Police dragged a person from a tent as they cleared tents and possessions from the east side homeless encampment at Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis on

Park Board clears one of two Powderhorn homeless camps

About 20 people were arrested as one of two sites in Powderhorn Park was shut down.

Woman arrested in shooting death at Minneapolis apartment

November 27, 2020
A man's death was the city's 79th homicide this year — and the third this week.

Minneapolis budget highlights

December 10, 2020
Minneapolis
July 1, 2020
Jon, who declined to give his last name, watched a YouTube video on his phone to pass the time Wednesday afternoon in the encampment at Lyndale Farmst

Minneapolis Park Board narrowly votes down plan to restrict encampments

Small encampments have shown up in about 35 park locations, including one in front of the superintendent's home at Lyndale Farmstead Park.
Minneapolis
May 13, 2020
In August, Minneapolis park workers installed new placards to bestow the new lake name on the parkways surrounding while the fight played out in court

Bde Maka Ska name stays, Minnesota Supreme Court says

The ruling that the Minnesota DNR has the authority to rename the lake caps a yearslong dispute over the popular Minneapolis lake and reverses a decision from the Court of Appeals last spring.
Coronavirus
May 9, 2020
As a protective gear shortage forced emergency workers to use the same disposable masks for weeks, a stockpile of N95s masks has sat unused in TSA sto

Whistleblower: TSA hoarded 1.4 million masks it does not need

Officials have refused to send them to health care workers, according to a whistleblower complaint filed by a TSA lawyer for Minnesota.
Coronavirus
April 29, 2020
Screenshot from the State of the City address by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, delivered Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

Minneapolis' Jacob Frey: 'Drastically different' new normal ahead

In his State of the City address, the mayor warned residents that there would be difficult times ahead.
Coronavirus
March 18, 2020
A few people were still moving around in downtown Minneapolis but nothing near the lunch hour weekday crowds along Nicollet Mall at 8th Street.

A forlorn St. Patrick's Day reveler, missing benches, empty plazas: Scenes from downtown Minneapolis

Some people were still working, but mostly, downtown is becoming deserted.
Local
February 24, 2020

Precinct caucuses to be held Tuesday

Though the presidential primary on March 3 has stolen the limelight this election season, Minnesota's political parties will hold their precinct caucuses Tuesday night.Elected officials…
Local
February 6, 2020
The skyline of downtown St. Paul seen from the Smith Avenue Bridge.

Energy tracking becomes mandatory for 700 buildings in St. Paul

The "benchmarking" requirement is used by other cities working to cut emissions linked to climate change.
Local
January 29, 2020
Janessa Nickell, from right, Annie D’Souza, and LaTreena Felegy worked inside The Coven co-working space in St. Paul.

A 'femme-first' workspace opens in St. Paul

The workers move quickly across fandango-pink floors. Soft lighting bounces from brick walls, framed by tall archways painted white and gold. Verdant green plants on…
Local
January 24, 2020
St. Paul starts plowing side streets

St. Paul starts plowing side streets

Amid a break from frigid weather, St. Paul is dispatching its plows to snow-clogged side streets. Crews worked Friday and will continue Saturday.St. Paul's 600…
St. Paul
October 21, 2019
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter commented on the double shooting outside Allianz Field on Sunday, Oct. 20.

After shootings, Carter may ask for more public safety funds in 2020

St. Paul mayor looking at augmenting budget in response to shootings.
Local
September 2, 2019

State Fair attendance for Sunday is 245,243

FAIR ATTENDANCE Thursday, Aug. 22: 133,326, compared with 122,695 in 2018 and 117,877 in 2017. This year sets a first-day record; the previous record was…
East Metro
August 24, 2019
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, seen at an Aug. 15 budget address at at Frogtown Community Center, said Friday that a vote against the city's system of

St. Paul mayor: A 'no' vote on garbage could hit taxpayers hard

Critics of St. Paul's garbage system accuse mayor of taxpayer scare tactic.
Minneapolis
August 8, 2019
Humberto Miceli, left, and his friend and translator, Israel Aranda, testified in July before the Minneapolis City Council about Miceli's experiences

Mpls. Council unanimously OKs ordinance to curb wage theft

The city's new ordinance complements a state law considered one of the strictest in nation.
Minneapolis
April 23, 2019
David Rubedor, Minneapolis' director of Neighborhood and Community Relations

After criticism, Minneapolis eases proposed rules for neighborhood groups

Hundreds commented on Mpls. plan to cut funds to neighborhood groups that didn't diversify on time.
St. Paul
March 19, 2019
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and snowmobile racer Levi LaVallee after their 12,000-foot parachute jump onto Harriet Island Tuesday.

St. Paul mayor skydives into news conference to say Red Bull's 'Flugtag' event will return

Mayor Melvin Carter parachuted onto Harriet Island to spread the news.
St. Paul
March 8, 2019
The former Ford assembly plant site, looking east, with Highland Village and then downtown St. Paul off in the distance.

St. Paul planners reject single-family homes in Ford project

Commissioners want denser housing than the 35 homes Ryan Cos. wants to build along Mississippi River Boulevard.
Local
December 22, 2018
Two researchers in leadership positions at HCMC have served as medical advisers for Axon, formerly known as Taser International.

Taser, Hennepin Healthcare have a research relationship

Axon, formerly known as Taser International, paid Hennepin Healthcare more than $1.1 million for consulting and other fees since 2005, according to hospital contract records.
Local
November 8, 2018

Lawsuit alleges hospital improperly sedated woman with ketamine, enrolled her in study

She alleges paramedics unnecessarily injected her with ketamine after 911 call.
Local
August 2, 2018

Mpls. police oversight charter faces long odds

Council President Lisa Bender, who's been supportive of the charter change, was not optimistic that it will pass in time to get on the ballot this year, but said that doesn't mean it couldn't be put to voters in the future.
Local
July 13, 2018

West River Parkway reopens after mudslide scare

A stretch of West River Parkway along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis reopened Friday afternoon, after being closed since late Thursday due to a false…
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