John Drum

New U.S. Bank Stadium GM John Drum comes with baseball, football, hockey credentials

ASM Global named John Drum to permanently oversee bookings and event operations at the $1.1. billion giant.

Hennepin County prosecutor to end bail for several low-level offenses

December 2, 2020
In an unusually swift move, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman on Friday afternoon announced criminal charges against former Minneapolis police off
But critics say the policy won't result in meaningful change.

U.S. Bank Stadium reserve predicted to mushroom to nearly half a billion by '25

December 3, 2020
U.S. Bank Stadium.
E-pulltab sales fuel surprisingly resilient fund created to pay off state's share of four-year-old building.
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February 1
Minnesota Rep. Mohamud Noor (DFL) spoke to the media in front of the building at 630 Cedar Avenue where an early morning fire killed five people Wedne

Minnesota lawmakers hope to revive stalled push for sprinklers in old high-rises

Spurred by a fatal fire in Minneapolis, bill became stalled during pandemic.
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December 30, 2020

Up to 5" of snow in today's Twin Cities forecast

This looks like the final dose of snow for 2020, according to the National Weather Service.
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December 7, 2020
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, seen at a Dec. 3 news conference with Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, said Monday that he was deeply opposed to changing

Mpls. council gives initial OK to $8M in cuts to police budget

The money will be moved to other city departments to expand violence prevention programs, launch mental health crisis teams, train dispatchers to assess mental health calls and have other city employees handle parking and property damage reports.
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December 7, 2020
Allen Touche, 48, kneels down to comfort a woman who had been slumped over, her head in her lap, as Touche passed on his  weekly Saturday journey to h

Once homeless, a Minneapolis man now strives to live in the place he helped build

Through hard work and the help of others, Allen Touche may get the stability he has longed for.
December 6, 2020
Exterior of the former fire station on Hiawatha Ave. ] JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com Retired Hennepin District Judge LaJune Lange was

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December 6, 2020
Newfound friends Brandon O'Neil Abrams, 31, left, and Brandon Harrison, 35, walk through a homeless camp at Logan Park where they are both living in t

Despite cold and Park Board pleas, homeless encampments persist in three parks

Offers of shelter have been refused, but Park Board worries about safety hazards as winter sets in.
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December 5, 2020

Minneapolis council divided over whether to redirect money from police

Minneapolis leaders must strike a deal this week about the future of policing in the city as they balance George Floyd's legacy with a crime…
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December 4, 2020
Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel and Assistant Chief Bryan Tyner lined up before processing in to Ron Edwards funeral service Saturday.   ] ANTHONY

Bryan Tyner approved as next Minneapolis fire chief

Bryan Tyner will succeed John Fruetel, who is retiring.
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December 4, 2020

Minneapolis council OKs $1 million police brutality settlement

Mpls. council agrees to pay a man assaulted by an off-duty officer, but objections remain.
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December 4, 2020

University of Minnesota student injured in chemical explosion inside campus laboratory

The student suffered noncritical injuries and is being treated at a hospital.
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December 3, 2020
Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Ed Graff addressed the media at the Davis Service Center, Thursday, May 24, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN.    ]  ELIZABET

Projections show Minneapolis schools face challenging financial future

The district faces challenges from pandemic expenses and declining enrollment.
Minneapolis
December 3, 2020
Carjacking in broad daylight in Minneapolis

Carjacking in broad daylight in Minneapolis

A neighbor's surveillance camera captured the sound of shots fired as a pair of suspects attempted to carjack a woman in south Minneapolis on Nov. 27, while a bystander who wished to remain anonymous captured the suspects in a photo.
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December 3, 2020
Minneapolis mayor, business groups announce $5 million in private spending to transform public safety

Minneapolis mayor, business groups announce $5 million in private spending to transform public safety

The announcement comes hours before the City Council will debate next year's police budget.
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December 2, 2020
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December 1, 2020
Minnesota Department of Transportation photo: A traffic camera showed the aftermath of the Richfield crash in June that killed four people.

Minnesota's traffic fatality count so far in 2020 now equal to all of last year

Speeding and lack of seat belt use are factors fueling this year's tally.
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December 1, 2020

'Staggering' surge in violent carjackings continues citywide

Such attacks were up 537% compared with last November, worrying residents.
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December 1, 2020
Casper Hill with the City of Minneapolis, stood by the K from the Kmart on Lake Street in a city warehouse, Friday, November 209, 2020 in Minneapolis,

Bidder's nearly $2K wins him the big red 'K' from atop the former Lake Street Kmart

Buyer intends to gussy up the 9-foot-tall letter as a Christmas ornament.
December 1, 2020
The back garden of the housesitting property, Nettlepole. In that area of England most of the properties have a name, rather than a house number. Phot

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December 1, 2020
Baking Central tackles croissants, which, while they seem complex, are the result of following a series of simple steps.

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November 30, 2020

Minneapolis mayor, police chief call proposal to cut department funding 'irresponsible and untenable'

Minneapolis mayor, chief support reforms, but not at cost of major staff cuts.