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Colleagues nominated the groundbreaking assistant county attorney.
New funds will go toward mammoth video board, other accouterments. Also Friday, bird advocates said the team has done nothing to mitigate the risk to migratory birds.
Such a move would save thousands of overtime dollars at the jail, the study said.
The Minnesota Vikings will announce a surprise addition to the plaza outside the team's new stadium Thursday — a stylized ship.
As retirements loom, Hennepin Co. uses new paths to fill jobs, diversify
As retirements loom, Hennepin County uses new paths to fill jobs, diversify
No quick agreement is seen between the stadium authority, Mortenson over who pays $15M.
State-of-the-art facility will make it easier and faster to admit patients.
A Hennepin County judge on Tuesday dismissed charges against the organizers of last Christmas' massive Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America in Bloomington.
Syl Jones is spending the coming months and all of 2016 helping doctors at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Officials expect to pay off Target Field bonds a decade early with the revenue.
Low-paid Vikings crew with pencils and stakes doesn't have luxurious gig, but they make it entertaining.
Lynx players and fans were proud and jubilant at Friday's celebrations.
The court's action went further than a judicial panel recommended.
The roiling $15 million cost disagreement between the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and Mortenson Construction will go to mediation for three days beginning Nov. 9.
Team's proposal for new home and development given early, and hearty, endorsement.
Leon Oistad, a shrewd political operative who served in the 1980s as chairman of what was then called the state Independent-Republican Party, died Sept. 18…
Charges are pending against a number of people suspected of seeking subsidies for more children than they actually cared for.
About 17,000 offenders work off their dues to society through the Sentencing to Service program.
The two counties raised their maximum property tax hikes to 4.5% and 2.8%, respectively.
In a memorial service Sunday in Eden Prairie, several hundred mourners heard about both sides of the Short family,
About 800 people gathered in the rainy, muddy field to commemorate progress on the $1.1 billion project.
She says smoking doesn't violate her probation because of her "sincerely held" religious beliefs.
Team aims to provide a more complete fan experience at new HQ.
The county is considering a 4.5 percent increase in property tax collections, triple the average increase over the past six years. "It is not insignificant, but necessary to maintain the current level of services," a county official said.
For those in the investigative unit of the Hennepin County medical examiner's office in downtown Minneapolis, the sensory invasion of death and decay is routine.
Some in city pledge to continue the pursuit despite stinging news of a possible deal across the river.
A pole stopped one man's fall, but not the other's, the report says. The full state investigation could take months to be made public.
The death investigation results will become public upon completion.
The worker killed after falling Wednesday morning during construction on the roof was a Northfield man. Another worker who was hurt was in stable condition.
Andrea Mokros’ public relations career has taken her to Gov. Mark Dayton’s office, President Obama’s White House and now the National Football League’s Super…
Team owners have signed a surprise purchase agreement for 185 acres in Eagan that would be the site of the Vikings' corporate headquarters and practice facility.
The authority said cost disputes on a big project like U.S. Bank Stadium are normal.
The $1.1 billion building that is almost double the size of the old Metrodome is a gantlet of heavy equipment, tools and construction materials waiting to be lifted into place.
Vikings' season ticket-holders, young athletes check progress.
Commissioner Mike Opat says Minnesota United owner Bill McGuire must decide where he wants a team to play: Minneapolis or St. Paul.
His work for Hennepin County is so routinely beyond reproach that he’s earned the nickname, “Flawless.” Dave Lawless is the director of budget and…
He says sheriff retaliated for his pointed election-year questions at a forum.
General contractor seeks mediation to resolve clash involving $15 million in alterations at Vikings site.
Hennepin County has a tentative plan for the future of the Southdale Library complex that will move the two courtrooms from Edina south to…
Gov. Dayton appoints Tony Sertich to vacancy on Sports Facilities Authority board.
Karen Zemlin was more than three-quarters of the way across when she gave up her attempt, according to an online tracker.
The outgoing treasurer of the stadium panel says there are tens of millions of dollars in cost overruns, but the authority's director says the estimates are "patently false."
The stadium is 65 percent complete and set to open in just over a year, in time for the Vikings to kick off the 2016 season in their new home.
In the 15 years it took to get the new Minnesota Vikings stadium built, Lester Bagley was the guy out front, trying to complete a…
State officials expect enrollment to keep growing; 276 patients are already certified.
When Hennepin County Medical Examiner Andrew Baker is called to testify in courtrooms, his presentation tends to be somber and focused on the facts…
The ruling in Christopher Wenthe's case focused on his understanding of he nature of his meeting with the woman he was involved with, who claimed he was her spiritual counselor.
Three prominent Minnesota executives have signed on to join the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee for the 2018 game at the new Vikings stadium, CEO…
The treasurer of the panel overseeing construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium resigned abruptly Friday, saying he couldn't continue to work with Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen.
An attorney for a prominent defendant says it'll help his appeal. But other legal experts say it will have little effect in the state.
The team announced what is likely to be a lucrative 20-year deal with U.S. Bank for stadium naming rights, but a bank spokesman said the reported $220 million price was "on the high side."
Patient visits are up, administrative costs are down and an operating loss has been replaced by a profit at Hennepin County Medical Center. But the hospital still hopes to attract more patients with private insurance.
Leah Brzezinski's Arete Academy was inspired by her own son's struggles.
Tuesday's 30-minute news conference couldn't have been further in tone or mood from the turmoil, confusion and tension of the past eight months.
In addition to having executive offices scattered downtown and in the suburbs, the team's current offices and practice facilities lag by NFL standards.
Some fans are laying down a couple of hundred dollars for a personalized piece of granite that will line the western plaza of the new stadium.
A man convicted of criminal defamation for posting sexually explicit comments, purportedly by his ex-girlfriend and her minor daughter, won a reversal Tuesday from the Minnesota Court of Appeals, which struck down a 52-year-old state law.
Chester Cooper came to Minnesota to play wide receiver for the Gophers in the 1970s.
Majority of board members express desire to use Target Field tax revenue for swimming.
At the heart of the Vikings' gameday fan plan is the concept of connectivity — to the Vikings' brand, the players, each other.
Discipline of Dallas Cowboys player Greg Hardy sparked the latest filing against the league.
About $13 million of the $14 million will be directed toward the stadium's television system, including more than 2,000 HDTV monitors that will be displayed throughout the building.
Minnesota's move toward more aggressive investigation of child-abuse reports will mean more cases and more caseworkers — and more money needed.
Daquein McNeil's former lawyer says he doesn't know where the player is.
Supplier is likely to get 12 to 18 months in prison when sentenced.
Hennepin County is midway through an intensive two-year pilot project aimed at getting people who haven't had shelter for a long time into stable housing. Results look positive.
The school held a pep rally to honor a team engulfed in controversy and school officials were celebrating the dance team's victory during a high school basketball game later in the evening.
Construction dominates skyline, but other changes are in store.
10,000 shiny panes eventually will form the skin of the soaring structure. Bird lovers remain unhappy, saying the glass will jeopardize migrating songbirds.
The remaining hurdle for Minnesota is finalizing for a new downtown outdoor soccer stadium, as preferred by the league. How it would be funded is still unknown.
He alleges he was unfairly transferred after fallout from mayor's high-profile photo.
Hennepin County Board pledges a fight to stop routing of heavier trains through northwestern suburbs, past Wirth Park.
Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says there's no legislative support for building the stadium.
Casual birders and nature lovers, they are waging fight over glass for new Vikings stadium.
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