In North Loop, apartment dwellers cheer on medical workers from every balcony

In North Loop, apartment dwellers cheer on medical workers from every balcony

Every night at 7 p.m., neighbors step out on their balconies to show their appreciation.

Helping community members in north Minneapolis

April 8
Lower income Black communities are being hit extremely hard by COVID-19. The spread of the virus, coupled with inadequate access to health care, urban density, and high use of public transportation, puts our community at high risk said Nekima Levy Armstrong. Volunteers handed out masks and gloves to community members Wednesday April 8, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN.

Mpls. Schools delays vote on sweeping redistricting plan until May

April 8
Superintendent Ed Graff spoke at a community meeting on Jan. 27 at Northeast Middle School about the district's comprehensive plan. On Tuesday, April
Public comment for upcoming meeting can be made via voice mail.
TV & Media
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Mike Lynch, entertaining fans of WCCO at the State Fair with Sid Hartman.

Weather forecaster Mike Lynch retiring from WCCO Radio after 40 years

He brought a cheerful enthusiasm to listeners for 40 years.
Minneapolis
April 8
Minneapolis
April 7

Minneapolis nears settlements in two police-related lawsuits

Minneapolis city officials are close to settling a pair of police-related lawsuits, one involving allegations of excessive force and another accusing police of conducting an…
Coronavirus
April 7
Most of Hennepin County's pandemic-related spending has gone toward acquiring protective equipment for front-line workers and isolating vulnerable hom

Under pandemic pressure, Hennepin County already has nearly drained its $10 million emergency fund

Concern was expressed that the county may have to dip into its general fund, made up of property tax dollars, to cover pandemic expenses.
Minneapolis
April 7
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

AK Hassan, an elected member of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, will run in the special election to fill the City Council seat formerly…
Minneapolis
April 7
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
April 7
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.
Minneapolis
April 5
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.
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.
Coronavirus
April 4
Minneapolis' July 4th fireworks celebration is on hold as part of the Park Board's actions in favor of social distancing.

Latest cancellation due to virus pandemic: Summer in Mpls.

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
April 3
Minneapolis
April 3
Abdi Warsame was hired by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority board.

Minneapolis sets August special election to replace Warsame

Voters will select a replacement for former Minneapolis City Council Member Abdi Warsame on Aug. 11. The special election to select a council member to…
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.