Minneapolis has grand plans to redevelop its industrial northern riverfront into a group of parks connected by trails -- "like pearls on a string necklace" is an analogy favored by Park Board Commissioners. But after scooping up numerous properties on northeast Minneapolis's riverfront and approvin ... More >>
Today, New Brighton resident Neal Zumberge was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting up a couple who lived next to him Monday evening following a dispute over their habit of feeding deer in their yard, among other beefs.According to the charges, ... More >>
City Council Member Gary Schiff wants the city to sever ties with Minneapolis Public Housing Authority board member Steve Minn.SEE ALSO: Gary Schiff challenges Bradlee Dean to debate over "Third World" south Mpls comments Minn, owner of Lupe Development -- a firm that in February was awarded a $2 mi ... More >>
Upset with her Apple Valley neighbor, Branda Sanchez devised a creative scheme to get back at her: signing her up for 23 magazine subscriptions to the tune of $520.SEE ALSO: White Bear Lake neighbor from hell is a Met Council executive assistantBut police eventually figured out that Sanchez, 50, was ... More >>
As of 2014, Metro Transit's LRT and BRT lines will be known as the "Metro."Just in time for the 2012 construction season, yesterday the Metropolitan Council approved a new identity and logo for the region's light rail and bus rapid transit lines.Those lines will be known as the "Metro" once the C ... More >>
Zygi Wilf is very excited to be doing business with you, Minnesota.Zygi Wilf, Minnesota Vikings owner and official mustache, knows business strategy. He also knows football bravado. Lesson one: Never show weakness. Even when you're out of leverage on a deal, or doctors have stapled your arm to yo ... More >>
Who cares if you want to pay for the new Vikings stadium?The Minnesota Vikings new stadium will be a $1.1 billion monument dedicated to the death of democracy. That's what taxpayers learned last night, when the Ramsey County Charter Commission voted not to allow a vote on the tax that will build ... More >>
Maybe next year will be better, Leroy.Leroy Schaffer is having another bad year.Schaffer, a St. Francis City Council member, was supposed to be censured for the fourth time by the council on Tuesday for a long pattern of sexual harassment. The harassment accusations are so outrageous they've over ... More >>
Leroy's off the council, but at least he's still got that green jacket.St. Francis's long local nightmare is over.This afternoon, councilman Leroy Schaffer signed papers to resign from the city council, effective immediately. Schaffer, who has a long history of sexual harassment allegations, was ... More >>
As the sole employee of Margaux's Table in White Bear Lake, chef-owner Margaret Doran served delicious, simple lunches out of a kitchen so small that it felt as if you were a guest in her home. But a recent unexpected utility expense--the so-called "sack and whack"--forced Doran to stop meal ... More >>
The proposal is likely to create another budget bone of contention between the governor and the DFL-controlled Legislature.
Tim Pawlenty racked up more vetoes this year than any governor in Minnesota's history. Is this the man we want to be vice president?
Mike Hatch mines the middle ground—and never mentions the T-word
There's a mailer circulating to certain Minneapolis residents this week touting The Nicollet on the Mall, the condo project that will purportedly become the tallest residential building in the city. Trouble is, the entire project is behind schedule.
Hennepin County and Minneapolis are spending millions to rebuild south Minneapolis's main east-west thoroughfare in a new image. But whose vision is it?
The governor and the developer: A love story
How Minnesota philanthropist and developer Henry McKnight's utopian vision of suburbia became a blueprint for modern exurban nightmares
Former Minnesota Senator and lifelong Republican Dave Durenberger on the rise of the new Bush Republicans in Minnesota and elsewhere
It was cold and I wore a light jacket
Rybak frets about transit--but can he do anything?
Why Have Some Male Walleye in the Mississippi Stopped Producing Sperm?
For an immigrant kid from Northeast, Walt Dziedzic did all right for himself. His proudest accomplishment? That he never forgot where he came from.
East Side residents called their own hearing to ask Ramsey County Commissioner Dino Guerin and his colleagues to stop a 1978 plan to build in Battle Creek Park.
Creative financing and suburban renewal in Brooklyn Park.