Twin Cities

  • Mpls. safety campaign aimed at cyclists and motorists
    The city of Minneapolis has launched a bicycle safety campaign designed to educate people who ride bikes and drive cars on city streets.May 26, 2013
  • Report: Suburban poverty doubles in metro
    The number of suburban Twin Cities residents living in poverty has more than doubled over the last decade, according to a new report. Data analyzed by the Brookings Institution show there are 115,000 more poor people living in the Twin Cities suburbs than there were 10 years ago.May 20, 2013
  • Mpls. police reopen '96 cold case after tip
    The Minneapolis police have reopened the 1996 homicide case of a 31-year-old woman found stabbed to death in the trunk of her car.May 18, 2013
  • Minneapolis schools propose reforms to boost student achievement
    Minneapolis Public Schools officials want to give schools more autonomy on budgets, hiring and schedules. The effort is aimed at improving the performance of Minneapolis students and closing the achievement gap between white students and students of color.May 13, 2013
  • 2 Minneapolis officers shot, suspect dead
    Two Minneapolis police officers were shot this afternoon while searching for a suspect in the 2700 block of Bryant Avenue South, and the suspect has died, according to police. The officers are in stable condition, and their names have not been released.May 10, 2013
  • First test of light-rail cars on Central Corridor
    Metro Transit said the first test of a light-rail car on the new Green Line went off without a hitch Sunday. The test confirmed light rail cars won't touch overhanging power lines.April 28, 2013
  • Hopkins students protest treatment of black teens
    More than 150 students walked out of Hopkins High School Friday afternoon to bring attention to what they say is unequal treatment of African-American teens.April 26, 2013
  • Appetites: Snow puts a freeze on spring dining
    Unrelenting snow and sleet have made late April feel like February, and that means a seemingly endless winter for local diners who seek out seasonal food from our region.April 24, 2013
  • First look at new design for St. Paul's Lowertown ballpark
    The City of St. Paul has an update to its Lowertown Ballpark project and has released an image showing a new design for the park. The rendering shown here shows the downtown St. Paul skyline in the background. It's the latest in a series of developments on the $54 million ballpark project, which will be the new home of the St. Paul Saints baseball team.April 23, 2013
  • Brian Herron, former Minneapolis council member, re-enters city politics
    More than a decade after Brian Herron pleaded guilty to extortion and resigned from the Minneapolis City Council, he's stepping back into Minneapolis politics. Herron has no plans to run for office, but he still wants to play a role in this year's election.April 22, 2013
  • Mpls. DFLers caucus on mayoral candidates
    Minneapolis DFLers will take the first step Tuesday night in precinct caucuses toward trying to endorse a candidate in the first open-seat mayor's race the city has seen in 20 years.April 16, 2013
  • Mpls. SWAT cop found guilty in bar assault
    A Minneapolis police sergeant has been found guilty of assault for punching a 44-year-old man at a bar in June.April 13, 2013
  • Photos: April snowstorm slogs through Minn.
    A mix of rain, sleet and snow fell over much of Minnesota Wednesday night and Thursday, bringing difficult conditions for driving, and even walking, in many parts of the state.April 11, 2013
  • Rybak delivers final state of the city from the future
    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak used his 12th and final State of the City speech Wednesday afternoon to deliver a message -- from the future.April 10, 2013
  • State Patrol recounts deadly weekend on Minn. roads
    Eight people died on Minnesota roads this weekend, and Sunday was the deadliest day of the year so far, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.April 8, 2013

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