Even in big cities, local school board contests are usually low-budget affairs. That's not the case this year in Minneapolis, where nearly half a million dollars has flooded in.
In the state's largest city, Election Day is about more than candidates running for office.
A city council committee signed off on a $50,000 contract with OpenGov, a firm that's built similar websites for cities around the country.
The single largest grant award, for $19 million, went to Catholic Charities for a major renovation and expansion of the downtown St. Paul Dorothy Day Center homeless shelter.
Mayor Betsy Hodges wants organic material turned into compost instead of going to landfills or incinerators. But the city's recycling fees would increase by more than 20 percent.
Recording officers' interaction with people could boost public trust in the police, ACLU lobbyist says.
Last year's icy winter depleted salt stockpiles around the country. Public works departments are ordering extra this year, leading to a spike in prices.
A 22-year-old-man is in custody, suspected of two afternoon sexual assaults in a case police took personally.
Revelations that Community Action of Minneapolis overcharged state and federal grant programs has prompted Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles to review how state agencies oversee grants.
Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy agreed to work with Minneapolis on its climate action plan after the city explored the idea of creating its own electric utility last year.
She faced criticism last month when she withdrew from a similar event just hours before it was scheduled to begin.
If the Minneapolis Park Board sues over the line's current design, it could trigger more delays on the controversial project.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Curtis Gilbert about how the city's third largest settlement could have been avoided.
The third largest settlement paid by the city could have been avoided, documents show.
The Audobon Chapter of Minneapolis held a protest Saturday in front of the new Vikings stadium site.