A worker with a family needs a full-time job paying more than $15 an hour to afford the average two-bedroom apartment,but the typical renter in Minnesota earns just over $11 an hour.
The Nokomis library in south Minneapolis reopens Saturday, after closing for two years of renovations and expansion.
Homeowners working with their lenders to avoid foreclosure face a lot of red tape, but a new service offered by the Minnesota Home Ownership Center may make the process easier for some.
Metropolitan Council officials signed an agreement Tuesday that commits federal dollars to the Central Corridor light rail project.
The locks on the Mississippi River through the Twin Cities have been opened to all navigation traffic.
A former librarian has given the Hennepin County Library a $646,000 gift. The bequest is from the estate of Lillian Wallis.
Bowell started the Padelford Packet Boat Company, a St. Paul-based river cruise business that carried thousands of people on trips up and down the Mississippi.
Minneapolis police say a bicyclist was killed in Dinkytown this morning and are urging caution following that and three other accidents involving bicyclists or pedestrians within the last week.
The Federal Transit Administration told Twin Cities transportation officials Wednesday that the FTA has approved federal funding for the Central Corridor light rail project.
The long-awaited full funding grant agreement is expected, but not in hand. It will virtually ensure that the state's largest public works project will be built.
A Metro Transit spokesman said ridership on Metro Transit buses and trains for the first quarter of 2011 is up 2 percent over the same period last year.
Anita and Stephen Soledolu are accused of bilking the state of Minnesota out of $864,878.35. It's the latest move in an expanded effort by state and federal officials to try to get back some of the billions in fraudulent payments.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced its road construction projects for 2011, totaling nearly $900 million.
Juvenile crime in Hennepin County has dropped by more than 40 percent in the past five years. One of the reasons is the presence of community coaches -- people hired by the county to steer young people away from crime.
The state auditor reported that 204 of the state's 242 municipal on- and off-sale liquor stores made money.