Mayor-elect Frey urges supporters to attend fundraiser for departing Hodges

Mayor-elect Frey urges supporters to attend fundraiser for departing Hodges

The outgoing mayor is raising money to pay down campaign debt and got help from an election opponent.

For developers, three-month Super Bowl construction ban changes timetables

December 15
For developers, three-month Super Bowl construction ban changes timetables
Minneapolis wants roads, walks clear for Super Bowl.

Trombones and ugly sweaters at the U

December 15
It was the annual U of M Trombone Choir Holiday Concert and Ugly Sweater Contest, a chance to hear festive holiday music and wear the most hideous holiday sweaters for a chance to take home a trombone trophy.
Minneapolis
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Man shot in downtown Minneapolis apartment; injuries 'potentially fatal'

A man hospitalized after being shot in a downtown Minneapolis apartment is not expected to survive, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 9:10 p.m. Wednesday…
Minneapolis
December 17

Tevlin: Two political pros offer up some advice to new mayors

  Shortly after George Latimer was sworn in as St. Paul’s mayor 1976, he arrived to work to learn of a broken water main. “It…
Minneapolis
December 16
Open water produced by steam from Xcel's Black Dog Generating Plant in Burnsville keeps the water unfrozen chilly days. Minneapolis will assess higher franchise fees against Xcel and CenterPoint Energy to help pay for climate and energy programs.

Minneapolis is using electric bills to fight climate change

Minneapolis hikes franchise fee to raise $2M for climate and energy programs.
Minneapolis
December 16

Janice Hoppe, who brought experience in education to work in foster care, dies at 74

Jan Hoppe never did just one thing. She was a kindergarten teacher and an airplane pilot, a musician and a writer. She raised a son…
Minneapolis
December 16
Gov. Mark Dayton defended the work of the BCA on Friday, saying: "Impugning the quality of their investigations is destructive, and detrimental in our efforts to seek and obtain justice.”

Gov. Dayton defends BCA after criticism of Damond probe

The governor praised the statewide investigative agency for its diligence, saying the Hennepin County attorney's criticism is "destructive."
West Metro
December 16

After-school Hennepin County Library program succeeds and expands

The free tutoring has helped thousands of students since the program started in 1992.
Super Bowl LII
December 15

Target teams up with Dayton brothers' Askov Finlayson on 'North' collection

While the founding family of one of Minnesota's biggest corporations hasn't had a direct connection to it in years, the two are joining forces ahead of the Super Bowl.
Minneapolis
December 15

U.S. Bank Stadium authority sees third transition at the top in less than a year

Chief tech consultant Jim Farstad will take reins, probably until after the Super Bowl.
Stage & Arts
December 15

Endowment helps Walker Art Center balance its budget despite a drop in earnings

Investments boomed while attendance sagged during a rebuilding year.
Variety
December 15

Two old Twin Cities cemeteries document our regional history

Burial grounds reflect our area's history and social makeup.
Minneapolis
December 15

Minneapolis City Council votes to pay officer's legal bills

Officer Michael Griffin had asked the city to cover his legal fees stemming from a criminal proceedings, a rare request that city staff say was last granted in 1983.
Super Bowl LII
December 15

Pink added to Super Bowl concert lineup at Armory

She joins Jennifer Lopez and Imagine Dragons for the "Nomadic Live!" three-day run of star acts.
Minneapolis
December 14

Minneapolis OKs dual-branded hotel for downtown

Minneapolis officials have given approval for developers to convert an existing office building in the downtown core into a 203-room, dual-branded Hilton Tru and Home2…
Super Bowl LII
December 14

U.S. Bank prepares for Super Bowl marketing stage in Minneapolis

Executives expect the game will put more attention on the Minneapolis-based bank company than it has ever gotten.
West Metro
December 14

Nostalgic for Dayton's annual holiday show? Drive by a piece of it in Plymouth

Magician Matt Dunn of Plymouth has re-created scenes from the 1989 "Cinderella" show in his front yard.
Minneapolis
December 14
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman answered questions about the Justine Damond shooting in September.

Freeman: No evidence yet to prosecute officer in Justine Damond's death

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told a group of activists that he does not yet have the evidence to file charges in the shooting death of Justine Damond.
Minneapolis
December 14

Minnehaha Academy staff looks at old digs before damaged buildings come down

School officials announced coming construction as buildings are slated to fall next week.
Super Bowl LII
December 14

Hey, high fliers: Zipline across the Mississippi added to Super Bowl events

Former Minnesota Viking Robert Griffth's company XOOX will sponsor the line for the daring to ride 750 feet from Nicollet Island to the West River Parkway during Super Bowl Live.
Super Bowl LII
December 14

North High football team will play in Super Bowl 'dress rehearsal'

The North Polars will run routes and formations, kick, pass, punt and block much like the two championship teams will do two days later in the real game.
Minneapolis
December 13

60-year-old admits stabbing man to death in Minneapolis apartment

The attack came amid a domestic dispute in a residence where several people were drinking, according to prosecutors.