Minneapolis City Council members, shown in January, say the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan needs significant changes.

Feeling the heat, Minneapolis council members say 2040 plan must change

Members say the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan needs to strike a better balance.

Brooks: After a decade of tending to Minneapolis' homeless, volunteer steps down at 87

July 21
Jerry Fleischaker, shown in 2010, has been a fixture for years of the St. Stephen’s street outreach program.
The people Jerry Fleischaker worked with, and the people he worked for, gathered to thank the man who turned volunteer work into a vocation.

Stanley Cup visits Powderhorn Park Saturday

July 21
Hockey fans gathered to see the NHL's Stanley Cup after Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan, who lives in Minneapolis during the off-season, brought it out to share with the community Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis. As is the tradition in the NHL, each player and staff on the championship winning team gets the Cup for one day.
Music
3:42am
Osmo Vänskä led the Minnesota Orchestra’s “Celebrating Mandela at 100” concert at Orchestra Hall Friday.

Minnesota Orchestra previews South Africa tour: 'Music became a weapon against apartheid'

This Minnesota Orchestra concert didn’t start with the wave of a conductor’s baton. Instead, a man’s voice rang out: “Five, six, seven, eight!” A dozen…
Music
12:36am
After taking a sip, Luke Bryan tossed a cold one into the sold-out crowd of more than 40,000 Saturday night at Target Field.

His party crashed, Luke Bryan dazzles even with fewer fireworks of his own

The country superstar didn't dance as much amid an entertaining night at Target Field.
Minneapolis
July 21
University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announced he would step down in 2019.

University of Minnesota president's job calls for thick skin

Past presidents describe the position as inspiring, grueling and busy.
Minneapolis
July 21

Minneapolis boy, 13, drowns in Crosby mine pit lake

The boy, whose name has not been released, swept away in a strong current while trying to retrieve a Frisbee from the water.
Minneapolis
July 21

Minneapolis stabbing victim was 24-year-old man

Shequill Halbert had confronted the suspect, accusing him of sharing nude photos of Halbert's sister.
Minneapolis
July 21
Ethiopian leader Abiy Ahmed, shown in June, is planning to visit Minneapolis at the end of July.

Prime minister of Ethiopia to visit Minnesota for the first time

The prime minister of Ethiopia is expected to visit Minneapolis on July 30, and city officials are urging him to help end conflict between that…
Minneapolis
July 21

Minneapolis man found dead in car after gunfire in south Minneapolis

Officers responded at 2:41 a.m. to a report of shots fired in the area of the 5700 block of 33rd Avenue S. and found the body.
Minneapolis
July 20

Lake Street-Marshall Avenue Bridge reopens after closure to help 'person in crisis'

The Lake Street-Marshall Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River was reopened Friday night after being closed for a time as police sought to help a…
Variety
July 20
Where it crosses Lyndale Avenue S., Lake Street is an example of good density, with lively, walkable streets, a variety of housing, and plenty of oppo

New plan for Minneapolis calls for more density, which can be good — and bad

A look at Lake Street shows that there's a difference between good and bad density.
Minneapolis
July 20
Darlynn Blevins, the sister of Thurman Blevins, addressed the media during a news conference in front of Minneapolis City Hall earlier this month.

Mayor Frey says video in Blevins shooting will be released this month

Earlier Friday, members of Blevins' family met with the mayor and then staged a protest.
Minneapolis
July 20
Council Member Cam Gordon discussed his amendment proposal as Council Member Alondra Cano listened.

Mpls. City Council moves forward on shared oversight of police

The council's 10-2 vote came over the opposition of Mayor Jacob Frey, who currently has sole authority over police.
Inspired
July 20
Getting into the game: Anna Amankwa worked with Megan Makarov, left, and Eleanor Gingo on controlling the ball. The south Minneapolis neighborhood clu

On one soccer-loving block in Minneapolis, Monday nights are a kick

The Logan Avenue Football Club — football, as in what Americans call soccer — meets on two adjoining lawns on 10 summer nights.
Minneapolis
July 20
Robert Brown, a water resource specialist for the Minneapolis Park Department, tested the water at Webber Park Pool, Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Minneap

Webber Pool will remain closed this weekend

If it reopens Tuesday, it would mark the first time in 20 days it's been open.
Minneapolis
July 20
Minneapolis
July 19
Bruce Fry

Charge: Woman's nude photos ignite clash; brother fatally stabbed by man sharing pics

The woman said she and defendant "had been romantically involved," according to the criminal complaint.
Minneapolis
July 19

St. Paul considers a slew of housing policies — including more fourplexes

City Council to explore viability of multiunit buildings amid single-family homes.
Minneapolis
July 19
A rendering of Calhoun Towers, a proposed $100-million-plus project with about 750 units.

Calhoun Towers apartments get nod from Minneapolis Planning Commission

This week the Minneapolis Planning Commission unanimously approved controversial plans for a pair of new apartment towers overlooking Bde Maka Ska. St. Louis Park-based Bader…
West Metro
July 19
A rendering of the Southwest light rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Southwest light-rail freight agreements finalized; now feds need to approve

Regional railroad company will receive $18.5 million in settlement.
Minneapolis
July 19

Man killed in south Minneapolis bike crash ID'd

Dana Leonard Michael Schwan, who police said ran a red light, died of multiple blunt-force injuries, according to the medical examiner's office.
Minneapolis
July 19

The hotel part of Nicollet Hotel Block up in the air

Building a world-class hotel on the old Nicollet Hotel Block in downtown Minneapolis has been part of United Properties' plans for the site for years.…