Next weekend's City of Lakes Loppet is on. But it's moving from Minneapolis' chain of lakes to Wirth Park to make use of artificial snow. Organizers say it would take temperatures in the 70's to spoil the manufactured snow there.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 25
The test positivity rate has dropped for the first time since before Christmas.
Charges: Daughter admits to squeezing mom 'like a python,' killing her
She is charged with murder in her mom's death.
Video: Man harasses Jimmy John's workers, wishes death on them over mask mandate
"When are you going to start using that brain inside of your head," the man asks.
Michigan writer: 'Don't count out the Vikings' on Jim Harbaugh
Are the Vikings a dark horse to hire Michigan's head coach?
St. Louis Park PD release photos of vehicle involved in shooting on I-394
A man was shot multiple times as he drove down I-394 last week.
Perfect 10: Gophers gymnasts make history with two perfect scores
Mya Hooten and Ona Loper were literally perfect on Monday night.
Authorities now looking into MN lawmaker's report of assault
Video shows Rep. Nolan West being grabbed and pushed out of a public event.
COVID treatments: Essentia Health to help test 3 existing meds
The clinical trial includes the much-discussed drug ivermectin.
Suspect crashes into Minneapolis snow plow, fires shots at plow driver
The plow driver was pulled to the side of the road when the incident happened.
Vasaloppet cross country ski race cancelled, thousands of skiers come up dry
The organizers of the annual Vasaloppet Nordic ski race cancelled the event because of a lack of snow. This year's race would mark the 40th year for the race that attracts 3,000 skiers from around the world.
Former Wirth Cos. executive gets probation for cheating IRS
Paul W. Fox, a former top executive of Wirth Cos., was sentenced to three years of probation, 300 hours of community service and ordered to pay $35,536 in restitution to the IRS, the Star Tribune reports. Fox pleaded guilty last December to filing a false income tax return and wage report. Twin Cities hotel developer Jeffrey Wirth was sentenced to 54 months behind bars in September and ordered to pay almost $6.5 million to the IRS for tax evasion.
Minneapolis to host cross-country skiing World Cup event in 2020
The announcement was made by the Loppet Foundation on Friday.
Food trucks could roll into Minneapolis parks this summer
The Park Board is considering a pilot program allowing food trucks to operate in 16 city parks. The food vendors would have to pay a fee and have a license from the city.
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.
High levels of E. coli close Minneapolis beach
Theodore Wirth Lake Beach in Minneapolis has been closed temporarily after it tested positive for E. coli bacteria that exceeded state guidelines. The rise in bacteria levels is likely caused by more birds at the lake since the start of migration season. No illnesses have been reported. The lake will be re-tested Wednesday.
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