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

West Metro
March 18
Dora Hall reunited with her daughter during a lockdown in February at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis.

As threats surge after Fla. shooting, Minnesota schools take no chances

Many are facing the problems for the first time, and it's putting communities on edge.
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March 16
Tattoo policies have been a frequent discussion in law enforcement for many years. An arbitrator last week ruled against the Hennepin County Sheriff's

Hennepin County deputies win round in being able to have tattoos

Union leaders hope an arbitration ruling is a step toward fewer restrictions. Tattoo policies have been a frequent discussion in law enforcement for many years.
March 13
Yoga instructor Kelly La Frenier, left, led a group of boys through yoga poses and mindfulness exercises during a class through the Link, a nonprofit

Partnership between Minneapolis yoga studio and nonprofit brings yoga, mindfulness skills to teens on probation

Instead of going to the county's secure detention center or the Home School, boys on probation attend the reporting centers and are tutored, participate in activities and learn about conflict resolution.
March 9
Architectural renderings show plans for additions that will nearly double the space at the private school’s Upper School campus along the Mississipp

Minnehaha Academy unveils designs for rebuilding campus destroyed in deadly gas explosion

Modern additions to replace buildings damaged in deadly 2017 gas explosion.
March 5

Minneapolis' $15 minimum wage ordinance is upheld

Graco Inc. sued the city, claiming the ordinance conflicted with state law.
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March 3
People waited for the doors to open so the process of choosing who could interpret artwork for Art in Bloom could begin.

Art in Bloom draws aspiring Minnesota floral designers: 'It's spring!'

An annual ritual at the Minneapolis Institute of Art begins with a lot of fingers crossed.
West Metro
March 2
Prince performs in California in 1985.

Prince heirs say excessive lawyer's fees will leave nothing for inheritance

Estate has been estimated to be worth $100 million to $300 million before tax.
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February 27
This time the weekly gathering of family and friends was at the home of Don and Ann Luce.

Two Mpls. families' weekly commitment to each other, over dinner, spans 30 years

The two households' weekly dinners are a testament to intention and connection.
West Metro
February 23

Hennepin County fixing housing gaps for its most vulnerable populations

The approach aims to "move the needle" for hard-to-serve groups.
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February 16
Christopher Cardozo in his Minneapolis office near a large print of the Edward S. Curtis portrait "Qahatika Girl, 1907."

Minneapolis man finds 'soul's purpose' in historical photographs of Indians

A Minneapolis man has dedicated his life to the legacy of photographer Edward S. Curtis.
West Metro
February 14
Joe Antonucci waited in line to pre-pay his 2018 property tax Wednesday December 27, 2017 in Minneapolis.

Deduction-hungry Hennepin Co. property taxpayers prepaid nearly $200 million

Residents are hoping the payments made in 2017 will get them a bigger tax deduction ahead of the new tax law, which limits deductions for local taxes for 2018 and beyond.
West Metro
February 9
Naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, is shown in New York, Aug. 11, 2016.

Hennepin embarks on its most ambitious opioid prevention strategy

County commissioners were presented with a comprehensive response to the crisis, including equipping all law enforcement officers with naloxone.
West Metro
February 8

Two candidates running for open Hennepin County commissioner seat

A veteran politician and a political newcomer have entered the race to replace retiring Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins. The candidates are Mark Stenglein, who…
West Metro
February 8
John Tribbett, left, and Ilana Budenosky with the St. Stephen’s Street Outreach met with a man who was panhandling along Nicollet Mall, Thursday in

Super Bowl visitors leave some Minnesota Nice along with winter gear

Parkas piled up, thanks to last-minute collection.
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February 7
Citing public nuisance law, Sandra Hart — seen with her dog Peppermint — was evicted by the housing courts 11 months ago.

'How do they have the right to kick me out?' Court says Hennepin can't evict woman

Evicted homeowner will get to return to her Minneapolis house after legal battle over the state's public nuisance law.
Super Bowl LII
February 1
John Tribbett, left, and Ilana Budenosky, cq, with the St. Stephen's Street Outreach met with a man who was panhandling along Nicollet Mall, Thursday,

Where did the homeless go in Minneapolis during Super Bowl week?

Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Minneapolis has opened up space. And over the weekend shelters will extend opening times.
Super Bowl LII
January 29
Hennepin County’s Amanda Koonjbeharry helps lead a group working to address sex trafficking during the Super Bowl.

Hennepin County staffer helps lead Super Bowl committee cracking down on sex trafficking

Committee hopes Twin Cities' response can be a model for future games.
January 29
The Father of Waters statue in City Hall in Minneapolis was made for New Orleans, which wasn’t able to foot the bill.

For stroke of luck, try Father of Waters statue in Mpls. City Hall

Superstitious sightseers entering the spectacular five-story rotunda will see "Mississippi: The Father of Waters" lounging in modest Minnesotan nudity.
Super Bowl LII
January 19
"Coats, hats and gloves:" Minneapolis kids rap tips for Super Bowl guests

"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
Hennepin County Emergency Management Director Eric Waage got first responder experience as a Minnesota National Guard officer and is now working on th

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 Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis averages about 12 detox patients a night. County officials are concerned about additional fundi

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
“I stayed under my budget. I’m very frugal,” Commissioner Debbie Goettel said.

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
People waited to prepay 2018 property taxes in Hennepin County on Wednesday in hopes of having them be deductible in 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. In Hennepin County, 500 people a day

Dec. 29: 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.