The fire comes as the city is going through a major political transition, with its first new mayor in 12 years, and a new council member representing the area where disaster struck.
Today's swearing-in will kick off a 10-day tour of the city in which Betsy Hodges will highlight her agenda in areas such as transportation, public safety and "winter tourism."
Minneapolis police are searching for a man suspected of robbing five south Minneapolis businesses in just two and a half hours this morning.
However people see him now, there's no doubt many underestimated R.T. Rybak during his first campaign for mayor. He'd never run for anything before, though he turned out to be surprisingly effective, said University of Minnesota political scientist Larry Jacobs.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says the state of Minnesota should investigate cases where the city's police officers use lethal force -- whether the city's police union likes it or not.
"The Minneapolis Chief of Police unilaterally announced this proposed arrangement without first notifying the Commissioner of Public Safety, Governor Dayton, or the Governor's Chief of Staff — a course of action that the Governor considers extremely inappropriate," Dayton spokesperson Matt Swenson said in a statement.
Starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday, parking will be banned on streets marked "Night Plow Route." Parking restrictions switch to day plow routes starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
If you walked by this Minneapolis bus stop a couple months ago, you might not have noticed something amiss - unless Lynn Morgan's 5 o'clock shadow caught your eye.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has removed a public works official in response to concerns about the condition of the city's streets.
Council Member Elizabeth Glidden is challenging Barbara Johnson for the council presidency, a position Johnson has held for the last eight years. Glidden's bid is being fueled by a group of newly elected council members.
The Dec. 18 farewell party will include a variety of musical acts, including DJ Shannon Blowtorch from the local hip-hop group Grrrl Prty, and Dave Simonett from Duluth band Trampled by Turtles. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
You can't see movie stars at the Block E multiplex in downtown Minneapolis anymore, but basketball stars may soon take their place.
John Stiles, a close aide to Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, will serve as chief of staff to incoming mayor Betsy Hodges.
It took Minneapolis two days to determine Betsy Hodges had won the mayor's race. Winston Chang wrote a program that figured it out in a little more than two seconds.
Leaders from Minnesota's Somali community say they've raised more than $100,000 to provide food, clothing, medical care and livestock to those affected by a tropical cyclone earlier this month in Somalia.