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Minneapolis
May 25

HCMC seeks to ease patient bottlenecks with new mental health crisis center

Crisis center will be a place for patients to gain strength before re-entering society.
Minneapolis
May 25

Minneapolis Public Housing Authority takes stock of its 6,000 units

The agency is preparing for 10 years of capital improvements.
Music
May 25

Mpls. City Hall clock to chime Friday for upcoming anniversary of JFK's birth

A special bell program honoring JFK will ring as scheduled midday Friday.
Stage & Arts
May 25

Giant blue bird comes to roost at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Katharina Fritsch's "Hahn/Cock" settled into its roost, where it will tower 23-24 feet above visitors to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.