Minneapolis

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

Minneapolis
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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.
Minneapolis
July 15

Two top Minneapolis Park Board officers resign leadership posts

President, vice president will leave their posts but remain on the board.
West Metro
July 14

Libraries across the country look to Hennepin County Library for response to Black Lives Matter

Libraries may seem an unlikely place to go in the search for answers after the police shooting of Philando Castile and Black Lives Matter protests…
Local
July 11

Star Tribune sues Minneapolis Public Schools for information

Newspaper seeks information on suspensions, spending and teacher contentment.
Minneapolis
July 11

Less baseball, more field sports for Mpls. neighborhood parks?

Proposed renovations reflect changes in Mpls. neighborhoods.
South Metro
July 6

'Go back and rot!' Outburst marks tensions at hearing over Jamar Clark protest shooting

Judge admonished several people for their actions during the tense proceedings.
West Metro
July 5

Emergency responders deliver Fourth of July baby on I-94

We don’t know her name yet, but she’s a true American: born on the Fourth of July, and on the road. Just after 6:30 a.m.…
West Metro
July 4

Fatal shooting Monday marks deadly week in Minneapolis

A fatal shooting Monday was the third homicide in Minneapolis in five days. The latest shooting left one man dead Monday afternoon. Police responded to…
Minneapolis
July 2
The North Commons Bulldogs are a thriving team, bucking a trend of declining interest in park and recreation baseball programs in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Minneapolis, St. Paul battle to attract more youth to baseball

City parks and dedicated coaches, with help from the big leagues, are battling declining interest in youth baseball.
West Metro
July 1

Minnesota sees spike in violent crimes

More sexual assaults, murders pushed the uptick, which came on heels of an unusual 2014.
Blogs
June 30

AmeriPride fleet monitoring devices save $500k in fuel and truck costs.

AmeriPride reveals big savings from installed fleet-monitoring devices meant to boost safer driving.
West Metro
June 29

Juror pay in Minnesota district courts to double, starting next week

Jurors will make $20 for each day they report to the courthouse, and they will be reimbursed for the round-trip mileage between their homes and the courthouse at the rate of 54 cents per mile. Currently, jurors are paid $10 per day and are reimbursed for mileage at the rate of 27 cents per mile.
Minneapolis
June 28

Prospect Park group aims to preserve Glendale public housing

Historic designation could help preserve the Minneapolis neighborhood's low-income row houses.
West Metro
June 27

Murder suspect featured in 'First 48' acquitted of all crimes

"The First 48" refused to give up behind-the-scenes footage.
Minneapolis
June 24

Ex-student pleads guilty to assaulting Minneapolis school principal

The school leader suffered a concussion and head trauma from the attack.
West Metro
June 20

Minnesota Appeals Court finds sexting law unconstitutional

The state law was created to prevent sexual predators from grooming victims. But the court found it too broad with the potential to chill speech protected by the First Amendment.
West Metro
June 18

Hennepin County joins fight to preserve affordable housing

Hennepin County joins initiative to counter gentrification trend.