Nicknamed "City of Lakes" and the "Mill City," it's the county seat of Hennepin County and the largest city in Minnesota.

November 15
The Minneapolis Armory shortly after it was completed in 1936.

Hennepin County restores historic flagpole monument at downtown Armory

Group of veterans who work for the county helped with the new design.
November 15
There was a full crowd in the chambers and overflow rooms during a public hearing on the 2040 Comprehensive Plan at Minneapolis City Hall on Wednesday

Minneapolis neighbors gather for latest chance to weigh in on 2040 Comprehensive Plan

The public hearing held by the City Council, among the final steps in a contentious process, went on for nearly five hours.
West Metro
November 14
Dave Hutchinson, left, is Hennepin County sheriff-elect, but Rich Stanek has seven days to ask for a recount.

Hennepin County sheriff-elect retains law firm in case of recount

Outgoing Sheriff Rich Stanek has seven days to ask for a recount.
West Metro
November 7
Bassett Creek

Hennepin County Board approves $2.4 million in water quality levies

Hennepin County's Elm and Bassett creeks among those to be improved.
November 4
Minneapolis city crews already plow some sidewalks, but property owners do most of them. The city requires owners of single-family homes or duplexes t

Minneapolis gets tougher on sidewalk snow removal, may take it over

It steps up enforcement and weighs taking on the job.
West Metro
October 25
Challenger Mark Haase, left, and Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman

Mark Haase presenting strong challenge to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman

Freeman said the last few years have been the most difficult of his tenure, but that he still loves the work. Haase believes it's time for a change.
West Metro
October 12
Owner David Rech has offered organic recycling for more than two years at his Culver’s restaurant in Plymouth because “it’s the right thing to d

Hennepin County pushing forward with new organic waste ordinance

Officials push for law that would cover most businesses by 2020.
August 31

Patti Weber, CIA officer and Woman's Club leader, dies at 75

When her cover was blown, she became a CIA executive before retiring to Minnesota, where she led the Woman's Club of Minneapolis.
August 7
Christine Rohr and her son Jude checked out a fire truck during National Night Out in south Minneapolis in 2017.

Twin Cities expect record National Night Out attendance

More than 2,000 National Night Out block parties are planned around Minneapolis and St. Paul, where record-breaking attendance is expected.
West Metro
August 3
The Fifth Congressional District candidates squared off in a debate on Aug. 2. The debate included DFL candidates, from left, Patricia Torres-Ray, Mar

DFL rivals work to stand out in competitive Fifth District race

Kelliher and Torres Ray emphasize experience; Omar offers new voice.
August 2

Minnesota schools finalizing deals to reduce bias in discipline

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights announced Thursday that it expects to finalize agreements with each of the 43 school districts and charter schools that…
West Metro
August 1
An autopsy bay at the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office in Minneapolis.

Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office moves ahead with Minnetonka relocation plans

The medical examiner will trade cramped quarters in downtown Minneapolis for a new suburban location.
West Metro
July 24

Hennepin County plans to build its first secure mental health facility

County set aside $13 million to convert workhouse building in Plymouth.
West Metro
July 23

New director named for CornerHouse agency that aids child abuse victims

CornerHouse, a Minneapolis organization that conducts hundreds of forensic interviews of child abuse victims for police and social workers, has hired a new executive director.
East Metro
July 21
A cell house at Stillwater prison is pictured in this file photo.

3 Minnesota correctional officers resign in wake of colleague's death

Joseph Gomm's family also released a statement offering thanks to all who offered support.
West Metro
July 19
“No person in our jail is there for a civil immigration violation,” Sheriff Rich Stanek says. Above, he addressed a budget hearing last fall.

Immigration playing a relatively muted role in Hennepin County sheriff's race

As the issue takes hold across the country, Rich Stanek and his two challengers haven't made it a staple of their campaigns.
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July 18
Thirteen-year-old hot dog entrepreneur Jaequan Faulkner served up a hot dog meals to Yvonne Ross and her son Drameris Ross, 7, at his hot dog stand, M

Teen's hot dog stand serves up food, inspiration, with Mpls. inspectors' blessing

Jaequan Faulkner earned a permit from Mpls. for his entrepreneurial venture.
Home & Garden
July 13
In this 2014 file photo, Nicole Curtis, star of the HGTV show "Rehab Addict," waited in the hallway for her turn before the Minneapolis City Council A

'Rehab Addict' Nicole Curtis says project nears completion, amid neighborhood frustration

While work nears its end on controversial project, north Minneapolis residents still have concerns.
West Metro
July 9

Man seeking damages from hitting escaped cow can sue the farmer

A Fillmore County man can sue a farmer for injuries he sustained after he hit an escaped cow wandering on a highway, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
July 9
Darlynn Blevins, the sister of Thurman Blevins, addressed the media during a press conference in front of Minneapolis City Hall, Monday, July 9, 2018

Family decries Blevins' shooting death, calls for officers' firings

Family members called for community on Wednesday, the third meeting planned this week dealing with the death of Thurman Blevins.
West Metro
July 4
Dar-Rah Host, 18, died Tuesday of multiple gunshot wounds.

Man shot dead near the U remembered as funny, caring

Dar-Rah Host, who turned 18 in May, was killed early Tuesday outside an unlicensed concert venue.
July 4
A gaggle of geese congregated near the canoe storage area at Boom Island Park Tuesday in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis begins search for new Park Board superintendent

Community members can participate via surveys and public listening events.
July 4

John L. Miller, funeral director and resort town police chief, dies at 84

At different times, he ran funeral homes, ambulance services, a restaurant and a transportation business for people with disabilities. For a little excitement, he became the first full-time police chief of the Minnesota resort town of Breezy Point.
West Metro
June 30
Hennepin County officials are focused on securing upcoming midterm elections by maintaining paper backups, poll books and procedures to safeguard the

Hennepin County toughens cybersecurity for coming election

The federal government now classifies elections as critical infrastructure.
June 25

Appeals court sides with Minneapolis in insurance dispute

The city of Minneapolis will not have to reimburse insurance companies after a burst water main flooded a downtown condominium nearly five years ago, the…