Despite signs of hope in the economy and signals that the housing market may be recovering, some local architecture firms are still struggling, the Star Tribune reports. Many architects are out of work amid an atmosphere of uncertainty.
After dozens of arrests, concern over rising 'militaristic' weapons on MN streets
The U.S. Attorney provided an update on the violent crime strategy in collaboration with federal and local law enforcement agencies.
Outrage after ‘vote with bullets’ remarks from GOP Senate candidate
The candidate's comments were recently brought to light in a video recording.
2 killed after vehicle crosses center line near Silver Lake
A toddler in the vehicle survived the crash.
WCCO-TV launching new newscast, adds North Carolina anchor, meteorologist
The new newscast will debut on Labor Day.
The answer to winter woes: St. Paul's upcoming Palm Springs-style supper club
Take a first look at inside the menu at The Apostle Supper Club.
Guilty plea: Ex-Mayo Clinic researcher tried to fly to Syria and fight for ISIS
Muhammad Masood, 30, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization in U.S. District Court Tuesday.
Man says he was pistol-whipped, robbed at gunpoint by trio
The incident allegedly happened in Brooklyn Park early Friday morning.
Is the State Fair heatwave real, or an urban legend?
Sven Sundgaard checks the data behind the notion that the State Fair is Minnesota's 'last summer hurrah.'
Investigation after inmate found dead in cell at Stillwater prison
Drug paraphernalia was found by officers inside the cell.
Focus is on family fitness at this year’s Twin Cities Marathon
Don’t miss out on the running, racing and all the fun things to do for the whole family
DNR addresses State Fair controversy: Is it the 'fish' or 'fishes' pond?
Grammar lesson on a stick.
Family's tributes to mother killed by partner in St. Paul murder-suicide
The 30-year-old was killed by her partner, who then killed himself.
Vikings still mulling 5 stadium designs
The Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority have not yet narrowed the list of five architecture firms vying to build the new $975 million football stadium to replace the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis, despite a signal that the short list could get shorter by this week. An update on the timeline is expected Friday.
Surly picks architect for future headquarters
Surly Brewing Co. has hired Hammel, Green and Abrahamson Inc. to design its planned $20 million brewery headquarters and restaurant. Surly hasn't announced a location or general contractor for the brewery, and it hasn't announced how it is financing the project.
'Tough quarter' for Cargill as profits fall 66 percent
Minnesota's privately held food giant blames the losses on uncertainties in the global economy and a volatile market for commodities.
Officials say selection of Vikings stadium architect will come by early October
It won't be long before the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority selects the architect of the new Vikings stadium. Officials with the group said Friday that a selection of the architect from five finalists will be made by early October, if not earlier.
Low-performing schools submit blueprints for improvement
Now that Minnesota schools are out from under the federal No Child Left Behind law – and working under a more flexible state accountability system – Minnesota's 127 lowest-performing schools have submitted school-specific plans for boosting achievement, the Star Tribune reports. School leaders have plans for fixes ranging from adding more math to the school day, to helping parents work with their preschoolers.
Percentage of Minnesotans without health insurance no better than during recession
Health officials with the state and the U of M say the proportion of uninsured Minnesotans is holding steady at nine percent. The job market has improved since 2009, but apparently many of the new jobs do not come with health insurance.
Wadena seeks state aid after tornado pushes out residents and businesses
City leaders are asking state lawmakers for $4.75 million to help rebuild facilities destroyed in the 2010 storm. Four businesses have closed in the past six months, and city leaders say they're struggling to attract new ones while lacking public facilities like a community center and swimming pool.
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