Hennepin County District Court Judge Mel Dickstein has thrown out a final count of the five-part legal challenge to a $400 million Downtown East development on the Star Tribune property in downtown Minneapolis. Judge Dickstein this afternoon denied a request for a temporary restraining order by mayoral candidates Stephanie Woodruff and Dan Cohen and former Read more

The Strib’s Eric Roper says the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission has turned back a staff recommendation to approve tearing down the newspaper’s Portland Avenue offices to make room for a new $400 million multi-use development near the new Vikings stadium. The 10-member panel, which includes former Star Tribune staff writer and architecture critic Linda Mack, Read more

A key player in the massive development proposed near the Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis said he’s encouraged by today’s vote by a Minneapolis City Council committee to move the plan forward. The council’s Community Development Committee approved a measure directing city staff to begin negotiations over land and property purchases near the Downtown East Read more