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The firm handling the city mailing attributes mistake to printing operator error.
The fun begins Friday with new sports and participants grateful for a fresh 9 inches of snow.
More talks are likely as the board seeks to put a funding request on the fall ballot.
It was 1989 and hopes by Minneapolis park officials to win recognition from a national trade group for their system had been dashed more than…
Mayor's veto doesn't derail $15M tax plan but could slow it down.
The biggest portion of the donation will go to Water Works Park at west end of Stone Arch Bridge.
Birchwood Village and Landfall use a 25-mph limit like that being sought by bicyclists.
Next, Minneapolis City Council approval or other options would get measure on ballot.
Jayne Miller's core proposal would address repair backlog in local parks, but some unrealized plans would also be funded.
Supporters argue that a limit of 25 mph on city streets would reduce the crash danger for pedestrians and cyclists and get more people out exercising.
Purchase would put almost all of West Bank from Lowry Avenue Bridge to I-694 in public hands.
Communities seek redevelopment funding in national competition.
Calhoun, Harriet routes would become two-way.
But Minneapolis? Rinks are open in only three parks of a planned 22.
It's only third time in 52 years (but second in six) that ice-over hasn't been done until January — and the ice still isn't safe.
Many have appeared and disappeared over the years because of time and manmade additions.
One planned store would combine food shopping with health services.
Attendance rose sharply at the Hennepin History Museum in its first year under a new director.
Mother of 3-year-old slain in 2011 seeks answers in his death
Hennepin board votes to deduct payments to city from youth grants awarded to park system.
$25M proposal facing financial, other hurdles.
Proposed settlement is reached with state pollution regulators.
As interim head, he steered group out of financial trouble.
Next September is new target date for road closed by mudslide in June 2014.
But the road will close again in the spring to finish repairs.
Counseling center to expand; wellness firm wants to move nearby.
Proposals are being presented for public comment this month, with ideas ranging from a dog park in the Elliot Park neighborhood to an orchard walkway along Portland.
30-year-old labor federation president rose from nonunion grocery clerk to representing 75,000 workers.
Parks now own more than half the riverfront above Plymouth Avenue.
The offer to move from the riverfront represents a change for Northern Metal Recycling.
Mpls. mayor would spend $6 million over five years.
Months into a revived debate over the name of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, there's been lots of heat but not much progress toward resolving whether to substitute a Dakota or other name.
If there was one constant in Earl Mosiman's 94 years, it was motion.Mosiman, who died on Oct. 29, kept moving nearly all his life.He swooped…
Some proposals aim to lessen congestion; land bridge plan is tabled.
The latest proposal aims to improve usability, safety on Minneapolis bikeway.
To make way for the crush of golf fans, the nine running races that make up Twin Cities Marathon weekend are bumping back a week to Oct. 8 and 9.
With no event scheduled, Veterans Day passed quietly at Mpls. park.
Superintendent Jayne Miller pushes her staff but has professionalized management of a tradition-bound system.
It is the park system's largest request for tax money in at least a generation, serving as a high-stakes test of voters' commitment to city parks and recreation areas.
The bridge, which is being replaced, will be off-limits to walkers and bikers, as well as drivers.
Ideas include changes to busy northeast corner and connection to Lake of the Isles.
The superintendent's budget revisions put off spending for several Minneapolis parks.
The 2016 proposal also would shift money from planting trees to catch up on pruning them.
A $3 million proposal by Mayor Betsy Hodges envisions a green link for walkers and bikers between the Convention Center and the Mississippi River.
Minneapolis spending $40,000 to install and remove structures with apparent design flaws.
Now that it has an Indigenous Peoples Day, Minneapolis will focus some of its historic preservation efforts on better understanding its American Indian past.
On Park Avenue, across the freeway from downtown, sits a lesson in inner-city rehab challenges.
Boosters are positioning for more support to work toward connection to the Twin Cities.
The top-hatted busker was found dead Saturday in his makeshift homeless camp under a bridge.
Minneapolis building has been vacant for 20 years, but a local landlord has a deal pending with the city — and big plans.
Minneapolis' Hiawatha golf course has been pumping hundreds of millions of gallons of water into adjacent Lake Hiawatha without a permit, abruptly halting plans to renovate and reopen the storm-damaged course.
A reappraisal of groundwater has cast doubt on the strategy and timetable for restoring the flood-damaged Hiawatha golf course in Minneapolis to its full 18 holes.
The conundrum over the lake's name has sharply divided Minneapolis and illustrates the difficulty of interpreting history through a 21st-century lens.
Further construction complications delay work to stabilize hillside so parkway can reopen.
Peter Bell quits as head of advisory panel after saying it has lost sight of its priorities.
Former Minneapolis council member was struck by a bus on Sept. 8.
New proposal at Minneapolis locks raises familiar concerns.
Lind-Bohanon residents said the homes would be too expensive for area.
One of the most notoriously confusing intersections in Minneapolis is likely to get improvements next year to ease congestion and improve safety.
Sandra Colvin Roy is listed in critical condition.
Pillsbury A Mill developer is under a tight deadline to qualify for historic tax credits.
Violent crime surged in suburban Hennepin County in the first half of 2015, taking a much larger jump outside the city of Minneapolis, according to new statistics.
Lawn bowling, golf and nurseries get the same special incentives as suburban farms.
She's inspired by the Midtown Greenway and seeing public spaces bring neighbors together.
Midtown Greenway population may benefit from old railway rules.
Dual-language signs will pay homage to its Dakota name, Bde Maka Ska.
Patrols on the Midtown Greenway are being beefed up and extra precautions are being urged after a string of three late-night robberies of cyclists on…
Minneapolis park advocates oppose the proposal to join park and street referendums in 2017.
Meanwhile, four more potential air quality violations were recorded near Northern Metal in Minneapolis.
Several people on a citizens panel want to restore the lake's original name of Bde Maka Ska (White Earth Lake) instead of honoring John C. Calhoun.
The behind-the-scenes legal wrangling over possibly renaming Lake Calhoun took another turn Friday when a new legal opinion for Minneapolis park commissioners said a change would require legislative action.
Under the greenway's bridges, homeless people watch as bikers, runners pass by their world.
Supporters hope voters will support a possible 2016 referendum.
MLK memorial playground features black heritage theme aimed at education.
Meadowbrook, closed by flooding in St. Louis Park, would reopen in 2017 under the $9.3 million plan.
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