School board ready to keep Bernadeia Johnson as superintendent: Hired two years ago, Johnson appears headed toward a new three-year contract that likely will make her the longest-serving Minneapolis school superintendent in a decade. (Steve Brandt)

Mississippi River dredging begins near downtown: A six-week project to dredge a portion of the Mississippi River upstream of downtown Minneapolis began this week, intended to clean up the lingering effects of heavy rains in spring and summer. (Bill McAuliffe)

Envy nightclub headed for a hearing: City officials hoping to revoke the liquor license held by Envy nightclub -- blamed for contributing to late-night crime downtown -- are now preparing for battle. (Eric Roper)

Wells Fargo offers $9 million to homebuyers in Minneapolis, St. Paul: The program includes $15,000 in down payment assistance to urban borrowers who will live in their houses for five years. (Jennifer Bjorhus)

Star Tribune sells North Loop land for apartment project (Jim Buchta)

Founded in south Minneapolis, Off-Leash Theater finds that garages are the perfect stage (Tim Harlow)