After strong response, gun buyback closes early in Mpls.

After strong response, gun buyback closes early in Mpls.

More than 150 guns were bought from residents Saturday in a buyback program that closed down hours early after sponsors ran out of the Visa gift cards they were exchanging for the weapons.

Minneapolis crime spotters find a hungry audience online

August 27
Minneapolis crime spotters find a hungry audience online
Facebook pages like North Vent draw thousands, but critics call them one-sided.

Metro Transit's Rail Control Center leans in to stadium learning curve

August 27
Metro Transit's Rail Control Center leans in to stadium learning curve
Metro Transit is out to prove it can handle capacity crowds at new Vikings stadium.
West Metro
August 27
An inmate waits in to be booked and put in the system.

Hennepin County aims to keep nonviolent out of costly jail cells

For the first time, people accused of low-level crimes are being issued special warrants and then released.
Minneapolis
August 27

GOP state House candidate to suspend campaign against Ilhan Omar

Abdimalik Askar said he needs to attend to family issues. His name will remain on the ballot.
Minneapolis
August 27

4 injured when squad car rear-ended during I-35W traffic stop in Mpls.

A driver rear-ended the squad car, which then hit the vehicle it stopped near 36th Street. The citizen's vehicle then swerved into traffic and struck again.
Minneapolis
August 27
Case manager Katia Iverson helps the Abdullahi family through the steps of resettling in Minnesota, from renting a house to teaching the children how to turn on a lamp.

Years with no nation, they have 90 days to become a Minnesotan

Thousands of refugees are navigating hurdles of a new life. And front-line workers in Minnesota, one of the country's resettlement hubs, are poised to take in 2,530 refugees, more than during any year in the past decade.
Local
August 27

Man charged in bizarre carjacking-for-hire plot in Minneapolis

A 23-year-old man was charged Friday with robbing a north Minneapolis man with his own gun, as the victim and his girlfriend returned home from a trip to the casino, authorities said.
Stage & Arts
August 27

Actor sues Minn. Fringe Festival for refusing play about pedophile

Sean Neely accuses the festival of "false advertising" because it claims to be nonjuried.
Minneapolis
August 27
New Superintendent Ed Graff attended the event. Co organizer Sarah L...

New superintendent ready for a new chapter for Minneapolis schools

Ed Graff is focusing on the positive after the district's challenging year.
Minneapolis
August 26

U.S. Bank Stadium doors and Vikings Voyage open as game day gets closer

Fans checked out shiny new digs as Vikings got ready for first game on new field Sunday.
Minneapolis
August 26

Minneapolis surpasses $1 billion in building permits — again, but faster

It's the fifth straight year Minneapolis passed the $1 billion level in construction permits.
West Metro
August 26
Investigators from the Minneapolis Police Department crime lab placed...

Maple Grove man charged with murder in Dinkytown stabbing

Brandon Bockoven admitted to police that he stabbed the victim twice Thursday evening after they argued about money for auto parts, according to the Hennepin County attorney's office.
Minneapolis
August 26

Minneapolis, Hennepin County seek volunteers to count cyclists and walkers

Minneapolis, Hennepin County looking for volunteer counters.
Minneapolis
August 26
Investigators from the Minneapolis Police Department crime lab documen...

Suspect in custody in fatal stabbing near University of Minnesota

A male acquaintance of the victim was taken into custody, Minneapolis police said. The two are not believed to be students.
Minneapolis
August 26
U.S. Bank Stadium's huge doors opened for the first time this morning, taking five minutes and accompanied by a loud beeping sound.

U.S. Bank Stadium's giant doors open for first time this morning

The big doors opened on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium for the first time this morning. For three years, they've been called a signature design element of the new $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium.
Minneapolis
August 26

Mayor Hodges pitches $10.5 million overhaul of Minneapolis Convention Center plaza

It's the fourth-largest infrastructure item in Hodges' budget proposal, which was released last week and must be approved by the City Council.
Minneapolis
August 25
Minneapolis resident Dave Bicking, left, stands to present his concern...

Minnesota Supreme Court to hear Minneapolis police-insurance proposal

Supporters of a proposal that would require Minneapolis police officers to carry professional liability insurance will get a final chance to take their issue to…
Variety
August 25

Minneapolis sees rise in foodborne illness from norovirus, Vibrio bacteria found in oysters

Health inspectors are looking into the causes of the increases, including of illnesses involving the Vibrio bacteria found in oysters.
West Metro
August 25

Dayton, Met Council seek to give Southwest LRT $145M boost

Money to keep project going would come from Met Council, Hennepin County, metro transit board.
West Metro
August 25

U taps new general counsel from Stinson Leonard Street

Douglas Peterson also has been a federal prosecutor.
Music
August 25
In April a rainbow appeared over Prince's Paisley Park, which will open for public tours in October.

Public tours of Paisley Park to begin in October

It may not be like Elvis Presley's Graceland, but Prince's Paisley Park could open as a museum on Oct. 6.
Minneapolis
August 25

I-35 bridge collapse survivor is charged with ISIL ties

Mohamed Amiin Ali Roble was 10 years old when he became one of 145 people injured in the August 2007 bridge collapse. He collected $91,654 in settlement money on his 18th birthday.