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

East Metro
November 14

North Minneapolis' Appetite for Change and other organizations win Bush Prize

Appetite for Change was given $471K as it works for a better North Side.
November 13
Three of Prince's heirs filed a petition last month to remove Comerica as special administrator for his estate, but the bank is pushing back against their claims.

Bank managing Prince's estate punches back against heirs

Bank has filed documents countering claims by heirs that it has cost the estate millions.
West Metro
November 11

Prince estate accuses Roc Nation of illegally streaming artist's music

In the latest in a long string of legal actions involving Prince's estate, his heirs are accusing Roc Nation of using a fraudulent contract to…
West Metro
November 10
Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins

Higgins says she won't seek re-election to Hennepin County Board

Hennepin County Commissioner Linda Higgins announced Friday that she won't run for re-election next year and plans to retire when her term ends in January 2019.
November 4

George Conzemius, powerful Minnesota legislator and businessman, dies

Much of the legislation he sponsored or guided helped to shape the state's stance on campaign finance limits, the law permitting health maintenance organizations and more.
West Metro
October 30

3 Prince heirs demand new administrator for artist's massive estate

Court petition accuses Comerica of costing star's estate millions of dollars.
October 28
Minneapolis got an early shot of nasty weather Friday afternoon before...

3 dead as snowstorm makes driving treacherous in Minn.

A 58-year-old St. Paul man was killed when his pickup spun out and rolled over in a ditch on Hwy. 169 in Princeton.
St. Paul
October 23
St. Paul Superintendent Joe Gothard made his way past members of the St. Paul teachers union before Tuesday's school board meeting.

Tensions high as Mpls., St. Paul begin teacher contract talks

Budget strife is sure to complicate teacher contract talks in Minneapolis and St. Paul, where teachers are pushing for pay increases and district officials are stressing how tight their finances are.
West Metro
October 19

Hennepin County starts to fine-tune its 2018 legislative wish list

Priorities are child protection, government efficiency, medical lab funding.
West Metro
October 11
Groundskeepers worked to transform Target Field from a baseball to a f...

Hennepin County on track to pay off Target Field debt a decade earlier than expected

Construction of the $555 million ballpark included $350 million in funding from the county, plus private funding by the Pohlad family, owner of the Twins. The county planned to pay it off over 30 years, or by 2037, but now expects to pay the debt by 2027.
West Metro
October 3

Hennepin Sheriff's Office to start using body cameras in 2018

Start date is January as County Board weighs in.
September 26
Hennepin County has plans to buy the landmark Thrivent Financial build...

Hennepin County Board approves purchase of landmark Thrivent Financial building for $55 million

Two Hennepin County commissioners voted against the deal, calling it too costly.
September 25

University of Minnesota offers students a furry study break

A group of University of Minnesota students flocked to scout out Cooper at the recreation and fitness center on a rainy day last week. No,…
West Metro
September 22

New plans for Excelsior's Commons park close to completion

Changes will include a new boardwalk and band shell.
September 21

Renaming of Lake Calhoun now in the hands of Hennepin County Board

Controversy over change to Bde Maka Ska could be resolved next month.
West Metro
September 12

Hundreds of Minnesota children still have unsafe lead levels

Hennepin County and Minneapolis received $6M for prevention and cleanup of stubborn problem, and are using a prevention and outreach model in the hope of protecting children before they are poisoned.
West Metro
September 11

Court rejects two more people claiming to be heirs to Prince's estate

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday rejected two more people claiming to be heirs to Prince's estate.The court said District Judge Kevin Eide ruled…
September 7
Today Temperatures are expected to soar with the heat index approachin...

Hennepin County Board delays vote on Thrivent building purchase

Final vote on whether to buy the building will be held by the end of the month.
September 2
A "Sorry out of Service" sign is placed on one of the gas pumps at a g...

Hurricane Harvey, Labor Day demand create jump in gas prices

Twin Cities prices will climb another 10 cents a gallon this weekend, said Gail Weinholzer, director of public affairs for AAA in Minnesota, Iowa and North Dakota.
West Metro
August 30
Today Temperatures are expected to soar with the heat index approachin...

Hennepin County mulls purchase of Thrivent building for $55 million

Hennepin County officials want to buy the landmark Thrivent Financial building in downtown Minneapolis for $55 million, an acquisition that would be one of the…
West Metro
August 26

Hennepin County continues its Zero Waste Challenge to reduce household trash

Last year, 35 select households decreased the amount of waste they produced by 20 percent.
August 24

Minneapolis art scenemaker is now making a run for City Council

Teqen Zéa-Aida, who once ran the Vision modeling agency, then an art gallery, is challenging incumbent Lisa Goodman.
August 20
A pay phone has been installed on the ground floor of the Government C...

Hennepin County's latest service offering is … a pay phone?

They've all but disappeared, but county finds demand.
August 19
“It’s a shame we have to fight like that, and bring all these old memories back,” said World War II veteran Mel Dahlberg, of Jordan, Minn.

Nazi resurgence alarms Minn. WWII vets, Holocaust survivors

In the aftermath of last weekend's deadly violence in Virginia, no one may be feeling more anger and fear than those who battled the Nazis and those nearly killed by them.
West Metro
August 18

Golden Valley library closed Friday due to water issue

Hennepin County Library in Golden Valley will be closed on Friday, Aug. 18, because of an interruption in the water supply. It will reopen Saturday.…