Financing tool for Southwest light-rail project questioned by GOP legislator

Financing tool for Southwest light-rail project questioned by GOP legislator

The obscure financial tool would provide bridge financing to aid in rail line’s cash-flow problems.

Twin Cities minister hopes to marry churches with colleges

August 1
Twin Cities minister hopes to marry churches with colleges
For nearly two years, Dave Glesne and a small group of supporters have been laying the groundwork to shake up the college landscape by holding classes in neighborhood churches.

C.J.: Feisty last comments from Minneapolis police Sgt. Jesse Garcia

August 2
C.J.: Feisty last comments from Minneapolis police Sgt. Jesse Garcia
Minneapolis
August 2

Minnesota school districts use buyouts to shed bad apples

Districts say buyouts are cheapest way to deal with troublesome employees.
East Metro
August 1

Eastbound I-94 between Hwy. 280 and I-35E reopens more than a day early

A second straight weekend of planned traffic hassles is again ending with one of the closed highways reopening more than a day early.Eastbound Interstate 94…
Minneapolis
August 1

Minneapolis man arrested in two shooting deaths near Franklin, Chicago avenues

  Minneapolis police have arrested a 23-year-old man suspected of killing two people last weekend near Franklin and Chicago Avenues. The man was booked in…
Minneapolis
August 1

Dave's Popcorn, beloved Mpls. shop, will keep poppin' with new owners

All week, customers have lined up outside the shop to buy popcorn and to celebrate the shop’s continued stay on E. 38th Street.
North Metro
August 1

Minneapolis waterworks using mussels to sniff out river contaminants

The 3-inch bivalves could serve as early warning detectors, alerting the city to river contaminants.
Minneapolis
August 1

North Side auction experiment puts families in vacant homes

The event — which drew about 40 people — was a county effort to give prospective homeowners a better chance to pick up the vacant homes that fall into government hands after owners stop paying taxes.
West Metro
August 1
Michael Karkoc spent some time working in his yard in Minneapolis, Mi...

Germany won't continue Nazi probe involving Minneapolis man, 96

Michael Karkoc’s family has consistently said that the 96-year-man is innocent.
East Metro
July 31

Stillwater City Council to address shooting range dispute

The City Council soon will decide on a proposal that worries some neighbors.
Minneapolis
July 31

Developers buy troubled Fruen Mill and plan a makeover

Fruen Mill, longtime haunt of trespassers, may get retail, dining, housing.
Minneapolis
July 31

Minneapolis man, 23, charged with second-degree murder in Monday shooting

A 23-year-old Minneapolis man was charged Friday by the Hennepin County attorney’s office in connection with a Monday morning shooting at a North Side intersection…
Stage & Arts
July 31

Streetscapes: Dinkytown manages to stay weird, despite change

Dinkytown always seems to be facing ruinous change. Somehow it hangs onto its ragged charm.
Minneapolis
July 31
File photo by Elizabeth Flores Minneapolis Police officer Jesse Garcia...

Mpls. police Sgt. Jesse Garcia, suffering from stomach cancer, dies

Jesse Garcia, a Minneapolis police sergeant who for years was the public face of the department as its chief spokesman, has died, the police union…
Local
July 31

North Side residents offered chance to help shape greenway

Proposal would create temporary greenway to show how it would work
Stage & Arts
July 31

Canoes, kayaks and sailboats stage 'boat ballet' Friday

The free hourlong performance on the Mississippi in north Minneapolis is part of the third annual Riverfront Fest, designed to help revitalize an underused portion of the Mississippi corridor.
West Metro
July 30

Brooklyn Park pays $2.8 million to settle police brutality lawsuit

A probationary officer illegally used deadly force on a 23-year-old man, then covered up aspects of his role in the shooting, the lawsuit alleged.
Minneapolis
July 30

The Velo, Minneapolis luxury apartment site, sells for $300,000 per unit

Luigi and Paola Bernardi, the brother-sister team who run Sentinel Management and Aurora Investments, made a good bet with their investment in the Velo, a…
West Metro
July 30

Car fatally hits woman crossing in middle of busy Brooklyn Blvd.

The Minneapolis woman, 21, died several hours later at the hospital.
Local
July 30

Black Liberation Project activists say Mpls. police sprayed, assaulted them

Minneapolis police are investigating a Wednesday night incident in which a teenager on a bike was arrested along with several community members.
Local
July 30

Nonprofit seeks funds to reclaim fire-damaged HQ

Local nonprofit Neighborhoods Organizing for Change launched a fundraiser Thursday to buy the land beneath their former headquarters -- gutted in a blaze this spring -- in order to rebuild.
Minneapolis
July 30

Mpls. not ready to share body camera footage, officials say

After four months of testing body cameras with a few dozen Minneapolis police officers, city officials say they are not prepared for the massive spike in public records requests and data processing demands that would come with a full rollout of the program.