Long before anyone called Nicollet Avenue near Downtown Minneapolis Eat Street, there was a young German immigrant with a dream. Erich Christ was just a kid. This Friday his restaurant turns 50.
A child care center in Minneapolis is closed while federal officials are investigating. Parents and children were turned away from the Salama Child Care Center on the 1400 block of Nicollet Avenue Wednesday morning.
Five years ago virtually no one in the Twin Cities had heard of an arepa. Now, thanks to one couple, arepas became a red hot food truck and a red hot restaurant. This week, DeRusha eats at Hola Arepa at 35th and Nicollet in South Minneapolis.
The State Patrol says a driver died early Sunday morning in the south metro after their car was broadsided while stopped at a highway intersection.
A 23-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to both a shooting that injured two people at a bar, and also an unrelated stabbing incident. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Devin Michael Glen Strouss pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree assault on Monday.
A new market and café has found a home on Minneapolis’ “Eat Street.” The Wedge Table Market and Café opened their second location along Nicollet Avenue South Monday.
The man arrested in connection to a shooting that injured two people in a Minneapolis gay bar has been released from jail after posting bond – one significantly lower than the one originally needed.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, unless it’s game day Sunday. Then you need to kick off your morning with a pregame brunch. As the football season starts, we went out in search of the “Best of Minnesota” for game day brunch.
A construction project nearly three years in the making is almost done. The result – a luxury high-rise apartment building in downtown Minneapolis, unlike others we’ve seen in the past. It’s called The Nic on 5th. The building is on the corner of Nicollet Mall and 5th street, right by the light rail line and connected to the skyway.
There’s a new coffee shop in the Twin Cities. Its brew comes with bitters in it, even though bitters are more commonly thought of as an ingredient for cocktails, not java. Furthermore, the coffee you can get at Five Watt is bought directly from a roaster based in Wisconsin.
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.
It has been 166 days since we’ve seen temperatures in the 60s. With a little luck, Sunday could be the day this streak of cold weather ends. Friends Matt Sandstrom and Brandon Parker are like most Minnesotans, who’ve felt holed up indoors for too long. “Long, long time,” Sandstrom said. “Get to finally enjoy outside, outdoors.”
Fans of The Wedge co-op will have reason to celebrate, as plans to open another location in Minneapolis have been announced. The 15,500-square-foot space will be the first phase of a multi-year expansion project for The Wedge.
A historic Twin Cities high school is considering selling part of its front yard to a developer who wants to create a retail shopping center. The proposal is drawing fire from some alumni at the Academy of the Holy Angels.
Police are investigating after a body was discovered in Minneapolis overnight. According to authorities, the body was found outside Nicollet Avenue and 27th Street.
Bloomington police are investigating after an early Saturday morning robbery at a McDonald’s. The incident took place at 3:30 a.m. on Nicollet Avenue as police said a man walked in, showed a gun and forced employees into the kitchen area.
One man is behind bars after a standoff with police that forced a busy highway to close early Saturday evening. According to Burnsville Police, a man with a sawed-off shotgun entered the Holiday Gas Station on Highway 13 and Nicollet Avenue in Burnsville at 6:15 p.m. The man fired once in to the ceiling, and took two employees hostage. Police arrived soon after, and were able to talk the man down to the point of surrender. The gunman made no demands during the standoff.
Police and bomb squad units are investigating after a bomb threat was called in at a local CVS Pharmacy on Monday. Officials say employees at the CVS Pharmacy at Franklin and Nicollet received phone and email threats about a bomb in the business.
The City of Minneapolis says Nicollet Mall is due for a makeover. It’s been more than 20 years since the main street through downtown Minneapolis has been updated. The city is calling the bid process for the Nicollet Mall update a competition.
When you think of streetcars, you might think of places like San Francisco. But now the city of Minneapolis wants to drive this old world idea into our 20th century reality. City Council will take its first vote on a plan to add streetcars into the heart of downtown.
A 47-year-old Minneapolis man was charged with two counts of second-degree assault in connection with the Richfield stabbing on March 5.
From driving past Washburn Center for Children on Nicollet Avenue, it’s hard to believe that the center is big enough for 91 therapists to work with 2,700 children and their families.
The City of Minneapolis wants your opinion: How would you improve the Nicollet Avenue corridor?
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is proposing a 1.7 percent property tax increase as part of his budget talks on Wednesday.
A Minneapolis City Council Committee will talk Tuesday about reopening Nicollet Avenue at Lake Street.