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Minneapolis
December 2, 2017
The four-story complex at 38th Street will include 53 units and new customers for nearby businesses.

Density spreads outside downtown Minneapolis into neighborhoods

Multiunit construction trend facing pushback in places.
Minneapolis
December 2, 2017

John Richter, entrepreneur, advocate for airport noise reduction and bike lanes, dies at 94

For years, John Richter was the epitome of an engaged citizen in Minneapolis — a rabble-rouser, networker and fundraiser extraordinaire who poured his energy and money into a slew of causes over decades of tenacious advocacy.
Books
December 1, 2017
FILE - This combination of file photos shows Chris Kyle, left, former Navy SEAL and author of the book "American Sniper," on April 6, 2012, and former

Jesse Ventura appears to have settled defamation lawsuit over book

Minnesota's former governor declined to comment on Friday about the apparent settlement of his defamation suit.
Minneapolis
December 1, 2017

Chamber of Commerce asks judge to block $15 minimum wage in Mpls.

The $15 an hour minimum wage will start being phased in on Jan. 1, with large employers required to start paying employees $10 an hour.
West Metro
December 1, 2017
A mile-long swath of freight right of way west of Target field is “historic.” It is now home to a city gravel operation, and runs along the Cedar

SWLRT route cuts through historic path, complicating its future

Southwest light-rail project prompts review of Minneapolis industrial area.
Super Bowl LII
December 1, 2017
Mayor Betsy Hodges, Jimmy “Jam” Harris, left, and Terry Lewis cooked up some Super Bowl plans Friday at a press conference.

A 'very Minnesota' Super Bowl Live lineup announced for free concerts on mall

Music marathon to cast spotlight on dynamic Minnesota music scene.
Minneapolis
December 1, 2017
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges

Minneapolis City Council reworks public safety priorities

The council strikes downtown traffic enforcement, community liaisons in favor of other public safety priorities.
Minneapolis
December 1, 2017

New 40-story apartment tower proposed in downtown Minneapolis

5th Street tower near Nicollet Mall would have 261 units, 266 parking spots and access to the skyway.
Variety
December 1, 2017
A man dressed in medieval garb delivered an unusual cease-and-desist letter to Modist Brewing in Minneapolis on Friday.

Minneapolis' Modist Brewery receives medieval-style cease-and-desist order

The brewery's "Dilly Dilly" Mosaic Double IPA crowlers prompted the Bud Light messenger's visit.
Variety
December 1, 2017
In 1955 Minneapolis, parents held their children up to see Santa in the downtown Dayton's window.

Victorian Christmas? Bah, humbug! Ideal holiday image is of Minneapolis' Nicollet Mall in the 1950s

We should be nostalgic for the festive downtowns of the 1950s, not something out of a Dickens novel.
Eat & Drink
December 1, 2017
Burger Friday: Reimagined dive bar fries up stunner of no-frills cheeseburger

Burger Friday: Reimagined dive bar fries up stunner of no-frills cheeseburger

Chef Doug Flicker's transformation of the former Sunrise Inn into Bull's Horn Food & Drink is led by a gotta-try ($8!) burger.
Minneapolis
December 1, 2017

Feds indict four alleged Minneapolis gang members in gun, drug conspiracy

One defendant is linked to the Aug. 5 slaying of a rival gang member.
Eat & Drink
December 1, 2017
The historic Grain Belt Beer sign on the Minneapolis riverfront.

Minneapolis' iconic Grain Belt sign to light up again — and you can buy bulb

The Grain Belt Beer sign has been dark for years, but is ready to shine again.
Minneapolis
December 1, 2017

Charge: Suspect makes good on vow from Minneapolis jail, kills man he stabbed days earlier

Police heard a recording of an ominous call from jail but not until after the man was shot execution-style, according to the prosecution.
West Metro
November 30, 2017

Hennepin County awards $1.7 million in transit grants

Four transit-oriented development projects in Hennepin County have been awarded $1.7 million in grants. Last week, the Hennepin County Board, acting as the Housing and…
Minneapolis
November 30, 2017
Messiah Lutheran Church in south Minneapolis opened in 1917, but it is now vacant and in need of costly repairs.

City panel rejects historic protection for Minneapolis church

A City Council panel's vote leaves Messiah Lutheran Church vulnerable to future demolition.
Minneapolis
November 30, 2017
Superintendent Ed Graff has said he’s surveying all options to curb costs.

Minneapolis schools trim overspending but still $7 million over budget

The district is examining spending as it tackles a $33 million deficit for next school year.
Minneapolis
November 30, 2017
Minneapolis City Hall

Pay scales rise for top Minneapolis officials

State grants waivers exempting positions from pay caps tied to governor's salary.
Minneapolis
November 30, 2017
A Metro Transit worker wrapped up cable before the derailed light rail cars behind him were towed back on the track Thursday night in downtown Minneap

8-plus hours after derailment, light-rail trains get moving again

A loose lid on a rail access box may have been responsible for the downtown Minneapolis derailment about 11 a.m.
Music
November 30, 2017
Minneapolis' biker-friendly rock bar, Whiskey Junction, to close by year's end

Minneapolis' biker-friendly rock bar, Whiskey Junction, to close by year's end

Another mainstay of the West Bank music scene in Minneapolis, Whiskey Junction, will close by the end of the year, and this time there is blame going around.