Omar navigates rising political celebrity as she adjusts to life in Minn. Legislature

Omar navigates rising political celebrity as she adjusts to life in Minn. Legislature

First Somali-American state legislator finding her way at the Capitol.

Up to 2,000 join Mpls. march to support immigrants, refugees

February 18
Up to 2,000 join Mpls. march to support immigrants, refugees
The march, organized by the Anti-War Committee and the No More Deportations campaign, featured speeches, chants and signs in both English and Spanish.

Capitol fight over workplace rules raises prospect of local right-to-work laws

February 18
Capitol fight over workplace rules raises prospect of local right-to-work laws
Republicans say progressive cities setting wage, sick-leave laws has patchwork effect.
Minneapolis
February 18

Police seek suspect in shooting of woman at north Minneapolis home

A woman suffered noncritical injuries when she was shot Saturday afternoon at a north Minneapolis residence. The shooting occurred at 2:45 p.m. on the 2800…
Minneapolis
February 18

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak speaks at Augsburg

He spoke as part of Augsburg College's Scholarship Weekend.
Minneapolis
February 18

A tale of two Civil War-era soldiers and neighbors at Lakewood Cemetery

One was the original Hubert Horatio Humphrey. The other, Leland P. Smith, has been all but lost to the obscurity that comes from such a common last name.
Minneapolis
February 18

Chicago Amtrak officer who killed Mpls. man charged with murder

LaRoyce Tankson, 31, turned himself in to authorities.
Minneapolis
February 18

License plate askew leads Mpls. cops to gun-toting accused rapist

The suspect tried to flee, but officers quickly nabbed him without shots being fired, authorities said.
Minneapolis
February 18
Gov. Mark Dayton, shown at a news conference on Thursday, said that he expects to appoint an interim chair to replace Michele Kelm-Helgen at the stadium authority next week.

New leadership for U.S. Bank Stadium is in the works, Dayton says

Replacements for the two departed top officials on U.S. Bank Stadium's oversight panel are likely to come next week.
Minneapolis
February 17

University of Minnesota police investigate flier with two swastikas posted on campus

The flier, on a pole, brought attention to a neo-Nazi website.
West Metro
February 17

Hennepin County jury pool goes from basement to new 'penthouse'

Hennepin County wanted a more inviting, comfortable place for potential jurors to wait.
Variety
February 17

Twin Cities visitors and locals need better way to negotiate skyways

Wouldn't it be nice if there were an app for the Twin Cities' skyways? There is. In fact, there are several. Let's see how they work.
Variety
February 17

Think ice is hot? So do the frozen fingers behind a local ice sculpting business

Ice sculptor's frozen gift to her neighborhood falls prey to unseasonable warmth.
Eat & Drink
February 17
A large crowd of“Day Without Immigrants” participants filled much of the inside of the Minnesota State Capitol.

100-plus businesses shut down in solidarity with immigrants

The Twin Cities response, part of a one-day national boycott, attempted to show how vital newcomers are to the U.S. economy.
Minneapolis
February 17

North Loop's Hillman building, built in 1884, to be renovated

More retail and creative office space is planned for the North Loop in Minneapolis. St. Louis Park-based developer Paster Properties, along with the Urban Anthology…
Minneapolis
February 17
Gov. Mark Dayton headed to a news conference Thursday at the State Capitol, where the stadium panel resignations were discussed.

Mondale joins Kelm-Helgen in resigning from stadium panel

The two highest-profile public officials on the U.S. Bank Stadium oversight committee left their jobs amid public and legislative pressure after revelations of two luxury suites used to host friends and family at games and concerts.
Data Drop
February 17
Hospitals have switched from handwritten prescriptions to computerized order entry, but one thing hasn’t changed over the past two decades: the small but severe risk of injuries and deaths from medication errors.

Explore adverse hospital events in Minnesota

Minnesota's hospitals have publicly reported adverse events since 2005. This database allows you to look up adverse events by hospital, year or error type.
Minneapolis
February 16
Iyanna Jackson (center) and Tecara Monn listen intently as Mike Griffi...

North Minneapolis City Council hopefuls talk minimum wage, housing, police

Nonprofit Neighborhoods Organizing for Change hosted the candidates' forum.
Minneapolis
February 16

University of Minnesota student arrested in case of swastika graffiti

The 18-year-old student from St. Cloud faces a charge of criminal damage to property, according to a police report, and university officials called the incident a bias crime.
Minneapolis
February 16

High ceilings, tall windows will highlight Micro Apartments at U

Address: 2618 Essex St. SE., Minneapolis Units: 25 Developer: GB Group LLC Architect: Wells & Co. Architects Details: The Minneapolis Planning Commission approved plans by…
Minneapolis
February 16

Hoch files papers for Minneapolis mayoral campaign

He hasn't announced a run yet, saying that he's still exploring.
Minneapolis
February 16
The Mercury Dining Room and Rail in downtown Minneapolis posted a sign explaining that it is closed Thursday in solidarity with a nationwide protest dubbed a "Day Without Immigrants."

Many Twin Cities businesses closed to support immigrants

A national protest Thursday is spurring immigrants to make their voices heard by walking off their jobs, and many businesses are closing in solidarity with them.
Minneapolis
February 16
University of Minnesota men's rowing coach Aaron Schnell received a citizen's award from university police for helping in the rescue of a man who fell from the Washington Avenue Bridge in July.

University of Minnesota rowing coach recognized for helping with river rescue

Coach Aaron Schnell said it 'felt good to be helping' in the rescue.