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
6:40am
A rainbow appeared over the Minneapolis Armory as fans waited for a Raconteurs concert. The region saw severe weather, including tornado warnings on M

Storms flood streets, down power lines; more possible later in week

The Twin Cities metro area and much of east central Minnesota is drying out after being deluged with heavy rain and thunderstorms Monday that flooded…
West Metro
July 15

Two charged with maltreatment of horses

Two people have been charged with abuse after horses were found eating trees and fence posts because they did not have food. Four of them…
Stage & Arts
July 12
Attorney Jeff Anderson held up a cast photo of Laura Stearns, at left, when she was 13, a year before her sexual abuse started at the Children’s The

Plaintiffs in sex abuse cases against the Children's Theatre to protest insurance company

Laura Stearns contends that jurors had no idea that insurance companies were on the hook, not CTC, for paying any damages in her case.
Inspired
July 12
Nawal Noor was named one of 24 Bush Foundation fellows this year. She plans to expand her business and pursue national leadership opportunities.

Somali American is trailblazer in a construction field with few women, people of color

As a developer and general contractor, Nawal Noor is leading efforts to diversify the industry.
West Metro
July 11
Rocker Alice Cooper and his wife, Sheryl Goddard, posed with actor Johnny Depp on the red carpet at the River Centre in St. Paul, at the 2016 Starkey

Starkey ends its celebrity-packed Twin Cities gala

The Starkey Hearing Foundation's high-profile, red carpet gala — the biggest celebrity event in Minnesota each year — is ending after a nearly 20-year run.Since…
Local
July 8
Darrel “Tuck” Ray

Darrel 'Tuck' Ray, King of the Hobos, dies at 58

Darrel “Tuck” Ray has caught the westbound train. That’s the hobo community’s way of saying that Ray, 58, has died. Named King of the Hobos…
West Metro
July 1
Minnesota state parks will offer a fireworks-free area for veterans on July 4. Above, the middle falls at Gooseberry Falls State Park.

Minnesota parks offer quiet areas for military veterans on July 4

Minnesota parks will offer quiet areas for military veterans on July 4."Not everyone enjoys the light and sound associated with fireworks, particularly some of our…
West Metro
July 1
Two bats found in Minneapolis in recent weeks have tested positive for rabies at the University of Minnesota.

Two rabid bats found in Minneapolis, prompting warning

A man who caught one of the animals is being treated for the disease.
Local
June 29
Pollen Executive Director Jamie Millard, right, with her child Dani, offers employees a variety of benefits, including “summer Fridays.”

Bring your baby to work? Minnesota nonprofits tap unusual benefits to attract, retain employees

Nonprofits are tapping unusual benefits to attract and retain employees.
West Metro
June 20
A deputy walked down the hallway of the intake area in the basement of the Hennepin County Jail.

Hennepin County effort to cut jail inmate numbers pays off

Officials credited a combination of factors: fewer violators with misdemeanors going to jail, a shared in-custody database for real-time analysis, earlier release of suspects before charging and faster pretrial hearings.
Local
June 20
The new YMCA on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis.

Twin Cities YMCA partners with Google to host free workshops for families on internet safety

The free one-hour classes on online safety are the first of the kind for the YMCA in the Twin Cities.
Local
June 19

Trailblazing Hennepin County probation officer Emmett 'Corky' Galloway dies

The 77-year-old was among the first black probation officers in Hennepin County.
West Metro
June 17
Law enforcement leaders say that six months into the job, Sheriff Dave Hutchinson is asking the right questions.

Hennepin County sheriff makes positive first impression

Dave Hutchinson seeks transparency, outreach, public understanding.
West Metro
June 17
Patrons at the Hennepin County library in Brooklyn Park.

Hoping for more diverse candidates, Hennepin Co. won't require master's degree for library director

State law for decades has placed the director of Hennepin County's massive library system on the top shelf.Lawmakers decided nearly 40 years ago that Hennepin…
Don't miss
June 14
Anson Truskoski counted the number of player autographs he'd obtained so far while watching the Twins take batting practice before Wednesday night's g

Twins fans focus on the heady present, avoid talk of what lies ahead

More than 32,000 people attended Thursday's game, and the next six games against Kansas City and Boston are expected to be sellouts.
Minneapolis
June 13
The Minnesota Vikings Foundation’s new food truck, dubbed the Vikings Table, will trek to Twin Cities neighborhoods to serve free healthy meals to k

Vikings Foundation launches food truck to serve Twin Cities kids in need

It's the first initiative for the Vikings Foundation, which launched in 2017.
Minneapolis
June 7
Laura Stearns read a statement at a press conference at attorney Jeff Anderson’s office after a Minneapolis jury found the Children’s Theatre negl

Children's Theatre withdraws motion seeking court costs from sex abuse victim

The filing came a week after CTC issued a public apology to abuse victim.
Inspired
June 7
Volunteer Tom Belting visited after he served rib dinners to guests Dolores Schmeidel, left, and Mary Jo Mileski at Loaves & Fishes’ Hopkins locatio

Innovative app helps Minnesota companies get leftover food to folks in need

Across the metro, the app is helping boost the number of companies able to find a home for extra food.
Local
June 6
The headquarters of Wells Fargo, in downtown San Francisco.

Wells Fargo's Minnesota-based foundation pledges $1 billion to affordable housing

It's the latest company to shift how it gives money to nonprofits and communities.
Minneapolis
June 6
Laura Stearns read a statement at a news conference at the office of attorney Jeff Anderson, at right, after a Minneapolis jury found the Children's T

CTC apologizes for seeking court costs from sex abuse victim

"Last week we failed in our commitment to be empathetic and respectful in our handling of our legal obligation," Children's Theatre Company artistic director Peter Brosius said.
West Metro
June 4
Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips on the floor of the U.S. House on Jan. 3, 2019.

U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips sees need to help cities lacking state funding

Formula for local aid means nearly 100 Minnesota cities don't make the list.
Stage & Arts
June 2
Jina Penn-Tracy, who said she was abused at Children’s Theatre in the 1980s, joined a protest outside the theater Saturday.

Children's Theatre protesters describe a long trail of damage

Theater's apology was too little, too late, say abuse survivors and their allies.
Local
May 30

Four metro counties offering warrant resolution day

It's the first time for the partnership, which includes community groups, too.
Minneapolis
May 29

Extra patrols start this week in downtown Minneapolis' SafeZone initiative

Summer initiative includes county sheriff's deputies and Metro Transit officers.
Local
May 24
Chris Belland, the new program and outreach manager of veterans relations for the Minnesota Historical Society, chatted with interpreter Steven Nikode

Minnesota Historical Society boosts veterans outreach with free fort admission for military members

Historic Fort Snelling offers free admission for military members for the first time.