Minneapolis Park Board appoints Mary Merrill as interim superintendent

Fifteen years after retirement, Mary Merrill will reprise her tenure as superintendent of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

The2018 Art Shanty Projects transformed frozen Lake Harriet

January 20
The2018 Art Shanty Projects transformed frozen Lake Harriet into a giant playground for adults and children Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN.

Gov. Dayton orders 35W bridge to be lit purple

January 19
The I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis will glow purple Friday through Sunday night by orders from Gov. Mark Dayton.
South Metro
January 21

Some schools closing ahead of heavy snowfall

A winter storm will smack the Twin Cities on Monday with heavy snow and strong winds that are expected to hit the south metro and a broad swath of southern Minnesota especially hard. For many districts and schools, this is the winter's first snow day.
Super Bowl LII
January 20
Heidi Riley dumped plastic into a recycling bin after the game at US B...

NFL's super challenge: Recycling food wrappers and beer cups from 60,000 fans

From blinking cups to orphaned purses, league and stadium officials shoot for zero waste.
East Metro
January 20

2 Minneapolis men die in crash in western Wisconsin

A third man was seriously injured in the rollover in Baldwin Township around 5 a.m.
West Metro
January 20

Ex-Lake Minnetonka Association executive director pleads guilty to stealing $50,000

A former executive director of the Lake Minnetonka Association pleaded guilty last week to stealing nearly $50,000 from two of the nonprofit's bank accounts.
Minneapolis
January 19

Minneapolis private, charter schools launch school choice fair

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 301 NE. Main St.
Minneapolis
January 19

Minneapolis Police Department picks St. Louis Park firm to screen candidates

The $540,000 contract must next be approved by the Ways and Means Committee, before going to the full City Council.
Minneapolis
January 19

Man pleads guilty in Minneapolis drive-by shooting that killed bicyclist

The shooter, who was 17 at the time, had been certified for trial as an adult before a plea deal was struck.
Minneapolis
January 19

Charge: Ex-student set fires on St. Catherine campus to protest U.S. military intervention

"You guys are lucky that I don't know how to build a bomb," Tnuza Hassan allegedly said.
Super Bowl LII
January 19
A construction crew assembled the stage Friday for the free Super Bowl Live concert series on Nicollet Mall.

Super Bowl Live free concert schedule revealed with new Minnesota all-stars

Themed nights were added to the schedule, including a hip-hop night with Brother Ali and Prof, and a gospel show with Sounds of Blackness and the Steeles.
Super Bowl LII
January 19

"Coats, hats and gloves:" Minneapolis kids rap tips for Super Bowl guests

Franklin Middle School video shows visitors how to have fun — and bundle up.
Super Bowl LII
January 19

$30K a ticket? Big names line up for big-buck Super Bowl parties

They include Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Ludacris, Lil Jon, Cardi B and Rick Ross. But some of the tickets cost as much or more than tickets to the game itself -- up to $30,000.
North Metro
January 18

East Bethel man dies in snowmobile crash

An East Bethel man was found dead Thursday after crashing his snowmobile on Coon Lake.The body of Corey Glen Watson, 32, was found by a…
Minneapolis
January 18

Unattended candle cause of fire that killed Wisconsin boy, 4

Authorities say an unattended candle was the cause of a Monday house fire that killed a 4-year-old western Wisconsin boy, the St. Croix County Sheriff's…
Minneapolis
January 18

Saints fan in St. Louis Park charged with assaulting roommate after Vikings win

A New Orleans Saints fan assaulted his roommate after the team’s dramatic loss on Sunday to the Minnesota Vikings, according to charges. Arcoil Bordayo, 38,…
Minneapolis
January 18

Meet some of the Minnesotans skiing at the Masters World Cup

A grand skiing competition for the world's masters arrives in Minnesota; racing begins Saturday.
Minneapolis
January 18

Minneapolis schools enrollment director's consulting work raises conflict concerns

District's lawyers, school board reviewing the policy.
Super Bowl LII
January 18
Local religious leaders, including Archbishop Bernard Hebda, center, c...

A priest, a rabbi and an imam step onto a football field in Minneapolis...

Members of the Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Jewish and Unitarian faith communities shot a video promoting solidarity among religions and more.
Super Bowl LII
January 18
Vikings logos have been erased from the stadium in preparation for the Super Bowl. Work started right after Sunday’s win over New Orleans.

NFL makes up for lost time as it prepares U.S. Bank Stadium

The turnaround is unusually tight after the Vikings' playoff victory over New Orleans.
Eat & Drink
January 17

Devil's Advocate bar to reopen on Nicollet Mall in old Masa space

The new bar is on the ground floor of Target HQ and once was home to Masa, an upscale Mexican restaurant.
Super Bowl LII
January 17
Pete DeRubeis guided other Super Bowl volunteers at an orientation session at their headquarters in downtown Minneapolis.

Super Bowl volunteers turn out to ready Minnesota hospitality

Super Bowl Host Committee organizers are midway through the final week of orientation sessions for 10,000 volunteers.