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Police: 13 Cars Smashed Overnight In Mpls.

Officers reported that 13 cars were vandalized overnight in downtown Minneapolis. According to police the cars were all along 7th Street and Portland Avenue.

07/11/2014

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Downtown Minneapolis Prepares For Busy Weekend

It’s a big weekend coming up for downtown. The All-Star Game FanFest, a five-day festival, begins at the Convention Center open at 9 a.m. Friday. Friday night, thousands more people will head to downtown Minneapolis for the Basilica Block Party. It’s a two-day concert at the Basilica of St. Mary.

07/10/2014

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Metro Transit Bus Barrels Out Of Control In DT Mpls., Driver Dies

A Metro Transit bus went out of control Friday morning, driving up on the sidewalk of a downtown Minneapolis block and causing major damage. The accident happened at about 10:10 a.m. between 10th Street and 11th Street on the Nicollet Mall.

07/04/2014

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Police: Teens Attempting To ‘Intimidate’ Crowds At Loring Park

Police broke up what appeared to be a flash mob fight Sunday night on the edge of downtown Minneapolis. Police said dozens of teenagers were in Loring Park trying to intimidate people earlier Sunday.

06/29/2014

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Give Back While Working Out At New Mpls. Fitness Store

If you like to look good while working out, you’ll love a brand new fitness shop that just opened in downtown Minneapolis. Lole has a great store front on Washington Avenue. But it’s what takes place on the roof, and what they do for charity, that caught our attention.

06/28/2014

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Big Crane To Help Build New Vikings Stadium

A big crane is coming to help build the Minnesota Vikings new stadium. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and Mortenson Construction say one of the largest cranes in the world will be used to help build the $1 billion stadium. The crane will start arriving at the construction site in downtown Minneapolis Monday morning. The crawler crane will arrive in 70 truckloads over 10 days. When assembled, the crane can lift up to 1,250 metric tons.

06/28/2014

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Arianna Huffington Speaks In Downtown Mpls., Urges Importance Of Sleep

Media mogul, political activist and author Arianna Huffington was in downtown Minneapolis Monday, urging women to embrace what she calls the secret to her success.

06/23/2014

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Metro Green Line Test Train Collides With Car

No one was seriously injured Sunday night after a Metro Transit Green Line test train collided with a vehicle, according to authorities.

06/09/2014

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Saks Off Fifth Closing In Minneapolis Next Year

Another store is saying goodbye in downtown Minneapolis. Saks Off Fifth is closing its doors in January.

06/06/2014

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New Campaign Aims To End Panhandling In Minneapolis

It’s a part of city life that Minneapolis hopes to end – panhandling. Billboards in downtown Minneapolis urge visitors and workers to avoid giving money to panhandlers. The “Give Real Change” campaign encourages people instead to give to charities.

06/02/2014

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Woman Struck, Injured By School Bus Near Target Field

A woman is in the hospital after being struck by a school bus in downtown Minneapolis early Thursday afternoon, according to police. Shortly after noon, the woman was hit by the bus near the intersection of 3rd Street North and 2nd Avenue North and was trapped underneath for a period of time.

05/29/2014

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As New Apartments Pop Up In Mpls., Vacancy Rate Doubles

It seems like everywhere you look downtown, a new condo or apartment building is popping up. But now, the vacancy rate is going up, too. Minneapolis-based Marquette Advisors reported the vacancy rate for apartments in downtown Minneapolis at 5 percent at the end of March. That’s up from the 2.2 percent vacancy rate at the end of March from last year.

05/26/2014

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Local Music Tap: Pizza Luce’s Block Party Lineup Announced

Pizza Luce has just finished the lineup selection for their 11th annual block party – and local hip-hop bands dominate the bill this year. The pizza-local music extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9 starting at 12 p.m.

05/22/2014

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New Light Rail Station Opens At Target Field

It’s being called the Grand Central Station of Minnesota. The newest light rail station opened Saturday at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis. It will serve as a hub for the light rail as well as Northstar trains. Commuters can also connect to bus routes and bike trails there.

05/17/2014

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Man Found Shot In The Back Near DT Mpls.

Minneapolis Police are investigating a shooting early Saturday morning near downtown. Police received reports of shots fired in the area of 15th Street and LaSalle Avenue at about midnight.

05/17/2014

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