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August 2, 2019
Hmong International Academy playground equipment was damaged by a suspicious overnight fire.

Suspicious fire damages playground at Minneapolis' Hmong International Academy

New equipment has been ordered, but it's unlikely to arrive before the start of school.
Minneapolis
August 2, 2019
The morning after an anti-Semitic message was left at the Lake Harriet Upper Elementary School in Minneapolis, chalk was available for people to leave

Minneapolis police investigating anti-Semitic graffiti on school door

It's not clear how long the graffiti, which include a swastika and a threatening message that used an ethnic slur, were at Lake Harriet Upper School.
Minneapolis
August 2, 2019
Minneapolis
August 2, 2019
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo spoke during a community event.

Minneapolis police chief promises 'transformational' change as staffing debate continues

The debate over police manpower has only intensified with budget season approaching.
Minneapolis
August 1, 2019
Cars idled while sitting in the drive-thru lane at McDonald's on W. Broadway in Minneapolis.

Mpls. Council committee votes to ban new drive-through facilities

Minneapolis could be the first of its size to take such action, city planners say.
Minneapolis
August 1, 2019
The Northern Metal Recycling metal shredder building, located on the Mississippi River just south of the Lowry Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis.

Judge's ruling gives north Minneapolis metal shredder more time

Facility had been ordered to close Aug. 1 because of air pollution concerns.
Minneapolis
August 1, 2019
In 2009, Meryl Miller, 89, walked past her prized flowers and the dug up lawn that contractors for the EPA are removing because of arsenic contaminati

EPA says cleanup of arsenic-laced Minneapolis Superfund site is mostly complete

The East Phillips neighborhood has been cleared of arsenic that had contaminated soil.
Minneapolis
July 31, 2019

Minneapolis homeless students and families getting housing support

Program seeks housing for district children, teens.
Minneapolis
July 31, 2019
Santiago Garnica and Erick Flores stood in their bare south Minneapolis apartment. Stephen Frenz’s workers tore out appliances including the kitchen

As Frenz landlord controversy continues, tenants arrive home to find apartment demolished, belongings tossed

"They took our memories," laments tenant after they return to their south Minneapolis apartment to find it stripped.
Minneapolis
July 31, 2019
Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde, shown in April.

Top Minneapolis official to leave for Texas

City Coordinator Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde will depart on Oct 1., following her predecessor to Austin's city manager office.
Minneapolis
July 31, 2019
A fire in May destroyed the pavilion on the northeast side of Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun; it also sped up the timeline for park officials to redesign t

Mpls. Park Board chief wants to move faster on burned pavilion site

Brad Bourn said the projected wait to reopen the site occupied by the Lola on the Lak was "unacceptably long."
Minneapolis
July 30, 2019
“Five years ago, this would have been impossible to do, ”nephrologist Dr. Jeffrey Wang said about the donor kidney received by C.J. Dabney, shown,

New hepatitis drugs could cut wait time for kidney transplants

In a Minnesota first, a patient received a donor kidney that was infected with now-curable hepatitis C.
Minneapolis
July 30, 2019
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo told the council committee that oversees public safety that over a 12-month period dating back to last summ

Minneapolis officials say they undercounted delayed police responses by 5,525 calls

The mix-up was attributed to confusion about the way some of the calls were coded.
West Metro
July 30, 2019
Hennepin County Commissioner Marion Greene

Hennepin County Board approves increase in wheelage tax

That will raise $10 million annually, still short of the $25 million that public works officials told the board it needs for long-term upkeep.
Minneapolis
July 30, 2019
Shawn Harris-Berry

Minneapolis North High principal becomes associate superintendent

District officials plan to announce the next principal before the new school year begins.
Minneapolis
July 30, 2019
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, right, said he will seek more officers, but not necessarily the 400 that Police Chief Medaria Arradondo has called for.

Frey faces off against Mpls. Council on call for more police

The mayor wants to support his chief, but the City Council already frowned on the request for 400 additional officers.
Minneapolis
July 30, 2019
Farass Adnan Ali (Facebook)

Federal judge again orders release of Iraqi native held for two years at Department of Justice discretion

Farass Ali has been held alongside criminals despite his status as a permanent U.S. resident.
Minneapolis
July 30, 2019

Minneapolis police investigating shooting during phone sale gone wrong

No arrests have been announced as of Tuesday morning.
Minneapolis
July 29, 2019
A construction worker gave a thumbs-up after being rescued by Minneapolis and St. Paul firefighters and a structural rescue team at a site on the corn

Worker rescued 3 hours after being trapped below ground at Mpls. construction site

The worker for Kraus-Anderson is expected to be OK after being pulled from a trench.
Minneapolis
July 29, 2019
From left, Pastor Roosevelt Williams, Analyah Schlaeger dos Santos, Khloe Davis and Makayla Freeman stood among the solar panels on the roof of Shiloh

Minneapolis Foundation's new fund helps three nonprofits address climate change in low-income neighborhoods

Grants will fund energy audits, car-sharing promotion and other community efforts.