A mistake in a consulting firm's report on the Minneapolis Fire Department has the firefighters' union doubting the reliability of the entire report. The consultant wrote that firefighters take an average of twelve sick days per year. The correct number is four. But both sides agree morale is a problem in a department that's been cut 18 percent in 11 years.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Minneapolis closely eyes fire department cuts
Two Minneapolis City Council committees were to discuss how to improve the city's fire department Monday. Independent consultants found the department "consistently provides excellent service" but they also flagged some areas that need improvement. The report found eight of the city's 19 fire stations are in poor condition. It also found that Minneapolis has fewer firefighters per capita than other comparable cities.
Minneapolis firefighter pleads guilty to drug charges
KSTP reports Brandon Granger admits to selling and distributing cocaine since October 2009. Lawrence Wajda, another Minneapolis firefighter, is also accused of possessing and selling methamphetamine.
Minneapolis gets $1M grant to re-hire firefighters
The federal government has awarded the City of Minneapolis $1.07 million to re-hire six firefighters who were laid off at the end of 2011. The city applied for the grant in February 2012. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants program is enough to pay for the positions for two years.
Retractable rooftop restaurant to open in Mpls.
Construction is underway in downtown Minneapolis to convert the old Shinders building into a new eatery that features a year-round rooftop restaurant, the Business Journal reports. The owner of Crave restaurants says the four-season rooftop dining area will have the option of being enclosed by Minnesota's largest all-glass retractable roof.
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