A building collapse killed a demolition worker in downtown St. Paul this morning.SEE ALSO: St. Paul Saints get $25 million for new ballpark; Veeck-ville coming to Lowertown Fox 9 reports that "the collapse happened around 8 a.m. at the former Gillette building at East 5th Street and Broadway, which ... More >>
John Piper, the recently retired pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, has made a cottage industry out of attributing natural disasters to God's vindictive will.SEE ALSO: Glenn Beck comes to Lizz Winstead's defense over Oklahoma tornado jokes For instance, in response to the 2004 Asian ... More >>
Last winter, the New York Times mentioned Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.He was included in a list that included Democratic heavy-hitters like Hillary Clinton, Rahm Emanuel, and Elizabeth Warren. Pretty impressive, eh?SEE ALSO:-- Did Rybak lie about I-35W bri ... More >>
SEE ALSO: -- R.T. Rybak is a finalist for the 2012 World Mayor Prize-- RT Rybak blames pot smokers for Minneapolis murdersSome Republicans are upset by comments Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak made about bridges and infrastructure during his DNC speech... but do they have a legitimate beef?
On February 19, a cable support above the Martin Olav Sabo bike and pedestrian bridge gave way and slumped precariously over the Hiawatha LRT tracks, forcing temporary suspension of light rail service and closing Hiawatha Avenue. The bridge remains closed.News of the bridge failure caused some to ... More >>
Hundreds were on hand for the 35W Bridge Remembrance Garden dedication.After a long day of torrential downpours, the clouds parted over Gold Medal Park yesterday evening just for the dedication of the new I-35W bridge collapse memorial.Emotions ran high as a representative for each of the 13 vict ... More >>
Samuels says Forte is leaving on his own terms.By Adam TurmanRocco Forte, the oft-controversial former Minneapolis fire chief, is leaving his administrative position with the city. City Councilmember Don Samuels says Forte is resigning from his current job, which entails managing the city's ... More >>
City PagesThe guy in the circled cart narrowly escaped the snowpocalypse when the Metrodome roof collapsed.Someone was inside the Metrodome and on the sideline as the roof of the Metrodome began to collapse, according to a video analysis.A commenter pointed out to us that despite official word th ... More >>
I-35W bridge collapse victims reach a settlement with URS.Engineering firm URS Corp. has agreed to pay victims of the I-35W bridge collapse $52.4 million, according to joint statements today from the company, and Jim Schwebel, the attorney representing the victims. The company pointed out in ... More >>
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Is the original designer of the 35W bridge that collapsed into the Mississippi River in 2007 liable for the disaster?
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
The 179 settlements in the 2007 35W bridge collapse have been officially accepted and the amounts for each victim have been released.
Attorneys representing 117 families of bridge collapse victims told a group of survivors and families that the National Transportation Safety Board came to the wrong conclusion about the cause of the 35W bridge collapse in 2007.
Jeremy Hernandez of Minneapolis, Minnesota was one of three Americans honored today with the Above & Beyond Citizen Honor award. The honor is one of the most prestigious civilian awards, chosen by the less than 100 living Medal of Honor recipients.
A day late, a dollar short, and the wrong address
T-Paw's got a 59 percent approval rating. And don't count him out for vice president.
In the wake of the I-35W bridge collapse, it's time to take a hard look at the politicians and policies that may have contributed to the disaster
Did the feces of feathered fiends cause the I-35W bridge collapse?
The I-35W Bridge Collapse Exposes Dangerous Deficiencies in the Nation's Transportation Infrastructure.
John Weeks is what some people might call an obsessive. Over the past two years, he has spent weeks at a time traveling alongside the Mississippi River, photographing more than 300 of the bridges that span that mighty body of water, from Itasca to New Orleans.
Will the 35W bridge collapse have serious environmental ramifications? With bodies presumably still in the water, it may seem a rather churlish question to pose. But the massive heap of concrete, steel, vehicles, and lord knows what else would seem to be a poor development for the well-being of the ... More >>
City Pages writers, freelancers, and readers have contributed to a photo gallery depicting the terrible events surrounding last week's collapse of the I-35W bridge. Visit our gallery section to view the photographs.
The coverage of the bridge collapse by the daily papers, particularly the Star Tribune, has been terrific. It's a prime example of why we need first-rate, adequately staffed daily newspapers. But some of the attempts to raise the import of the event have gotten a little out of hand.
At today's press conference at 6th and Main, a throng of reporters hungry for new information got precious few answers as to what may have caused the I-35W bridge collapse.
"I glance in my rear-view mirror, and I saw the bridge collapse right behind me. It just disappeared."
President Bush didn't bother waiting until all the bodies had been recovered from the Mississippi river to politicize the disastrous collapse of the I-35 bridge.
Following the I-35W bridge collapse, Gardner Hardware has cancelled their annual Anvil Drop scheduled for tomorrow, August 3.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation ranks bridges on a 100-point scale in terms of structural adequacy. According to an April, 2005 report by the agency's Bridge Management Unit, 72 bridges in the seven-county metro area scored 50 or less, marking them structurally deficient. The 35W bridge t ... More >>
Live Leak, a media sharing site, has posted footage from CNN of the security camera video showing a portion of the I-35W bridge in mid-collapse.
Elwyn Tinklenberg, who served as the state's transportation commissioner under Jesse Ventura, says that the 35W bridge collapse is emblematic of an eroding, underfunded transportation system. He calls for a gasoline tax hike.