What's making news in MInneapolis:

Stadium vote: Check this blog for the vote of the City Council's Committee of the Whole on the Viking stadium plan. The committee takes up the question at 10 a.m., and if Mayor R.T. Rybak's slim 7-vote majority holds, today's vote will make tomorrow's full council vote a formality. Opponents held a last-minute rally Wednesday, but today's council meeting has been occupied by construction trades people and men with horns. (Eric Roper)

Killer heat projected in city by end of century: The projected increase -- from about 14 per year to 121 by century's end -- would be among the steepest experienced by 40 major metro areas. The authors said that is partly because extremely oppressive heat waves would be more of a shock to northern residents' systems. (Bill McAuliffe)

Blogger Johnny Northside's $60,000 sanction gets review: A lawyer for Johnny Northside said the post told the truth. An attorney for Jerry Moore said it sought his firing. (Abby Simons)

Girls volleyball tournament coming to city in 2014: The national junior championships will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Thousands are expected. (Paul Walsh and Maya Rao)

Obituary: Hoot Ingebretsen, all-Scandinavian: He operated the signature Lake Street market and gift shop for decades. (Paul Walsh)

Public safety: Woman killed in Northeast shooting (Staff report) Murder defendant rejects plea deal, will stand trial (Abby Simons)