Top north Minneapolis lieutenant is appointed Fourth Precinct inspector

Top north Minneapolis lieutenant is appointed Fourth Precinct inspector

Lt. Aaron Biard will assume the post on Aug. 20, department officials said on Tuesday.

Summer Eats app helps Minnesota kids take bite out of hunger

June 28
Summer Eats app helps Minnesota kids take bite out of hunger
New app helps kids find the nearly 700 sites across the state serving free summer meals.

Kitties take over City Hall in Minneapolis

June 28
18 adorable, cuddly kittens and cats from Minneapolis Animal Care and Control took over City Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday for Minneapolis Kitty Hall. All of the cats and kittens were available for adoption.
Minneapolis
June 28

Minneapolis City Council gives tentative approval to $15 minimum wage

Council vote expected Friday; small-business phase-in to last until 2024.
Minneapolis
June 28

Teen at center of police violence protest charged with assaulting Mpls. cop

19-year-old with autism injured by officer in 2015 now faces assault charges.
State + Local
June 28
The temporary art installation near U.S. Bank Stadium explores the effects of climate change on Minnesota's future bird populations.

Sculpture near stadium tells story of birds, climate change

The idea for "Orbacles" was in part inspired by the bird controversy at U.S. Bank Stadium, which looms over the sculptures on the east side the park.
West Metro
June 28
Community supporters rallied in support of Luciano Mejia Morales, a le...

Rally fights deportation of Twin Cities labor leader

Supporters say return to Guatemala could put union organizer in harm's way.
Minneapolis
June 27

Minneapolis leaders negotiate timing of $15 minimum wage amid national debate over impact

The Minneapolis City Council will vote this week on a $15 minimum wage.
Minneapolis
June 27

Tevlin: Preparing his granddaughter for a life without sight

David House brought his 8-year-old granddaughter, Lily, to Minnesota this month for a three-week stay. She got to visit the Mall of America and a…
Minneapolis
June 27

Libby Siegel, who died at age 88, was educator, activist and 'out there on the cutting edge'

For years, Libby Siegel had been telling her family that when she turned 60, she would travel to Africa. “I thought it would be a…
Minneapolis
June 27
About 125 Minneapolis and University of Minnesota police officers on Tuesday received trauma-based training for working with sexual assault victims. Prosecutors from Ramsey and Hennepin counties also

Minneapolis, university police receive specialized training for sexual assault victims

The victim-centered training encourages cops not to treat victims like witnesses.
Minneapolis
June 27

Downtown Mpls. block reopened after daycare bomb threat

Transit was disrupted along Marquette Avenue, according to online scanner reports.
Minneapolis
June 27
Traffic jammed near the Walker Art Museum as construction crew worked...

Convergence of construction projects clobbers metro commuters

Lowry Tunnel work added another headache to commuters already facing a partial light-rail shutdown, other headaches.
Magazine
June 27

Twin Cities throwback: A look at the Syndicate Block from the 1910s in Minneapolis

When the Syndicate Block opened in 1883 it was the pride of downtown Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
June 27

Apartment with small-format Target nears opening in Uptown

The store will open a couple months after the Aug. 1 launch of the apartment building, called Revel.
Minneapolis
June 27
Maryrose Dolezal and Roya Moltaji, right, danced to Van Morrison's "Moondance" after drinks on the rooftop with friends who live at the A-Mill Artist Lofts, part of the Minneapolis riverfront housing boom.

Minneapolis, St. Paul gain larger slice of metro population

For the first time in a century, the central cities' share of the metro area's population is on pace to grow instead of shrink, a stunning reversal that long seemed unlikely. And the shift is most noticeable in the downtowns.
Minneapolis
June 27

Tevlin: For these friends, Hiawatha's not just a golf course

The Minneapolis golf course, much of it under sea level and with fairways undulated like a spongy bog following the rain, is under threat.
Minneapolis
June 26
Minneapolis Police Union President Bob Kroll at a March 30, 2016, press conference.

Minneapolis cops retreat from stricter deadly-force policy

Union and rank-and-file complained that the new rules would hamper effective policing.
Minneapolis
June 26

Minneapolis keeps business with Wells Fargo, also looks to contract with smaller banks

City Council members had asked for alternatives to big banks.
Minneapolis
June 26
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau posed for photos in the Pride parade Sunday in downtown Minneapolis.

Pride, protest and passion were on display at Twin Cities parade

Tens of thousands of people packed downtown Minneapolis Sunday to cheer on the 2017 Pride parade, which proceeded with minor disruptions from protesters.
Minneapolis
June 24
An armed security guard used a segway to patrol the Karmel Mall in Min...

Rattled by hate incidents, Minnesota Muslims take new precautions

The fears leading to added security and extra precautions are not misplaced, according to new crime data.
Minneapolis
June 24

In bid for re-election, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges stands by 'tough decisions'

Mayor Hodges faces multiple challengers but is sticking to her plan.
Minneapolis
June 24

Homeland Security announces two counterextremism grants for Minnesota

$770,000 will go to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and to Heartland Democracy, a Minneapolis nonprofit.