The glass walls of U.S. Bank Stadium are being studies for the effects on the bird population.

U.S. Bank Stadium bird study reaches midpoint, with results due next year

Vikings and state pay $300K to study danger posed by building's glass walls.

In Ms. Bell's North High classroom, sociology is a way to break stereotypes

May 18
North High student Maryama Yusuf said“I don’t really like to talk in front of people,” but spoke with power as she presented research she did on
Her students examined topics including domestic abuse, poverty, the mistreatment of immigrants and gang violence.

Mpls. boy, 7, with special needs forgotten on school bus

May 19
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Parents say the boy, who has autism spectrum disorder and is nonverbal, was left aboard for hours and they want answers.
State + Local
May 20
John Gammell

15 years in prison for 'hacker-for-hire' defendant who targeted govt. agencies in Minn.

His targets included business rivals and government agencies and schools in Minnesota.
Minneapolis
May 20
The Minneapolis skyline, including: IDS Center, Foshay Tower, Capella Tower, Ameriprise Financial Center, Campbell Mithun Tower, AT&T Tower, 33 South

As Mpls. touts density, push back comes from its residents

City's argument for affordability rebuffed by many homeowners.
West Metro
May 19
Mark Haase

Mark Haase beats Mike Freeman for DFL endorsement as Hennepin attorney

Freeman plans to be on the ballot in November regardless of the endorsement vote, his son said.
Minneapolis
May 19

Pastor, caregiver Ethel Johnson-Lee, who opened her home to those in need, dies at 92

In her late 50s, she graduated from the University of Minnesota despite never having attended high school.
Minneapolis
May 19
Ellie Drews and her boyfriend Clarence Insixiengmay walked down the Stone Arch Bridge last month. The Stone Arch Bridge may close this summer if state

Minneapolis Park Board, MnDOT asks for state money to repair Stone Arch Bridge

The historic bridge's foundation is deteriorating, raising safety concerns, park officials say.
Minneapolis
May 18

Thousands of Christian music fans pack U.S. Bank Stadium for Pulse, pillow fight

Thousands of Christian music fans packed the U.S. Bank Stadium Friday night for music and a giant pillow fight that is seeking to set a new Guinness world record.
Minneapolis
May 18
With Minneapolis City Hall as a backdrop, the Hennepin County Government Center water fountain in downtown Minneapolis remained waterless Friday.

Hennepin County Government Center plaza fountain should be flowing after Memorial Day

Spring repairs cause a month's delay in filling the popular downtown Minneapolis fountain.
Minneapolis
May 18
Jim Farstad in 2009.

U.S. Bank Stadium interim executive director given job permanently

Technology consultant Jim Farstad has twice held the interim position of overseeing the downtown stadium.
Music
May 17
David Byrne and his band early in their set Thursday night at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.

Rocker David Byrne artfully burned down the house

Review: Rock's Renaissance man came up with the most imaginative staging of a concert in years.
Minneapolis
May 17
Patrick Henry High School Principal Yusuf Abdullah calls for a vote to delay the name-change vote during the meeting Thursday in Minneapolis.

Vote on changing name of Minneapolis' Patrick Henry High School pushed back

The move came after two hours of heated debate between proponents and opponents, yielding no decision and more discussion
Minneapolis
May 17

Federal judges, elected officials remember Diana Murphy

Murphy, who died Wednesday, was the first woman on Minnesota federal bench and on the region's federal appeals court.
Minneapolis
May 17
Jessica and William Ray

Police hunt enters Minnesota for parents who fled South Carolina with 2½-year-old

The child was given to the couple by a relative who had custody, police said.
West Metro
May 17
A rendering of the Southwest Light Rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Hennepin County Board members ask why Southwest light rail cost keeps rising

A decision is expected by the end of May on the budget gap.
Minneapolis
May 17
A cyclist on the West River Parkway bike path rode beneath the Short Line bridge.

Thousands expected to pedal to the office for Twin Cities Bike to Work Day

The Friday event includes pit stops and downtown celebrations for cyclists.
Variety
May 17
Philando Castile honored in forthcoming group exhibition at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Philando Castile honored in forthcoming group exhibition at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Artists gather to remember what happened two years ago in Falcon Heights
Minneapolis
May 16
Judge Diana Murphy, shown in 1994, when she was appointed to the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Diana Murphy, Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge, dies at 84

Murphy was a tireless advocate for education, champion for women lawyers and judges and a civic powerhouse.
Minneapolis
May 16
Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner Jon Olson hugged Superintendent Jayne Miller before the start of a December City Council meeting in which Miller's

Minneapolis Park Board picks search firm for new parks leader

A St. Louis Park firm was selected to help select a new superintendent to replace Jayne Miller.
Minneapolis
May 16
Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Chairman Mike Vekich will recommend one of the three finalists to run U.S. Bank Stadium to the board at Friday's

Super Bowl LII operations chief among 3 finalists to run U.S. Bank Stadium

MSFA will vote Friday after recommendation made.
West Metro
May 16
Irene Fernando

Hennepin County commissioner candidates look to diversify all-white board

There has never been a county commissioner of color; that may change.
Minneapolis
May 16

Warrant issued, reward offered in slaying of Minneapolis activist

A warrant has been issued for Sid Brady Strickland Green, police spokesman John Elder said, but his whereabouts are unknown.