Oil Trains To Pass Through DT Minneapolis, Western Twin Cities SuburbsA million gallons of oil from North Dakota will soon be on more trains going through the Twin Cities via the western suburbs. The oil trains are being re-routed past Target Field and across the Mississippi River at Nicollet Island.
August Schell Agrees To Buy Grain Belt Sign, Which May Shine AgainThe iconic Grain Belt beer sign on Minneapolis' Nicollet Island may soon shine again.
Officials: Man Believed To Have Drowned In Mississippi RiverA man is believed to have drowned, authorities say, after he was seen in Minneapolis Tuesday morning going under water in the fast-flowing Mississippi River.
Movie Blog: This Week's Best BetsPicnics with hot dogs, fireworks with sparklers, miniature American flags with parades. They're all fine and dandy, but don't you want to catch some of the explosively entertaining options available at area movie theaters this long holiday weekend?
Man Hit By Train In Minneapolis, Badly HurtAuthorities are investigating after a man was hit by a train and badly hurt on Nicollet Island in Minneapolis early Saturday morning. Police responded to the 200 block of Island Avenue East, which is near DeLaSalle High School, at about 12:06 a.m. on a report that a man had been hit by a train.
Off The Beaten Path: 10 Family Vacation SpotsConsider trying something new this year by vacationing in an off-the-beaten path-locale where fun abounds but the crowds do not.
Finding Minnesota: Nicollet Island's TreasuresWe are fortunate to have a lot of natural features that make Minneapolis a special place to live and work. But, you have to admit, it's rather odd to find a 48-acre island in the middle of a river, right next to a downtown area.