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Buckthorn-eating goats to debut in Minneapolis parks Tuesday

The Park Board hopes the goats allow the agency to cut down on the use of herbicides.


Minneapolis parks named tops in the nation, and St. Paul comes in second

It's Minneapolis' fifth year at No. 1 in the Trust for Public Land ranking of the 100 large city park systems.


Harmless measles? Minn. officials want parents to know it's a deadly virus

Measles' impact on children, even after they recover, can last for years.


Minnesota bill against female genital mutilation raises opposition

After the bill's near-unanimous passage in the House, longtime critics of the practice have raised concerns about the measure, leading to some second thoughts.


Mpls. NAACP calls for boycott of Park Board over racial equity

The local chapter wants fair treatment of employees of color in hiring, promotions and discipline.


Minneapolis adds 'all-gender' restrooms in city buildings

A $17,000 project will change signs and make security upgrades, such as new locks, at 62 gender-neutral restrooms at 44 city facilities. Anyone can use the bathrooms.


Minneapolis, St. Paul losing thousands of trees to ash borer

In what arborists are calling an environmental catastrophe, cities are taking out ash trees by the thousands. When the two cities are done cutting, nearly 60,000 trees will be gone, leaving a gaping hole in the urban canopy.


Minneapolis parks tobacco products ban goes into effect

Put out that cigarette before heading to a Minneapolis park. Tobacco products are no longer allowed.New rules went into effect Monday prohibiting all tobacco products…


Mpls. residents blame Park Board for creating 'Street of 10,000 Potholes'

The Park Board says it doesn't have the money to make all the repairs this year.


Minneapolis Park Board votes for new name for Lake Calhoun

The choice of Bde Maka Ska, the lake's original Dakota name, as the sole one still must go through several more layers of approval.