Zygi Wilf isn't the only one whose wallet got fatter as a result of the Vikings stadium deal. Another big winner was the Star Tribune, as the paper stands to make a pretty penny selling the right-next-to-the-new-stadium property it owns for redevelopment.SEE ALSO: New Vikings stadium design revealed ... More >>
Last week, Mayor R.T. Rybak took to Facebook and characterized a City Council committee's recommendation to partner with Car2Go for an on-street expansion of the city's car-sharing program as "a great development for all our neighborhoods."SEE ALSO: Gary Schiff wants developer who wrote fake emails ... More >>
It's official: The boozy, blood-soaked chaos that is Zombie Pub Crawl will be recognized with a formal day by the city of Minneapolis this year. See Also: Zombie Pub Crawl conquers all Slideshow: Zombie Pub Crawl years past
Minnesota VikingsIn another step toward a dystopian future, Ramsey County wants to sell parking lot naming rights.First we had the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Then, in order to capitalize on revenue from naming rights, we had Mall of America Field at the Metrodome.Soon, if Ramsey County officia ... More >>
In an article in the Sunday edition of the New York Times titled "The 2016 Election, Already Upon Us," Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt pontificated on likely candidates for a presidential election four years in the future. In among the usual suspects -- Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Eli ... More >>
In this week's cover story, we followed Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak around for several weeks to document the day-to-day life of a city politician marking his tenth year in office. Along the way, we traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, ahead of the January 3 caucus to witness Rybak in his role as v ... More >>
Up close and personal with the Minneapolis mayor
Minneapolis leaders are mounting a last-minute drive to keep the Vikings in town. Governor Dayton wants Minneapolis and Ramsey County to deploy hurry-up offenses in hopes of bringing closure to the Vikings' stadium drive.Today, he sent the Ramsey County board and Mayor R.T. Rybak letters setting ... More >>
Minneapolis Fire Chief Alex Jackson is retiring from the department effective February 29. The decision comes at a time when Jackson's leadership has been under scrutiny with City Councilmembers, mostly stemming from the department's troubled budget. Last month, Jackson was criticized for a $1 mil ... More >>
The budget proposal would cut five officers who help prevent crime before it happens.Mayor R.T. Rybak's proposed $4.4 million reduction in growth to the police department is stirring up some concerns in southwest Minneapolis. Community members are upset that the proposed budget would cut fiv ... More >>
R.T. Rybak says the city has shelled out more than $30 million on the Dome over the years.This isn't going to help the Vikings on that whole new stadium plan idea thing. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak sent a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton earlier this week claiming the city is entitled to a $30 millio ... More >>
Mayor R.T. Rybak's proposal would avoid property tax hikes for most Minneapolis residents.Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak proposed his 2012 budget in downtown Minneapolis this morning.The good news: those pesky potholes might be filled in sooner than expected. The bad news: The city of Minneapoli ... More >>
Courtesy Justin Johnson.After three and a half years, Justin Johnson will be let go from the Minneapolis Fire Department.It was late November, and Justin Johnson was watching a Thanksgiving youth hockey tournament at Braemar Ice Arena, an Edina rink where he worked part time as an EMT. Toward th ... More >>
The cuts will informally lower minimum daily staffing from 96 to 93.The already-diminished Minneapolis Fire Department is about to get even smaller. Thirteen firefighters found out yesterday morning that they are being cut from the department, effective next month. Three will be forced into reti ... More >>
Because the additional cuts come midyear, the departments could have to slice deeper to compensate.The Minnesota Legislature may have finally passed its overdue budget, but that doesn't mean that anyone has to like it. Following the Legislature's cut of $23 million to Local Government Aid, admi ... More >>
Firefighters could still be laid off if LGA takes a hit in the final budget.If the state budget proposed by Gov. Mark Dayton today were to pass, Minneapolis firefighters could avoid layoffs this year. Last fall, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said the city would be forced to lay off firefighters t ... More >>
Years of cuts have already left the department below industry standards.If Minnesota Senate and House Republicans get their way, the Minneapolis Fire Department is in for even more bad news. Republicans announced a budget proposal yesterday that recommends cutting Local Government Aid to hel ... More >>
When the money runs out, we'll plow the streets with wakeboards.Minneapolis is declaring yet another snow emergency, but the money for snow removal is already drying up according to Mayor R.T. Rybak's spokesperson. "This will probably exhaust the snow emergency budget for 2010," said John St ... More >>
16 of 19 Minneapolis drugstore robberies took place at Walgreens
The Minneapolis homicide count keeps creeping up this year, 29 now compared to 19 total the year before. Sure, we're still 10 shy of the 39 in 2008, and a long, long way from 1995's Murderapolis mark of 99. But the current numbers are devastating families and neighborhoods, and feeding news h ... More >>
Rybak nominated Velma Korbel to succeed current director Michael Jordan. No, not that Michael Jordan.
Bicking says the council ousted him to silence his criticisms of the Minneapolis Police Department. A Councilmember says Bicking is too political for the position.
MPD Chief Tim Dolan has failed to comply with a city ordinance that requires him to discipline officers in cases sustained by the CRA, according to a petition.
Michael Jordan is the only department head Rybak didn't nominate for reappointment.