Minneapolis’ Northside Achievement Zone will receive nearly $30 million in federal education funding to “engage families and children … and build the culture of achievement.” The Northside Achievement Zone includes 18 square blocks in north Minneapolis. The funding comes as part of the U.S. Department of education's 'Promise Neighborhood Implementation Grant.'
Minneapolis wants $30 million if the Dome is sold
Minneapolis city officials say they want $30 million if the Metrodome is sold. Vikings officials are counting on that money to offset costs to build a new stadium in Arden Hills. Mayor R.T. Rybak says city residents have contributed millions of dollars in taxes for the Dome and are due a return. A Vikings vice president says it’ll be up to state elected leaders to sort out the issue.