If 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.
Some 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.
For three hours on Thursday, that rat race that is downtown Minneapolis will be pleasantly interrupted by rescue dogs! DogSense Unleashed and Safe Hands Rescue will bring more than a dozen dogs to Peavey Plaza to demonstrate the therapeutic strength inherent in petting a pooch.
A Metro Transit bus went out of control Friday morning, driving up on the sidewalk of a downtown Minneapolis block and causing major damage. The accident happened at about 10:10 a.m. between 10th Street and 11th Street on the Nicollet Mall.
Downtown Minneapolis’ Peavey Plaza has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) announced Thursday.
For months, Peavey Plaza housed members of the Occupy Movement. But it quickly became a place that business owners and police call “a problem.” Police say the increasing poor conditions for people living at Peavey Plaza led to a 300 percent increase in arrests in that area.
Peavey Plaza is being temporarily closed for cleaning and maintenance, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is looking into allegations that a Hutchinson Police officer gave marijuana to protestors as part of a police program.
Twelve Occupy Minneapolis protesters were arrested on Nicollet Mall after a night of moving protests, according to police.
Occupy Minneapolis protesters left Peavey Plaza with tents and signs in hand after a brief, verbal confrontation with police Saturday night. But they came back.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has picked up again in Minnesota as demonstrators re-launched their efforts Saturday in Minneapolis’ Loring Park and Peavey Plaza.
Hundreds of protestors could be in downtown Minneapolis Saturday with Occupy Minnesota movement expected to resume.
The design for the revitalization of Peavey Plaza has been released.