A frustrating Fourth of July is in store for some Twin Cities families. Several lakes and rivers have dangerously high water levels in addition to storm debris floating on or just below the surface. The water is moving so fast that the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis and near Minnehaha Park has been off limits to all boaters for the last ten days. The locks for commercial barges just reopened Wednesday, but recreational boating is still prohibited.
This weekend’s storms took out power for hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans, mostly because of wind and the trees that fell on power lines. According to Xcel Energy, two-thirds of its power lines are above ground. So, that led Wayne from Bloomington to ask: Why don’t power companies bury some of those lines? According to Kent Larson, Xcel Energy’s senior vice-president for operations, the big issue is the hefty price tag.
Get ready to toss your tomatoes. The third annual Midwest Tomato Fest will once again take over downtown Minneapolis in July. Known as the nation’s largest tomato-toss, the event will converge on a square-block area on Portland Avenue and Fourth Street on July 13.
When gay marriage was signed into law in Minnesota Tuesday, it was met with cheers at the Capitol, but it was also met with some serious opposition centered around faith.
On Tuesday, Twin Cities residents will have the chance to weigh in on the redesign of Washington Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. The city plans to revamp that major artery, which has stayed virtually unchanged for about 50 years.
Metro area motorists should get ready for some major delays getting to, or from, downtown Minneapolis this weekend, from any direction. Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will shut down sections of Interstates 35W and 94 for bridge work and other maintenance.
They’ve overcome Mother Nature only to be challenged with parking problems in downtown Minneapolis. Food truck owners say every weekday can become challenging as they scout for the best spot.
Authorities are investigating after at least one person was hurt in a shooting outside a downtown Minneapolis bar early Monday morning.
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Authorities said the Century Plaza building in downtown Minneapolis had to be closed Friday after an unpleasant odor from the sewer system swept through the building.
A new report says bicycling and walking has increased over the past six years in Minneapolis.
The world’s only skyway based mini-golf event is happening this weekend in downtown Minneapolis.
One Two Three Sushi is a new take on the typical raw fish counter. In a similar process to Subway or Chipotle, this sushi spot offers customizable rolls where the diner chooses their ingredients and it’s made right before their eyes.
Police are investigating after a man was randomly shot in downtown Minneapolis Monday morning.
Minneapolis crews have fixed the on-street parking pay stations that were out of service in downtown Minneapolis.