Roxxanne O'Brien, right, of the Environmental Justice Coordinating Council, voiced shared frustrations in the Upper Harbor Terminal plan to First Aven

Mpls. council panel advances North Side riverfront development, with pledge to listen

Critics of the Upper Harbor Terminal plan, however, remain more cautious than optimistic.

With $1.5 million left in the bank, Intermedia Arts seeks input on next steps

February 19
With $1.5 million left in the bank, Intermedia Arts seeks input on next steps
The Twin Cities arts organization closed down after 44 years in the face of a now-resolved fiscal crisis. It's future is still an open question.

Mpls., St. Paul schools call off classes today

6:18am
Snow is about to come back to the Twin Cities starting Wednesday.
Other closures followed, including Anoka-Hennepin, as the forecast calls for 5 to 9 inches of snow. That would make this month the metro's snowiest February on record.
West Metro
9:56am
City of Minneapolis plow clears snow from a Olson Highway Service Road in Minneapolis.

Where to park during a snow emergency in the Twin Cities

What you need to know about parking rules when a snow emergency is declared in Minneapolis or St. Paul.
Minneapolis
9:08am
Jerry Westrom

Isanti businessman charged in 1993 stabbing released on $500K bail

Businessman is due back in court on March 13.
Minneapolis
February 19

Four arrested after 17-year-old girl shot in north Minneapolis

The teen was injured as she sat in a parked car, police said.
Minneapolis
February 19
Clyde Bellecourt, center, attended a dinner for American Indian nonprofits in early February in St. Paul, where he offered a prayer for children and t

As his body gives out, AIM co-founder keeps his eye on the fight

Despite cancer, AIM co-founder Clyde Bellecourt still leads charge for change
Minneapolis
February 19
February 2019: So much snow in such a short month.

Twin Cities about to set snowfall record for the month

The monthly record is about to be topped this week, and there's more to come before the calendar flips to March.
Minneapolis
February 16

Ida-Lorraine Wilderson, Minneapolis civic leader and educator, dies at 86

Her home became a meeting ground for minds interested in civic and social change.
Minneapolis
February 16
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor

Flurry of motions filed before murder trial for ex-Minneapolis officer Mohamed Noor

Murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer is slated to start in April.
Minneapolis
February 15
A Minnesota state trooper pointed a gun at the suspect in the shooting of a school bus driver on Interstate 35W in Minneapolis.

Man told 911 he shot Minneapolis school bus driver because he feared being run over

The bus driver "nearly ran me over and then a self-defense incident occurred," a transcript of the call quoted the gunman as saying.
Minneapolis
February 15
Tierra Encantada in Minneapolis

Federal government audits staff's authorization to work at Spanish immersion day care

Feds examining staff's immigration status at Tierra Encantada sites.
West Metro
February 15
In this Friday, June 8, 2018, photo, a "For Sale" sign stands in front of a house, in Jenkintown, Pa. Home sales in many areas of the country have dip

Minneapolis to require home sellers to test for energy efficiency

Holes must be drilled in walls of older residences to check for insulation.
Minneapolis
February 15
The current Minneapolis Central Library, designed by Cesar Pelli, opened in 2006.

Downtown Minneapolis is one step closer to new skyways at the Central Library

The Hennepin County Board is expected to take a final vote on an agreement with the developers next week.
North Metro
February 15
Jerry Westrom

Isanti hockey dad charged with 1993 murder of Minneapolis woman

Police trailed Jerry Westrom to a hockey game in January and when he wiped his mouth with a napkin and threw it away, police picked it out of the trash to test for DNA evidence.
Minneapolis
February 14
Stephen Frenz

Minneapolis seeks independent administrator for troubled landlord's properties

About 1,000 tenants in 18 buildings tied to Stephen Frenz are stuck in limbo as the case proceeds.
Minneapolis
February 14
Richie Vessel

Charges: Minneapolis man killed neighbor and her daughter after loud music, argument

A witness told police he heard loud music, an argument and then the fatal gunshots.
Minneapolis
February 14
Tyrone Williams

Killer of beloved Minneapolis activist gets 20-year prison term

Tyrone Williams "was a rising star in the African-American community," an uncle said during sentencing.
South Metro
February 14

Burnsville man pleads guilty to violent kidnapping

Victim abducted from downtown Minneapolis in August 2017.
Minneapolis
February 14

Married on Valentine's Day

Couples participated in the free Valentine's Day wedding ceremonies at the Hennepin County Government Center. Twelve Hennepin judges married 36 couples that also included music.
West Metro
February 14

Felony charge: MCTC student purposely voted in same election twice

The MCTC student said she was directed to vote for Minneapolis Council Member Abdi Warsame.
Minneapolis
February 14
New apartment construction is driving growth in downtown Minneapolis.

Almost 50,000 people now live in downtown Minneapolis

Downtown's population has risen steadily for years now. Four new residential buildings contributed to an increase in 2017, and more units opened up last year.
Minneapolis
February 13

'I got taken': Mpls. marijuana activist in fight with Oregon partners files for bankruptcy

Randy Quast is embroiled in a messy court battle in Oregon and listed a $5 million liability as a result.