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The hotel is now a 24/7 operation housing more than 200 homeless residents.
It was the latest partner to pull out of relationships with the embattled department, joining the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Public Schools, museums and a host of other venues.
Neighborhoods around Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue became a focal point as groups of protesters converged on the Fifth Precinct station.
More businesses vandalized, looted overnight in wake of George Floyd death during arrest.
"COVID didn't close me, but this is going to close me," says one shop owner.
The annual ranking by the Trust for Public Land restored Minneapolis' bragging rights.
Organizers are considering rescheduling some of those events for October.
The ruling that the Minnesota DNR has the authority to rename the lake caps a yearslong dispute over the popular Minneapolis lake and reverses a decision from the Court of Appeals last spring.
Masks muffle voices and make reading lips impossible for folks who "already feel isolated at times."
A third Democratic state legislator is questioning his party’s endorsement process after losing his bid for the DFL’s backing to a primary challenger. State Sen.…
Citing urgent public health concerns, Metro Transit authorities are moving to contain the spread of a large and growing homeless encampment near the light-rail line in south Minneapolis.
The Park Board was originally going to reopen them at the end of the stay-at-home order.
Tennis players have questioned why the Park Board wants to shut down a sport in which players are on opposite sides of a long court, with plenty of space between them and no physical contact
Superintendent Al Bangoura said tougher decisions lie ahead.
The restrictions, which are meant to prevent groups from congregating during the pandemic, will include removing or blocking basketball rims; removing tennis and volleyball nets; and posting signs notifying park visitors that soccer fields, playgrounds and skate parks are closed.
Winner will replace Abdi Warsame and remain in office through 2021.
A park commissioner said he reopened them to allow seniors and people with health issues to visit the lake.
The merchants of Seward are counting on support from loyal neighbors to weather the shutdown.
Every night at 7 p.m., neighbors step out on their balconies to show their appreciation.
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…
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.
People from all over the country come to the Minneapolis training center for six to nine months.
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.
Despite social distancing, we need to maintain our links with others.
Park Board echoes health advice: Enjoy nature, but stay 6 feet apart.
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.