New public square to liven up W. Broadway in Minneapolis

New public square to liven up W. Broadway in Minneapolis

Freedom Square was unveiled, along with new benches and bike racks.

Grants help put a fresh face on Minneapolis businesses

July 29
Grants help put a fresh face on Minneapolis businesses
Great Streets has given out $1.7 million in eight years, and interest from small businesses is growing.

Northeast Minneapolis holds annual dog parade

July 29
Dogs and owners gathered and walked the riverfront during the 2016 Annual Dog Parade on Friday in northeast Minneapolis.
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Metro area braces for Super Bowl sex trafficking

Super Bowl, Ryder Cup expected to bring uptick in sale of women and girls.
Minneapolis
July 29

Minneapolis schools not meeting goals set in plan

Officials will take a hard look at ambitious Acceleration 2020.
Variety
July 29
The new, much-debated Downtown East Commons park opened to little fanfare. But the people’s park is turning out to be much better than early opponents expected.

6 reasons to like new Downtown East Commons park near stadium

The largest open space in downtown Minneapolis shows that an urban park can be more than trees and grass.
Minneapolis
July 29
Organizers hoping to stop the demolition of 2019 E. Lake St., the original office and factory for the company that made Burma Shave products, used rhyming signs reminiscent of the company's roadside advertising to make their case during Open Streets East Lake Street on Sunday.

Proposed demolition of Burma Shave home decried

They want the targeted building studied for historic significance.
Local
July 29

Right turns across LRT tracks now legal at 5th and 5th, but don't get used to it

Once construction on the Downtown Commons is complete, the intersection will go back to its previous configuration in which turns across the light-rail tracks were prohibited.
Minneapolis
July 29

Mpls. council should block $15 wage vote, city attorney says

In a written opinion, Susan Segal said the proposal does not meet legal standards to be considered by voters this November.
Prince
July 29
Prince, shown in 2007 performing during the halftime show of Super Bowl XLI, died about three months ago. His family has penciled in an Oct. 13 date for a tribute concert at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Family says Prince tribute concert will be Oct. 13 at Vikings stadium

Family members confirmed the date, but there was no word on who might perform.
South Metro
July 28

CTIB: The little-known board that influences Twin Cities transit

The board is fractured by possible defections and criticism that call into question the metro area's blueprint for transit — and how to fund it.
Minneapolis
July 28

Obituary: Saul Charles Smiley designed hospitals across Minnesota

  From Hennepin County Medical Center to the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center, the buildings Saul Charles Smiley helped create dot Minnesota. Lisa Smiley-Greenblat recently scanned…
Local
July 28

Minneapolis asks public for input on equity in street paving spending

Session will ask for how non-public works criteria should be applied to develop a fair paving program
Minneapolis
July 28
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Minneapolis sets expanded goals for diversifying its workforce

City officials will work to add more women, people of color as employees.
Minneapolis
July 28
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Lawyer suspended over drunken stabbing at Manny's bar

Michael Riehm can reapply for his license in 5 years; he's already has been convicted of a felony.
Minneapolis
July 28

Public-private partnership brings new life to Plymouth and Penn

Hennepin County would contribute $67 million.
Minneapolis
July 28

Students gain rare look into old, handwritten Minn. murder records

It's the second year of a research project sifting through data from the past 110 years to add the homicides and suspicious deaths to electronic records.
Minneapolis
July 27
Minneapolis School�s superintendent Ed Graff took time to talk with st...

Perseverance skills could be making their way into classrooms

A kid in a math classroom is ready to rip his worksheet in half, frustrated with a tricky algebra equation. He gives up. At another…
Music
July 27

Holy No. 1! Minneapolis singer Jovonta Patton tops Billboard gospel chart

Good Book meets Facebook in the young North Side father's unlikely rise.
Minneapolis
July 27

Man faces felony charges for threatening to kill former colleagues via Facebook, texts

Frankie Davis initiated the threats via Facebook and text, the charges say.
Minneapolis
July 27

Minneapolis park commissioners faulted on racial matters

Black employees say part-time to full-time shift too difficult.
Variety
July 27

Youngest Peace Prize winner surprises her young Minneapolis fans

Malala Yousafzai followed in the evening by inspiring a much larger crowd, about 5,000 people — many of them girls — who packed Target Center to hear Yousafzai tell her life story.
Minneapolis
July 26

U.K. will open new trade offices in Minneapolis, two other cities

The United Kingdom is the ninth-biggest buyer of Minnesota exports.