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July 5
Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O'Hara, at lectern, along with Hennepin County Sheriff Dawanna Witt, Park Police Chief Jason Ohotto, Minneapolis Parks

July 4th disturbances result in 30 Dinkytown arrests, 5 citations

Young adults aimed fireworks and rockets at police, civilians and their vehicles. Unlike previous years, no one was seriously injured.
Local
July 5
First responders at the mill ruins where a man fell 30 feet.

Man in critical condition after falling 30 feet from ruins near Stone Arch Bridge

Emergency responders were unsure Friday evening what led to the fall.
Home & Garden
July 5
Large, beautiful home with pool in backyard.

Linden Hills home with 49-foot waterslide, saltwater hot tub lists for $1.995 million

The rare Viennese Secessionist-style home, which has been fully updated, lends itself to entertaining indoors and out.
Local
July 5
Swimmers enjoyed the water at Lake Nokomis Beach in 2017.

Drownings have increased in Minnesota. Here's how to swim safely.

Keep an eye on the kids, wear life jackets and swim with a buddy.
Stage & Arts
July 5
Artist Lamar Peterson is also a voracious gardener. Here he is pictured in the backyard of his south Minneapolis home.

University of Minnesota professor finds joy — and solace — in gardening

A 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship winner, Lamar Peterson will travel to Georgia to research marginalized artists.
Local
July 5
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Property owners could pay for $1B in upgrades after HCMC fight stalled tax change

Proposed change to Hennepin County tax would also provide $9 million a year for Target Field and $4 million for youth activities and libraries.
Local
July 4
Laborers' International Union of North America Local 363 members and supporters march on Central Avenue after a Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

For the first time in more than a century, Minneapolis park workers go on strike

After seven months of contract negotiations, union members went on strike after the Park and Recreation Board presented its final offer Monday.
Local
July 3
Boxes of naloxone sit ready for distribution in the city’s first free naloxone vending machine to help combat fatal overdoses.

Saving lives at the push of a button: Minneapolis unveils first Narcan vending machine

Lifesaving drugs that reverse the effect of an opioid overdose are available free from a vending machine outside a south Minneapolis fire station.
Minneapolis
July 3
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What to know about the park strike's potential impact on Minneapolis green spaces this July 4th holiday

For now, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board does not anticipate any beaches, playgrounds, pools, bathrooms or buildings to close as a result of the strike.
Local
July 3
Minneapolis' July 4th fireworks celebration is on hold as part of the Park Board's actions in favor of social distancing.

What's open and closed on July 4 in the Twin Cities

Many malls and grocery stores will be open and parking meters free, and buses and trainss will have more limited runs.
Minneapolis
July 3
Some 250 people took shelter at the Lake Harriet pavilion when a storm blew in on a lovely afternoon in July 1925. Winds coming from the north and the

Girl, 13, took charge amid 1925 storm chaos on Minneapolis lake

Her aunt and toddler cousin were killed, but rather than letting the trauma paralyze her, the young teenager put her Girl Scout first-aid training to action.
Things To Do
July 3
Estelle Alexander enjoys some sweet corn while at the Taste of Minnesota Sunday.

Here's what you need to know about Taste of Minnesota this weekend

To accommodate everyone who wants a taste, the Minneapolis event has expanded.
Local
July 3
Book circulation is up in both the St. Paul and Minneapolis school districts, but the two differ in their approach to having librarians in the element

Minneapolis schools prioritized librarians. St. Paul is cutting them at the elementary level.

Both school districts say their library book circulation is up, and St. Paul will keep librarians in upper grades, but elementary libraries will be staffed by teaching assistants.
Minneapolis
July 2
Swimmers enjoy the water at Lake Nokomis Beach — which remains open — in 2017.

4 Minneapolis beaches temporarily closed

Beaches at lakes Harriet and Hiawatha and two on Bde Maka Ska are closed because of E. coli.
Minneapolis
July 2
The union representing more than 300 Minneapolis parks workers announced Tuesday that they will strike for one week beginning July 4, after seven mont

Minneapolis parks workers will start weeklong strike on July 4

After seven months of negotiations, workers might walk off the job at the busiest time of year unless an 11th-hour deal is reached.
TV & Media
July 2
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'Good Morning America' spotlights 'St. Anthony Main neighborhood' in Mpls.

The "Main Street USA" segment included some colorful characters from Minneapolis.
Local
July 2
Police arrive ahead of the shutdown of a homeless encampment, dubbed Camp Nenookaasi, in Minneapolis in January.

Experts working to end homelessness in Minnesota say high court ruling will make jobs harder

In the most significant case on homelessness in 40 years, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Ninth Circuit Court ruling finding it cruel and unusual to criminalize homeless people for sleeping in public when there is no shelter available. The ruling has ramifications for Minnesotan cities trying to balance boundaries of behavior in public places and helping chronically homeless people find permanent homes.
Minneapolis
July 2
Rue gets caught up on sleep.

Cat survives toss from 12th-floor balcony of Minneapolis apartment

"Rue was thrown away … with no regard for her life," said the head of a Stillwater animal sanctuary now caring for the cat.
Taste
July 2
Fresh ripe figs from the Languedoc region of southern France.

How six months in France changed this Minnesota food writer's life

In his new memoir, Steve Hoffman shares the lessons he learned about food, wine and himself while living in a small French village with his family.
Minneapolis
June 30

Man killed in north Minneapolis shooting Friday night identified

The man was identified as Carl Maurice Woodard, 55, of Minneapolis. No arrests have been made.

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