Only about 8% of Minneapolis police officers live in city limits

Only about 8% of Minneapolis police officers live in city limits

Of the department's 873 officers, 72 live in ZIP codes that cover most of Minneapolis, according to a Star Tribune analysis of city records.

Mpls. officials voice disgust with the recent gunfire downtown

August 23
Mpls. officials voice disgust with the recent gunfire downtown
New Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said the department is increasing police presence in the area, where three people have been shot in two separate incidents since Sunday.

Minneapolis leaders eye vacant parcel for new Somali mall

August 23
Minneapolis leaders eye vacant parcel for new Somali mall
The industrial site at 26th Street and Minnehaha Avenue has sat empty for years.
Minneapolis
August 23
Lucy Elliott and her grandson Nels play with toys at Belle's Toy Box,...

Belle's Tool Box, project space for children, opening next month in south Minneapolis

Retired educator wants the renovated auto garage at 34th Street and 42nd Avenue S. to inspire kids and families.
Minneapolis
August 23
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said: “I did exactly the same work I would have done had I stayed in Minneapolis.”

Hodges defends L.A. trip soon after Damond fatal shooting

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges flew to Los Angeles four days after Justine Ruszczyk Damond's shooting death for a campaign fundraiser, a trip her opponents pounced on Wednesday.
Minneapolis
August 23
A car was smashed as part of a brick facade on a Minneapolis apartment...

3-story Mpls. apartment building evacuated after brick facade falls

The Elliot Park building is owned by Stephen Frenz, an apartment owner who faces revocation of all his rental licenses.
Minneapolis
August 23

Charges: Felon shot into crowd, wounded 2 people outside Hennepin Av. club

A drug conviction is one of many offenses the defendant has on his criminal record.
Minneapolis
August 23

Minneapolis Convention Center earns environmental certification

The Minneapolis convention center, about 20 years old, has been certified for its operational improvements.
Variety
August 23

Then and now: Arthur Murray danced where Northstar building now stands

Vintage photos from 1960 show a downtown street corner totally transformed.
Minneapolis
August 23
Minneapolis police investigate a shooting downtown Tuesday night near 6th Street and Hennepin Avenue that left a bystander wounded.

Bystander hit in shooting at 6th and Hennepin near arguing men

A man who was shot and wounded near 6th Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis happened to be standing near two other men who were arguing, police said.
Minneapolis
August 23
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges speaks at a press conference in July.

Mpls. Mayor Hodges must produce budget or explain, judge says

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges must either produce a full 2018 budget by Friday or go to court to explain why the document isn't ready, a Hennepin County judge has said.
Minneapolis
August 23
Rebecca Ruud was charged Tuesday with first- and second-degree murder in the killing of Savannah Leckie.

Mother charged with murder of Minn. teen; remains found in burn pit

After growing up in Minnesota, Savannah Leckie went to live with her biological mother in Missouri and had been missing for many weeks.
South Metro
August 22

Damaged Minnehaha Academy hopes to move temporarily to Mendota Heights

With just two weeks before the start of school, Mendota Heights is holding back-to-back special meetings Wednesday to decide on space usage.
Minneapolis
August 22
Construction work continued along Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday.

Nicollet Mall costs rise $2.1M, but project is still under budget

City leaders have approved nearly $4.7 million in extra expenses during the past year, as designs changed, bigger trees were brought in and workers put in longer hours.
Minneapolis
August 22

Council panel votes to shut down massage business in south Minneapolis

Owner denies allowing sex acts and promises to appeal city's decision.
Minneapolis
August 22
Minneapolis police recruits petted Wilbur at the end of class.

2 months after officer shoots dogs, Mpls. trains police recruits on dangerous dogs

Police recruits get tips on confronting dogs on the job after two were shot in a Minneapolis backyard.
Minneapolis
August 22

NTSB: Minnehaha school worker tried to sound alarm before fatal blast

A preliminary report about the explosion says a maintenance worker smelled natural gas and used a radio to tell others to evacuate just a minute before the blast.
Minneapolis
August 21

Woman shot, injured in north Minneapolis at block party

Police say injuries are non-life threatening.
Music
August 20

John Legend surprises kids at Fine Line in Minneapolis

He showed up at Big Brothers Big Sisters event to encourage youthful dreams of success.
Minneapolis
August 20
A pay phone has been installed on the ground floor of the Government C...

Hennepin County's latest service offering is … a pay phone?

They've all but disappeared, but county finds demand.
Minneapolis
August 20

Downtown bike cops nab shooting suspect during Sunday's wee hours

A Minneapolis police officer on his bike chased a shooting suspect early Sunday and arrested him, department officials said.Officers patrolling downtown just before 2 a.m.…
Minneapolis
August 20

Bicyclist fatally hit in Mpls. was U researcher, avid runner, volunteer

She was on her way to a homeless shelter where she was a volunteer.
Minneapolis
August 19

Tevlin: North Side's Tooties is almost back from brink

The basement fire started by a burglar has closed the neighborhood joint for 40 days and counting.