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Minneapolis City Council set to craft ordinance to raise minimum wage

Activists from 15 Now Minnesota pushing for a $15 minimum wage faced off with restaurant servers who want a tip carveout in April.

A majority of City Council members have said they would support raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

HCMC seeks to ease patient bottlenecks with new mental health crisis center

This Victorian-style home on Chicago Avenue in south Minneapolis will provide short-term, transitional housing for people with mental illnesses who have been discharged from metro area hospitals.

Crisis center will be a place for patients to gain strength before re-entering society.


Walker Art director expresses regret over new sculpture

Olga Viso penned an open letter to a St. Paul American Indian newspaper about the piece, "Scaffold" (2012), which references the execution of 38 Dakota men in Mankato in 1862.


Last inmate from hijacked van of prisoners is caught in Mpls.

The pursuit for 10 escaped prisoners started this morning after an inmate hijacked a transport van.


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 City Council asks staff to draft $15 minimum wage ordinance

A majority of council members supports setting the citywide minimum at $15 per hour.


Bonding bill includes $115M for projects in Mpls., St. Paul

Road projects and the Como Zoo seal habitat are among the projects included in the bill.


Minneapolis police to boost patrols over holiday weekend

Minneapolis police will be boosting patrols throughout the city over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, targeting drunken drivers and adding officers in trouble-prone areas of…


$15 minimum wage on track for Minneapolis? What you should know

Commonly asked questions — and answers — on the minimum wage debate at City Hall.


Teardownapolis? Buildings in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul don't last long

Thousands of downtown buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul have been lost to the wrecking ball, but skyscrapers may have longer life spans.


Midwest Climbing plans rock climbing center in Minneapolis near Surly

A new climbing wall complex is planned near Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis. Midwest Climbing wants to open the facility at 518 Malcolm Av. to…


ID'd: Suburban Chicago man found shot dead in car in north Minneapolis

The man was shot in one location and found blocks later on W. Broadway, police said.


Hennepin County, YMCA partner on water survival skills for kids

New program will give swim lessons to low-income kids.


Mpls. City Hall clock to chime Friday for upcoming anniversary of JFK's birth

A special bell program honoring JFK will ring as scheduled midday Friday.


Giant blue bird comes to roost at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

Katharina Fritsch's "Hahn/Cock" settled into its roost, where it will tower 23-24 feet above visitors to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.


Immense globe that put Star Tribune lobby on the map is back

Out of sight for more than three decades, a fascinating and beloved Cold War-era relic is being returned to the public eye by the Star Tribune.


Mpls. restaurant owners push for 'tip credit' amid minimum wage debate

Restaurant owners say many servers exceed $15 an hour.


Housing court orders Mpls. landlord Stephen Frenz to return $27,813 to tenants

It is believed to be the largest rent abatement for multiple tenants in the 27-year history of housing courts in Minnesota.


Minneapolis' plastic bag ban starts June 1, unless the state says no

For now, shoppers and businesses are preparing for the change.