Does running for mayor of Minneapolis and coming in fourth place qualify you for a Wikipedia page? At least one person thinks Cam Winton isn’t “notable” enough. Read more →
The new light rail Green Line between Minneapolis and St. Paul saw a 16 percent jump in riders during its second week of operation. According to preliminary numbers, last week 32,368 people boarded Green Line trains each weekday. That’s 4,500 more people than rode each weekday during the previous week, and well ahead of Metro Read more →
New houses in Minneapolis would need to be shorter and take up less of their lots under a proposal that goes before the city’s Planning Commission next month. Read more →
In the month since Minneapolis lifted its moratorium on new home construction in five southwest neighborhoods, the city has issued 13 permits to tear down old houses, build new ones or undertake major renovation projects in the area. The new projects will be subject to a “construction management agreement” designed to ensure builders obey city Read more →
The city of St. Paul is poised to forgive a $2.4 million loan it never really made.
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When Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges began sharing 140 characters of inspiration every morning, she probably didn’t realize how much she was revealing. The mayor starts each day by tweeting a brief quotation from the likes of Carl Sagan, Colin Powell and Nora Ephron to her 8,462 followers on Twitter. Local statistician Tom Q. Johnson saw Read more →
St. Paul’s decision to convert the vacant lot where Pedro Luggage once stood to an “urban flower field” makes good on a promise the city made five years ago. The Pedro family gave the land to the city in 2009 on the condition it be turned into a park. The agreement between the city and Read more →
The vacant lot that was once the downtown St. Paul home of the Pedro Luggage company will be filled with flowers this summer. The city, which eventually hopes to raise millions of dollars to turn the property into a permanent park, will spend $30,000 to create a temporary “urban flower field” on the site. Plans Read more →
St. Paul Public Library Director Kit Hadley will temporarily oversee the city’s Planning and Economic Development department starting next week. Hadley will retain both positions until the city finds a permanent replacement for outgoing PED director Cecile Bedor. Together, the two departments have 237 full-time employees — far fewer than departments like police, fire or Read more →
The proposed ban on plastic foam containers in Minneapolis restaurants may give some residents a sense of déjà vu. It should.
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