Cleveland LeaderTwo special elections for legislative seats happen tonight in Minneapolis. "Election 2012" doesn't just refer to November 6.Ready or not, two Minnesota legislative seats, both in Minneapolis, are actually up for grabs tonight. One is House District 61B, which includes the south Mi ... More >>
After six stormy years, Gurban is given the boot
City must come up with $22.7 million
Pro-development faction on park board got big 11th-hour financial help
With less than two weeks before a citywide election cycle culminates in Minneapolis, it's clear that the new ward boundaries that go into effect in January still loom large in this year's campaigns.
Is the Minneapolis Park Board considering selling a prime parcel on the Mississippi?
Park Board pissing match leads to 911 call
In northeast, the Green Party attempts a long pub crawl to the state house
No party endorsement, a disastrous primary, and an opponent who attracts wealthy liberals: Can Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton revive her reelection campaign?
From small-town Lois Lane to south Minneapolis waitress to city-hall power broker: Lisa McDonald has come a long way. Now is she ready to go full throttle?
Another turf battle in another city park
Corcoran neighborhood rebels rise up against the Minneapolis Park Board
The Guthrie's search for new digs casts the company in a Minneapolis development drama
Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton praised fired fire chief Tom Dickinson for "bringing professionalism and racial diversity to the Fire Department," as if minority hires had been prompted by a sense of fairness rather than contempt-of-court citations and whopper
Orpheum Theatre Manager Fred Krohn has a contract with the city requiring that he book only union shows. Yet when he brought in the non-Equity 42nd St., the city looked the other way.
"Name recognition is key," says Steve Clift, director of Democracies Online. Compared to campaigns in other parts of the United States, he contends that graphically the Twin Cities are still in the stick-figure stage.
For an immigrant kid from Northeast, Walt Dziedzic did all right for himself. His proudest accomplishment? That he never forgot where he came from.
According to a city report released just weeks before the July floods, Minneapolis will have to come up with more than $100 million a year for the next 25 years to fix its crumbling streets and sewers--or face much worse.
Would-be-mayor Barbara Carlson means to make Minneapolis everything she has always imagined it to be.
Developer and Sports Facilities Commissioner Peggy Lucas pursues both a new ballpark and upscale condos
The Wearing of the Greenway
Minneapolis Police Chief Bob Olson came to town with a reputation for pleasing pols and infuriating cops. And he's surpassed himself on both counts.
For 17 years Larry Blackwell has been incurring the wrath of Minneapolis officials in his position as city affirmative action director.
Retiring pols and a shifting could change the of politics on Minneapolis's long-entrenched north side.
The likely demolition of over 700 public housing units in north Minneapolis will scatter people who live there and open up 73 acres of prime real estate at downtown's edge. Is it a matter of civic renewal or a land grab?
"Neighborhood schools" are coming to Minneapolis packaged with talk of responsibility and community empowerment. But the bottom line is that the age of integrating public schools is over.