Mayor Chris Coleman on Monday outlined his vision for St. Paul's downtown in his annual State of the City address, and it's a plan that is very different from how the city looks right now.
The Ramsey County Attorney's office has charged five adults and four juveniles with raping a 14-year-old St. Paul girl last November.
Members of Minneapolis' Latino community are criticizing a proposal to redraw the city's political boundaries.
Robert Woods can eat the vegetables he grows, give them away to his neighbors, or lend the land to his non-profit. But he can't sell his vegetables to make a profit. This week, the Minneapolis City Council may change rules that govern his endeavors, and others like his.
Every council member's home remains in the ward he or she currently represents -- though in many cases, just barely. In fact, nearly half the council members find themselves within two blocks of a proposed ward boundary.
There's nothing new about the proposal to circumvent the Minneapolis City Charter to build a new Vikings Stadium. In fact, the state Legislature routinely overrides local governments and their charters.
If the Vikings stadium bill unveiled Friday becomes law, downtown Minneapolis restaurant patrons will pick up part of the tab for the new facility. The plan taps a set of existing Minneapolis sales taxes that currently support the city's Convention Center. But many downtown restaurateurs say they don't mind the taxes if it means the Vikings will stay in Minneapolis.
Another member of the Minneapolis City Council is calling for a citywide referendum on the Vikings stadium proposal.
Gov. Mark Dayton said a deal to build a new NFL stadium is contingent not only on the support of the state Legislature, but also on the approval of the Minneapolis City Council. The plan faces uncertain prospects in both bodies.
The new Minnesota Vikings stadium deal unveiled Thursday faces a hurdle at the Minneapolis City Council, where a majority of council members have opposed similar stadium plans in the past.
"Today is not the day to make a trip up to Duluth," a State Patrol captain said after a major winter storm hit parts of northern Minnesota. The storm slowed the commute in the Twin Cities as well.
More than two months after the official start of winter, Minnesota's two largest cities have yet to declare a snow emergency. While the mild winter has been good for city budgets, city workers who relish working overtime are left disappointed.
Referring to a controversial voice mail from two years ago, Dennis Carlson, superintendent of the Anoka-Hennepin School District, says in a letter: "If my December 2010 statement was perceived as dismissive or insensitive to victims of bullying or suicide, I deeply andsincerely apologize. I absolutely meant no disrespect."
The Republican chair of the House Capital Investment Committee is praising the proposal for a new St. Paul Saints ballpark.
The study counted about 21,300 foreclosures in 2011, down from more than 25,000 the year before, marking the fewest foreclosures the state has seen since 2007