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Homebuilding activity throughout the west metro area has been slightly slower so far this year compared with 2014, mirroring a trend for the Twin Cities…
Permits are up in that area, bucking an overall downward trend for the Twin Cities.
Speculation that the Vikings could move their headquarters has unsettled some of Eden Prairie’s leaders and created buzz about the future of 100-plus acres of farmland in Chanhassen.
A fire Friday morning at the H&M store in Edina’s Southdale Center caused smoke and water damage, but no injuries. The fire, on the store’s…
The money will help pay for an expansion of Hwy. 41 in Chaska.
The city’s move appears tied to 68-unit Carver Crossing project.
During her 30-year career with Three Rivers parks, naturalist Lee Ann Landstrom focused on environmental education.
Merchants hope the festival’s second-year presence will put the city on more visitors’ radar.
Police and church leaders hope the arrest eventually will lead to recovery of a safe that held precious church records.
Nature-inspired exhibit comes to Twin Cities.
Some cities could be taking financial risks with costly new recreational centers and sports amenities.
Carver County officials ask the Met Council to tweak formula for affordable-housing funds.
The city of Chaska and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust have filed a lawsuit in Scott County District Court to recover more than…
Church from Big Lake won zoning changes to expand in an old movie theater in St. Michael, but now the price has doubled.
A popular sculpture by the late Minnesota artist Paul Granlund has been stolen from the grounds of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the center said Thursday.“South…
Under new management, the markets will focus on their local roots.
City says a “complex and extensive investigation” took place after several Latino residents had complained about racial profiling.
With the renovation of Bloomington’s Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area nearly complete, the Three Rivers Park District recently tweaked the financing package for the $14 million project.
Several west metro cities are at the Minnesota State Capitol this year asking for state aid for several projects — everything from a Lake Minnetonka pier to ice arena renovations in Plymouth.
Riverside Church of Big Lake has sued the city of St. Michael, claiming it discriminated against the church when it refused to let it open a second location in a former movie theater.
The 131-year-old Ernst/Riedele House is being relocated to make way for a redevelopment of Firemen’s Park.
The county wants to transform storied Coney Island, home to herons and egrets, to a place for recreation, as well as historical interpretation.
A new park-and-ride facility in the city of Carver has opened up commuting options for area residents and sparked interest in developing the vacant land surrounding the transit station.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The historic Riedele House will be relocated by Chaska for $242,000 as the city continues its renovation plan for Firemen's Park.
He’s accused of brandishing a handgun at another motorist and impersonating a police officer.
Suburban parks have been critical of the regional blueprint.
Housing permits in Carver and Hennepin counties fell from 1,936 to 1,812.
The red-hot homebuilding market cooled off a bit in the Twin Cities last year, and activity among north metro communities largely mirrored that trend. The…
Municipal stores in the Twin Cities struggle to innovate as they face more competition.
Municipal stores struggle to innovate and keep sales flowing as they face more competition.
The postrecession building boom has ignited housing developers’ interest in farmsteads like the one in Minnetonka.
A four-lane Hwy. 5 with median hurts access, revenue, they say.
Cities ease licensing rules as Facebook and ID chips make it easier to find lost pets.
City said the decade-long offering will cease due to costs of maintaining equipment.
In addition to arguing they’re underrepresented on the Met Council's transportation board, the five counties believe it has too many unelected officials.
The firm overseeing the plan has been asked to look for less costly, less intrusive alternatives.
The change of seasons brings a range of attractions to the arboretum, including a giant poinsettia tree and a new winter-themed art exhibit.
Four months after a burglary saw Chaska’s oldest church lose more than 100 years of irreplaceable handwritten records, the crime is unsolved. But the pastor…
The draft master plan shows links in the 17-mile future regional trail.
Grocery stores, something most suburbanites take for granted, are a charged issue for lightly populated communities, where residents regard them as essential but companies see a high risk of failure.
Victoria’s new city manager won’t need a road map to get to her new job. Laurie Hokkanen lives in Chaska and was Chanhassen’s assistant city…
The city hopes new-generation distilleries can draw visitors — and their dollars.
The male driver and another child were seriously injured in the crash between an SUV and a truck on icy Hwy. 212.
Across the Twin Cities, sprawling storage facilities are filling up, new ones are sprouting and others are expanding, despite the fact cities loathe how the sites usually look.
Jim Olson faces a challenge from a former sergeant in the department who has run twice before.
Balanced growth, taxes are top of mind among mayoral, city council candidates.
A full slate of veterans and newcomers vie for mayor’s post and council seats.
Suburban park systems say the Met Council wants too much say over how money is spent.
A larger public works building and City Hall that will house a branch library are under construction.
The redesigned park will include a Crooked Pint Ale House, a curling center and a banquet facility.
The arboretum, which has raised $45 million from private donors, now seeks $15 million from the public.
A state mandate requiring indoor sprinklers in new homes 4,500 square feet and larger goes into effect in January.
The 15-year veteran went on paid administrative leave after members of the city’s Latino community met with Police Chief Scott Knight to air their complaints.
The west metro town seeks to modify its new water and sewer rate system, which triggered some large charges to customers and a flood of protests from upset community members.
‘Colors of Fall’ will be in a gallery, while apple tastings will be held at the Oswald Visitor Center.
This year’s fair already set two one-day attendance records — on Tuesday, a Day 6 record of 133,595, and on Saturday, a single-day record of 252,092.
Busy contractors mean fewer bids and higher prices for community projects.
Boe Carlson says collaboration with communities and other agencies is crucial to overseeing the metro-area parks system.
At least 10 buildings, grocery slated for city’s first project since expanding Hwy. 212.
38-acre site in Rogers is next to the Crow-Hassan Park Reserve.
The varsity football team is looking for other places to play its home games this season while city and school officials assess the safety of the team’s home bleachers.
He says his love of the outdoors began when he was growing up in Golden Valley, where he worked for the city’s park and recreation department.
The 100-store mall, which opens Thursday, is making the area a destination for developers.
The north Minneapolis center is Hennepin County’s latest of six regional hubs.
The 15-year-old was swimming with friends when he slipped under the water at a beach on the lake’s east side.
Chaska church’s records were in safe with petty cash; $1,000 reward offered for return.
Experts will check out dangers in the big hill behind the town.
Plans to build a full-service hotel in Burnsville’s Heart of the City have been dealt a setback. Developers are telling the city they are no…
A harsh Minnesota winter dented, but didn’t decimate, area grapevines, thanks to a heavy blanket of snow.
Scott County’s four big entertainment attractions and the cities of Prior Lake and Shakopee are launching a campaign to boost tourism, and the new brand -- “RiverSouth, Land of Big Fun” -- is to be announced this week.
Shakopee’s main street, once a male-dominated scene, was 40 percent vacant just months ago. Now it's close to full, and with the kind of spots, like a vintage furniture shop, that civic leaders have craved
Lakeville won’t be joining the flock. For the second time in three years, the city has rejected a proposed ordinance that would have allowed it…
The Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Allthatstory America will host an exporting seminar for businesses interested in learning more about the South Korean…
They pulled in front of a squad car headed to an accident scene.