In January, Minneapolis schools Superintendent Ed Graff addressed one of the questions submitted by the audience about the district's plan to remake i

Mpls. school district pushes toward a vote on controversial redistricting plan

Critics say pushing forward with the plan during a public health crisis is not just insensitive, it perpetuates the belief that the district has not listened.

Latest cancellation due to virus pandemic: Summer in Mpls.

April 4
Minneapolis' July 4th fireworks celebration is on hold as part of the Park Board's actions in favor of social distancing.
To maintain social distancing, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board this week announced the cancellation of most recreational activities through Aug. 31. The decision will be a major disruption to families across Minneapolis, put the jobs of hundreds of seasonal employees in limbo and result in millions of dollars in lost revenue for the Park Board.

Minneapolis sets August special election to replace Warsame

April 3
Abdi Warsame was hired by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority board.
Minneapolis
11:11am
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Vice-President and District 3 Commissioner AK Hassan took a swing on the rope slide. ] MARK VANCLEAVE ¥ Park an

Park Commissioner AK Hassan announces run for Minneapolis City Council

A special election will be held Aug. 11 to fill the seat left vacant by Abdi Warsame.
Minneapolis
6:00am
A small wooden cross with the name of a teenage girl killed 57 years ago has appeared at the spot in Minnehaha Park where he body was found.

Murder mystery: 57 years later, who put cross where teen's body was abandoned?

A small wooden cross memorializing a murdered Minneapolis teenager has mysteriously appeared 57 years later at the exact spot along a Minneapolis park path where her body was abandoned in the snow.
Minneapolis
5:48am
The Manhattan Toy Co. received seven reports of loose screws falling off this toy.

Choking hazard prompts recall of Minneapolis company's toy llamas

A Minneapolis company is recalling thousands of toy llamas after reports of screws falling off and creating a choking hazard. The recall announced by the…
Minneapolis
April 6
People flocked to Bde Maka Ska on April 1, despite officials urging social distancing. The Minneapolis Park Board barricaded three more parkways for u

Minneapolis parks superintendent granted special authority during pandemic

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on Monday granted additional authority to Superintendent Al Bangoura, giving him the power to, among other actions, close parkways…
Coronavirus
April 6
Khadija Ali's interpreting company is seeing a major decline in business as face to face interactions are limited. She is banding together with other

Twin Cities' African immigrant community rallies to overcome quarantine hardships

Some worry they won't qualify for small-business loans meant to keep them afloat and help them recover.
Coronavirus
April 6
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz: "Viruses don’t discriminate, and neither do we.”

Amid anti-Asian bias because of COVID-19, Minnesota launches discrimination helpline

'Viruses don't discriminate, and neither do we,' Gov. Tim Walz said.
Coronavirus
April 5
The Robbinsdale Whiz Bang Days royal family took part in the Torchlight Parade last year.

Minneapolis' Aquatennial celebration in limbo as coronavirus threat looms

One option being weighed is to hold it later in the summer.
Coronavirus
April 4
Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan.

Minnesota GOP chair: Dems using COVID-19 for 'communist control'

It was just a preview of the party's broader messaging against Democrats on COVID-19 in what is still a pivotal election year.
Minneapolis
April 3
Coronavirus
April 3
University Lutheran Chapel in Minneapolis has reversed its position and shut chapel doors, removing itself from the ranks of renegade churches.

Minnesota church that had evaded virus rules now cancels services

University Lutheran Chapel in Minneapolis had continued services despite virus threats, until Wednesday.
Coronavirus
April 3
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

$5M relief plan in Mpls. would aid renters, homeless, small businesses

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey unveiled a plan to give assistance for folks struggling with the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
Minneapolis
April 3
The Battle of Trafalgar was painted around 1900 by Scottish artist James Kay. It was donated to the University of Minnesota in 1996 by businessman Rod

The old painting and the U and the owner of the Thunderbird Hotel

A painting in Burton Hall of the British battleship HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar was donated by the late Rodney Wallace. But where did he get it?
Coronavirus
April 3
Maria Ellis 20, right, played with her brother Da' Macus Ellis 4, at Webber Park pool in Minneapolis in 2018.

Mpls. closes beaches, pools and programs for the entire summer

The closures extend to park restrooms, drinking fountains and aquatic facilities.
Minneapolis
April 2
Gregory Turner

Man slain in Minneapolis home invasion helped 'a lot of people,' friends say

"Sippi," as Gregory Turner was known, always looked out for those around him, friends say.
Minneapolis
April 2
A fire broke out in the early morning hours April 2, 2020, at at two-story building 1000 block of Newton Avenue N. in Minneapolis.

More than 30 flee early-morning fire in north Minneapolis fourplex

At least 21 children were inside; smoke detectors "provided early warning," assistant fire chief said.
Coronavirus
April 2
Hennepin County District Judge Jeannice Reding, shown in June.

Hennepin County judge restores public access to two hearings

The judge declined to open up all hearings in the county to full public access.
Minneapolis
April 2

Lawsuit: Minneapolis Public Schools failed to investigate math teacher's alleged assault of custodian

Michael Jubiter, a black custodian, says a white math teacher pinned him against an elevator and grabbed his nipples.
Data Drop
April 2
Minnesota welcomes you sign at the state border

How and where Minnesota's population grew in the last decade

New population estimates data from the U.S. Census Bureau shed light on what's driving the state's population growth, and where it's occurring.
Coronavirus
April 2
People flocked to Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis despite officials urging social distancing to combat the spread of the coronavirus as temperatures crept

Mpls. officials double down on call for people to spread out

Alarmed by the numbers gathering at the most popular lakes and trails, parks leaders doubled down on their call for people to spread out and visit smaller neighborhood parks instead. They say doing so could head off more drastic action, such as closing parks altogether.
Minneapolis
April 1
Erick Fors, the deputy chief of investigations for the Minneapolis Police Department, in his downtown office.

Deputy Minneapolis police chief brings a detective's quiet tenacity to the job

Erick Fors has moved steadily up the MPD ladder and raised his public profile, fueling speculation that he could someday lead the department.