A rendering of the West Lake station in Minneapolis on the Southwest light-rail line.

Metropolitan Council increases contract for Southwest light rail by $21 million

The light-rail project's overall $2 billion price tag stays the same.

Veterans get a meal, supplies and services at Target Field

December 12
The Minnesota Twins and WCCO cohosted Home for the Holidays for local veterans Thursday at Target Field in Minneapolis. There was a holiday meal, and supplies and services were offered for homeless veterans.
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Police recover recording devices from rooms at Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis

December 12
The Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis.
It's not immediately known if the devices recorded any guests, a police spokesman said.
Minneapolis
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Newly released surveillance video shows punching incident that led to Minneapolis officers' firing, rehiring

Newly released surveillance video shows punching incident that led to Minneapolis officers' firing, rehiring

The two officers involved were later fired from the department but since won their jobs back through arbitration.
National
6:04pm
The Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis.

Wisconsin students find recording devices in Minnesota hotel

A Wisconsin school district has put a staff member on leave after some high school students found recording devices in their hotel rooms during a field trip to Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
5:11pm
Surveillance video shows Minneapolis police beat suspect during arrest

Surveillance video shows Minneapolis police beat suspect during arrest

Newly released surveillance video shows a Dec. 2016 incident in which two Minneapolis police officers beat a handcuffed suspect after he kicked one of the officers in the chest. The two officers, Peter Brazeau and Alexander Brown, were later fired for the incident, but have since gotten their jobs back through arbitration.
Minneapolis
3:20pm
A view of the courtyard with swimming pool and whirlpool in the 25-story Expo apartment tower under construction by Doran Development Wednesday, Sept,

Mpls. Council votes to require affordable units in new apartment buildings

Developers would need to include low-income units for 20 years.
West Metro
December 12
Five-mg pills of Oxycodone. In the Hennepin County Board's debate over its budget, Commissioner Mike Opat pointed to looming costly issues in coming y

Hennepin County approves nearly 5% levy increase, adds funding for housing

Officials cited mounting financial pressures to deal with homelessness, drug addiction and an array of costly services for the neediest residents.
Minneapolis
December 12
City Council President Lisa Bender, center, and other council members voted to approve the 2040 Comprehensive Plan on Dec. 7.

Minneapolis City Council approves $1.6 billion budget for 2020

Affordable housing and a full police cadet class are among the highlights of the budget, which carries the largest property tax levy increase in a decade.
Minneapolis
December 11
“Over the past two years we have been setting money aside in the assigned fund balance because we knew in the future we would have a budget gap,”

Mpls. schools back in big budget hole, with $19.6M deficit for 2020-21

District officials point to declining enrollment and revenue that hasn't kept up with inflation and rising costs.
West Metro
December 11
Yvonne and Johnny Palka, at Cascade River State Park in Minnesota in September. Credit: Submitted photo

Death of academic, author at Mpls. intersection adds to surge in pedestrian fatalities

The 81-year-old Maple Grove woman was in an unmarked crosswalk with her husband at the time they were struck, police said.
South Metro
December 11

One father charged, another sentenced in death of Twin Cities metro infants

A witness in the Hennepin County case said the parents had been drinking and using cocaine.
Minneapolis
December 11
Carlos Mendoza Serrato

Mastermind in massive Minneapolis meth ring gets 22 years in prison

More than $7 million in illicit drugs seized; 12 others snared by investigators.
Minneapolis
December 11
Metro Transit cops Tommy Eam and Erika Hatle detained a Green Line rider who had been acting erratically Tuesday.

Teens arrested, charged in violent assaults on Twin Cities light-rail trains

Metro Transit police used surveillance video to track down the suspects, who could be charged as adults.
Minneapolis
December 11
A man was found shot to death in this fourplex on Portland Avenue in Minneapolis on Sunday.

Authorities ID Mpls. man shot to death in Portland Avenue apartment

Police have not made any arrests but say "the investigation is going well."
Minneapolis
December 10
Minneapolis, park police officers recognized for bravery, heroism on the job

Minneapolis, park police officers recognized for bravery, heroism on the job

Twenty-eight city and park police officers were honored with the Lifesaving Award.
Minneapolis
December 10
Bartender Brandon Gonzalez mixed beverages for guests at the bar at Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis.

Minnesota craft distillers prepare for worst as federal tax relief expires

Small distilleries may have to cut staffers, raise their prices or close altogether, representatives say.
Minneapolis
December 10

Shooter convicted in drive-by that wounded 5-year-old Minneapolis girl

Surveillance video captured the suspect car driving by the crime scene.
Minneapolis
December 9
Steve Meldahl says his days are often filled with checking on his properties, picking up equipment and materials, doing repairs and going to housing c

North Minneapolis landlord prepares for fight with Minnesota AG

Landlord has been cited 1,300 times for code violations, but he says he's not to blame.
Minneapolis
December 9
Raven B. Gant

Vigil held for mother killed in Minneapolis domestic slaying

A suspect, Raven Gant's ex-boyfriend, remains jailed, charged with second-degree murder.
Minneapolis
December 9
The burned-out 14th floor of the high-rise at Cedar High apartments, where five people died from smoke inhalation.

Ex-Gov. Carlson: 'I think we failed' on requiring sprinklers for old high-rises

Carlson twice vetoed broader sprinkler mandates after the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority and other groups complained that retrofit proposals didn't come with any money.
Minneapolis
December 9
ISKU XIRAN NOLOSHA IYO GEERIDA

ISKU XIRAN NOLOSHA IYO GEERIDA

Shanta qof ee naftooda ku waayey dabkii 27ka Nofeembar ee Daaraha Dhaahdeer ee Cedar High ee Minneapolis oo lagu xasuusan doono masiibada dhacday. Noloshooda iyo geeridooda waxyaabo badan oo ay wadaagaan baa jira: halgankii ay u galeen nolosha, doonista ay u qabeen in ay adeegaan inta kale iyo ku xirnaashaha bulshada.
Minneapolis
December 9
Spc. Nicole Cavanaugh saluted the memorial of Chief Warrant Officer James A. Rogers Jr., at North Fort Hood, Texas, on Sunday.

Guard members honor crash victims with mournful roll call

Hundreds of Minnesota National Guard soldiers about to deploy to the Middle East attended the memorial on Sunday.