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First Avenue Mainroom To Reopen After Partial Ceiling Collapse

Iconic Twin Cities music venue First Avenue will reopen Friday night after a 30-by-30-foot portion of its ceiling collapsed during a concert, injuring five people. The venue has been closed since Aug. 12, and it has taken the work of hundreds to get the place back in order.

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Police Officers Grab Dangling Jumper From Minneapolis Bridge

A man in distress was saved from a deadly fall Thursday night thanks to the heroic efforts of a few Minneapolis Police officers.

08/21/2015

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Metro Transit: Train & Car Collide In Downtown Minneapolis

Metro Transit says there were no injuries after a train and car collided in downtown Minneapolis Thursday morning.

08/20/2015

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Workers Start Repairs On First Avenue’s Ceiling After Collapse

Workers have started repairs to the ceiling of the landmark Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue after part of it collapsed during a show. The club’s main room will stay closed until the plaster ceiling is fixed following a partial collapse that sent three people to the hospital Wednesday night. No cause has yet to be announced.

08/15/2015

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Tickets Go On Sale Early For 9th Annual Haunted Basement

It’s still summer, but The Soap Factory in Minneapolis wants to get you ready for Halloween chills. Tickets already are on sale for the ninth annual Haunted Basement.

07/25/2015

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Mpls. Police: Officer Shoots Armed Suspect In Downtown

One person was hospitalized after a officer-involved shooting early Saturday morning in downtown Minneapolis. It happened at about 3 a.m. near the Pizza Luce on the 100th block 4th Street North. Minneapolis police received reports of an individual with a gun.

07/25/2015

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MnDOT: WB I-394 To Reopen Friday In Downtown Mpls.

The mainlines of westbound Interstate 394 will reopen Friday between downtown Minneapolis and Golden Valley — helping to ease traffic from Minneapolis’ Aquatennial events and the Minnesota Twins’ series against the New York Yankees. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the westbound mainline and HOV/Reversible lanes will open at 5 a.m. between on I-394 between I-94 and Highway 100.

07/23/2015

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Minneapolis Begins Aquatennial Celebration

They are called “The Best Days of Summer,” and they start this Wednesday! Minneapolis’s Aquatennial Celebration has a new format this year, but some of your favorites will be back.

07/22/2015

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Will Downtown East Flourish From $1B Vikings Stadium?

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is just one year away from completion. And supporters of the $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium made a lot of development promises to get it built. But did they deliver?

07/17/2015

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Mpls. City Council Works To Curb Post Bar Close Crime

The city of Minneapolis is looking for ways to curb the violence in the downtown area after bar close. The Star Tribune reported a proposal at City Hall would let businesses get a special license so they could keep offering food and entertainment after 2 a.m.

07/17/2015

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Protesters Fill Minneapolis U.S. Bank, City Hall Over Working Conditions

More than 300 protesters took over a U.S. Bank branch in the skyway of the company’s corporate headquarters in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday.

07/15/2015

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Here’s Your Chance To Be A Timberwolves Dancer

The Minnesota Timberwolves are not the only ones getting set for a new season. Another year means another chance for the team’s dancers to show off their stuff. They are holding open auditions next Saturday.

07/11/2015

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Basilica Block Party Still Rocking After 20 Years

It started in 1995 as a fundraiser to help pay for the structural restoration of the Basilica of Saint Mary. And while some money still goes towards that, the Basilica Block Party has become so much more.

07/11/2015

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Wolves Fans Come Out In Droves For Scrimmage

The line to watch a Minnesota Timberwolves summer scrimmage stretched for blocks from Target Center through the Skyway in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday. “We’ve got a good, young core of players so I’m excited to see what we’ve got,” fan Matt Ostby said.

07/08/2015

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Police: Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Metro Transit Bus In Minneapolis

A spokesperson with Metro Transit said the bus was heading eastbound on 2nd St. S. and turning north onto 3rd Avenue S. just before 3:45 p.m. when it hit a man, later identified as 71-year-old Andrew Morris Beisner. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

07/08/2015

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Firefighters Rescue 2 Workers In Downtown Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Fire Department is on the scene of a technical rescue in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon. Authorities received a report just after 2 p.m. of at last two workers who needed help at the Wells Fargo Center, located at 90 7th St. S. in downtown Minneapolis.

07/08/2015

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Teen Shot In Downtown Minneapolis Sunday Dies

One of the several people shot in downtown Minneapolis over the holiday weekend has died of his injuries. According to Minneapolis police, 16-year-old Sabrae Monte McAlester was one of two people shot at 4th Street and Hennepin Avenue early Sunday morning.

07/07/2015

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Tap Talk: Sisyphus Brewing

Over the last five years, the craft brewery movement has grown exponentially in Minnesota. The Associated Press says licensing records show two-thirds of Minnesota breweries have opened just since 2010. So, we decided to help […]

06/25/2015

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3 Seriously Injured In Pedal Pub Crash Near Downtown Mpls.

Minneapolis police say three people suffered serious injuries and ten others were taken to the hospital after a Pedal Pub was rear-ended on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis Wednesday night.

06/24/2015

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Artists To Pull An All-Nighter At Northern Spark

Tens of thousands of spectators and more than 1,200 local and national artists have gathered for one night in June to take part in a very unique event since 2011. Northern Spark in Minneapolis is now in its fifth year.

06/13/2015

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4 Your Pets: Bring The Kids & Fido To The Pet Expo!

The Minneapolis Convention Center will be overflowing with four-legged fun this Saturday. The 2015 Minnesota Pet Expo is an opportunity for pet lovers and their loved ones (human and non-human) to enjoy events including agility competitions, pet talent and costume contests, wiener and wiener-wannabe races and even musical chairs!

06/11/2015

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City Eyes Peavey Plaza Revitalization Anew

Minneapolis announced that it is accepting proposals for revitalizing Peavey Plaza in the downtown area, though a grand re-opening is at least three years away.

06/10/2015

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Met Council Struggles To Make $341M In SW Light Rail Project Cuts

The Metropolitan Council has to cut millions of dollars from the Southwest Light Rail project. The Green Line extension will run from Eden Prairie to downtown Minneapolis. The Southwest LRT Corridor Management Committee met Wednesday morning to go over potential cost-saving options.

06/03/2015

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Minneapolis Police Declare Downtown ‘Safe’

The message from police in Minneapolis is clear — downtown is safe. Officers from Minneapolis joined forces Wednesday with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office and Metro Transit police to continue their “SafeZone” collaboration.

05/27/2015

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MNfusion: Apothecary Bar & Lounge Opens At Loews Hotel

A spoon full of sugar, and bitters, helps the medicine go down at Minneapolis’ new Apothecary Bar. On Thursday, Loews Hotel in downtown Minneapolis unveiled its new bar as part of a $10 million renovation that included upgrading 251 guestrooms.

05/25/2015

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