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

June 16

4 hurt, 1 hospitalized when trains collide in western Wisconsin

Two southbound Canadian National trains collided in a remote area in Wiergor Township.
North Metro
June 14

Canoeist who drowned in BWCA identified as Coon Rapids man

Authorities have identified a Coon Rapids man who drowned when the canoe he was in capsized in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness over the…
June 10

Minneapolis schools official heading west

Michael Thomas was interim superintendent, says he is hopeful about where Mpls. schools are headed.
West Metro
June 6

Judge orders feds to process Hennepin County teen pregnancy funding

Hennepin County had sued over pregnancy prevention cuts.
West Metro
June 6

Hennepin County commissioner's race gets late surprise filings

The race for the Hennepin County Board seat representing north Minneapolis became significantly more crowded after Tuesday’s filing deadline. Two former Minneapolis council members, Natalie…
West Metro
June 4

Mark Stenglein dropping out of Hennepin County commissioner race

Former Hennepin County commissioner says injury will keep him from running.
West Metro
June 4
Alex Tittle, Hennepin County disparity reduction director

Hennepin County hires director to reduce racial and other disparities

Alex Tittle held a similar role for the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium.
West Metro
May 24

Hennepin County's criminal justice leaders look at new ways to tackle opioid crisis

County criminal justice leaders mull ideas that have worked elsewhere in U.S.
West Metro
May 21

Commissioner Peter McLaughlin denied DFL endorsement

No one got the DFL nod for the Hennepin County seat, but Angela Conley came closest.
May 19

Pastor, caregiver Ethel Johnson-Lee, who opened her home to those in need, dies at 92

In her late 50s, she graduated from the University of Minnesota despite never having attended high school.
West Metro
May 19

Hennepin County's Pathways program excels at training and retaining its own employees

More than 360 people have graduated since the job-training program started in 2014.
May 18
With Minneapolis City Hall as a backdrop, the Hennepin County Government Center water fountain in downtown Minneapolis remained waterless Friday.

Hennepin County Government Center plaza fountain should be flowing after Memorial Day

Spring repairs cause a month's delay in filling the popular downtown Minneapolis fountain.
West Metro
May 16
Irene Fernando

Hennepin County commissioner candidates look to diversify all-white board

There has never been a county commissioner of color; that may change.
West Metro
May 4

Hennepin County suing feds to retain funding for teen pregnancy prevention

Feds want pregnancy prevention efforts focused on abstinence education.
May 1

Howard Vetter, president of Vetter Stone, dies at 85

He took a small quarry near Mankato founded by his father in 1954 and guided it into a stone business whose buildings stand across the world.
West Metro
April 19

Timeline: Prince death case

April 7, 2016: Blaming the flu, Prince cancels two concerts in Atlanta. Meanwhile, Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg, a family practitioner who is treating Prince to…
April 16
Patricia Fox stands by her vehicle, which is parked in a designated disability parking spot, in front of her home on Fremont Avenue N. in Minneapolis.

Disabled Minneapolis woman calls loss of parking for bike lane 'the ultimate insult'

North Minneapolis road project will shift disability parking spots.
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April 14
Allan Law, 73, who has helped the needy for more than 50 years, hugged a former student at the Little Earth gym.

The 'sandwich man' is on a mission to feed Minneapolis' homeless

Allan Law hopes to hand out 1 million sandwiches this year to people in need, at all hours of the day or night.
April 12
The interior of a Hennepin County jail cell. For the past year, the Hennepin County jail has been over its capacity, while the facility is understaffe

Hennepin County Board gets troubling snapshot of public safety, jail

Overcrowded jails and growing felony crimes lead the agenda.
West Metro
April 11

Arbitrator rules Hennepin County must back pay $300,000 for ranking deputies

Arbitrator rules Hennepin County withheld key information during talks with deputies.
West Metro
April 11
Jan Callison, chairwoman of the Hennepin County Board.

Hennepin commissioner says county is challenged, but engaged

Public safety, child protection and transportation issues highlighted in speech.
April 9
Students walked to their buses in the bitter cold after school in Minneapolis

Minneapolis students can choose gender, preferred name on district forms

Students can now use preferred name, gender on district forms.
April 2
(Clockwise) Reps. Tom Emmer, Collin Peterson, Erik Paulsen and Jason Lewis

Full-page ad calls out Paulsen, Lewis, Emmer and Peterson on gun control measures, NRA donations

It's unclear who exactly is behind the group "Listen to the Children."
March 31
Cyndi Bickerstaff

A backstage pass to the Final Four, but it's all business

Operations whiz toils now to make sure Minneapolis is ready for next year's Final Four.
March 28
Joe Antonucci waited in line to prepay his 2018 property tax in December 2017.

State and feds still at odds over whether prepaid property tax can be deducted

A letter to the IRS from the state Revenue Commissioner seeks answers for thousands of taxpayers.