A homeowner removed a Halloween display from the front yard of his north Minneapolis home at 52nd and James Avenue after a number of people complained.The display showed a doll hanging from a tree. Underneath, another doll (with a white face no less) held a rope in the manner of a hangman.See also:O ... More >>
Everyone's favorite traveling bar is facing tighter restrictions from the city of Minneapolis. We're speaking, of course, of Pedal Pub, the 16-headed beast on wheels that courses through the city streets all spring and summer, fueled by beer and yelling and 32 woozy legs pedaling as hard as they ca ... More >>
-- Update at bottom with statement from Mayor Betsy Hodges -- Columbus Day is no more in Minneapolis.This morning, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a resolution that renames Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day on all official city communications.See also:Judgmental Mpls map creat ... More >>
New Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa Bender faces one of her first big challenges with the proposed redevelopment of the Franklin Avenue and Lyndale Avenue intersection.SEE ALSO: The Uptown bro-plexesThe project -- which would replace the surface parking lot, commercial properties, and Theatre G ... More >>
The structure Mpls St. Paul Magazine calls "the saddest square block in the upper Midwest" will soon suck a whole lot less.RELATED: Block E blight: With AMC theater closed, there's only one business left inside [PHOTO]Today, Block E's owner, Camelot LCC, unveiled plans for a renovation project that ... More >>
Yesterday, the Minneapolis City Council's Transportation & Public Works Committee recommended approval of a plan that would install a roughly $200 million, 3.4 mile streetcar line from Northeast to South Minneapolis.SEE ALSO: Green Line test trains now running down University Avenue [IMAGES] Tha ... More >>
I was walking home from work Friday afternoon near the intersection of Franklin and Lyndale avenues when... what the hell?SEE ALSO: Mary Franson thinks City Pages blogger should blame his rent increase on Gov. Dayton Plastered on an apartment building owned by my landlord (The Apartment Shop) were a ... More >>
In a vote that could have big implications for the future of the city, the Minneapolis City Council gave the green light for more density in Dinkytown.RELATED: Slate decries NIMBYism in Mpls, calls for council to approve 6-story Dinkytown project This morning, the council approved a controversial O ... More >>
Days after the Minneapolis City Council gave the go ahead on a massive $400 million mixed-use development proposal for Downtown East, Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Park Board stated their intention to make room in those plans for a new destination restaurant "in the spirit of Sea Salt or Tin Fish," repor ... More >>
Minneapolis City Council member Meg Tuthill promised to "suspend" her campaign if she didn't receive the DFL endorsement. Exactly what she meant is open for interpretation, but apparently "suspend" didn't mean end her reelection effort, as today Tuthill announced she'll be forging ahead despite the ... More >>
Sick of sorting your recyclables into more categories than you can keep straight? 'Paper, plastic, glass, coarse, smooth.... ah, forgot it, it's going in the trash!'Those frustrations will soon be in the past, as today the Minneapolis City Council approved the introduction of single-sort recycling. ... More >>
Would you want to go down in history as the city official known for running the Vikings out of Minnesota? Probably not. But what if a majority of your city's residents stood behind you when you voted "no"?This morning, just two days before the Minneapolis City Council is expected to rubber-stamp the ... More >>
Last month, we told you about Minneapolis City Council President Barb Johnson's proposed ordinance that would've restricted access to city-controlled public plazas, including Peavey Plaza, between midnight and 6 a.m.The rest of the City Council never seemed particularly supportive of Johnson's propo ... More >>
After months of hearing lawmakers carp that they couldn't speak to whether they support using public money for a new Vikings stadium without seeing a detailed proposal, a plan has finally emerged.During a news conference earlier today, Gov. Dayton and the Vikings unveiled a $975 million stadium p ... More >>
Two-Buck Chuck could be coming to UptownTrader Joe's is close to finalizing a deal for a store on the corner of 27th Street and Lyndale Avenue in Lyn-Lake, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Look carefully. There's a bike messenger in there somewhere doing the backstroke.Rumor has it that Smart Cars have been swallowed whole by the potholes in post-Snowmageddon Minneapolis this spring. Axles are snapping like toothpicks. Dry cleaners are overwhelmed by flustered commuters droppin ... More >>
Photo: tsuacctntTwo-way traffic on Hennepin and 1st avenues appears to be working wellWhen the Minneapolis City Council voted in June 2007 to convert Hennepin and 1st avenues downtown to two-way traffic, and introduce some innovative bike-friendly features as way of boosting business and liva ... More >>
Carlyle was nominated for her two-part investigation of Minneapolis City Council.
The former Green Party candidate is caught up in a gold scheme
That didn't take long: We have the final vote tally in the Minneapolis mayoral and city council races.
We know the combo of holding yourself upright and drinking an alcoholic beverage is a tough one for many, but a person's lack of balance doesn't get worse when they step outside.
Homegrown Minneapolis recommends more local food jobs, urban agriculture, and citywide composting among other things.
A Minneapolis City Council committee has approved an ordinance that would allow beekeeping within city limits.
The sun is shining, the temperature is on the rise. And now that Minneapolis has rejected a proposed ban on outdoor couches, it's time to lug that nasty living room couch straight to your porch or backyard for some lounging in the sun.
The Minneapolis City Council is currently exploring new regulations that would take all the fun and affordability out of drinking in public.
I'm looking for a few good charities. The Strib and the guild are looking for union member approval. And activists were looking for more from the Minneapolis City Council.
New city policy would require drug tests for all new hires
Last Thursday, lifelong Minneapolis resident (and my sister-in-law) Kim Walsh was watching Fox 9 News, which reported that the Minneapolis City Council was preparing to vote on a "car allowance" for council members. The report told viewers that the $400 monthly maximum stipend is the largest stipend ... More >>
Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot
The ways and means committee of the Minneapolis City Council voted to toughen up the city's living wage ordinance this afternoon. The measure passed 4-2, with council members Barret Lane and Dan Niziolek in opposition. Under the new ordinance companies that contract with the city to provide service ... More >>
The Minneapolis City Council can't seem to get a grasp on the political, uh ... football ... that is the proposal for a new Twins baseball stadium. As reported in today's Star Tribune, the council's Intergovernmental Relations committee has approved several aspects that serve to qualify--but not ne ... More >>
Behold the campaign web site for Dennis Tifft, a candidate for Minneapolis City Council from the Eighth Ward. Feel better? And, please, no jokes about the last name and the sound of air going out of a balloon.
After a terrible November 5, Minnesota's forgotten "major" party retools
Minnesota's DFL Courts The Greens--Sort Of
Minneapolis quietly backs away from its commitment to replace demolished north side public housing with other low-income units.
Minneapolis City Council members go to great lengths to keep meeting private so they can discuss... nothing?