Sam Strong, secretary of the Red Lake Nation shook hands with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey after announcing to the press that the Red Lake tribe would

New homeless site emerges after Mpls. council delays decision

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is suggesting the encampment residents move to a 1.5-acre property owned by Red Lake Nation at 2109 Cedar Av. S.

North Loop neighbors partner with MnDOT to spruce up roadside eyesore

September 21
Using grant money from a MnDOT program, volunteers from the North Loop Neighborhood Association gave this right of way a makeover.
The acre-long slash where I-394 ends abruptly at Washington Avenue N. in Minneapolis' hip North Loop neighborhood was weedy roadside.

Mpls. City Council rejects contract with Sally Yates to investigate ketamine use

September 21
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates
Before voting 10-3 against the contract, several council members said paying Yates' firm $195,000 did not make fiscal sense
Minneapolis
September 21
Minneapolis Police Union President Lt. Bob Kroll.

Minneapolis police union chief Lt. Bob Kroll under fire over campaign event

Lt. Bob Kroll argued that his status as union president affords him certain protections.
South Metro
September 21

Minneapolis man killed in rear-end crash after vehicle stalls on I-494

A Minneapolis man was killed in a rear-end crash early Friday after his vehicle stalled in the middle of Interstate 494, on the Bloomington-Richfield border,…
Variety
September 21
Junior and Daniela live in a tent in the Lyndale neighborhood, not far from the I-35 ramp.

Meet the tent dwellers on my Minneapolis block: 'We have children, you know'

The encampment has been a source of tension in my neighborhood — and in my own home.
Minneapolis
September 20
FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, May 22, 2014, Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, CEO of JD.com, raises his arms to celebrate the IPO

Mpls. police turn over rape allegations against Chinese tycoon to prosecutors

Liu Qiangdong, who also goes by Richard Liu, was arrested on Aug. 31 and booked into jail, but released the following day.
Minneapolis
September 20
James Cross, the founder of the street outreach group Natives Against Heroin, spent nearly half of his life in prison for drug-related crimes but is w

Mpls. backs lot next to schools for homeless camp relocation

American Indian nonprofit leaders and several City Council members favored the former Roof Depot parking lot, not the vacant lot favored by city staffers.
State + Local
September 20
Minneapolis
September 20
The scene as firefighters battled Wednesday's blaze at Metal-Matic in Minneapolis.

Metal company hit by fire in Mpls. has been fined at least 6 times since 2005

One worker injured in Wednesday's fire remains in critical condition.
Minneapolis
September 20
Park Police Chief Jason Ohotto, Park interim-Superintendent Mary Merrill, and Abdirahman Mukhtar the Parks' community outreach and access coordinator

Minneapolis Park Board will hold police listening sessions next month

Residents are invited to discuss park policing and safety at two listening sessions to be held next month by the city's Park and Recreation Board.
Variety
September 20
Soap Factory delays grand re-opening to mid-2019

Soap Factory delays grand re-opening to mid-2019

Changes to the December 2017 tax law shifted historic building rehab plans.
Music
September 20
Rapper J. Cole’s talents as a lyricist and street poet were on full display Wednesday night at Target Center.

Rapper J. Cole rides out a storm for second Twin Cities arena gig in a year

He and Young Thug faced calamity differently in Target Center tour date.
Minneapolis
September 19
An American Indian encampment in south Minneapolis, shown in August during heavy rain.

Homeless camp's possible new home is caught in a legal snag

Minneapolis acquired the former Roof Depot on E. 28th Street for its Public Works Department with $6.8 million in utility fees.
Minneapolis
September 19
The Minneapolis Fire Department responded to an explosion and fire Wednesday at Metal-Matic in Minneapolis.

2 injured in blast, fire at Minneapolis industrial building

The two employees were taken to a hospital with serious burns and other injuries after the blast at Metal-Matic.
Minneapolis
September 19
Karin Olofsdotter, left, Sweden’s ambassador to the U.S., was in Minnesota to meet with Jewish community leaders to discuss anti-Semitism, including

Swedish ambassador, Minnesota Jewish leaders met to discuss surge in hate crimes

Karin Olofsdotter is gathering information about the surge in anti-Semitism in the U.S. — a grimly similar issue in Europe.
Minneapolis
September 19
The Red Bull Urban Portage's route will include Lake Bde Maka Ska, shown above, as well as Lake of the Isles, Cedar Lake, Brownie Lake, Wirth Lake, Ba

Red Bull debuts 10-mile portage race combining paddling, running along Mpls. Chain of Lakes

Competitors will also have their navigational smarts challenged along the way.
Minneapolis
September 19
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, left, appeared in Hennepin County District Court with his attorney, Thomas Plunkett in May.

Prosecutors in Noor case seek to seal evidence vs. ex-Mpls. officer

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office argued that the move is necessary to preserve the integrity of the judicial process.
Minneapolis
September 19
An American Indian encampment in south Minneapolis continues to grow and now includes several families with children.

Mpls. charter schools: Don't place homeless camp next to us

Officials fear for their students if people from camp are moved to neighboring lot.
North Metro
September 19
Anthony Cannady

Murder charges: Bounced Minneapolis bar patron came back with gun, fired into crowd

The gunman was hit with pepper spray and left the bar angry, according to authorities.
West Metro
September 19
County Administrator David Hough presents the 2019 budget to the Hennepin County Board Tuesday.

Hennepin County eyes a 5.5 percent increase in the property tax levy

Funding for child protection services is at center of need for $43 million in new revenue.
Minneapolis
September 19
Task force member Nicole Matthews, center, spoke to state Attorney General Lori Swanson on Tuesday, the first day the group met to discuss improving s

Minn. sexual assault task force vows to scrutinize failings in investigations

Police training and standards are among the issues facing panel, which held its first meeting.
Minneapolis
September 18
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2017.

Minneapolis set to pay Sally Yates $195K for ketamine investigation

The former acting U.S. attorney general will lead a probe into whether police crossed the line.