The city of Minneapolis is now using the social network Foursquare in an attempt to keep residents and businesses more informed. For example, if you check in at a city park, you'll receive information on pet licenses. If you check in at city hall, you'll get info on how to watch city meetings.
Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks
The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.
NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements
The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.
Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death
The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint
The suspect faces three separate felony charges.
St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years
He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.
High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead
Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.
Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results
Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.
UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit
The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.
Friend arrives at couple's home, stabs one of them after being asked to leave
The couple say their friend was "not acting right."
U of M computer scientists find cell phone hackers can track your location
Your cellular network sends messages from their towers to your phone. Hackers - or law enforcement - can use those messages to keep track of where you are. The U of M researchers say they've let cell companies know and have suggested changes.
Mpls. clubs drop under-21 nights as part of anti-crime strategy
Putting an end to Sunday night under-21 events is part of Minneapolis' effort to reduce closing time crime at downtown nightclubs. This summer has seen several downtown shootings in the wee hours. City officials are also working on making bars' liquor licenses subject to more conditions.
Mpls. considers allowing flea markets
Right now, second-hand markets or outdoor flea markets are illegal in the City of Minneapolis, but Councilman Gary Schiff tells the Downtown Journal he wants to change that. "Think of the equivalent to a farmers marker vendor, but selling second hand items,” Schiff said.
Back-to-back snow storms on track to move through Minnesota this week
According to the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities, parts of northern and central Minnesota will see light to moderate snow Sunday. A much stronger storm is expected to move through the Midwest Tuesday and Wednesday, with significant snowfall possible.
Trader Joe's closer to opening Lyn-Lake location
The Minneapolis Planning Commission has unanimously approved the plans for a new 14,000-square-foot store at 27th Street and Lyndale Avenue. If the City Council approves the project next month, construction could begin this fall and the store could open in May or June next year. This would be the sixth Trader Joe’s in the metro area.
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