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Minneapolis Aquatennial Festival Undergoes Image OverhaulThe Minneapolis Aquatennial, one of the most beloved summer festivals in the Twin Cities, has given itself a facelift. Event organizers have unveiled new logos for the festival that takes place July 22 through July 25. The "A" in "Aquatennial" includes an element of the Stone Arch Bridge.
Mpls. City Council Votes To Repeal Spitting, Lurking OrdinanceThe Minneapolis City Council voted Friday morning to repeal two laws that some say encourage racial profiling. The council vote was 12-1 in favor of rolling back those ordinances. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges praised the city council's decision.
Minneapolis Aquatennial Hopes 2015 Changes Increase AttendanceThe Minneapolis Aquatennial is making some changes for its annual event, which is in late July this year. Instead of it being 10 days long, the festival will only be four days in 2015. It will go from July 22-25.
The Push To Make Minneapolis’ Skyways Safer For BirdsThe effort to save migrating birds from deadly collisions with glass is about to be back before the Minneapolis City Council.
Harteau: Nicollet Mall Disturbance Was An Isolated EventMinneapolis Police are reviewing surveillance video after a large group of teenagers caused a disruption along Nicollet Mall Tuesday evening. In a possibly separate incident downtown, Minneapolis police also responded to a non-life threatening gunshot wound and began searching for a suspect.
Minneapolis Downtown Council Meets To Celebrate Great YearMinneapolis 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.
Holidazzle Critics Say It’s Crammed, Lacks AccessibilityThe 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.
New Holidazzle's Debut Mostly Well ReceivedIf you take a stroll along Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, there's a feeling of Christmas in the air. The Minneapolis Holiday Market in Peavey Plaza has more than 30 huts, with local and international vendors selling everything from candles to candies, as well as brats and beer.
With The Parade No More, Holidazzle Village Readies For Its First YearSome 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.
Guy On A Bike: The Future of Cycling in Hennepin CountyHennepin 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.
Report: Winter Market Part Of New HolidazzleWe're finding out some details about what'll replace the popular Holidazzle parades in downtown Minneapolis this winter. The president of the Minneapolis Downtown Council, Steve Cramer, says there will be a winter market centered around Peavey Plaza.
New Campaign Aims To End Panhandling In MinneapolisIt'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.
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