As the investigation into this week’s shooting death of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick continues, Minneapolis police officers are remembering the loss of one of their own killed in the line of duty 12 years ago today. Officer Melissa Schmidt was fatally wounded by a suspect in the bathroom of a public housing high Read more →
Spencer Cronk, who has led the State Department of Administration since 2011, got the nod Tuesday as Mayor Betsy Hodges’ nominee for city coordinator. The coordinator oversees the city’s finance, human resources, information technology and communications departments. Also under the coordinator are such disparate services as animal control, emergency management and lobbying. The Department of Read more →
Four of the five people indicted in U.S. District Court earlier this year in an alleged gun straw purchasing conspiracy have pleaded guilty. Last week, Keniko Bland, 20, pleaded guilty to illegally receiving a firearm. And earlier this month, Diontre Hill, 21, and Raheem Watkins, 21, both pleaded guilty to charges of being felons in Read more →
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 →
Eddie Frizell, a deputy chief with the Minneapolis Police Department announced today he is running for Hennepin County Sheriff.
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Following torrential rains earlier this summer, Minnehaha Creek is still unsafe for paddlers. Read more →
The founder of Minnesota’s first gay bookstore, Harvey Hertz, died late last month at the age of 73. Read more →
Gazillion Voices, the Minnesota-based online magazine for adoptees, is letting its subjects bare it all.
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Life in downtown Minneapolis will be getting a pair of disruptions this weekend: Basilica Block Party and the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. 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 →