City Pages takes a look at that question, delving into a 2003 study by the city of Minneapolis. City planners, already foreseeing a day when the Twins and Vikings wouldn't be there, say the Dome's demise would open up a huge opportunity for new housing and business as well as a downtown park.
4-year-old girl struck by hit-and-run driver in St. Paul
The girl was struck by the driver around 5 p.m. Monday.
Baby found safe inside car that was stolen in south Minneapolis
The incident happened near 32nd Street and Chicago Avenue around 7 p.m.
Ant puts on a show to help Timberwolves beat Pacers
A third-quarter surge gave the Timberwolves their seventh win in their past eight games.
Rep. Boebert refuses to apologize for Islamophobic comment toward Rep. Omar
A phone call Monday between the two lawmakers ended abruptly.
Vikings place Patrick Peterson on COVID-19/reserve list
The Vikings cornerback said he was vaccinated in August.
'Numerous' reports of eager anglers falling through ice
Conditions are still unpredictable, and can vary even across a single body of water.
Minnesota health officials watching closely for omicron variant
Health leaders do not yet know how transmissible or severe the new variant is.
School bus driver charged in fatal hit-and-run will plead guilty
Another motorist told the driver to call 911, but he instead got on the bus and drove off, charges say.
5 outdoor destinations to explore around the Twin Cities
There's something for everyone on this list of overlooked spots.
As pandemic continues, so do efforts to improve child mental health access
Children's Minnesota has announced it will open its first inpatient mental health facility for under 18s.
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.
What will become of Block E in downtown Minneapolis?
The city's huge entertainment-retail complex now sits half-empty, and while the owner wants it to house a $400 million casino, the mayor says that plan isn't going anywhere at the Capitol. But there is a Plan B: Gut most of the complex and fill it with offices.
Does downtown Minneapolis have too much parking?
City planners are mulling how to transform parking lots into the kind of dense, urban development needed to meet the city's aim of doubling the downtown population over the next decade. There are at least 140 surface parking lots scattered around downtown, some of which take up entire an entire block.
What Target's $10M renovation of the downtown Minneapolis store will look like
Two other Twin Cities stores will get similar major upgrades, while 22 others will get minor facelifts.
Minneapolis eyes shutdown of two downtown nightclubs
The City of Minneapolis is urging the shutdown of two Warehouse District clubs -- Envy and Bootleggers-- after city regulatory staff say they observed over-serving of alcohol, a rash of fights and marijuana smoking in the bathroom. The city says the proposed action is part of their crackdown on club crime.
City on board, Rybak to announce details of 'railgating' downtown
As part of an experimental twist on tailgating before Vikings games at the dome, the city of Minneapolis and the Vikings have signed off on a new pre-game celebration: "railgating." The idea is to attract more people downtown on Sundays by allowing food and beverage trucks along the Hiawatha light rail line from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Railgating" is part of a larger plan to gernerate more traffic before the new Vikings stadium opens in 2016. More details should be announced Wednesday.
Downtown Minneapolis' Nicollet Mall could get $60 million makeover
Some city and business leaders want to revamp the downtown walkway, saying routine repairs to fix cracks and water damage are now amounting to millions of dollars a year. The Downtown Journal says the city would ask the state to kick in $25 million, with the private sector and city covering the rest.
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