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Alarmed by the numbers gathering at the most popular lakes and trails, parks leaders doubled down on their call for people to spread out and visit smaller neighborhood parks instead. They say doing so could head off more drastic action, such as closing parks altogether.
The driver's identity has not been released.
Operators scramble to keep supplies coming and their employees safe.
Minneapolis' skyways are owned by each building, and as a result have different hours of operation.
Honey and Ginger Hop were open just outside downtown Minneapolis for more than 10 years.
The Park Board is expecting to close other parkways, but hasn't said which ones.
From Google Hangouts to alley parties, friends and family are staying connected in creative ways.
Livestreams, Google hangouts and alley parties: How Minnesotans are keeping their distance during coronavirus
Despite social distancing, we need to maintain our links with others.
Park Board echoes health advice: Enjoy nature, but stay 6 feet apart.
A forlorn St. Patrick's Day reveler, missing benches, empty plazas: Scenes from downtown Minneapolis
Some people were still working, but mostly, downtown is becoming deserted.
State parks, campgrounds and other natural places will remain open for now, but expect some changes upon visiting because of safety measures related to the coronavirus.
The Minneapolis mayor's decision comes one day after St. Paul declared a similar emergency. Minneapolis will also stop issuing permits for gatherings of 50 or people, citing guidance from the CDC.
Latino, Somali parents say Minneapolis district isn't listening to their concerns.
Leaders in both cities celebrated the lower speed limits in an event held in pouring rain on the municipal border line.
The city sets goals in 10-year plan to lower carbon emissions, reduce trips in vehicles.
People in the heavily Latino and immigrant community could only speculate as to what's next. Most say it's been a long time coming.
Leaders in Minneapolis and St. Paul agree: Drivers on city streets need to slow down. So with new authority from the Legislature, they're collaborating to lower speed limits from the current 30 mph. They're not saying yet how low, but officials from both cities will announce the new limits and unveil signs at an event next week.
People can leave their things in the containers and go about their day.
It's not the first event the Loppet has had to make snow for, but it's the biggest.
Neighborhood group loses appeal to stop project.
Some worry that a lack of benches will punish pedestrians and the homeless.
Demonstrators have clamored for safety improvements on Lyndale, protesting with signs that say "Safe Streets For All" and "#FixLyndale." Members of a new campaign called Safe Streets Save Lives say they plan to protest each month until more changes are made to the street.
Some see the absences as petty politics surrounding the new board president.
The new lease limits public access to the historic home, while Superintendent Al Bangoura will pay more in rent.
Skujins was also a prominent member of the Twin Cities' Latvian community. His family fled during World War II and Soviet occupation.
The city built the lot in the late 1990s to benefit businesses. Some say they still need it.
The population boom in the city center has accompanied a surge in apartment construction.
An outgoing City Council member had a re-election pledge to build the mall.
Minneapolis gave farm a month to cease operations after finding it violated its zoning, its owner says.
Al Bangoura said Park Board must decide whether home is residence or museum.
The rollover happened near his family's cabin, according to his obituary.
This year, Minneapolis leaders hope the stage is set to move forward with the city’s first amphitheater, the centerpiece in a large-scale transformation of 48…
Reporters were asked not to record or photograph during a meeting.
The City Council appointed the committee made up mostly of residents from north and northeast Minneapolis to help guide the redevelopment of the Upper Harbor Terminal.
Funding might be found by renewing tax district, council member says
The Park Board has run the downtown park since an initial ruling last year.
Residents take to social media to call out scofflaws and urge more enforcement.
But now it doesn't stand for anything.
Three abstained from the vote won by Jono Cowgill, 31.
Owner submitted plan before city banned any new drive-throughs.
The father, who does not have custodial rights, is armed with knives, according to deputies.
After a string of above-freezing days in the Twin Cities, experts are urging lake visitors to take precautions before driving or stepping out on the…
A criminal justice committee will work to create a center where minors would be held until a social worker can take charge of them. Previously, they were sent to an unsecured center in City Hall where some walked away.
State law restricts where, how funds can be spent in city neighborhoods.
Leaders of a community group tasked with refining the plan have resigned or spoken out in protest.
After two years leading the board, Bourn will remain a commissioner for the rest of his term.
Minneapolis buildings deemed abandoned for more than a year cannot be reopened under nonconforming uses, meaning they could not reopen with drive-throughs, senior city planner Andrew Frenz said.
Affordable housing and a full police cadet class are among the highlights of the budget, which carries the largest property tax levy increase in a decade.
Small distilleries may have to cut staffers, raise their prices or close altogether, representatives say.
The mayor had proposed hiring 14 officers for specific roles, but now wants a full class of cadets.
Rose remained active politically and in the lives of his former students even after he entered his 90s, his daughter said.
City needs to double down on its greenhouse gas reductions, officials said.
Officials, neighbors worry about unsightly stacks of shipping containers, traffic.
Mayor Jacob Frey's proposal comes with a 6.95% property tax levy increase.
Serving Those Serving connects food service workers with help for addiction, depression and other job-related troubles.
It comes after the state blocked bag bans.
Residents in Elliot Park say healthy, affordable food is hard to come by in their neighborhood.
The Minneapolis man died almost a week after the attack.
Authorities did not find an explosive inside the building.
Aaron Doering, 48, pleaded guilty to choking his fiancée in 2018.
City plans to go through some trash to make sure it's being sorted right.
Minneapolis' legal counsel to join state appeals court.
The City Council sets first part of 2040 plan in motion, eliminating single-family zoning.
In an interview, Nilsson said he was "enthusiastic and excited" about the interim job.
Hundreds of park visitors, volunteers and wildlife were potentially exposed to the pesticides around Lake Harriet, including a frog discovered with mutations.
The Legislature blocked the city's efforts to ban plastic bags in 2017.
The Park Board's 2020 budget reflects "constraints of the maximum tax levy" set by the city Board of Estimate and Taxation, Superintendent Al Bangoura said.
The city is working with Target Center on how to recover those costs.
Trump vilified Jacob Frey while embracing Lt. Bob Kroll, the leader of the city's police union.
According to city records, AEG says that would be a campaign contribution. Minneapolis officials say they are still talking with the firm.
The city says it will cost $530,000 to host the president's rally Thursday at Target Center. Trump's campaign said it has reached an agreement with the rally venue operator and won't pay anything extra.
Policy change meant to address Mpls. crime wave.
Council Member Abdi Warsame says the Africa Village mall could include a clinic, housing, a space for youth programming and more. Critics say his efforts to build the center in the Cedar-Riverside area is a political maneuver.
City Council Member Lisa Goodman joined them and said she would like to hire more officers and rethink other policies to improve safety in the area.
Total skips parks request for $1.5 million more for youth programming.