Twin Cities

  • 3 confirmed dead in I-94 crash in Mpls.
    The Minnesota State Patrol has confirmed that three people have died in a multivehicle crash on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis.April 7, 2013
  • Mpls. mayoral debate courts black voters
    The candidates for mayor of Minneapolis will try to win over African-American voters in a debate at 3 p.m. Sunday.April 7, 2013
  • Mpls. garbage divides mayoral hopefuls
    The candidates for mayor of Minneapolis are divided over whether to allow Hennepin County to burn more garbage at a facility near Target Field.April 4, 2013
  • Vandals spray-paint Minneapolis synagogue
    Workers spent the day Wednesday removing graffiti from Temple Israel synagogue in Minneapolis. The vandalism happened on the second night of Passover, but it doesn't appear to be anti-Semitic.March 28, 2013
  • Vikings stadium takes spotlight in first Minneapolis mayoral debate
    Five leading DFL candidates for Minneapolis mayor outlined their positions on taxes, public safety and stadium funding today. The candidates met for the first debate in the city's most hotly contested mayoral race in a generation.March 27, 2013
  • St. Paul mayor's State of the City speech focuses on transit, talent
    St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman says the keys to the city's future are "tracks, trails, talent, technology and traction." Coleman made those "five Ts" the theme of his 8th annual State of the City speech Monday, also focusing on some of the challenges St. Paul faces.March 25, 2013
  • Cops find dead suspect after deploying robot
    The Minneapolis police say they deployed a robot on Friday night to resolve a situation that involved a hostage.March 23, 2013
  • Critics say Dayton's 'snowbird' tax would backfire
    Gov. Mark Dayton is again proposing an income tax on people who spend 60 or more days a year in the state. Dayton argues "snowbirds," use the same services everyone else pays for and that they should be required to pay their fair share.March 21, 2013
  • Photos: Parka restaurant in Minneapolis
    Parka is a restaurant on East Lake Street in Minneapolis. When the owners renovated the building, they reached out to the culinary team behind Parka and invited them to share space.March 20, 2013
  • Appetites: Restaurants with a side of retail
    There's a new restaurant trend in the Twin Cities that does not involve foie gras-topped hamburgers, heirloom beet foams, or anything served on a plate.March 20, 2013
  • Mixed record for Mayor Coleman as he weighs a third term
    St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has not officially announced whether he will run for re-election this year, but he is widely expected to seek a third term. At the moment, the DFL incumbent appears to be a shoo-in in this one-party town, in spite of a record that includes substantial tax increases and weak job growth.March 18, 2013
  • Infographic: Mayor Chris Coleman's St. Paul
    St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has not yet announced whether will seek re-election yet. So far he doesn't even have a challenger. The only other candidate has dropped out. In the seven years since Coleman took office St. Paul has experienced higher property taxes, benefited from modestly lower crime, and spent public money to re-invest in the city's downtown.March 18, 2013
  • For some city dwellers, race shapes definition of 'urban'
    The word "urban" has come to mean different things to different people. In many cases, its connotation changes based on the racial makeup of the community in which it's being used.March 7, 2013
  • Holding fewer ICE detainees, county jails feel effect of federal budget cuts
    Some county jails are feeling the effect of federal budget cuts that went into effect on Friday. With Immigration and Customs Enforcement's announcement last week it will reduce the number of detainees held in custody, the county jails that get paid to hold them could get pinched.March 4, 2013
  • Sidewalk seating vs. parking in Lowertown
    People who want to see more sidewalk cafes in downtown St. Paul will clash this week with those concerned about limited parking.March 4, 2013

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