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The Park Board's ambitious plans contain operating and maintenance projects for Minneapolis that could reach $17M.
The plan, with a visitor center and performance space, would remake Mill Ruins Park and the Stone Arch Bridge area but push out a hydro plant.
Authors call for follow-up for analysis as data sample small.
Social-equity criteria added as factors in prioritizing projects such as paving rough roads.
Auctioneer Mark Friederichs said the lapse was inadvertent.
But producers of 'Mogadishu, Minnesota' must satisfy resident council before getting the final OK..
With volunteers' help, surplus federal land near airport is transforming.
The Star Tribune first chronicled a block in north Minneapolis in 1996, when its residents were confronting a drug epidemic, an aging housing stock, and social and demographic forces that often led to conflict between longtime residents and new arrivals. Much has changed, but some things haven't.
The corridor will offer a bike-foot-car connection to the Mississippi River.
Voluntary agreement contrasts with state's fight with Northern Metal over particulates
The Park Board approved a new sports center for Wirth Park at the contentious meeting.
Council Member Cam Gordon supports renovation of the complex in Prospect Park.
The protesters were escorted out after they shouted at the board president as she tried to read public-comment rules.
Park Board officials say the change would mean better trail conditions.
Commissioners are weighing decorum rules to counter activists who have interrupted meetings.
The parkway, closed for 26 months for a complicated repair following a mudslide, is scheduled to reopen at 4:30 p.m.
The Northern Metal Recycling operations must stop by Friday due to pollution concerns.
Minneapolis, Hennepin County looking for volunteer counters.
Before Marion Hunter died earlier this month — not long before what would have been her 111th birthday — she attributed her longevity to a…
Minneapolis is considering North Side subdivision for historic designation.
They want the targeted building studied for historic significance.
Black employees say part-time to full-time shift too difficult.
Researchers didn't pinpoint a cause of the deaths, but activists didn't hesitate Monday to point fingers at a roofing factory next to the bridge.
Some residents of the south Minneapolis neighborhood hope to recreate 45th Avenue as a community front yard.
The new leadership follows chaotic start to meeting over public input on selection.
Backers are still raising funds, hope to open by winter's end.
Design meant to eliminate conflicts among sports.
President, vice president will leave their posts but remain on the board.
Proposed renovations reflect changes in Mpls. neighborhoods.
Historic designation could help preserve the Minneapolis neighborhood's low-income row houses.
The volume of water being pumped from Hiawatha Golf Course is enough to flood the course and seep into as many as 18 nearby houses.
Mayor Betsy Hodges is getting pressured by activists seeking someone who sees walking, biking and transit as a priority — not an afterthought.
MPCA still is seeking a temporary injunction to shut down the shredding operation.
A federally funded multimillion-dollar program to boost student achievement in north Minneapolis is showing some improvement in kindergarten readiness, but still not a broad, significant…
Homes are still below pre-recession values even as other neighborhoods surge.
"Complete streets" idea to guide city's transportation projects.
St. Paul slips from a tie in 2015 to a close second among 100 cities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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