Warming means that when it rains in Minnesota, it's more likely to pour. Using popcorn and sugar, MPR News explains the science of this phenomenon.
The city council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a resolution asking the police department to include a camera pilot project in its budget.
St. Paul leaders were interviewing three public works director candidates just days before Mayor Chris Coleman intervened to hire Council President Kathy Lantry, who hadn't applied for the job.
In Minneapolis, tow trucks focused on areas near the city's impound lot, but tow trucks in St. Paul made it to most residential neighborhoods.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has picked one of his critics to help keep the city in shape. City Council President Kathy Lantry will head the Public Works Department.
Marcus Golden, the man killed Wednesday by St. Paul police, had crossed the law before.
Proposals include a plan to make St. Paul friendlier to bicyclists, and construction of a new public park on the Duluth's waterfront.
The Minneapolis City Council next week will consider spending $1.8 million for design work on a new downtown park planned near the Vikings Stadium.
The well-to-do areas of City Council Ward 13 may be filled with garages, but city ticket writers still managed to ticket drivers who ran afoul of snow emergency parking rules.
Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson says she has no choice in the matter. Twenty-six people were arrested at last month's protest at the Mall of America.
Cars towed during the recent snow emergency in Minneapolis tended to come from crowded, poorer neighborhoods. And from the wealthier southwest, there were none.
City leaders have talked a lot about racial equity, but not always to receptive audiences.
Nearly all the 26 people arrested recently for protesting at the Mall of America were cited for misdemeanors, according to reports released Monday by Bloomington police.
Minneapolis saw a record $2 billion in new construction in 2014, up about 60 percent from the previous year.
In a series of tests, the new leader has shown the folly of underestimating her.