Twin Cities

  • Met Council approves grants for transit corridor projects
    The Metropolitan Council has approved more than $10 million in grants to projects along existing and future transit corridors.December 13, 2012
  • Food stamp spending debate divides public health, hunger advocates
    Currently, it's legal to buy pop, chips, and cookies using food stamps, as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But increasingly, public health experts concerned about obesity are raising questions about that policy.December 13, 2012
  • St. Paul approves $500M city budget
    The $500 million St. Paul city budget approved Wednesday includes a $1 million to improve the police department's troubled crime lab and $700,000 to hire additional food inspectors.December 13, 2012
  • New Census poverty data show rates leveling off
    New information about poverty from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the economic recovery in Minnesota might be ahead of the rest of the nation. While poverty rates in the state have increased significantly since 2007, the most recent Minnesota data show poverty rates have leveled off.December 13, 2012
  • Minneapolis City Council passes $1B budget
    After a brief and non-contentious public hearing, the Minneapolis City Council approved the city's 2013 budget Wednesday evening at City Hall.December 13, 2012
  • Mississippi River level still expected to drop
    Water levels on the drought-plagued Mississippi River are expected to keep dropping over the next several weeks, according to a new forecast that comes amid worries that barge traffic soon could be squeezed along a key stretch of the vital shipping corridor.December 13, 2012
  • Charlie Zelle tapped as new transportation commissioner
    The head of a bus company has been chosen as Minnesota's next transportation commissioner.December 12, 2012
  • Online attack targets US Bank
    US Bank fell prey to a cyber attack aimed at America's largest banks.December 12, 2012
  • Police search for assailant in Mpls assault
    Minneapolis police are searching for a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman near Powderhorn Park early Saturday morning.December 12, 2012
  • Central Corridor construction ahead of schedule
    Central Corridor light rail planners say the second year of construction on the line connecting St. Paul to Minneapolis went much smoother than the first.December 12, 2012
  • At center of immigration debate, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas wants to 'Define American'
    Immigration reform is likely to be in the national spotlight early next year, as the Obama administration and Congress seek to fix a system that's widely viewed as broken. The people at the center of the debate -- some who have been living and working in the U.S. without legal permission for years -- are increasingly making their voices heard. One is a widely known former journalist who will be speaking in Minneapolis tonight.December 12, 2012
  • More openly gay Minneapolis police officers means a change in culture
    Nearly 20 years after a Minneapolis police sergeant became the first openly gay officer, the city now has its first openly gay police chief. The number of out lesbian and gay police officers in Minneapolis has increased over the years. Some police officials say the increase in numbers and visibility of gay and lesbian officers has changed the culture of the department.December 12, 2012
  • Event raises $100K plus for NE Minn. food shelves
    Food shelves in northern Minnesota will benefit from an event Tuesday evening hosted by Minnesota's incoming Senate Majority Leader, Tom Bakk.December 11, 2012
  • Stadium designers asked to consider environmental concerns
    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking designers of the new Vikings stadium to think about accommodating an unusual category of birds passing through downtown Minneapolis.December 11, 2012
  • Locked out SPCO musicians await management's response
    It is up to Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra management to make the next move in the contract dispute, said the locked out musicians on Tuesday.December 11, 2012

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