Minneapolis City Council

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Here's what Target Center will look like after its $100 million renovation [IMAGES]

    On the same day a Minneapolis City Council committee recommended the appointment of Architectural Alliance and Sink Combs Dethlefs as the team to handle the $97 million Target Center renovation project, final renderings of what the building will look like after work is complete have been published o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Minneapolis clubs now must provide free earplugs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Washington Avenue to get protected bike lanes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    City Council unanimously approves $97 million Target Center renovation

    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

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Plans unveiled for another six-floor mixed-use Dinkytown development

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Downtown East clears first hurdle with unanimous city council vote

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Long-time Minneapolis City Council Member Sandy Colvin Roy ends bid for re-election

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    Who's in the race? A guide to the six candidates for Minneapolis mayor

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Diane Hofstede claims council colleagues are hating because she supported Vikings stadium

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Mpls City Council committee passes Civilian Review Authority overhaul despite public outcry

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Indeed Brewing taproom coming soon

    See also:Minneapolis named Top 10 cities for drinking craft beerOn Monday, Indeed Brewing announced via Twitter that a Minneapolis City Council subcommittee had unanimously approved its application to operate a taproom and sell growlers at its Northeast Minneapolis brewery.If Indeed Brewing complete ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Trader Joe's Lyn-Lake proposal squashed

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Vikings stadium receives final approval from Minneapolis City Council on 7-6 vote

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Vikings stadium bill receives final legislative approval; Mpls City Council vote last step

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Pro-Vikings stadium group releases pro-stadium poll, sparking Twitter controversy

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Fulton opens Minneapolis's first taproom Saturday [VIDEO]

    ​Just a couple months shy of the Surly Bill's one-year anniversary, Minneapolis's first taproom opens on Saturday, courtesy of the guys at Fulton Beer. In January, the Minneapolis City Council approved the new taproom license, and the brewers at both Fulton and Harriet Brewing were first in line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Minneapolis patio ordinance heads for City Council vote

    The proposed law would add restrictions on patio capacity and late-night music​Opponents 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Twin Cities economic development guru slated for $450K salary

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Town Hall II coming soon to South Minneapolis

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Minneapolis City Council keeps streetcars on track

    Photo: minnemom​In 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Rybak, Coleman sworn in for new terms today

    R.T. Rybak has one eye on the governor's race as he takes the oath of office today.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    2001 city council candidate Knapp sought on ID theft charges

    A former Green Party candidate for Minneapolis City Council is charged with identity theft in Oregon.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Outdoor couch ban moves forward to kick the tacky out

    The measure to ban outdoor upholstered furniture and mattresses moved one step ahead as the Minneapolis City Council's regulatory committee approved the plan to cure Minneapolis of all things "tacky".

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Frat boys beware: get your ugly couches off the porch!

    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.

  • News

    February 18, 2009

    Minneapolis City Council taking the happy out of happy hours

    Council thinks happy-hour ban would curtail binge drinking

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006

    11/06 Morning Communiqué

    Military newspapers call for Rumsfeld's ouster, The richest 1 percent hold 19.8 percent of the nation's entire income, the British a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2006

    Fighting crime, one silly ordinance at a time

    Tomorrow morning, the Minneapolis City Council will decide whether to criminalize those citizens who like to roam the alleys. Under the proposed ordinance--conceived as a crime fighting measure--alley-walkers would be subjected to a ticket or, in some cases, arrest if spotted by police in alley not ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2006

    Congressional Idol

    At least 14 local pols vie to be the next Martin Olav Sabo

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2005
  • News

    December 22, 2004

    Blue Christmas

    The City Council gives itself a gift: Money for the MPD

  • News

    December 15, 2004

    More is Less

    Why you should have bought the IDS Center

  • News

    July 21, 2004
  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Wheeling and Dealing

    Sticky details for the Sears complex

  • News

    September 25, 2002

    The Jordan Shuffle

    The city plays politics with police/minority relations

  • Books

    July 10, 2002

    A Road by Any Other Name

    Which local heroes deserve their own stretch of asphalt?

  • Books

    March 13, 2002

    R.T.'s Change-Up

    R.T. Rybak alters his stance on a publicly funded ballpark

  • Books

    October 18, 2000

    Uptown Girl

    Minneapolis City Council member Lisa McDonald wants to bring the good life to Lyn-Lake

  • Books

    September 6, 2000

    Watchdog Training

    City council members vow to pay closer attention to the Hollman project

  • News

    August 9, 2000

    The Candidate

    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.

  • News

    August 18, 1999

    The People v. Minneapolis

    A crack in the sidewalk, a cop's slippery sole,and other lawsuits just waiting to happen

  • Movies

    March 3, 1999

    Fade to White

    Will the demise of the Skyway Theater spell the end for mainstream black film venues in the Twin Cities?

  • News

    December 9, 1998
  • News

    December 10, 1997

    UFF DUH! Minnesota is as Minnesota Does

    The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards

  • News

    November 26, 1997
  • News

    October 29, 1997

    Deja News

    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.

  • Books

    October 15, 1997
  • News

    September 24, 1997

    Trail of Fear

    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.

  • News

    July 2, 1997

    Anatomy of a Sellout

    Teachers' unions lose a big one as DFL lawmakers find reasons to support the governor's education tax break

  • News

    November 1, 1995
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