Barber Lamberto Vergara guided students on how to roll hair at the Minnesota School of Barbering in Minneapolis. Vergara purchased the school after ri

A better Lake Street? A daring hope for riot-torn corridor

Though state aid has been slow coming, Minneapolis' support for the riot-damaged cultural corridor keeps hope alive for a better future.

Celebrities, digital token enthusiasts gather in Minneapolis for first NFT convention

May 21
Gary Vaynerchuk, the chief organizer of VeeCon, spoke at U.S. Bank Stadium where the conference is being held this weekend. VeeCon is aimed at buildin
U.S. Bank Stadium hosted thousands from around the world hoping for investment opportunity in non-fungible tokens.

Brooks: A downtown Minneapolis bakery's first week has the bitter and the sweet

May 21
Lutunji Abram opened her new bakery, Lutunji’s Palate, in downtown Minneapolis last week. Robbers broke in the first night, but she remains upbeat a
A grand opening, a break-in and a small Minneapolis bakery's first week in business.
Minneapolis
9:28am

Man dies in overnight shooting in north Minneapolis

The homicide marks the 36th in Minneapolis this year.
Minneapolis
May 21
Steve Floyd, co-founder of the Agape Movement, at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis.

Agape Movement aims to change hearts in south Minneapolis

Steve Floyd has been a street outreach worker in Minneapolis since the 1980s. With the Agape Movement, Floyd has embarked on one of his most ambitious missions yet: To use their African heritage to help ex-gang members fully realize their identity in America.
Obituaries
May 21
Brenda Trulove

Brenda Trulove, pioneering Hennepin County hearing officer, dies at 71

Public servant was a humble leader devoted to her children.
Minneapolis
May 21
Ka Vang is the first-ever Vice President of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Meet Minneapolis.

How many kinds of pho can you find in Minneapolis? Ask Ka Vang

Ka Vang is the first-ever vice president of equity, diversity and inclusion at Meet Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
May 21

Man gravely injured after shooting at home in north Minneapolis

Police are seeking three suspects in shooting that took place Friday night in north Minneapolis.
Local
May 21
Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Amy Sweasy Tamburino, shown in 2021 reading a victim impact statement during former officer Mohamed Noor’s re-sen

Veteran Hennepin County prosecutor receives $190K discrimination and retaliation settlement

Attorney Amy Sweasy Tamburino will no longer report to County Attorney Michael Freeman.
Minneapolis
May 20
Mauri Friestleben, recently removed as the principal at North Community High School, spoke to a room of graduating seniors.

Mpls. North High School principal says she was terminated for joining student-led walkout

Principal Mauri Friestleben says she's out at North High School after participating with students in February civil action
Minneapolis
May 20
At a news conference, Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero called a consent decree of this nature “unprecedented” in Minnesota.

Mpls. halts police reform talks, citing lack of evidence on spying

Since releasing its damning report April 27, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights has refused to release underlying evidence on covert social media spying to city officials, the media or targets of the surveillance.
Local
May 20
Minneapolis
May 20
Council members chose to direct $700,000 to the Small Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP), prioritizing businesses in Cedar Riverside, East

Minneapolis council members target 4 cultural corridors for American Rescue Plan funds

They withdrew a $200,000 bid to rebuild a police discipline database after staff said improvements are underway.
Inspired
May 20
Freddy Tirado jumped in line to get ice cream as he visited Hennepin Healthcare’s new mobile pediatric van outside the hospital in Minneapolis.

In Minneapolis, a mobile van rolls out with health care outreach to kids

With childhood vaccines declining by as much as 70%, health professionals at Hennepin Healthcare are taking it to the streets to keep kids healthy.
Stage & Arts
May 20
A sculpture based on “Chromie Squiggle,” an NFT created using generative code, stands on the front lawn of the Porch Gallery at 3306 Park Av. S. i

Pssst, there's an NFT art party this weekend at a house in south Minneapolis

Virtual art meets physical space at the experiment-minded Porch Gallery.
Local
May 19
Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson.

Hennepin Sheriff Hutchinson out on paid leave for health reasons

He will continue to get pay and benefits.
Variety
May 19
Chief organizer Gary Vaynerchuk, better known online as Gary Vee, said he’s particularly excited to hear from Oscar winner Spike Lee, who is expecte

Spike Lee and Eva Longoria among big names at NFT conference VeeCon in Minneapolis

The event is taking place at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Minneapolis
May 19
In 2013, Peter Ginder addressed crowded controversial hearings in Minneapolis City Council chambers on whether the city should form its own utility.

Retired Minneapolis deputy city attorney named acting head of the department

Peter Ginder will serve as interim city attorney until a permanent replacement is selected.
Stage & Arts
May 19
Brave New Workshop cast members Denzel Belin, Doug Neithercott, Lauren Anderson and Taj Ruler were in a rehearsal for their show “Back to Workshop o

Brave New Workshop cancels this weekend's shows after COVID strikes

"Back to Workshop or Everything's Fine!" is scheduled to run through Aug. 6.
Minneapolis
May 19
A Metro Transit bus drove north on Hennepin Avenue in a dedicated bus lane toward the Uptown Transit station.

Committee approves layout for Hennepin Avenue; hours for bus lanes still undecided

Dedicated bus lanes could be in effect only certain hours initially, but could transition to full-time bus lanes.
Minneapolis
May 19

Charges: Rift over a cigarette led to fatal stabbing on Metro Transit bus in Uptown

The defendant has a long and sometimes violent criminal history.
Music
May 19
The Sugarhill Gang was originally booked to play the 331 Club’s Art-A-Whirl party in 2020.

Highlights — and 'Delight' — as live music returns to Minneapolis' Art-A-Whirl

Hour-by-hour picks for this weekend, including rap legends Sugarhill Gang.
Minneapolis
May 18
Omar “Shooli” Mohamed sat for a portrait Monday in Minneapolis, Minn. The U.S. government wants to deport the local Somali singer to his native co

Minnesota Somali singer fights deportation as he faces death threats in native country

The Minneapolis resident who came to the U.S. as a refugee teenager said he fears militants will kill him if he's deported to Somalia.