The Minneapolis Convention Center will host the USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships in 2014. So what? Planners worked for a year to land the event -- and competition was "fierce." It could have an economic impact of $60 million in the metropolitan area, with $2.25 million in local taxes generated.
Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives
Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.
Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager
Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.
Willis carries shorthanded Gophers to beat Rutgers
The senior scored a career-high 32 points to end a four-game losing streak.
Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl
Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Charges: Mom killed infant son just weeks after getting him back from foster care
The 10-month-old died in her care in Brooklyn Park last April.
Minnesota's 'frozen potato freeway' closure attracts plenty of comment
It was, let's face it, a very Minnesotan reason for a freeway closure.
U of M fraternity raises money for chef's knee surgery
The GoFundMe has raised around $1,700 of its $5,000 goal.
7 restaurant, bar groups sue Minneapolis over dining vaccine mandate
"Minneapolis bars and restaurants are being used as pawns..." the lawsuit said.
Woman fatally shot in St. Paul's North End neighborhood
It's the fourth homicide so far this year in St. Paul.
Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends
The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.
State narrows list of construction projects in running for grant money
Ninety local governments across Minnesota applied for a piece of the $47.5 million the state has in a fund for building projects. The Department of Employment and Economic Development has cut the list down and prioritized projects by geographic area. In the Twin Cities a new minor league baseball park in St. Paul tops the list.
Southwest LRT seeks development money to stay on track
The Southwest Corridor Light Rail is among a long list of projects eyeing part of $50 million in grant money. MPR reports the state Department of Employment and Economic Development is expected to decide which development projects will be awarded funds in the next few weeks. The 15-mile Southwest LRT route would run from downtown Minneapolis through the southwest suburbs.
2012 convention tourism expected to boost Minnesota economy
More than 200 conventions are already schedule to be held in Minneapolis this year. MPR reports it will bring nearly 300,000 visitors and generate $225 million for the Twin Cities metro.
Lawsuit: Leaky Convention Center roof ruined big day
Minnesota playground equipment manufacturer Xccent Inc. had long been preparing for an important event at the Minneapolis Convention Center two years ago, and it literally rained on the company's booth, Xccent alleges in a lawsuit, the Star Tribune reports. Meanwhile, the center's leaky, 23-year-old copper domes are getting a $4 million to $5 million plastic-shell upgrade that could be done by the end of October.
Big Lake officials reach resignation deal with embattled police chief
Sean Rifenberick will receive $160,000 and full retirement benefits. The city isn't giving a reason for the settlement, but the City Council suspended the chief in March after several complaints. Rifenberick was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct last summer.
Coed bathrooms coming to Minnesota university dorm
West Snarr Hall at Minnesota State University Moorhead is getting a $4.7 million renovation and will open in August 2014 with some noticeable changes, including coed bathrooms. Students were a little skeptical at first, but designs for the new shower/restrooms actually include more privacy for everyone, planners say.
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