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Minneapolis Downtown Council Meets To Celebrate Great Year

Minneapolis city officials and business leaders got together Tuesday to celebrate the past year, and talk about future plans for the city. WCCO’s Amelia Santaniello was in attendance for the annual meeting of the Minneapolis Downtown Council.

02/03/2015

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Minneapolis Considers Design Work On Downtown Park

The Minneapolis City Council is considering design work on downtown park near the Vikings Stadium. The Star Tribune reports a council committee Wednesday is considering a $1.8-million contract with San Francisco-based Hargreaves Associates to design the 4.2-acre park that would be called The Downtown East Commons.

01/10/2015

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Minneapolis Tattoo Convention Returns For 6th Year

Almost half of all Americans between the ages of 26 and 40 have a tattoo. And, in total, 45 million Americans have them. This weekend, Minneapolis is celebrating the art of tattoos by hosting the 6th Annual Tattoo Arts Convention at the Hyatt Regency downtown.

01/10/2015

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Pet Blog: Jamie Yuccas’s Doggy Duo

It’s safe to say the two biggest fans of WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas have no idea she’s on TV. Dottie, 10, is a mix of Jack Russell and Rat terriers, and Murphy’s a 7-year-old … something. […]

12/26/2014

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Fan Gives Nicollet Mall Musician Christmas Trumpet

A Twin Cities mother found a meaningful way to make a difference for a man known for playing the trumpet along Nicollet Mall.

12/24/2014

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Report: Trader Joe’s Coming To Downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis residents and workers with a fondness for Trader Joe’s should take note. The grocery store will reportedly open a location along Washington Avenue.

12/22/2014

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Mpls. Office Workers Battle For Best Holiday Cubicle

The sales office at the W Hotel at The Foshay in downtown Minneapolis looks awfully festive. There’s a winter wonderland, presents and stockings hung with care. And then, there’s Angela Westfield’s log cabin.

12/16/2014

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Mpls. Police: Downtown Car Break-Ins Up 30%

inneapolis Police officers found an entertaining way to address a serious problem. The department made a video meant to warn people of the dangers of not securing valuables when shopping and parking downtown. “With it being Christmas, I mean they’re always expecting more gifts, more items to be in the car, so they’re out searching more,” said Officer Chad Nelson.

12/16/2014

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Hundreds March In Mpls. For Racial Justice, Equality

Students with the Million Artist Movement were among the hundreds of people with marched in Minneapolis Saturday in conjunction with the “Day of Resistance” movements around the country. Participants marched from the Federal Reserve Bank to the Government Plaza in downtown Minneapolis, where they held a demonstration.

12/13/2014

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Holidazzle Critics Say It’s Crammed, Lacks Accessibility

The Holidazzle Village is back open Tuesday after a water main break closed the village on Monday. But that’s not the only fix they’ve had to make since opening a few weeks ago. The Holidazzle Village is drawing crowds of people into downtown Minneapolis, according to Leah Wong from the Minneapolis Downtown Council. “Weekend attendance is amazing and we’re seeing a nice flow throughout the week as well,” Wong said.

12/09/2014

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4 Injured In Downtown Mpls. Party Bus Shooting

Four people were injured early Saturday morning in a shooting on a party bus in downtown Minneapolis. The incident happened at about 2:30 a.m. on 3rd Street South and Hennepin Avenue, according to Minneapolis Police.

12/06/2014

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Brutal Winters A Boon For Twin Cities’ Skyway Businesses

It is single-digit days like Monday when many folks in the Twin Cities are grateful to live and work in downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul. You can chalk it up to the Twin Cities’ famed skyway system — the envy of most cold climate cities.

12/01/2014

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Curiocity: Q&A With ‘Musical Mondays’ Creators

Musical Mondays pairs these two by offering audiences a taste of local performers, and offering local performers a space to explore their range of talent. So, I sat down with the people who are working to make everyone’s Monday a bit more musical, Max Wojtanowicz and Sheena Janson.

12/01/2014

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With The Parade No More, Holidazzle Village Readies For Its First Year

Some of the hammering and construction noise in downtown Minneapolis lately has nothing to do with a new high-rise. It’s the creation of a new open air village to attract Minnesotans during the holiday season.

11/19/2014

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Man Injured In Violent Robbery Near ‘U’ Shares Story

A concussion and a broken nose are the physical signs of what happened Tom Lancaster early Saturday morning near the West Bank of the University of Minnesota. “I spent a lot of the day vomiting,” Lancaster said. But he says the group of four men that robbed and beat him hurt his sense of security the most.

11/18/2014

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Historic Building Ablaze In Downtown Minneapolis; Workers Rescued From Roof

Authorities say nobody was hurt in a building fire in downtown Minneapolis Thursday morning, but workers had to be rescued from a roof. Fire crews were called to the 500 block of 2nd St. at about 7:30 a.m. When firefighters arrived, heavy black smoke was showing on the eighth floor of a 10-story structure and crews entered to fight the fire inside.

11/13/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Marin

In most large cities, some of the best restaurants are inside hotels. For whatever reason, Minneapolis doesn’t really have that scene. But Marin is trying to change that.

11/01/2014

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Is The WCCO Radio Building Haunted?

This Halloween, we investigated the old WCCO Radio building in downtown Minneapolis. Over the years, employees have said they’ve seen ghosts, heard strange, inexplicable voices — and they’ve even felt the presence of a spirit. So we called in the experts from the Twin Cities Paranormal Society and Missy Reno Smith, a well-known psychic medium from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

10/30/2014

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Woman, 24, Charged After Allegedly Running Over Woman With Car In Mpls.

A Minneapolis woman has been charged with first degree assault after allegedly hitting a woman with her vehicle in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday. Vanessa Ida Uzong, 24, has been charged with one count of assault in the first degree – great bodily harm.

10/21/2014

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Woman, 24, Accused Of Intentionally Running Over Woman With Car In Mpls.

A 24-year-old woman is in jail accused of deliberately hitting a woman with her car in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday. According to Minneapolis police, the incident happened at around 1 a.m. on the 500 block of Hennepin Avenue South.

10/20/2014

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Woman Shot Dead In Mpls. Strip Club, Suspect Turns Herself In

One woman is dead and another is in custody after a shooting inside of a downtown Minneapolis strip club early Saturday morning. Minneapolis Police say the fatal shooting happened just after 1 a.m. at Augies Cabaret on Fifth Street and Hennepin Avenue.

10/18/2014

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Parking Lot Sex Assault Suspect Charged In New Cases

A man accused of a brutal sexual assault in a downtown parking ramp is now charged with two other cases. Peijan Hodges was charged last week with four counts of criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly followed a woman to her car and raped her. According to new charges — just two hours before that — he attacked another woman in the same parking ramp.

10/17/2014

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Man Arrested In Mpls. Bar Shooting

The man arrested and accused in the shooting that left two injured at a Minneapolis bar earlier this week was marking his 23rd birthday on the day he allegedly committed the assault. Police say that they have taken Devon Strouss into custody in connection with the Wednesday shooting at the 19 Bar on 14th Street.

10/17/2014

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2 Shot At Minneapolis Bar, Suspect At Large

Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries in a shooting at a Minneapolis bar Wednesday night. Minneapolis Police say a man was kicked out of the 19 Bar near downtown Minneapolis, but returned and fired rounds into the bar from outside.

10/15/2014

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Guy On A Bike: The Future of Cycling in Hennepin County

Hennepin County has recently released the draft of its 2040 Bicycle Transportation Plan and the county seeks your input before finalizing it. There plans includes some very interesting, and lofty, goals.

10/15/2014

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