The Minneapolis Fire Department responded to an explosion and fire Wednesday at Metal-Matic in Minneapolis.

2 injured in blast, fire at Minneapolis industrial building

The two employees were taken to a hospital with serious burns and other injuries after the blast at Metal-Matic.

Homeless camp's possible new home is caught in a legal snag

September 19
An American Indian encampment in south Minneapolis, shown in August during heavy rain.
Minneapolis acquired the former Roof Depot on E. 28th Street for its Public Works Department with $6.8 million in utility fees.

Prosecutors in Noor case seek to seal evidence vs. ex-Mpls. officer

September 19
Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, left, appeared in Hennepin County District Court with his attorney, Thomas Plunkett in May.
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office argued that the move is necessary to preserve the integrity of the judicial process.
Music
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Rapper J. Cole’s talents as a lyricist and street poet were on full display Wednesday night at Target Center.

Rapper J. Cole rides out a storm for second Twin Cities arena gig in a year

He and Young Thug faced calamity differently in Target Center tour date.
Minneapolis
September 19
Karin Olofsdotter, left, Sweden’s ambassador to the U.S., was in Minnesota to meet with Jewish community leaders to discuss anti-Semitism, including

Swedish ambassador, Minnesota Jewish leaders met to discuss surge in hate crimes

Karin Olofsdotter is gathering information about the surge in anti-Semitism in the U.S. — a grimly similar issue in Europe.
Minneapolis
September 19
The Red Bull Urban Portage's route will include Lake Bde Maka Ska, shown above, as well as Lake of the Isles, Cedar Lake, Brownie Lake, Wirth Lake, Ba

Red Bull debuts 10-mile portage race combining paddling, running along Mpls. Chain of Lakes

Competitors will also have their navigational smarts challenged along the way.
Minneapolis
September 19
An American Indian encampment in south Minneapolis continues to grow and now includes several families with children.

Mpls. charter schools: Don't place homeless camp next to us

Officials fear for their students if people from camp are moved to neighboring lot.
North Metro
September 19
Anthony Cannady

Murder charges: Bounced Minneapolis bar patron came back with gun, fired into crowd

The gunman was hit with pepper spray and left the bar angry, according to authorities.
West Metro
September 19
County Administrator David Hough presents the 2019 budget to the Hennepin County Board Tuesday.

Hennepin County eyes a 5.5 percent increase in the property tax levy

Funding for child protection services is at center of need for $43 million in new revenue.
Minneapolis
September 19
Task force member Nicole Matthews, center, spoke to state Attorney General Lori Swanson on Tuesday, the first day the group met to discuss improving s

Minn. sexual assault task force vows to scrutinize failings in investigations

Police training and standards are among the issues facing panel, which held its first meeting.
Minneapolis
September 18
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2017.

Minneapolis set to pay Sally Yates $195K for ketamine investigation

The former acting U.S. attorney general will lead a probe into whether police crossed the line.
West Metro
September 18

Guilty plea in humiliating attack on older woman in Mpls. bus shelter posted on Facebook

One person among many intervened while the others "do nothing," according to authorities.
Stage & Arts
September 18
The Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge in Minneapolis.

Walker Art Center surveys 60-year career of artist behind iconic Minneapolis pedestrian bridge

From the architectural to the political, Walker Art Center surveys the unique space occupied by Minneapolis artist Siah Armajani.
Minneapolis
September 18
One person died in this crash Sunday.

Patrol yet to ID, find driver who crashed on I-94, leaving one passenger dead, other badly hurt

State records show the vehicle's owner lives in south Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
September 17
Massoud Amin

U professor found guilty of shorting retirement balances to cheat ex-wife

Prosecutors will seek harsh term for swindle, forgery convictions.
Minneapolis
September 17
Caption kicker: Minneapolis landlord Ron Hendrickson is among a group of landlords in a Minneapolis pilot program that would give them a 40 percent re

Minneapolis offers tax break in exchange for landlords capping rent

Minneapolis has a new city program that offers a break on property taxes in exchange for agreeing not to raise rents. Nine landlords have signed up, promising to keep 207 units affordable for 10 years.
Minneapolis
September 17

New Prague holds on to a vital piece of its past

Writing optimistically in her native German, Catherine Hoofhower poured her heart out in an 1877 letter from her log cabin in Lydia, Minn., to her…
Minneapolis
September 16
Firefighters checked the wreckage of an SUV that landed on a grassy edge of I-94 near W. Broadway Avenue on Sunday..

At least one dead after SUV crashes, rolls on I-94

At least one person died Sunday afternoon when a silver SUV spun off eastbound Interstate 94 and onto the grassy side of the interstate near W. Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
September 16
Cyclists negotiate the evening rush hour traffic on Portland Avenue near the corner of Franklin in south Minneapolis. On World Car-Free Day, the city

Brooks: Can you give up your car for one day? Minneapolis hopes you can

Happy World Car-Free Day, to those who celebrate. On Friday, Minneapolis is hoping some of its 160,000 downtown workers find a new route to work.…
State + Local
September 15
There have been two deaths linked to the rapidly growing Minneapolis homeless encampment in the past week, spurring local agencies to intensify their

Calls intensify for swift action on health risks at Mpls. homeless camp

A second death linked to homeless camp was drug-related, family says.
Minneapolis
September 15

Evergreen Church pastor resigned over inappropriate conversations about sex

A pastor at a nondenominational Christian church resigned this summer after a church investigation found that he had inappropriate conversations about sex with a woman…
Minneapolis
September 14
This photo provided by the Cannon River Drug and Violent Task Force shows a box containing methamphetamine. Authorities said Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 th

Minneapolis meth seizure is largest in state history

About 170 pounds of the deadly drug was confiscated this week.
Minneapolis
September 14

Minneapolis teen charged in fatal Cedar-Riverside shooting

A teenager has been charged with second-degree murder in last week’s fatal shooting of a Burnsville man in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, the Hennepin County Attorney’s…