What's making news in Minneapolis:
Minneapolis has second thoughts on integration program. The school board's vote to pull out of the West Metro Education Program is the first step in a process that could lead city schools to drop out of the metro area's oldest voluntary integration effort. (Steve Brandt)
Vikings stadium proponents go after Minneapolis roadblocks: Ted Mondale sees new stadium authority as a way to get around city charter requirement on a vote. (Mike Kaszuba and Eric Roper). Meanwhile, the Metrodome site is getting some bipartisan support at the Capitol, but at least one prominent critic has emerged - saying the city shouldn't get a Target Center bailout as part of the funding plan. Mayor R.T. Rybak says the plan won't make it through the council without it.
While the city fights to keep the Vikings here, it's producing fewer homegrown football players for the Gophers and other college teams. Some blame a lack of college recruits on open enrollment and the move away from neighborhood schools. (Dennis Brackin)
Hennepin County cancels homeless housing contracts: Elim Transitional Housing had billed Hennepin County improperly, prompting the move. (Kevin Duchschere)
Freed convict building houses, rebuilding his life: 'I am blessed': Columnist Jon Tevlin shows how a convicted murderer who served his time is pulling his life together.