In the three months since R.T. Rybak announced he wouldn't seek a fourth term as mayor of Minneapolis, a full cast of characters has emerged to vie for his seat in City Hall. There are the three City Council Members with their history of competition and split votes. There's the sole non-DFL candidat ... More >>
Diane Hofstede is a polarizing figure. Yesterday, four of her colleagues on the Minneapolis City Council openly opposed her reelection in a press release distributed by her opponent, Jacob Frey. Today, three of her colleagues (Barbara Johnson, Don Samuels, and Meg Tuthill) responded by publicly supp ... More >>
Mpls City Council hosting hearing on Civilian Review Authority overhaul today
Senate passes bill to limit Minneapolis Civilian Review Authority's power
Despite near-unanimous criticism during a public hearing Wednesday afternoon, a Minneapolis City Council committee voted in favor of a ... More >>
See Also:Trader Joe's Coming to Lyn-Lake?Residents and business owners in the Lyn-Lake area who worried about the added congestion, parking problems, and competition that a proposed Trader Joe's store might bring to their neighborhood can breathe a sigh of relief.
The Minneapolis City Council rejec ... More >>
Kevin Reich, in the end, didn't want to risk going down as the man who ran the Vikings out of Minnesota.The drama is done, folks. This morning, on a 7-6 vote, the Minneapolis City Council gave final, official approval to a funding plan that will construct a new Vikings stadium on the Metrodome site. ... More >>
Today, a pro-stadium group named Home Field Advantage released an opinion poll showing that 61 percent of Minnesotans support construction of a new Vikings stadium at the Metrodome site.
72 percent of 1,000 Minnesotans polled say the new stadium is "somewhat or very important" to keeping the Vi ... More >>
Minnesota is supposed to know what to do when this stuff piles up.The Minnesota winter often includes roughly a metric ton of snow. A a civic duty, this snow needs to be shoveled off sidewalks and tossed into the yard of that neighbor nobody likes.But come this December's pile-on, Minneapolis res ... More >>
The proposed law would add restrictions on patio capacity and late-night musicOpponents and supporters of a controversial proposal to add restrictions on restaurant patios packed a Minneapolis City Council committee meeting Monday night, and after a debate by more than two dozen speakers, the ... More >>
The process of seeking federal assistance has started.As expected, the Minneapolis City Council voted this morning to extend Mayor R.T. Rybak's disaster declaration in the wake of Sunday's tornado.
It also heard that preliminary damage estimates are running north of $166 million.
Pot holes are turning into money holes.We were stunned to read a report from WCCO this morning about Minneapolis hitting up homeowners and businesses for upwards of $1,000 to repair pot holes in front of their property.
Weren't we just rejoicing over the Minneapolis City Council dumping an e ... More >>
Those in south Minni will soon have their own Town Hall.Cedar Riverside's beloved Town Hall Brewery will soon be opening a second location at 48th and Chicago in south Minneapolis. They're in the process of remodeling the former home of L'Ecosse and hope to open this fall. Because it won't be ... More >>
Photo: minnemomIn 1920, streetcar ridership in the Twin Cities was 238 million. Today, the Minnesota Streetcar Museum's Como‑Harriet Streetcar Line and Excelsior Streetcar Line are all that remain of the once mighty system. And Friday, the Minneapolis City Council may have made another mode ... More >>
A judge ruled today in favor of a developer who sued the Minneapolis City Council -- targeting his claims at Councilmember Lisa Goodman -- over a Loring Park development project that was denied. Brad Hoyt is seeking $23.6 million in damages.
Because the convention center is Minneapolis's most prized cash cow, say officials and employees alike, nothing's happened in the two years since the city ordered an investigation of the facility's intolerable working conditions.
Bryn Mawr neighborhood association president Chris Bacon says the public-input process for a proposed bikeway has turned into "a major pain in the ass." City officials think they've found a cure: closed-door, invitation-only meetings.