City Pages takes a look at that question, delving into a 2003 study by the city of Minneapolis. City planners, already foreseeing a day when the Twins and Vikings wouldn't be there, say the Dome's demise would open up a huge opportunity for new housing and business as well as a downtown park.
Pilot, brother and sister killed when plane crashed into house are ID'd
The plane crashed into a house in Hermantown, Minnesota.
Rolled semi, livestock on freeway interchange in Woodbury
Traffic cameras showed what appeared to be hogs on the side of the road.
Reinbold guilty of murdering wife with 'particular cruelty'
Eric Reinbold, 46, was convicted of two counts of murder in the second degree in Pennington County Friday.
Armed assault suspect arrested after standoff in Waite Park
The standoff ended early Saturday when officer obtained a warrant for the home.
3 dead after plane crashes into house in Hermantown
Two people in the house were uninjured.
Destructive fire at Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery
The fire burned early Sunday morning at a longtime Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery.
SCSU player hospitalized after being taken off ice on stretcher
Luedtke was checked into the boards in the first period and down for a reported 10-15 minutes.
Amber Alert for Kryssy King canceled, suspect still at large
Police beleived 15-year-old Kryssy King was with a 22-year-old man who remains wanted.
3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour
The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Fire at historic Stevens House museum for third time since Aug. 30
The fire was reported early Saturday morning.
What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas
The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.
Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park
Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.
Minneapolis wants $30 million if the Dome is sold
Minneapolis city officials say they want $30 million if the Metrodome is sold. Vikings officials are counting on that money to offset costs to build a new stadium in Arden Hills. Mayor R.T. Rybak says city residents have contributed millions of dollars in taxes for the Dome and are due a return. A Vikings vice president says it’ll be up to state elected leaders to sort out the issue.
What will become of Block E in downtown Minneapolis?
The city's huge entertainment-retail complex now sits half-empty, and while the owner wants it to house a $400 million casino, the mayor says that plan isn't going anywhere at the Capitol. But there is a Plan B: Gut most of the complex and fill it with offices.
Does downtown Minneapolis have too much parking?
City planners are mulling how to transform parking lots into the kind of dense, urban development needed to meet the city's aim of doubling the downtown population over the next decade. There are at least 140 surface parking lots scattered around downtown, some of which take up entire an entire block.
What Target's $10M renovation of the downtown Minneapolis store will look like
Two other Twin Cities stores will get similar major upgrades, while 22 others will get minor facelifts.
Minneapolis eyes shutdown of two downtown nightclubs
The City of Minneapolis is urging the shutdown of two Warehouse District clubs -- Envy and Bootleggers-- after city regulatory staff say they observed over-serving of alcohol, a rash of fights and marijuana smoking in the bathroom. The city says the proposed action is part of their crackdown on club crime.
City on board, Rybak to announce details of 'railgating' downtown
As part of an experimental twist on tailgating before Vikings games at the dome, the city of Minneapolis and the Vikings have signed off on a new pre-game celebration: "railgating." The idea is to attract more people downtown on Sundays by allowing food and beverage trucks along the Hiawatha light rail line from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Railgating" is part of a larger plan to gernerate more traffic before the new Vikings stadium opens in 2016. More details should be announced Wednesday.
Troubled downtown Minneapolis nightclub, Karma, closes for good
KSTP-TV reports Karma Nightclub is closed after city officials deemed the business a public nuisance. The club fell under scrutiny this summer after a rash of violence was linked to patrons of the nightclub.
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