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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.
But the road will close again in the spring to finish repairs.
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.
Memorial to developer and city benefactor Thomas Lowry was erected 100 years ago.
Board members of the North Side neighborhood Lind-Bohanon said there’s no one in the area with that kind of income. The houses will sit empty.
New site yet to be determined will be the third for Morrison’s “Tableau” granite mosaic.
Lawsuit accuses Rocco Forte of inappropriate touching, harassment and other behaviors.
The $3.49 million project attempts to tackle the ski-golf conflicts on the site.
Home values came roaring back in 2014, with North Side neighborhoods dominating the list of Mpls. neighborhoods with double-digit percentage gains in median home values.
Police officials and biking proponents don’t believe rash of attacks is a sign of escalating tension between drivers and bicyclists.
The 3-inch bivalves could serve as early warning detectors, alerting the city to river contaminants.
Northern Metal cries foul as state regulators seek to curb air-quality violations detected by monitors.
The vehicle is being held as evidence while the driver who struck it faces charges.
A group of bicycling advocates is trying to build enthusiasm for cycling with a series of leisurely trips through Minneapolis neighborhoods where riding is less popular.
They may be included in the $5.4 million project to renovate the park later this decade.
Minneapolis is hosting the clubs for yearly meeting.
The action opens plans for part of a riverside park to other developers.
Businesses and organizations are wrestling with the naming question as Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board officials are trying to determine whether they have the authority to change it.
Housing Authority delays plan to allow more time for residents’ feedback.
Webber Park’s naturally filtered pool is late and over budget.
Development in the historic heart of south Minneapolis’ black business district along E. 38th Street includes projects as large as a multimillion-dollar grocery store and as small as a bike center aimed at helping to overcome the racial gap in cycling.
A Minneapolis cyclist with a good memory has helped several appreciative owners get their bikes back.
Minneapolis schools offered to pay $1.75 million in exchange for priority use of facilities.
The Minneapolis Park Board will vote on the plan for the riverfront land later this month.
With easement granted, city could finish riverfront trail system by next June.
Rep. McNamara accused a Minneapolis park lobbyist in the same incident.
Scrap yard says it has been unfairly targeted; agency says it is doing job it’s authorized to do.
Coast Guard orders the removal of historic structures despite some initial sentiment in county to keep them.
Move comes after petition drive reignites questions about lake namesake’s racist views.
Vote does not settle the dispute with Graco.
Land for riverfront trail not tied to firm’s plans for adjacent Scherer site.
Better performance by closed fund reduced costs.
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