Last month, the legislature gave Minneapolis officials the authority to create a "value capture district" that would divert property taxes from under-development parcels to help pay for a $200 million streetcar line down Central and Nicollet Avenues.SEE ALSO: Central Corridor undergoing redevelopmen ... More >>
If it keeps going at this pace, the program could end up losing the department money.It's been slightly more than six months since Minneapolis started tasking its on-duty firefighters with boarding up buildings and houses all over the city, and the program is already on track to be a disaster. W ... More >>
The Minneapolis City Council says it won’t investigate the Minneapolis Police Department of any wrongdoing. Why not, you ask? Because that would send the wrong message, silly!
Snub leaves protest group wanting answers—and breakfast
Businesses around the 35W bridge site may not survive to see a new span
With Live Nation getting out of the theater business, Hennepin Avenue faces an uncertain future
5th Congressional District, DFL: 41% Keith Ellison, 31% Mike Erlandson, 21% Ember Reichgott Junge, 5% Paul Ostrow...
Keith Ellison, the DFL's endorsee for Congress in the Fifth District, has spent the summer countering attacks from Republicans—and Democrats. What made him everyone's favorite target?
Ostrow puts quarter in the meter--gets zero votes.
Ember Reichgott Junge: When does a compromiser become compromised?
With the DFL endorsement of Keith Ellison to run for Martin Sabo's congressional post, the race itself would seem to be a foregone conclusion. But is it?
After watching the last two superintendents it tabbed go up in smoke, what will the Minneapolis School Board do for an encore?
Minneapolis moves toward a final 2006 city budget
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 >>
Minneapolis tried to cut its electrical inspectors. Then the union took it to court.
Despite hefty losses, Minneapolis bar owners can't get anyone to reconsider the smoking ban
Minneapolis city council members Dean Zimmermann and Natalie Johnson Lee introduced an anti-ballpark resolution at this morning's full council meeting. The entire resolution is here, but this passage seems particularly worthy of some thought. Whereas, by a 1997 referendum, Minneapolis taxpayers ha ... More >>
Council vote seals theater deal
How a small chain of once-struggling radio stations grew into a giant of the media/entertainment complex
One man's felon is another man's entrepreneur: How to do business like Gabriel Francois
The Duy Ngo case: McManus bets the farm; Will Olson land on the hot seat?
Hennepin County's plan to fund a new Twins park lets Minneapolis off the hook--on paper
Minneapolis pols draw lines, choose sides
Is the director of the Minneapolis Civil Rights department really doing anything?
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
A closer look at Joe Duffy's probe into Minneapolis corruption
Jackie Cherryhomes is scary
R.T. Rybak alters his stance on a publicly funded ballpark
The Shubert Theater takes one for the (new) team
With demolition all but assured, preservationists aim to take their fight to court
The problems that plague Minneapolis
Just what are those Minneapolis City Council members doing when they travel on your dime? Not much.
The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.
An alternative art party in northeast Minneapolis? Must be a rave.
City council members vow to pay closer attention to the Hollman project
If it's summer in Minneapolis, it must be sidewalk inspection time
Closed twice, Hard Times Cafe battles on
City planners want a piece of the light-rail action--and they're not thinking spare change
When the Shubert inched down Hennepin Avenue a year ago, Minneapolis politicos promised a bright future for the historic theater. They didn't mention stingy legislators, taxpayer bailouts, or the specter of the wrecking ball.