Prominent downtown business leaders say the eight miles of elevated walkways in the downtown area are "leaving sidewalks barren and storefronts empty." Mayor R.T. Rybak told the Star Tribune that he "would not support the development of any new skyways in the city." Many acknowledge the maze of walkways helped save Minneapolis once threatened by suburban offices and malls. But improving the skyways for the downtown's future is proving to be a complicated task.
Educators in Minneapolis, St. Paul could strike amid contract negotiations
Teachers and support staff are demanding smaller class sizes, mental health support and better pay.
MN mayor in hot water for hawking $400M underwater hotel plan
The city council called a special meeting to discuss the mayor's public comments.
Woman in critical condition after attempted murder, authorities say
A 33-year-old woman is in custody and facing possible charges.
Charges: Driver threw 'large rocks' at police car during highway chase
Authorities say the suspect had used methamphetamine earlier in the day.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 21
Hospitalizations dipped from 1,629 Jan. 19 to 1,571 on Jan. 20.
Shooting near University of Minnesota kills 1, injures 2
The victims were all in a parked car when the shooting happened, police said.
St. Paul native, comedian Louie Anderson dead at 68
He died of complications with cancer.
Florida man charged with human smuggling after 4 die, 5 rescued near border
A baby and an teenage boy were among those who were found dead feet from the U.S. border.
Mall of America to celebrate 30 years with events, giveaways throughout 2022
The festivities will kick off Friday with a '90s-themed drag show.
Victim of 1994 Michigan cold case murder ID'd as missing Minnesotan
Shelley Rae Kephart went missing from Hennepin County more than 28 years ago.
Coller: Did the Vikings wait too long to fire Zimmer, Spielman?
This wasn’t just ugly. This was ugly, ugly.
Minneapolis awaits plan for fire department in Rybak's new budget
When Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak delivers his budget address Wednesday many will be focused on what he has to say about the fire department. The fire chief and union leader have called for hiring additional firefighters to improve safety and response times. But at least one city council member says the department is doing fine as is and rhetoric to the contrary is only frightening residents.
Occupy protesters gain meeting with Rybak
Occupy Minnesota protesters will meet with Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak Tuesday to discuss the weekend arrests of a dozen demonstrators. The Occupy movement alleges police brutality. Forty members marched to Rybak's office to demand the meeting. Police Chief Tim Dolan has acknowledged cops may have gone too far in knocking a camera off the shoulder of a news photographer.
Minneapolis mayor announces Vikings stadium jobs plan
Mayor R.T. Rybak is set to announce details of a "workforce agreement" at a press conference Monday afternoon, WCCO reports. The latest proposal would put a new stadium on ground right next to the current Metrodome.
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