The Twin Cities are among metro-area leaders when it comes to planning for the growth of electric vehicles, Midwest Energy News reports. Cities are grappling with questions about where to put charging stations, how to handle zoning and permits, and how to create a consistent experience for users.
Dave Hutchinson has police license suspended for 30 days
The sheriff's suspension will begin on Nov. 22.
Man with sword, officers who shot him in North Branch identified
The 31-year-old was shot multiple times in the Friday incident.
Motorcyclist dies after hitting deer, striking tree
The 72-year-old died at the scene.
MN-based USA Curling 'reviewing' report that CEO ignored abuse in NWSL
Jeff Plush is under fire for multiple allegations made by U.S. women soccer players.
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Part of North Shore Scenic Drive closed due to coastal erosion
A permanent repair is being planned for 2023.
BCA: Missing 15-year-old from Glencoe might be in the Twin Cities
Treasure Robinson was last seen Sept. 17.
Sven Sundgaard responds to AccuWeather's winter forecast
Take anything beyond a couple weeks with a grain of salt, warns meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Rage Against the Machine cancels rest of tour, including MN shows
The cancellations include a 2023 stop at the Target Center.
Watch: Speeding drivers use Minneapolis bike lanes to overtake
Community members have called for better safety precautions in response.
Jamal Smith sentenced to life for Plymouth road rage killing
A guilty verdict was determined by a jury this summer.
St. Paul's new electric car-charging stations are powered by the sun
The two new solar-powered stations allow drivers to recharge the batteries that power their electric cars. They bring the number of power-charging stations in St. Paul to 18. The city is also adding three electric vehicles to its fleet.
Dakota Electric pitches pilot program for charging electric cars
A Twin Cities power company is proposing the state's first pilot program specifically designed for charging electric cars. Dakota Electric Association, a utility co-op that serves customers in Dakota, Goodhue, Scott and Rice counties, has come up with a pricing plan tailored for in-home charging stations that offers low electric rates at night when the power demand is low.
Hardee's plans big expansion in Twin Cities
The California-based fast food chain is hoping Minnesotans are hungry for more Hardee's restaurants. The Business Journal reports the company plans to open at least 59 new locations in the Twin Cities market over the next several years. There are currently 21 Hardee's restaurants in the metro area.
Luxury apartments in demand in Twin Cities
Looking to rent a place in the urban center, with all the amenities, close to shopping, gyms and a good coffee shop? Get in line. Developers are scrambling to meet demand for high-end apartment complexes in the Twin Cities. In the fourth quarter of 2011, Minneapolis issued permits to build 1,900 residential units in downtown alone, KARE 11 says.
Electric car-sharing service is coming to the Twin Cities
Hourcar offers affordable, sustainable car rentals in the Twin Cities.
Fair Isaac trims its Twin Cities workforce
Minneapolis-based Fair Isaac Corp. has eliminated 31 positions in the Twin Cities. The Pioneer Press reports the company is shifting "resources to activity that will yield the greatest profitability and growth." Fair Isaac calculates and sells FICO scores to gauge consumer and borrower credit-worthiness.
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