Reporter | Minneapolis


Rival environmental claims throttle Mpls. development

A trio of environmental organizations struck a devastating blow to Minneapolis' 2040 comprehensive plan, leaving other sustainability advocates suspicious of their motives.


Cedar-Isles vision errs on the side of taking a 'lighter touch'

The final plan, expected to be approved this winter, includes soft trails, boat ramps and efforts to improve water quality.


Irene Allen, Star Tribune's 'obit queen,' dies at 56

Allen's generous heart was a comfort to grieving families.


Yard waste pickup moving to every other week for parts of Minneapolis

A staffing shortage is to blame.


Minneapolis ordered to cease implementation of 2040 plan

Judge sides with groups that demand an environmental review of the city's proposal to end single-family zoning.


Minneapolis mayor, council members to create a new labor board to address worker dissatisfaction

A Labor Standards Board would beget industry-specific boards to address grievances and set workplace standards.


Minneapolis officials strike tentative deal with activists over Roof Depot site

Door-knocking showed East Phillips residents favor a compromise that would bring a new Public Works facility, training center and urban farm to the neighborhood.


City Council could decide fate of Hennepin Avenue transit lanes Thursday

The decision rests on whether dedicated bus lanes will operate 24 hours a day, or just during certain hours.


Low morale, staff burnout stalled Minneapolis race equity promises

Police killings and the pandemic prompted the city to declare racism a public health emergency and launch a Truth and Reconciliation Commission.


Sabathani Community Center marks grand opening of affordable senior apartments

The 48-unit Sabathani Senior Housing Apartments aim to preserve the historically Black community in the heart of south Minneapolis.