“Nimbus” is lowered into its new home on the Nicollet Mall.

Crane lowers 'Nimbus' into its new Nicollet Mall home

The 10-ton sculpture is located across from Minneapolis Central Library.

Brooks: North Minneapolis gets the Christmas tree it deserves this weekend

8:31am
Blessing Caldwell, a first-grader from north Minneapolis, got a boost so she could place a star atop the community Christmas tree outside the Fourth P
Even with the setback of an offensive display, the city has come far since Jamar Clark's death and the vigil held outside the Fourth Precinct station.

Developers eye building projects near Southwest light-rail stations

December 8
A rendering of the SouthWest station in Eden Prairie on the Southwest light-rail line. Provided by the Metropolitan Council
But some say new building would have occurred anyway.
North Metro
11:44am
This red-tail hawk did not survive being shot by an arrow in the Twin Cities.

Illegal killing of red-tailed hawk with arrow in Twin Cities was likely intentional, says U expert

The hawk was in tremendous pain and had damage that could not be repaired, the center said.
Minneapolis
9:45am
Brent Holck

Fired Gophers ticket director admits to long-running ticket-order scheme

Authorities said Brent Holck would locate completed sales in ticketing system, delete orders and have refunds issued to accounts he controlled.
Minneapolis
December 8
Ramsey County Board Chairman Jim McDonough reminded attendees at a Truth in Taxation hearing that the county is a “safety net” for people in need

Property taxes climbing, but needs are many, activists say

Many residents applaud investments, but new hikes raise concerns, too.
Minneapolis
December 7

Minneapolis approves city IDs for residents, regardless of immigration status

The municipal ID would allow residents with no official documents to interact the the police, open bank accounts and buy medications.
Minneapolis
December 7
Goldy Gopher was joined by Kate Mortenson, president of the NCAA Final Four Minneapolis host committee and Tom McGinnis, Senior Associate Athletics Di

Final Four shooting for 2,000 volunteers in April

A kickoff was held Friday to start recruiting locals for the annual NCAA finals, to be held at U.S. Bank Stadium this spring.
Minneapolis
December 7
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and Chauntyll Allen, an organizer with Black Lives Matter Twin Cities, spoke outside the Fourth Precinct po

Minneapolis City Council unanimously reappoints Arradondo as police chief

The 29-year department veteran breezed through the council vote.
Minneapolis
December 7
The Minneapolis City Council votes to approve the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

Minneapolis City Council approves 2040 plan with a 12-1 vote

The nearly unanimous vote was a victory for City Council President Lisa Bender, who says it "sets a bold vision" for Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
December 7
James Cross, the founder of the street outreach group Natives Against Heroin, comforts a woman in her wheelchair who was living at the homeless camp a

American Indian leaders condemn 'deplorable' actions at Mpls. homeless camp

Natives Against Heroin accused of dividing Indian community, impeding aid.
Minneapolis
December 7
Mohamed Noor, center, accompanied by his legal team, Peter Wold, left, and Tom Plunkett, arrive to argue pretrial motions at a probable cause hearing

Judge approves adding second-degree murder charge against fired officer Noor

Judge Katherine Quaintance approved the state's request seeking an upgraded count in the shooting death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.
Minneapolis
December 7
Dominium, one of the nation’s largest for-profit developers, has called off plans to convert a sprawling warehouse in the North Loop neighborhood in

Dominium pulls out of North Loop affordable housing project

Developer says it will focus on projects in the suburbs.
Minneapolis
December 7
The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis is celebrating the parish’s 150th anniversary.

Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis marks 150 years

The 12,000-member basilica has come a long way from its first home in a shed on the Mississippi.
West Metro
December 7
Find out how your block could change in Minneapolis 2040 plan

Find out how your block could change in Minneapolis 2040 plan

Parcel by parcel, compare the current zoning with what city planners envision over the next 20 years.
Minneapolis
December 7
A man administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a woman who had apparently overdosed on opioids Wednesday at the homeless camp in south Minneapolis

Aid workers, others at Minneapolis homeless camp say they are fearful

Aid workers complain of harassment from volunteers
Minneapolis
December 6
File photo of Target's logo.

Target office building in downtown Minneapolis sells for $171 million

One of the downtown Minneapolis office buildings that houses Target Corp. has a new owner.
Minneapolis
December 6
Attorney Jack Perry argued Thursday for a temporary restraining order to prevent a Minneapolis City Council vote on the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

In reversal, judge allows Friday vote on Mpls. 2040 plan

The latest decision by Hennepin County District Judge Joseph R. Klein means the vote to submit the city's development blueprint is going on as scheduled.
Minneapolis
December 6
Outgoing Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and Commissioner Peter McLaughlin.

Hennepin County Board votes to cut Sheriff's Office budget by $1.3 million

County Attorney's Office and Community Corrections were also cut by $600,000.
West Metro
December 6
Anthony West

Drug dealer who sold deadly dose to Edina man gets prison

Victim's father tells court that his son had been clean for "a few years" and had a good job.
Variety
December 6
Artist Tristan Al-Haddad walks by his creation "Nimbus," an18,000-pound sculpture, as it was being assembled across from the Minneapolis Central Libra

Massive 10-ton sculpture 'Nimbus' lands on Nicollet Mall Saturday

Atlanta-based artist Tristan Al-Haddad's work of art is complete.
Minneapolis
December 6
Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender spoke to attendees of a council meeting in January 2018.

Minneapolis City Council moves 2040 plan for final vote

Debate over the guiding document for the city's growth captured neighborhood interest for most of the year.
Books
December 6
Once Upon A Crime bookstore manager Devin Abraham: “We have days when only one or two people come through the door.”

Brooks: Struggling bookshops turn to online fundraisers to keep lights on

For small businesses, small setbacks — like the headaches from an ongoing, yearslong highway construction — can create huge problems.