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"Complete streets" idea to guide city's transportation projects.
St. Paul slips from a tie in 2015 to a close second among 100 cities.
Minneapolis will try 3 designs on stretch of Irving Avenue N.
Hallie B. Hendrieth-Smith was a woman of stature. Her height already gave her a commanding presence, but she accentuated her 5-foot-8 frame with high heels…
A long-running environmental battle in Minneapolis took a new twist Thursday when a state regulator announced legal and administrative action to halt operation of a…
A team representative said the eight qualifying surface lots within the new zone could provide up to 1,000 spaces. But that's likely to shrink as development further encroaches.
Group renews pressure as Park Board announces community meetings on racial criticisms.
Board chief loses temper when NAACP's Levy-Pounds tries to talk racial disparities.
A new name for Lake Calhoun, trail improvements and an ambitious parklike bridge are among the options the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will weigh.
Work on Minneapolis span closed until Labor Day weekend is using accelerated construction methods.
The railroad that owns it doesn't want trains to share the narrow space.
Many live outside the shelter system. The number of homeless children increased.
Superintendent Jayne Miller outlined how the Park Board would spend $40 million over the next five years from City Hall or from voters in a referendum.
Socioeconomic factors are being added to criteria for spending.
Bike advocates and landlords differed on how to accommodate new cycling lanes.
Cora McCorvey is the only leader the Minneapolis housing agency has had and raised it from threatened to admired status.
But bicyclists and businesses can't agree on whether nine blocks of the revamped road should have three lanes or four. The City Council will take up the matter on Tuesday.
High-flying, high-wheeled cycling was huge in Minneapolis in the 1880s.
Standoff continues over proposed razing or rehab of Glendale Townhomes.
N. Minneapolis company says risks are overstated.
Group advising park board shows strong support for restoring lake's Dakota name.
MPCA says new information about North Metal could represent 'potentially serious' permit violations
The levels of heavy metals near the Northern Metal Recycling yard, though not an immediate health hazard, still raise concerns, the agency says.
Betsy Hodges cites concerns over sustainability, public notice.
When the Minneapolis water works sucks water out of the Mississippi River that could best be described as eau de bait shop, Lucian Osuji's nose knows. In an era of sophisticated machinery, the human nose is still the quickest way of detecting whether both incoming and treated water meet the smell test.
Supporters say they favor it over a bigger referendum tax hike.
Two Minneapolis City Council veterans say the city can draw from existing funds.
This is the first time the Wilder Foundation's triennial count of Minnesota homelessness has recorded a drop since it began more than 20 years ago.
The alliance wanted a 25-mph top urban speed to reduce fatal accidents.
Team captains are scrambling to fill up rosters. So the new small-ball format will have three teams of five rotate through batting, the outfield and infield each inning.
The city is the big-city leader in bike-network density, with five times the national median for lane and path density. Bike advocates seek even more.
Plans for green space and business park on former port site still need funding.
Engineer tells the City Council substantial investment required in the next 10 years.
High rents, economic turmoil have kept many in search of shelter.
When Elizabeth K. Jerome entered the field of adolescent health as a pediatrician in Minneapolis, she dispensed both hugs and lectures to her teen patients.
But the money is concentrated in a few locations.
The team has only 125 guaranteed spots for tailgating across the street from U.S. Bank Stadium, but needs 500 to 800. Many of the additional spots on private lots may be quite a distance away.
The 2000 library bond referendum promised voters in southeast Minneapolis an update or replacement of their 53-year-old library in Dinkytown. More than 15 years later,…
Attorneys for Minneapolis, Park Board differ on whether council can put measure on the ballot.
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.
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