But after six months of renovations and $2 million in improvements, the Uptown will reopen with some of its old-school charm (original chandeliers and the buildings signature murals) and a number of modern upgrades (bigger screens, digital projector, 350 plush seats with more legroom replace 900 tattered seats.)
15,000 Minnesota nurses 'overwhelmingly' authorize strike
Overworked and underpaid, the Minnesota Nurses Association is ready to strike.
Minnesota to offer free school meals to 90,000 extra students
Gov. Tim Walz, who is facing re-election in November, announced the measure on Monday.
Minneapolis man dies from injuries days after motorcycle pileup
The 69-year-old died after four days at Regions Hospital.
Police: 15-year-old missing from home north of Twin Cities
Authorities say he may be headed to the metro.
5,760 cases of Capri-Sun recalled as they might contain cleaning fluid
"The taste of fun" isn't that fun currently...
25-year-old Hopkins man drowns after falling off boat
The man reportedly fell from the boat while fishing with friends.
New report details hate crimes in Minnesota last year
Hate crimes in Minnesota rose in 2021.
Low cancels Europe shows due to Mimi Parker's cancer treatment
The Duluth band says the decision follows 'recent changes' in Parker's treatment.
Twin Cities LA Fitness closed after fire Monday morning
The gym will remain closed for the day.
State contacts over 100 landowners in Rush Creek fish kill investigation
The deaths of the fish remain unexplained.
Outdoor music in Uptown will stay on late
A Minneapolis city council member proposed an ordinance that would require outdoor music to end at 10:00 p.m. on patios in Uptown. KSTP-TV reports that area bar owners quickly banded together and negotiated a compromise that would allow music outside until later in the evening.
Small town Minn. theater struggles to stay open in age of digital conversion
A small town theater that's been open for more than 60 years in Milica is facing extinction unless it converts to modern projection methods. The Milica Theatre's owners tell KARE-TV that they are struggling to put together funds to convert from its traditional, 35 millimeter projector to the $70,000 digital projection system that's been mandated by the movie industry.
Minneapolis' renovated theaters put evening shoe leather on Hennepin Ave.
According to a new study, half a million people went to events at the four live theater venues on Hennepin Avenue last year. That foot traffic and the businesses it supports are the payoff for the $38 million spent renovating those theaters.
Uptown Minneapolis' Suburban World theater can be yours -- for $899,000
The Star Tribune reports the bank that has owned the iconic theater since it sank into foreclosure is putting the building up for sale. The newspaper says the 85-year-old theater still has most of its original features intact.
Dilapidated historic site in Minneapolis to be renovated as national parkland
Coldwater Spring is full of historic and spiritual significance. Unfortunately, the site near Fort Snelling is also full of vacant buildings and assorted trash. The National Park Service will spend more than $2 million to restore the land by next fall.
Distinctive museum re-opens after renovation
The Weisman Museum re-opened to the public over the weekend after a $14 million dollar renovation. The distinctive curving silver building on the University of Minnesota campus now has double the gallery space. It closed for a year for the project that brings more light into the space and sweeping views of the nearby Mississippi River.
Murray's restaurant reopens in Mpls. after 5-week renovation
A longtime Minneapolis eating establishment's doors are open again after a five-week renovation. Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge in downtown was closed in order to complete interior remodeling. The 66-year-old restaurant, which was last remodeled in 1984, includes a new bar and lounge area that is "designed as a more casual, energetic zone."
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