Finding Minnesota: Capturing 'Old Minneapolis'Do you remember a time when downtown Minneapolis had very few skyways, no stadiums and lots of department stores? That’s how the city looked in the early 1970s. And now, thanks to one man’s newly-discovered treasure trove, you can catch a glimpse online, in a local museum and <a href="http://www.mnhs.org/mnhspress/books/downtown" target="_blank">in a brand new book</a>.
New Wolves, Lynx Practice Facility Nearing CompletionConstruction is almost done on the new practice facility for the Timberwolves and Lynx. If you drive by, you'll see scaffolding is still up across the street from Target Center at the building formally known as Block E.
Kieran's Owner Suing For Lost Business During Block E ConstructionYou can't see the front door of Kieran's Irish Pub, because it's covered in plastic and the windows are boarded up. Owner Peter Kellin says business is down 27 percent since Block E renovations began.
Mayo Clinic's Sports Medicine Center Opens In MinneapolisThe Mayo Clinic's new Sports Medicine Center is celebrating its opening in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday. Dr. John Finnoff with the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center was one of the people instrumental in bringing the facility to the Twin Cities.
Timberwolves, Lynx To Open New Practice Facility The Minnesota Timberwolves have finalized a plan to build a practice facility across the street from their arena in a vacant former movie theater.
Wolves, Lynx, Mayo Clinic Unveil New Plans For 'Block E'Soon enough, the area known as Block E may be better known as Mayo Clinic Square. The plan to retrofit the much beleaguered Block E in downtown Minneapolis was unveiled on Tuesday afternoon. The transition should be complete by fall 2015.
Block E To Undergo Major Renovation By Late 2014After months of Block E standing for "Block Empty" there's a new plan in place to bring some life to the desolate area in downtown Minneapolis.
Local Artists Needed For Hennepin Avenue DisplayCalling all artists. A new project is being launched in Block E and the Hennepin Theater Trust wants your work. The idea is to give business owners a whole new perspective on what available usable space can offer them, energizing the area by filling blank store front canvasses with art.
Block E In Downward Spiral As Theater ClosesThe movie theater located in downtown Minneapolis’ troubled Block E closed its doors on Sunday night.
Block E AMC To Close In Minneapolis The movie theater in Block E is now the latest to pack up and leave.
Block E Developers Reiterate Casino BenefitsOnce the epicenter of entertainment in downtown Minneapolis, Block E is now struggling to stay alive. Now, the developers of the struggling Block E are prepared to join the stadium debate -- placing a wager that they could be the saving grace.
Dayton Meets With Casino Supporters, Wilf On StadiumGov. Mark Dayton is continuing to meet with supporters of a new Vikings stadium Wednesday, including one group who says they have a plan to pay for it.
Block E's Hard Rock Cafe To Close It seems another Block E business has bit the dust. Officials say the Hard Rock Cafe, located at 600 Hennepin Ave. S. in Minneapolis, will close its doors on Sept. 30.
Is A Downtown Mpls. Casino Worth Betting On?For more than 30 years, efforts to bring vitality and safety to downtown Minneapolis have struggled over Block E. But plans unveiled in a slick news conference on Wednesday aim to change the outlook.
'Block E' Casino Complex Plans UnveiledDevelopers have unveiled their plans for turning the Block E entertainment complex in downtown Minneapolis into a casino.