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.
Ex-South St. Paul coach dies by suicide 2 days before sentencing
Matthew McCollister was to be sentenced for fraud in federal court on Wednesday.
Minnesota 'glampground' named one of 10 best in U.S.
In Nevis, Minnesota, campers can stay in a refurbished 1905 train car.
Two men charged over terrifying armed robbery at Newport apartment
They shot the woman who lives in the apartment in the abdomen, and put a gun to a man's head.
Minneapolis 2-year-old identified in suspicious death case
The cause of death has not yet been revealed due to an ongoing investigation.
Victim of wrong-way driver crash ID'd as Hutchinson 19-year-old
Three women, ages 19, 20 and 20, were in the vehicle struck by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning.
FOX 9's Mary McGuire, KSTP's Brett Hoffland expecting baby
The couple announced they're expecting this winter.
Eli Hart killing: Police investigating multiple crime scenes
An announcement Tuesday confirmed potential crime scenes in Mound and Minnetrista.
Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike
More than 400 mental health workers are participating in the unionized strike on Tuesday.
HAZMAT team at Bloomington hotel following chemical spill in pool
The fire department said two hotel employees are being evaluated by paramedics.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities gets $6M of Mackenzie Scott donation
The donation is the largest the organization has ever seen from a single individual.
Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.
The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.
Duluth brings back masking in city buildings amid COVID surge
Duluth, in one of the state's current COVID hotspots, has brought back a mask requirement in city buildings.
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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