The City of Minneapolis will be ridding 280 low-income homes of lead-based paint and other hazards, thanks to a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The city says the funds will be focused on homes with children under 6 who already have been lead poisoned.
Oktoberfest celebrations have already started — even though it’s still September — and one popular spot is still going strong, in spite of critics who said they’d never make it.
The University of Minnesota will receive $25 million in donations and sponsorships from Land O’Lakes to support academic and athletic programs. The Arden Hills-based cooperative announced the commitment Tuesday.
Last month we told you about a Twin Cities meals on wheels program on the brink of closure. The Burnsville location was $2,000 in the red and could be the fifth Meals on Wheels location to close because of a lack of donations.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 75-year-old man who has dementia. Clifford Lee was last seen Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. in the city of Grant. He was wearing blue jeans, a gray T-shirt and possibly a navy-colored sweatshirt.
All this week, the WCCO Morning Show is touring the Twin Cities in their Suburban Spotlight. On Thursday, Natalie Nyhus headed east. Though she said she’s originally from the eastern suburbs, she had never heard of Grant before.
This week, the WCCO Morning Show team will be taking a trip to the suburbs. That’s because they are bringing back the Suburban Spotlight. Back in February, everyone took turns throwing darts at a map to decide which suburb to pay a visit.
The Voyageurs National Park Association has announced a three-year, $150,000 grant for the park on Minnesota’s northern border.
A Purple Heart recipient from Prior Lake will get the 15,000th grant awarded by the Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund. The nonprofit on Friday will honor Spc. Kristopher Francisco with a grant for $10,000 for his service and sacrifices.
Minnesota’s health insurance exchange has received a $41 million federal government grant to continue the exchange’s rollout. Officials of the exchange, known as MNsure, announced the Health and Human Services grant on Thursday. MNsure had applied for $45 million.
New science and a lot of hard work helped the Hennepin County Attorney’s office close a 17-year-old cold case. In 1996, an 82-year-old woman was raped near her north Minneapolis home on the 3300 block of Aldridge Avenue North; a crime that was hard for investigators to forget.
The Minnesota Orchestra says it will return nearly $1 million to the state arts board as its lockout of musicians continues.
Last month, we told you about a unique challenge from the city of St. Paul. The city asked for your ideas to improve St. Paul, with the winner getting a $1 million grant to turn their dream into reality. More than 900 ideas have been entered.
Fire Captain Tracy Moore applied for a $20,000 grant geared towards connecting communities and won it. Her goal is to improve the fire department’s relationship with the Somali community
The board that aims to bring a bit of Hollywood t0 Minnesota could have more to offer film and television production companies if some lawmakers get their way.