Patrick Henry High

Debate brewing over whether to rename Patrick Henry High

Some students and staff at Patrick Henry High object to having school bear name of the Revolutionary War-era leader who also owned slaves.

Open house on Hennepin Avenue face-lift emphasizes design over practicalities

April 26
The Hennepin Downtown Project will reconstruct Hennepin Avenue between Washington Avenue and 12th Street starting in 2019, according to the city.
The $20 million reconstruction project will be underway for four years.

Minneapolis unveils plans for new public works depot

April 26
Minneapolis unveils plans for new public works depot
The city's Planning Commission lent the project its blessing by approving measures to bring the assembled site along University Avenue into a "medium industrial" zoning classification.
North Metro
April 26

Railroad not interested in negotiating with Met Council for Bottineau light-rail

An executive with BNSF Railway has told the Metropolitan Council — again — that the company is not interested in sharing its rail corridor with…
Minneapolis
April 26

Mpls. man granted new federal trial after juror's racial remarks

Comment during jury's deliberation scrutinized.
Minneapolis
April 26

Off-duty Minneapolis police officer found guilty of sexual assault

Prosecutors said Thomas Tichich forced himself on a woman who was passed out after a night of drinking.
Minneapolis
April 26
Minneapolis
April 26

Minneapolis offers tax break to landlords who preserve affordable rents

Mayor Jacob Frey supported the effort with additional incentives for building owners that are willing to make energy efficient improvements.
Minneapolis
April 26
FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, former Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor leaves the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility with his a

Noor plans to plead not guilty in killing of Justine Damond

According to a document signed by his attorney, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor intends to use self-defense and reasonable force in his defenses.
Minneapolis
April 25

Jury to consider whether Minneapolis cop committed sexual assault

Police officer Thomas Tichich insisted during two hours on the stand that sex with woman was consensual
West Metro
April 25
A rendering of a Southwest light rail train passing through the Kenilworth Lagoon.

Freight railroad files lawsuit over Southwest light-rail route

Glencoe-based Twin Cities & Western Railroad claims the Met Council's plans will interfere with its ability to haul commodities from South Dakota to the Twin Cities.
Minneapolis
April 25

Man wounded in south Minneapolis shooting

The victim was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, police said.
Minneapolis
April 24

Jewish and Muslim communities shared a meal and experiences

Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) and Jewish Community Action (JCA) hosted a Solidarity Dinner Tuesday evening. About 100 members of the Jewish and Muslim communities of the Twin Cities gathered together over a meal to talk about shared experiences and what it's been like for both communities over the past couple of years.
Minneapolis
April 24
Tributes from Prince fans adorned the memorial fence outside Paisley Park in Chanhassen on Thursday.

Prince family sues Illinois hospital, Walgreens chain

Suit claims Illinois medical staff could have done more to prevent later overdose.
Minneapolis
April 24
Mashawn L. Moore, John A. Davis and Marshawn D. Winston

Prison for driver who took accomplices to McDonald's after Mpls. murder

The men were driving around looking for someone to rob, according to the prosecution, and stopped at a nearby McDonald's soon after the slaying.
Minneapolis
April 23
Sgt. Grant Snyder, the Minneapolis Police Department’s nationally recognized human trafficking expert, is taking on a new role as the department’s

Mpls. detective moves into new role as homeless liaison

Sgt. Grant Snyder says his work against sex trafficking sets him up well for role.
Minneapolis
April 23

Charges: 2 men sexually assault woman leaving downtown Mpls. bar

A man with a long criminal history has been charged with the sexual assault of a woman outside a downtown Minneapolis bar that was recorded…
South Metro
April 23
Bees need flowers for the nectar and pollen they provide, in return for pollination services.

All-of-a-sudden spring is welcome, but brings allergies with it

Spring has burst upon us seemingly overnight with temperatures shooting into the upper 60s Monday, and that's suddenly bringing misery for those with allergies.Blame it…
Minneapolis
April 23
Louis Hunter, left, at a rally for Hunter, Philando Castile’s cousin, in support of charges against him being dropped, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, outs

Man charged in Castile protests looking to start vegan restaurant in Minneapolis

His legal battle, during which he lost his home and his livelihood, is over, and Louis Hunter is raising money for a vegan eatery in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
April 23
Minneapolis
April 22
A police officer wrote a citation, something Eden Prairie police are looking to do less often with juveniles in their city with the Juvenile Diversion

Eden Prairie police program gives young offenders a reset button

Police say most juveniles in diversion program do not reoffend.
Music
April 22
Tributes from Prince fans adorned the memorial fence outside Paisley Park in Chanhassen on Thursday.

Unfinished requiem: Enigmatic Prince leaves mystery in death

He cherished his privacy. There were a lot of things we didn't know. We certainly didn't have a clue — and maybe he didn't either — that trying to ease the pain would bring his demise.
Minneapolis
April 21
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey toured the Public Works Department’s Traffic and Parking facility on April 10.

Jury still out on Frey as he completes first 100 days in office

Will Mpls. Mayor Jacob Frey's words turn into actions?