Milk Carton boat races canceled as Aquatennial trims its sails

Milk Carton boat races canceled as Aquatennial trims its sails

The Torchlight Parade will go on, but the signature Milk Carton Boat Race and the sand castle contest are being dropped as the celebration is cut from 10 days to 4.

Minneapolis interim schools chief named in Nashville search

May 29
Minneapolis interim schools chief named in Nashville search
Michael Goar, the interim superintendent at Minneapolis Public Schools, is one of 49 individuals who expressed interest in becoming the next superintendent of Nashville Public Schools.

Minneapolis town hall looks at heroin's legacy of misery in Indian communities

May 30
Minneapolis town hall looks at heroin's legacy of misery in Indian communities
Law officers, caregivers and American Indians took part.
Minneapolis
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Two charged in north Minneapolis carjacking

One adult and a juvenile were charged Friday after an armed carjacking early Thursday in north Minneapolis that led police to open fire on one suspect.
Minneapolis
May 29

Police wound suspect in N. Minneapolis carjacking; 2 arrested

At least two suspects fled the scene on foot and shots were fired.
Minneapolis
May 29
Ridership on the Green Line had been predicted to be 27,000 to 30,000 a day, but has been closer to 34,000 to 40,000 per day.

Fares covering more than a third of Twin Cities' Green Line expenses

The 36% contributed by fares makes it better than the national average.
Minneapolis
May 29

Mysterious low-flying plane over Twin Cities raises eyebrows

The small aircraft circled Minneapolis, the Mall of America and Southdale for hours late at night.
Stage & Arts
May 29
Sheila Wagner helped hang Tom Garrett’s China With Love – Pattern, for the Minneapolis College of Art and Design auction.

Adding Christie's brings buzz to MCAD auction, local art scene

The spotlight coming with the partnership with the world renowned auction house energizes artists and art enthusiasts.
Minneapolis
May 28
The Minnesota Twins are partnering with Boulder,Colo.-based EcoProducts to reduce waste at Target Field, turning trash into fertile soil.

Twins tap new technology to cut Target Field waste

The team is switching to use compostable food containers at its ballpark.
Minneapolis
May 28

Minneapolis police find woman who may have been abducted

A woman who reportedly was abducted by her former boyfriend Thursday afternoon has been found safe in south Minneapolis.About 3:15, witnesses told police they saw…
Minneapolis
May 28

Sexual assault survivor starts support group in Minneapolis

  When Laurie Dixon was sexually assaulted two years ago by a massage therapist, she found herself suddenly immersed in the confusing, drawn-out world of…
West Metro
May 28

Driver, 27, killed in broadside crash in south Minneapolis

It happened near the E. 35th Street entrance to Interstate 35W.
Minneapolis
May 28

Minneapolis reaches settlement with former police captains

The city of Minneapolis has reached a nearly $63,000 settlement with a group of former police captains who sued Chief Janeé Harteau and claimed she…
West Metro
May 28

Ex-Minneapolis cop who lured girls online resentenced in Anoka County District Court

Bradley Schnickel's earlier sentence, which was lighter than what state guidelines recommended, was overturned by the state Court of Appeals
Minneapolis
May 28

Hot Property: Ambulatory Outpatient Specialty Center at Hennepin County Medical Center

Type: Medical Size: 367,000 square feet Cost: $224.6 million Developer: Hennepin County Medical Center Architects: BWBR Details: The Hennepin County Medical Center and architects BWBR…
Minneapolis
May 28

Real estate notebook: Developers consider Stadium Village tower project, sources say

A busy corner in Stadium Village could become the site of the city’s next new tower. A pair of veteran Twin Cities developers have been…
Local
May 28

ACLU: Blacks 9 times more likely to be arrested for minor crimes in Mpls.

A study released Thursday of more than 96,000 arrests made by Minneapolis police officers shows that black people were 8.7 times more likely than white people to be arrested for a low-level offense.
Minneapolis
May 28
Landscape architect Hargreaves Associates unveiled Wednesday night close-to-final concept designs for the Commons park.

Design unveiled for Downtown East park; $22M must be raised

Focus turns to finalizing details of the design and launching a $22 million fundraising campaign for the project in the shadow of the new Vikings stadium.
Minneapolis
May 28

Hopes and cheers will pave the way to Vikings' plaza

Some fans are laying down a couple of hundred dollars for a personalized piece of granite that will line the western plaza of the new stadium.
Minneapolis
May 27

North Minneapolis development poised to go up where tornado struck

$25M project includes shops, apartments, bus shelter
Minneapolis
May 27
Minneapolis police Lt. Todd Gross can run a plate on his computer and see whether the driver has a valid driver’s license.

In Minneapolis, minor traffic violations spiral into major problems

About one-third of criminal violations over the past five years were for driving without auto insurance or a valid driver’s license.
Minneapolis
May 27

Terrorism conviction upheld for ex-janitor at Minneapolis mosque

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a former janitor at a Minneapolis mosque who was sentenced to 20 years…
Minneapolis
May 27

Minneapolis launches unprecedented program for city home buyers

A new program is an effort to promote homeownership among minorities.