Willmar is still grappling with the uncertainty that comes with immigration. More than 20 years after migrant farmers from Mexico and the southern United States began to make Willmar home, a flood of new arrivals from Somalia has introduced new frictions. It has also compelled people to move beyond their comfort zones and talk to their neighbors.
A federal judge in St. Paul says light-rail planners failed to address how Central Corridor construction is affecting business in their official environmental review of the project.
The first year of the Central Corridor project to build a light-rail line in St. Paul suffered from communication lapses, haphazard planning, and inattention to community concerns — and that's according to the government agency that manages the project. An MPR investigation reveals just how systemic some of the glitches were.
A group representing 15 money-transfer companies in Minnesota says the businesses stopped sending remittances to Somalia as of Thursday.
The Amsterdam opened in September in a vacant restaurant space owned by the city. The two owners -- Jon Oulman and his son Jarret -- were wooed by Mayor Chris Coleman's staff after seeing what their 331 music club had done in northeast Minneapolis.
About 60 families in St. Paul might be forced out of their apartments next month because of dangerous living conditions.
The state's two largest cities approved their 2012 budgets Wednesday evening. Minneapolis passed a budget that held the property tax levy flat, while St. Paul voted to raise its levy by nearly 5 percent.
Clergy and community leaders in north Minneapolis are calling on five major banks to halt home-mortgage foreclosures this winter.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is proposing to raise the city's property tax levy next year, but not by as much as originally planned.
Somali money-transfer companies in Minnesota are preparing to close Friday unless a solution can be reached with one of the last remaining U.S. banks to do business with them.
After a long and frustrating construction season, University Avenue in St. Paul is getting closer to normal.
For the past decade, a change in immigration law has sent foreign-born spouses of U.S. citizens back to their home countries to obtain visas. For some, it has resulted in a high-stakes waiting game, and that's how 26-year-old Alyssa Garcia lost her husband.
A plan to share Minnesota's statewide database of local police records with the FBI moved one step closer to reality Friday.
New breweries and neighborhood restaurants serving alcohol in Minneapolis will find it easier to cozy up next to churches under a measure approved Friday.
The FBI has asked Minnesota officials to opt into a federal criminal and investigative database, but critics are concerned the database could erode privacy rights.