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The Park Board's 2020 budget reflects "constraints of the maximum tax levy" set by the city Board of Estimate and Taxation, Superintendent Al Bangoura said.
The city is working with Target Center on how to recover those costs.
Trump vilified Jacob Frey while embracing Lt. Bob Kroll, the leader of the city's police union.
According to city records, AEG says that would be a campaign contribution. Minneapolis officials say they are still talking with the firm.
The city says it will cost $530,000 to host the president's rally Thursday at Target Center. Trump's campaign said it has reached an agreement with the rally venue operator and won't pay anything extra.
Policy change meant to address Mpls. crime wave.
Council Member Abdi Warsame says the Africa Village mall could include a clinic, housing, a space for youth programming and more. Critics say his efforts to build the center in the Cedar-Riverside area is a political maneuver.
City Council Member Lisa Goodman joined them and said she would like to hire more officers and rethink other policies to improve safety in the area.
Total skips parks request for $1.5 million more for youth programming.
Northern Metals admits altering pollution readings, closes facility.
City Council considering a similar law to protect renters from eviction.
Mayor Jacob Frey's $75,000 proposal would pair defendants with social workers.
It's one of several strategies the city is considering to eliminate deaths and serious injuries from crashes.
Higher levy sought for youth programs; issue now goes to taxation board vote on Sept. 25.
Mayor Jacob Frey wants 14 new officers; some council members now call for even more.
The mixed-use building won't be built on 13th Avenue NE.
Residents in the revived Folwell neighborhood association want to show city officials that the groups can rebuild themselves from the ground up –without municipal oversight.
A park commissioner says action should be taken to avoid similar closures next year.
Mayor Jacob Frey and Council Member Abdi Warsame left shortly after arriving.
Downtown Minneapolis plaza will reflect recent, ancient past.
Boosting building efficiency could be one way to trim natural gas use.
As the cost of running a city rises, so too must property taxes, city leaders say — despite billions of dollars in new development in the core of the Twin Cities.
Goal is better working conditions in strip clubs after damning U report.
Commissioners see the change as a small way to do undo institutional racism and teach residents about the land's indigenous history.
Only six of the 12 public beaches in Minneapolis remain open.
Mayor Jacob Frey and some council members are calling for an infusion of city spending to clean up litter, improve lighting and spruce up building facades.
Mayor Jacob Frey is also asking for a nearly 7 percent increase in the property tax levy.
An overwhelming amount of rain — and one potentially sick swimmer — has led to a summer ruined by the bacteria.
Supporters say the designation will protect neighborhood character.
The city's new ordinance complements a state law considered one of the strictest in nation.
Landlords' association has criticized restrictions on background checks, other curbs on screening.
"It's a small part of a larger vision around sustainability ... but it's something we can all have an impact on," Commissioner Jono Cowgill said.
Some merchants say the city should deal with crime, not eliminate parking.
Minneapolis could be the first of its size to take such action, city planners say.
Facility had been ordered to close Aug. 1 because of air pollution concerns.
Brad Bourn said the projected wait to reopen the site occupied by the Lola on the Lak was "unacceptably long."
The mass death of fish during the summer is not uncommon, officials said.
After opposition from neighbors, city planners rejected the project 5-4.
Northern Metal Recycling had sought an extension while it completes a new shredder in Becker.
It took $10 million and more than 10 years to renovate the 1975 spot.
The parkway between Washington Av. and Arlington St. will likely remain closed through the weekend.
Partner Thor Construction abruptly shut down during work on apartment complex
St. Anthony West, a quiet area with modest homes, is growing more densely populated.
Companies previously weren't allowed to leave vehicles on park property.
A developer for the "destination place" will be selected by year's end.
The firm shut down its construction arm amid lawsuits and other issues.
Business is down in a thriving immigrant hub in Minneapolis and residents are on high alert as President Trump steps up his threat of deportations.
Other groups are posting fliers around the city in an attempt to counter the Minnesota Multi Housing Association's efforts.
The overlook will be the first new access to the river for the North Side in almost 20 years.
In the meantime, Lola on the Lake is serving from a food truck near the site on weekends.
Marla’s Caribbean Cuisine drew people in with slow-cooked meals, warm hospitality and tingling spices. The south Minneapolis restaurant was featured on food shows, including the…
Most households inspected by the city during a pilot program last winter shoveled their sidewalks within 24 hours of a snowstorm. But council members and pedestrians say the city still has work to do.
After Virginia Beach shootings, council member calls for guarded entries, other changes.
Minneapolis assessor's office overrun with rise in homeowners' requests.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey nominated Kim Keller to stay on as the official overseeing the city’s inspection and regulatory agency after she stepped into the…
The state lacks authority to restore the Dakota name. But that's only part of the story.
As the fire investigation continues, the man in the video has not been arrested, and the woman caught on camera is not considered a suspect, police said.
The group wants details after four Somali-American teens were handcuffed by park police at Minnehaha Park last year.
Population growth is behind the drop, said Trust for Public Land, which ranked St. Paul No. 2.
The two people were captured on camera standing around the pavilion at the time of the fire, according to officials. Sparks appear to be flying in one of the photos.
At Powderhorn Shark Tank, established and aspiring business owners look to make their dreams reality
Bow tie makers, thrift shop owners, bakers and more competed for cash prizes and a chance to grow their business.
Lola on the Lake plans to use food trucks after ravaging fire.
The ban was one of the goals listed in the 2040 plan approved last year. Existing ones would be grandfathered in, but none could be added.
Despite a court ruling that reversed the renaming of Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is moving to scrub the Calhoun name from surrounding parkways and parkland.
The city has enough reserves to pay the settlement, which the city's actuaries consider an "anomaly."
Brian Zachek's therapy is a tool now common in hospices, hospitals and retirement homes around the Twin Cities.
Two community gardens in south Minneapolis are losing their plots.
U may help revise the plan for neighborhood organizations.
Residents want to be able to buy buildings once owned by embattled landlord Frenz.
The 27-year-old suspect from Brooklyn Park had been convicted on a charge of fleeing police just weeks before Wednesday's fatal crash at N. 36th and Aldrich avenues in Minneapolis.
Hundreds commented on Mpls. plan to cut funds to neighborhood groups that didn't diversify on time.
Seeding of native plants is likely to begin in summer, end by fall.
Four council members voted against using public financing for the Seward complex.
Trump recited a number of GOP selling points for the tax cuts, which Democrats opposed for conferring most of its benefits on the wealthy and large corporations.
One of downtown's main drags is due for a major renovation.