North Plaza rendering of a redesigned North Commons Park.

Minneapolis Parks Foundation aims to raise $20 million for North Commons Park

Renovating the flagship north Minneapolis neighborhood park is expected to cost $35 million.

Uber, Lyft resume threats to leave Minneapolis over new driver wage plan

February 27
In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 photo, a driver displaying Lyft and Uber stickers on his front windshield drops off a customer in downtown Los Angeles.
Uber and Lyft are again threatening to leave as the Minneapolis City Council takes up a driver wage plan similar to one Mayor Jacob Frey vetoed last year.

Have a video game concept? Twin Cities group will help you make it a reality

February 27
John Nichols, 32, showed off his new game, "Debauchee Pagliacci," at a playtest event hosted by the International Game Developers Association Twin Cit
The local chapter of the International Game Developers Association welcomes to its events aspiring developers who want to make games a career.
Local
February 27
Members of the Minneapolis Police Department forensics unit worked around the scene of a multi-person shooting Tuesday near the intersection of E. Fra

Four people shot in Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon; 1 dead, 1 critical

A mass shooting took place at a nearby market last August.
Variety
February 27
Greta Gasbarri plays a teenager who gets manipulated in "Mia."

Italian Film Festival features U.S. premieres, Q&As with directors, $5 tickets for students

Two classics and 10 contemporary award-winning movies are in the lineup at the four-day event.
High Schools
February 27
Jackson McAndrew and Wayzata are in playoff mode as the regular season winds down, and the Trojans take a 10-game winning streak into Friday's matchup

Wayzata holds steady, Minnetonka tumbles in the boys basketball Metro Top 10

The Trojans remained atop the rankings and helped send the rival Skippers down four spots.
Local
February 27
The drizzle obscured the Minneapolis skyline as a pedestrian walked across one of the foot bridges over Washington Ave. on the University of Minnesota

Minneapolis ranks among America's 'loneliest' cities, report says

The ranking is based on how many people live alone, but the U.S. Surgeon General has declared loneliness and isolation a national epidemic.
High Schools
February 26
From top left, Daniel Freitag of Breck, Jack Robison of Lakeville North and Isaac Asuma of Cherry are Mr. Basketball finalists with Big Ten college pl

Meet the 10 Mr. Basketball finalists, before they become college stars

The list includes three headed to the Big Ten (one to the Gophers), eight aimed at Division I and one still deciding.
Minneapolis
February 26
Alberder Gillespie, Minneapolis' former civil rights director, pictured in March 2022.

Defenders of fired Minneapolis civil rights director speak out

Alberder Gillespie again declined to comment, but several current and former officials praised her integrity.
Minneapolis
February 26
A Minneapolis police vehicle parked along Hennepin Avenue in July 2022.

Minneapolis council tackles backlog of police workers' comp claims

Monday's council committee approval of 11 claims totaling $1.3 million follows skepticism from some council members of PTSD claims for cops with misconduct allegations.
High Schools
February 26
Lauren Woelfel of Becker helped her team win a state championship and also took an individual title of her own.

Prep Athletes of the Week: For her team and herself, gymnast excels

Lauren Woelfel led Becker to the state championship one day and won a title of her own the next.
Minneapolis
February 26
Voters fill out their ballots in November 2022 at Emerson Dual Language School in Minneapolis.

Should Minneapolis let voters change city laws?

A public hearing is planned for March to discuss the idea, which could go to voters in November.
Minneapolis
February 25
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar helped hold a large Ukrainian flag on the Stone Arch Bridge at a rally to support that country on the second anniversary of Ru

Minn. supporters of Ukraine mark a grim 2 years in war with Russia

The supporters vowed to fight on and made a plea for continued U.S. support.
Local
February 24
Leah VanDassor, of the St. Paul Federation of Educators, said the union wants pay raises of $7,500 and 7.5% this year and next but is open to compromi

Minnesota teachers are winning their best pay raises in years

Suburban districts are settling contracts nearly equal in cost to the aid they received after 2023 session; legislative leaders say teacher pay has needed to grow.
Local
February 24
Laurena Carrizales Guerrero Celeste with Mamas. The chef turned to the Minneapolis Animal Safety Net program when she and Mamas were facing homelessne

Brooks: After homelessness and heartache, Minneapolis Animal Control reunites a family

Here's a tail with a happy ending.
Local
February 24
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Reducing juvenile crime in Minnesota will take more counselors, treatment options, panel tells lawmakers

The Legislative Working Group on Youth Interventions, made up of local leaders and law enforcement officials from across the state, recommends broad reforms to combat rising crime.
Sports
February 24
Edina forward Lorelai Nelson celebrated scoring on Minnetonka goalie Layla Hemp (1) in the second period. Edina and Minnetonka played in the State Cla

State title games set in girls hockey. Get the updates here.

Edina toppled Minnetonka in Class 2A, the last result of a day when both top seeds were eliminated. Traditional power Warroad sunk Class 1A No. 1 Holy Angels.
Local
February 23
Hero Pascal got excited to jump into the brand new V3 Sports pool n Minneapolis. The 25-yard swimming and training pool will soon be open to the publi

V3 Sports opens new north Minneapolis aquatics center this spring

The first phase of the $97 million aquatics and sports center is opening this spring, and with a June grand opening.
Minneapolis
February 23
The botched “I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams Expo” held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in February 2023 is still the subject of city audit

Minneapolis' first Black expo was its last. A year later, what's happened since?

The city's new racial equity director has no plans to bring back the event, which remains subject to probes into former director Tyeastia Green's conduct.
Stage & Arts
February 23
Emily Pitts and Jayson Douglas from Minnesota Dance Theatre perform in "Carmina Burana."

Minnesota Dance Theatre to end performances after shows in May

The decision was made because of financial difficulties
Stage & Arts
February 23
People picketed outside of the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Thursday over a toxic work environment and the firing of curator

Firing at Mia sparks union accusations of toxic work environment

Jan. 9 firing of Bob Cozzolino was the last straw for the union and the art community, but Mia said he was fired for cause.
High Schools
February 22
Anna Gleason was a champion as a high school gymnast at Roseville; now she's part of a movement at Breck as a coach.

Gymnastics state tournament: What you need to know

A Roseville connection revived Breck, Lakeville South found its way back to state, plus team qualifiers and final state rankings.
Politics
February 22
Federal officials say the circle marks where Brian Mock pushed a police officer with a law enforcement shield.

Prison for Twin Cities man who assaulted officers during the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington

After his conviction, Brian Mock continued to perpetuate doubt about the validity of Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump.

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