An investigation is under way, and five people are now confirmed dead, at least three of them children, after fire swept through the second floor of a duplex in north Minneapolis on Friday.
Fire crews were called to the neighborhood at about 5 a.m. on a report of smoke in the area. They found a fire in a duplex at 2818 Colfax Ave. N. where 15 people were living. Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel said firefighters attempted to rescue people in the building in what he called very precarious conditions.
Caitlin Barton, 25, had been in critical condition after the incident, which took place shortly after dark on Wednesday.
This is the first deal to take advantage of a law enacted in 2012 to allow off-track betting. The agreement is subject to state and federal approval, but backers hope to get it operating during this year's racing season.
The paper is selling five blocks of downtown Minneapolis to developer Ryan Cos. for a planned $400 million development, including a massive new Wells Fargo office complex covering two city blocks.
If state officials and Vikings' owners have their way, Vikings games won't be the only events to occupy the new downtown Minneapolis stadium now under construction.
No one was reported hurt in the incident, which reportedly started in St. Paul.
It's the third year for the popular festival, part of the Walker's outdoor summer festival. It played last year at the Minnesota State Fair, and is returning to the Walker's Open Field space in Minneapolis on Aug. 14.
When it opens May 15, the project will include more than 250 high-end apartments and a Lunds grocery store. A city loan helped the apartment complex get built.
A lawsuit says that the maker of the games, Las Vegas-based Acres 4.0, failed to get a business-related license from Apple for the e-pulltab gambling software it has installed on more than 400 devices in at least 100 Minnesota bars.
The three are going to move into the third floor of the defunct multi-use building on Hennepin Avenue, which will be renamed "Mayo Clinic Square."
Another step in the Metrodome's demolition took place early Sunday.
Lottery officials think online instant games will boost sales and help draw in younger players who have been drifting away from lottery products.
Xcel Energy says 9,200 customers are without power this morning in Coon Rapids, Osseo, Champlin, Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park.
The overhaul would take about a year and a half to design and another 18 months to build once the zoo obtains funding. It would tear out the existing outdoor display and replace it with a pair of salt water pools for sea lions that would be open year round.