Hennepin County officials say they had to keep details of a new service center quiet until the property deal was complete. But neighbors on Minneapolis' North Side insist they should have gotten a chance to weight in.
Abogados Café in St. Paul is the first law-themed coffee shop in America
The new business is Minnesota's first Latina-owned coffee shop.
Man dies after being run over by his Clydesdale in St. Cloud
The accident happened Sunday afternoon at the St. Cloud MAC.
Whittier neighborhood shooting marks 44th homicide in Minneapolis
The shooting happened around 1:05 p.m. Monday.
Minneapolis Public Schools providing free summer meals, snacks
The summer meal program began Monday.
St. Michael standoff suspect charged, bail set at $10 million
A judge on Monday set the high bail due to "very significant concerns of public safety" regarding Brandon Gardas.
Crisp & Green opening 13th store in Twin Cities in July
The fast-casual salad and grains restaurant has exploded onto the food scene.
Twins to host post-game concert with country star at Target Field
Country singer Cole Swindell is expected to perform for up to 75 minutes after the conclusion of the Blue Jays-Twins contest.
Canton Restaurant closes after nearly 40 years in Burnsville
It's the end of an era in the Twin Cities restaurant world.
Luck strikes in Minnesota: lottery winners in Duluth, Grand Marais
The North Shore just so happened to be a lucky place to be this past weekend.
60-year-old woman arrested after firing shots inside Spicer home
SWAT evacuated nearby residents during the incident.
Secret Service alerted about burned cat in Mpls.
Minneapolis police are consulting with federal agencies after a Longfellow Park employee discovered a dead cat Monday. KARE 11 reports the animal had been burned and staked to a tree stump with an American flag. A President Obama/Biden campaign sign was also nearby.
Secret Service investigates New Ulm council candidate
In a letter sent to President Barack Obama, Ron Larsen, a candidate for the New Ulm City Council, notes that he's long had a nagging feeling he was put on this earth for a specific reason: "Now I know it was to take down a sitting U.S. president." That got the Secret Service's attention, and an agent paid him a visit in May, the New Ulm Journal reports.
Hennepin County to expand morgue, provide services to Dakota, Scott counties
County commissioners are expected to finalize this week a plan for an expansion of the Hennepin County morgue through a merger with Dakota and Scott counties. If the merger proceeds, Hennepin County medical examiners will start providing services for Dakota and Scott counties Jan. 1 at its downtown Minneapolis morgue -- which will be remodeled to handle its expanded staff and caseload.
A dozen Minnesota counties consider collaborating services
Twelve counties in southeast Minnesota are exploring ways to improve services and save money. The Twin Cities Daily Planet reports one idea would collaborate certain departments such as IT and finance as well as child support enforcement and child care licensing. The regional collaboration could offer a virtual services center accessible from a website or smartphone application. A report, detailing the implementation plans as well as an estimate of cost savings and job losses, is due in April.
Neighbors get to know each other through website
In an era when more people are connecting with others online, one-third of Americans don't know their neighbors' names. But more than 100 Twin Cities neighborhoods are now using Nextdoor.com to meet the people they wave to over the fence. The free social website also aims to create regular communication among neighbors and create stronger and safer neighborhoods.
CapX power line worries neighbors who are close, but not close enough
Many Minnesotans who live next to the CapX 2020 project worry it will tarnish their landscape and hurt their property values, maybe even their health, but because the project isn't touching their property, they aren't eligible for any compensation and have no power to negotiate.
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