Minneapolis

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

West Metro
August 23

Obituary: Supercentenarian Marion Hunter danced through life

Before Marion Hunter died earlier this month — not long before what would have been her 111th birthday — she attributed her longevity to a…
Minneapolis
August 20
Concrete has chipped away exposing rusting reinforcement bars under Fr...

Hennepin Co. might close historic Greenway bridges to save money

Closings could be more common than updates as the historic stretch ages.
Minneapolis
August 20

Discrimination in North Side's Homewood just an urban myth, study finds

Minneapolis is considering North Side subdivision for historic designation.
Local
August 18

2 years after landslide, W. River Parkway to reopen

The lengthy closure has irritated commuters who use the route and park commissioners who are peppered with questions about the long-delayed reopening.
Local
August 12

Gordon looking for broader support of preservation for Glendale complex

Proposal would give housing complex some local protection
West Metro
August 11
Hennepin County Commissioner Randy Johnson in 1984, five years after h...

Some big shoes to fill on Hennepin County Board as Randy Johnson retires

After a 38-year run, the commissioner is stepping down.
Don't Miss
August 10

Mpls. author pens adventure novel inspired by the Lake Harriet elf

Elf's back story depicts the adventures of an inventive Minneapolis girl abroad.
Local
August 9

Developer sought for 48-acre city-owned riverfront wasteland in Minneapolis

Developer would devise a plan for city terminal area and have first dibs on actual development of the site
Local
August 9

Mpls silent sports foundation hosting 2018 over-30 World Cup ski event

Planned over-30 event at Wirth Park depends on demonstrating that organizers can provide a 12.5-kilometer course
Local
August 8

Brutalist library headed for renovation after 50 years in Southeast Mpls

Proposal may not save money over building a new library but it preserves an icon of architect Ralph Rapson
Variety
August 5

Minneapolis woman, 88, has birds eating out of her hand

Nancy B. Miller is no stereotype. She feeds her birds with a lively intent, just as she approaches much of life.
Don't Miss
August 5
Team Benin breaks their huddle before their scrimmage against the Robb...

Underdog team brings baseball dreams to Minnesota

This weekend, a team from Benin is playing in the very tournament that for three years has raised money and equipment for them.
Local
August 5

Winter sports/bike center on verge of final approval for Wirth Park

Backers want world-class venue for cross-country ski events
Local
July 28

Minneapolis asks public for input on equity in street paving spending

Session will ask for how non-public works criteria should be applied to develop a fair paving program
Local
July 28

Students gain rare look into old, handwritten Minn. murder records

It's the second year of a research project sifting through data from the past 110 years to add the homicides and suspicious deaths to electronic records.
Minneapolis
July 27

Minneapolis park commissioners faulted on racial matters

Black employees say part-time to full-time shift too difficult.
Minneapolis
July 26
The GAF roofing plant, just upstream from the Lowry Avenue Bridge, mak...

Research finds spike in cancer, asthma near Lowry Av. Bridge

Researchers didn't pinpoint a cause of the deaths, but activists didn't hesitate Monday to point fingers at a roofing factory next to the bridge.
Minneapolis
July 25

Minneapolis Park Board sets two meetings to hear minority concerns

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has scheduled two meetings with the aim of hearing from communities of color about their concerns with the park…
West Metro
July 22

Hennepin County employee groups help workers love their jobs

It's the state's first public-sector entity to use employee resource groups.
Minneapolis
July 22

Longfellow residents push to make 45th Avenue car-free for one block

Some residents of the south Minneapolis neighborhood hope to recreate 45th Avenue as a community front yard.
Minneapolis
July 20

New president, vice president elected for Minneapolis Park Board

The new leadership follows chaotic start to meeting over public input on selection.
Local
July 20

Convicted killer of Mahnomen County deputy loses appeal

The Minnesota Supreme Court rejected the appeal Wednesday of a Mahnomen County sheriff deputy’s convicted killer. Thomas Lee Fairbanks, 38, handled the appeal petition to…
Local
July 20

Mpls will dig deeper on repairing streets thanks to cash infusion

City commitment of $21.2 million will allow more thorough rebuilding of streets after years of scrimping due to limited funds
Minneapolis
July 17

Delayed Wirth outdoor sports complex could open by the end of winter

Backers are still raising funds, hope to open by winter's end.
Minneapolis
July 17

Jan. 2015: Park officials mull concepts for reshuffling Wirth Park space

Design meant to eliminate conflicts among sports.