Ian Alexander, an attorney running for the Ward 5 city council seat in Minneapolis, said the shots fired outside his house early Sunday morning have unnerved him, but he says if elected he'd still push for economic development in the district. "Nothing stops a bullet like a job," he said.
During his final budget address today, Mayor R.T. Rybak announced a $1.1 billion budget that includes a proposed one percent reduction in the city's property tax levy - the first in 20 years.
Thanks to an increase in state aid, St. Paul will hold property taxes flat next year, Mayor Chris Coleman said.
Minneapolis voters will have 35 candidates to choose between in the mayor's race this November.
The leading candidates for mayor of Minneapolis all say the city needs to make education a priority. They offer differing visions for achieving that goal, but they all face a common challenge: The city's mayor has no direct control over the schools.
Xcel Energy has successfully stalled a campaign for Minneapolis city government to take over providing electricity to residents.
A company called Insomnia Cookies has applied for a license to deliver baked goods until 3 a.m. from a location in Dinkytown.
Under pressure from environmentalists who say Xcel Energy isn't doing enough to combat global warming, several Minneapolis City Council members want to let voters decide if the city should pursue forming a public utility for electrical service.
The credit rating agency Moody's says Minneapolis no longer qualifies for its top score - Aaa. Yesterday Moody's downgraded the city one notch to Aa1.
This fall, Minneapolis voters will consider the first major overhaul of the city's charter in almost a century.
The city of St. Paul warns visitors that parts of Lilydale Regional Park are hazardous and unsafe. But when two fourth-grade classes from a St. Louis Park elementary school took a field trip to the park in May, the school did not relay that warning to parents.
Minnesota's new online insurance marketplace, has asked the state to temporarily classify some of its marketing materials as non-public, on the grounds that secrecy will protect consumers.
Planners previously estimated the cost of the Southwest light rail transit line at $1.25 billion. The project's higher cost is because of the line's proximity to existing freight rail tracks, according to the Metropolitan Council.
The minor league St. Paul Saints baseball team has pledged an additional million dollars to help fill the funding gap for its new ballpark.
A Ramsey County court is allowing the state of Minnesota to take over restaurant inspections from the City of St. Paul.