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Minneapolis City Council members turn attention to picking their new president

City Council President Barb Johnson’s loss of her Fourth Ward seat has set up a scramble for one of city’s most powerful leadership posts.

Three candidates for council president have emerged; members will vote in January.

Met Council member questions exclusive LRT use by Super Bowl ticket holders

Met Council member Gary Cunningham

Met Council's Gary Cunningham says "game-day pass" idea not properly vetted.


Take a closer look at remade Nicollet Mall in Mpls.

After $50 million and 28 disruptive months of construction, the barriers have finally come down on Nicollet Mall, marking its third remake in a half-century.


Water main break shuts down segment of Stinson Blvd. in Minneapolis

The 48- inch water main burst in the early morning hours near Broadway Street in northeast Minneapolis sending thousands of gallons of water rushing into the street, said spokesman Casper Hill.


U rocket team smashes competition, sets Guinness World Record with Alka-Seltzer

Team wins $25,000 and a spot in record book with fizz-fueled rocket.


200-unit apartment building on Star Tribune land planned near river

The developer revealed a design for the building to North Loop neighbors on Wednesday night.


Man dies of injuries suffered in north Minneapolis house fire

The cause of the fire was ruled accidental.


Builders union, inspectors clash on Prime Place apartment building near U

It has been a rough couple of years for the developers of some Twin Cities apartment buildings that experienced construction-related delays and complaints. Last year,…


Metro Transit buses to return to Nicollet Mall Dec. 2 — for a bit

They'll be detoured again Jan. 15 for a month for the Super Bowl.


St. Thomas gets record $50 million gift from grateful alum

GHR Foundation's gift is the largest ever given to a Minnesota college or university for scholarships.


Metro Transit: Free bus rides on LRT routes during Super Bowl

Metro Transit on Wednesday said it will offer free rides for Blue and Green Line passengers who will be put on replacement buses on Super Bowl Sunday as portions of the light-rail lines will be restricted exclusively for fans heading to the game.


Co-working provider Spaces to open in North Loop

A new co-working office is opening in Minneapolis.


Focus on serious crime is driving surge in Hennepin felony cases

What's shaping up to be a record year stresses the system — from jails to courtrooms and public defenders.


Park Board likes Lola's Cafe to replace Tin Fish as Lake Calhoun eatery

Cafe would open in April; Park Board to vote Nov. 29.


Some homeless will be moved outside of Super Bowl perimeter

A current shelter at First Covenant Church is inside the Super Bowl security perimeter.


Remembering Jamar Clark

On the second anniversary of Jamar Clark's death, community members gathered for a vigil at the Minneapolis site where he was killed.


R.T. Rybak to help lead Jacob Frey's transition to Minneapolis mayor's office

Joe Radinovich to be new mayor's chief of staff.


Prior Lake man pleads guilty to sex assault at bar near U

A Prior Lake man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a popular bar near the University of Minnesota pleaded guilty on Tuesday. Benjamin E.…


North Minneapolis house fire leaves one person with critical injuries

Firefighters rescued the victim from a second-floor bedroom.