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May 10
Candles glow as dawn breaks near a mural for George Floyd at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue South in Minneapolis in 2020.

How George Floyd spent his final hours

An excerpt from the forthcoming "His Name Is George Floyd: One Man's Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice" re-creates the day leading up to his murder.
Minneapolis
May 9
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced Monday, May 9, that he was nominating Heather Johnston, who has been serving as interim city coordinator since

Heather Johnston nominated to stay on as Minneapolis city coordinator

Mayor Jacob Frey announced Monday that he was recommending her for the job, and City Council will discuss the matter in the coming weeks.
Minneapolis
May 9
Cindy Booker was a first-grader when Field and Hale elementary schools were paired as a way to combat segregation in south Minneapolis. She helped put

Exhibit looks at what has and hasn't changed since 1971 Mpls. schools desegregation

The Hennepin History Museum display, created in part by two former Hale-Field students, looks at what has and hasn't changed in the city and its schools in the past 50 years.
Local
May 9

Search underway for University of Minnesota student last seen Sunday

The Sheriff's Office and BCA joined campus police in trying to find the 19-year-old.
Minneapolis
May 8

Motorcyclist who died after hitting bus, then car ID'd as Minneapolis man

He struck a transit bus in the first crash, police said.
Local
May 8
Austin Ray Retterath

Search on for missing University of Minnesota student seen near river

He was last seen early Sunday near an intersection close to the Mississippi River.
Minneapolis
May 8
Residents discovered cracks in hallways and common areas between the third and 10th floors of the Cedar Isles condo towers in January.

Owners of damaged condos near light-rail line may see relief

State lawmakers are pushing to compensate homeowners after cracks were found in the walls and floors of the towers.
Minneapolis
May 7
Small strips of land on either side of this spot along the University of Minnesota transitway at 29th Avenue SE. are among the parcels involved in a l

Park Board seeks land swap with U in quest to complete 150-year Grand Round mission

The St. Paul Grand Round, planned by the same 19th-century landscape architect behind the Minneapolis byway, is expected to be completed this year.
Minneapolis
May 7
In April, Minneapolis City Council Member LaTrisha Vetaw addressed participants at a community listening session she hosted to hear citizen concerns a

What do Mpls. residents want in next police chief? Integrity, public safety, accountability

Some want internal reform. Others say gun violence should be the top priority. They all agree that picking the next police chief is among the most important decisions Minneapolis will make in 2022.
Minneapolis
May 7
Avivo’s indoor tiny home village in the North Loop of Minneapolis.

Hennepin Co., Mpls. shelters facing $13-million-a-year fiscal cliff

As federal pandemic relief funds run out, local governments must find another source of income to sustain improvements.
Music
May 7
Jimmy Jam Harris joined in the applause as the audience serenaded his father, James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris Sr., who celebrated his 95th birthda

His son Jimmy Jam made it a doubly 'Happy Birthday' for Minneapolis music great Cornbread Harris

The newly anointed Rock Hall of Famer joined his bluesman dad for a 95th birthday bash.
Local
May 6
Gardeners flock to the Friends School of Minnesota fundraiser plant sale Friday morning at the Minnesota State Fair grounds.

Finally! Minnesota snaps out of persistent cold spell

Record high temperatures are possible by Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.
May 6

Anime Fans Flock to AniMinneapolis

Thousands of anime fans gathered at AniMinneapolis, an anime convention, Friday, May 6, 2022 in the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minn.
Politics
May 6
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland joined Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan after a news conference Friday at Midway Peace Park in St. P

U.S. interior secretary touts urban park funding in St. Paul visit

U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber and mining advocates called on Secretary Deb Haaland to visit northern Minnesota.
Minneapolis
May 6
The Minneapolis school board will choose someone Tuesday to fill a vacant at-large seat.

Vacant Minneapolis school board seat draws 25 applicants

The school board on Tuesday will appoint someone to fill the at-large seat left open by Josh Pauly's resignation in March.
Minneapolis
May 6

Motorcyclist dies after crashing twice in Minneapolis

The victim who was in his 50s crashed while driving on Minnehaha Avenue at 32nd and 35th streets.
Local
May 5
Jarvis Jones announced his candidacy in the crowded Hennepin County attorney race on Thursday ahead of a virtual forum.

Hennepin County attorney candidates talk child protection, police accountability in forum

A seventh candidate, Jarvis Jones, entered the crowded race to succeed Mike Freeman.
Minneapolis
May 5
Tom Hoch, founder of the Hennepin Theater Trust, pictured in 2017 after he announced that he is running for mayor of Minneapolis.

Tom Hoch nominated to chair Minneapolis Public Housing Authority board

Hoch previously served as the authority's deputy executive director.
Minneapolis
May 5
The school board is set to vote on Tuesday to appoint Rochelle Cox as interim superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools. Cox is currently an associ

Minneapolis Public Schools names Rochelle Cox as interim superintendent candidate

Cox is currently an associate superintendent with the district.
Music
May 5
Cornbread Harris performs in a corner with his back to the crowd every Sunday at Palmer’s Bar in Minneapolis.

At 95, Mpls. piano legend Cornbread Harris counts his blessings — including Jimmy Jam reconciliation

A birthday bash Friday follows the start of a new weekly gig and a reunion after 45 years with his famous producer son.