-- Update at bottom --The 32nd Street Beach on Lake Calhoun and the Lake Hiawatha beach are closed this morning after unacceptable levels of E. coli were detected at both on Tuesday evening (the beaches have been closed since).SEE ALSO: Wisconsin nude beach closed on weekdays; authorities cite sex a ... More >>
The Minneapolis Park Board thought it had found a suitable site for a $45,000 Southwest Minneapolis dog park back in 2010 -- Martin Luther King Park in Kingfield. But folks became uneasy about the symbolism of a unleashed canines running around a park named after the leader of a movement where prote ... More >>
A dispute that has been ongoing for years recently escalated: Notorious Bible hander-outer Brian Johnson filed a federal lawsuit against the Minneapolis Park Board, alleging that his constitutional rights are violated by the Twin Cities Pride Festival's "no pride zone" policy. That policy, endorsed ... More >>
Sad news to hit the local arts world today: The long-running Stone Arch Festival of the Arts, which annually showcased over 200 artists and four free stages of music along St. Anthony Main, will be no more. The festival's founder, longtime local music advocate Ira Heilicher (son of legendary Soma ... More >>
John C. Calhoun, senator, statesman, slavery proponent.The Minneapolis Park Board doesn't have the power to rename Lake Calhoun even if it wants to, according to a letter filed by the agency's attorney, Brian Rice. In fact, it's not clear that anyone can change the lake's name. Minnesota' ... More >>
John C. Calhoun, happy to lord it over black folk.The truth about John C. Calhoun's racist past is no secret. The former senator and vice president's bigoted positions and speeches have been a matter of public record since the middle of the 1800s. But John Winters just figured out Calhoun's ... More >>
Screen shot via Fox9Something smells fishyAs if the roar of passenger jets on final approach to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport were not insult enough, folks living and playing near Lake Nokomis got another kick in the shins this weekend: The rankness of hundreds of dead carp i ... More >>
Photo: Pride FestivalWho gets to hang out in Loring Park during Pride Fest?Minneapolis Park Board President John Erwin said on Tuesday that the Twin Cities Pride Festival can decide which organizations are allowed to set up booths in Loring Park during their event, but the board can't stop an ... More >>
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