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

Super Bowl LII
January 19

"Coats, hats and gloves:" Minneapolis kids rap tips for Super Bowl guests

Franklin Middle School video shows visitors how to have fun — and bundle up.
West Metro
January 13

Twin Cities' unlikely experience with landslides gets attention in Washington

Emergency management director spoke to lawmakers about the area's response after several incidents in recent years.
Super Bowl LII
January 12

Hennepin County plans for extra detox services during Super Bowl week

The issue came up as the County Board was briefed on events and security.
January 11
Minneapolis parks employees Dan Falk, left and Tim Coffin readied a new sign in 2015 before putting it in place near Lake Calhoun.

Mpls. residents file legal action to keep Lake Calhoun's name

The lake's name is already in the process of changing to Bde Maka Ska.
West Metro
January 6
Former Richfield Mayor Debbie Goettel, currently a Hennepin County Com...

Hennepin County commissioner rang up a $55,000 bill for her office's remodeling

Former Richfield Mayor Debbie Goettel said she inherited an office that needed costly repairs.
West Metro
December 29, 2017

Ramsey and Hennepin county coffers continue to fill with property tax prepayers

Saturday hours added; prepay benefits unclear.
West Metro
December 29, 2017
Joe Antonucci waited in line to prepay his 2018 property tax Wednesday at the Hennepin County Government Center.

Homeowners line up to prepay their 2018 property taxes

The newly passed tax law gives homeowners an incentive to prepay 2018 property taxes so they can deduct them under more favorable rules on their 2017 tax forms.
December 18, 2017
A Carver County District judge denied a petition Monday to remove Comerica Bank & Trust as administrator of Prince's massive estate.

Judge denies petition for new administrator of Prince's estate

Mediator named to handle future disputes between heirs, manager.
West Metro
December 18, 2017

After-school Hennepin County Library program succeeds and expands

The free tutoring has helped thousands of students since the program started in 1992.
December 9, 2017

Property taxes, homeowners' voices are rising across Twin Cities

Double-digit percentage hikes that had drawn complaints in St. Paul are popping up in the suburbs, too.
West Metro
December 9, 2017

New Hennepin County program keeps dozens in homes when property taxes are delinquent

Navigator program connects at-risk owners to services.
West Metro
December 7, 2017

Hennepin County Board approves defense fund for immigrants facing deportation

Sheriff's Office would lose authority over the facility if the proposal passes.
West Metro
December 5, 2017

Hennepin County Board considers merging county, Minneapolis crime labs

Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is battling a move by the County Board to take control of the crime lab and potentially merge it with…
November 29, 2017
Three of Prince's heirs filed a petition last month to remove Comerica as special administrator for his estate, but the bank is pushing back against their claims.

Minnesota Supreme Court rejects two Prince heirs

Chief Justice Lorie Gildea issued an order Tuesday denying the petitions of Darcell Gresham Johnston and Venita Jackson Leverette.
West Metro
November 29, 2017

Hennepin board gives final local approval to change Calhoun's name

Decision to rename Lake Calhoun in Mpls. now goes to the DNR and a federal agency.
West Metro
November 28, 2017
Hennepin County kicks off 100 day campaign to get 150 homeless youths ...

100-day Hennepin plan to help homeless kids crushes expectations

The county's Office to End Homelessness set a goal of 150 people; "We blew our housing goals out of the water," said an official.
November 21, 2017

Hennepin County Board panel advances lake name change from Lake Calhoun to Bde Maka Ska

Before it's official, the full County Board must vote — and then it must get approval from state and federal agencies.
East Metro
November 14, 2017

North Minneapolis' Appetite for Change and other organizations win Bush Prize

Appetite for Change was given $471K as it works for a better North Side.
November 13, 2017
Three of Prince's heirs filed a petition last month to remove Comerica as special administrator for his estate, but the bank is pushing back against their claims.

Bank managing Prince's estate punches back against heirs

Bank has filed documents countering claims by heirs that it has cost the estate millions.
West Metro
November 11, 2017

Prince estate accuses Roc Nation of illegally streaming artist's music

In the latest in a long string of legal actions involving Prince's estate, his heirs are accusing Roc Nation of using a fraudulent contract to…
West Metro
November 10, 2017
Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins

Higgins says she won't seek re-election to Hennepin County Board

Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins announced Friday that she won't run for re-election next year and plans to retire when her term ends in January 2019.
November 4, 2017

George Conzemius, powerful Minnesota legislator and businessman, dies

Much of the legislation he sponsored or guided helped to shape the state's stance on campaign finance limits, the law permitting health maintenance organizations and more.
West Metro
October 30, 2017

3 Prince heirs demand new administrator for artist's massive estate

Court petition accuses Comerica of costing star's estate millions of dollars.
October 28, 2017
Minneapolis got an early shot of nasty weather Friday afternoon before...

3 dead as snowstorm makes driving treacherous in Minn.

A 58-year-old St. Paul man was killed when his pickup spun out and rolled over in a ditch on Hwy. 169 in Princeton.
St. Paul
October 23, 2017
St. Paul Superintendent Joe Gothard made his way past members of the St. Paul teachers union before Tuesday's school board meeting.

Tensions high as Mpls., St. Paul begin teacher contract talks

Budget strife is sure to complicate teacher contract talks in Minneapolis and St. Paul, where teachers are pushing for pay increases and district officials are stressing how tight their finances are.