Minneapolis has just made ear protection a basic right of its concert-going residents. Beginning Saturday, April 19, all bars and clubs that host live music are required to provide free earplugs rated to block 30 decibels. The ordinance was just passed by the Minneapolis City Council. The plugs are ... More >>
Washington Avenue is going to suck less -- especially if you're a pedestrian or biker. That's because Hennepin County approved plans this week to widen areas for walkers and add protected bike lanes to connect downtown to the Mississippi River and U of M. SEE ALSO: U of M cops writing $98 ticket ... More >>
Twenty-three-year-old Target Center is one of the oldest venues in the NBA. Today, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a long-awaited, $97 million plan to finance its renovation. See Also: - Timberwolves and Mpls officials unveil $100 million Target Center renovation plan
Earlier this month, the Minneapolis City Council gave the green light to a controversial six-floor mixed-use Opus Development project at the intersection of Fifth Street SE and 14tth Avenue SE.SEE ALSO: Diane Hofstede criticizes Jacob Frey on her Facebook page, gets blasted by commentersOpponents of ... More >>
On Friday morning, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved the rough idea of a $400 million project that will reshape the area around the new Vikings Stadium, a project being called "Downtown East." The green light means that now, the city can start hammering out specifics with the d ... More >>
After 16 years representing Ward 12 on the Minneapolis City Council, Sandy Colvin Roy is ending her bid for another term. Her announcement comes after a late-April DFL ward convention that ended in no endorsement, but in which one of her challengers, Longfellow Community Council President Andrew Joh ... More >>
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 >>
See Also: 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 >>
Rejoice, Vikings fans! A bill for a new NFL stadium in Minneapolis today surmounted its last legislative hurdles -- final approvals by the House and Senate following the completion of the conference committee's work early this morning.The bill now heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who, as one of the new st ... 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.
Money: the Itasca Project wants yours A business partnership called the Itasca Project wants the public's help paying a $400,000 to $450,000 salary for its CEO. That means your money. Yeah--you, with the crappy salary and the tight budget.
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 >>
R.T. Rybak has one eye on the governor's race as he takes the oath of office today.
A former Green Party candidate for Minneapolis City Council is charged with identity theft in Oregon.
Diane Hofstede, the Minneapolis City Council member who represents neighborhoods abutting the University of Minnesota, is pushing for tacky couch removal off frat-boy porches.
Council thinks happy-hour ban would curtail binge drinking
At least 14 local pols vie to be the next Martin Olav Sabo
The City Council gives itself a gift: Money for the MPD
Why you should have bought the IDS Center
Sticky details for the Sears complex
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
Which local heroes deserve their own stretch of asphalt?
R.T. Rybak alters his stance on a publicly funded ballpark
Minneapolis City Council member Lisa McDonald wants to bring the good life to Lyn-Lake
City council members vow to pay closer attention to the Hollman project
When did U.S. Senate hopeful Rebecca Yanisch get the idea to make affordable housing a top priority? It sure wasn't while she was running the Minneapolis Community Development Agency.
A crack in the sidewalk, a cop's slippery sole,and other lawsuits just waiting to happen
Will the demise of the Skyway Theater spell the end for mainstream black film venues in the Twin Cities?
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards
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.
Teachers' unions lose a big one as DFL lawmakers find reasons to support the governor's education tax break