Minneapolis–St. Paul Population: 3,555,500 Unemployment rate: 3.1 percent Median Household income: $72,629 Cost of living: 1 percent above national average College attainment: 40.5 percent Everyone dreams of living and working in a city that has it all: Robust job opportunities, affordable housing, access to great health care and schools, relatively affordable housing and an abundance of outdoor amenities, the list goes on. One area that checks all the boxes is Minnesota's famous Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, home to 65 percent of the state's population. The urban metropolis serves as the state's main economic artery, and is fast-becoming one of the most business friendly regions in
Everyone dreams of living and working in a city that has it all: Robust job opportunities, affordable housing, access to great health care and schools, relatively affordable housing and an abundance of outdoor amenities, the list goes on. One area that checks all the boxes is Minnesota's famous Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, home to 65 percent of the state's population.
Activist and writer Marie Castle never tired of living in the geodesic dome home she built in 1982 in north Minneapolis. “The novelty never wears off,” said Castle in 1994, the year her home was featured on the Minneapolis-St. Paul Home Tour. At that time, it was the first and only geodesic-dome house within the city limits. “There's something really stimulating about it, all the different shapes and angles. Every time I walk in, I feel like it's an interesting place to live.” Castle died earlier this year at age 91. “She loved her home,” said her daughter Susan Jackson. “She was a free spirit, and it fit her personality — out of the box and young at heart.” The dome hit the market this week,
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A historic number of Minneapolis voters turned out to cast their ballot in the primary. The Secretary of State's office said early estimates showed 93,534 voters visited their polling places Tuesday, the highest primary turnout since 1970, when 88,061 residents voted. Eighty-four percent of voters turned up at polls Tuesday, with about 15,000 residents casting absentee ballots in the 46-day period before the election.
The city of Minneapolis must pay $190,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former police recruit who said the city rescinded its job offer after learning of his post-traumatic stress disorder, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday. Federal officials also charged that the Police Department ran afoul of the 2008 Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) by “routinely requesting and obtaining genetic information from officer applicants during the pre-employment process,” according to a news release. The department said the unnamed plaintiff, an Army and Minnesota National Guard veteran who applied for an officer's job in September 2012, will receive $189,339 in back pay and compensatory damages as part of the settlement.
It worked for Amazon, Bonobos, Warby Parker and Athleta. Now Robert Sheie of Minneapolis, who started an online men's upscale consignment business in 2011, is following other online retailers that have opened a brick-and-mortar store. Menswear Market opens Wednesday at 3730 Chicago Av. in Minneapolis. “Even if we do a modest level of sales in the store, it's worth the move,” Sheie said. “Just having a mailman pick up packages [from online sales] will make me far more efficient. My life used to revolve around trips to the post office.” Sheie still actively sells from his website and eBay and most of the things he sells online will hang in the two-level, 1,400-square-foot location. In addition
A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a man in a midday drive-by in north Minneapolis. Stevevontae D. Champion, of Minneapolis, admitted in Hennepin County District Court to second-degree intentional murder in connection with the shooting of Roderick Evans, 40, on May 11, 2017, near the corner of 6th Street and 36th Avenue N. Champion, wearing a ski mask, shot Evans from the open door of a blue minivan while driving slowly through the intersection. A witness who knew Champion as “Tay Tay” identified him from a photo as the shooter. The County Attorney's Office said that it will seek the maximum term of 32½ years. Champion remains jailed ahead of sentencing on Sept. 17.
Minneapolis City Council members introduced early framework Monday night for an ordinance that would give renters more protections from rapidly rising rents, sudden evictions and predatory landlords. At Farview Park in north Minneapolis, Council President Lisa Bender and Council Member Jeremiah Ellison told residents about their plans for creating a “renters' bill of rights,” and listened to ideas about what it should include. Calling out problem landlords by name, Ellison said it's been left to renters and activists to fight for tenants rights for far too long. He said it's “our responsibility and our time to step up” and collaborate with them. As home prices and rents rise in Minneapolis, questions
4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince features arrangements from longtime Prince collaborator Brent Fischer and music from Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
The Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank has a new take on growing gap between America's wealthiest 10 percent and the bottom 50 percent that confirms worst fears about econonomic inequality. A June 2018 working paper from the Minneapolis Fed's Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute addresses that imbalance with new findings that confirms that wealth—specifically, ownership of stocks and homes— in addition to income - has been a central force behind U.S. inequality trends for 70 years. The study's authors analyzed decades of data on earnings, savings, home values, equity holdings and other assets, along with related demographics, to develop a portrait of American inequality, according to an article by Douglas Clement in the Fed's most recent “The Region” publication. It also sheds new light on economic inequality between blacks and whites by quantifying vast differences in wealth as well as income, and no progress in closing gaps.
A campaign event for state Rep. Ilhan Omar was disrupted Saturday night when Laura Loomer, an alt-right provocateur with a history of attacking Muslims on social media, confronted Omar and Michigan congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib. Loomer was part of a group that confronted Omar and Tlaib at the event at Holy Land deli in Minneapolis. In an interview late Saturday, Loomer, who previously worked for Project Veritas, said she has been traveling the country investigating Muslim candidates for office, including in Minnesota. She declined to say how many people were with her. Tlaib is running unopposed for a congressional seat representing Michigan's 13th District, and could become the first
The short, frenzied scramble among DFLers to fill the congressional seat U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison held for 11 years climaxes Tuesday — and the primary winner may well be bound for Washington. The leading candidates are former House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, state Rep. Ilhan Omar and state Sen. Patricia Torres Ray; Jamal Abdi Abdulahi, a community organizer, and Frank Drake, who ran for the seat in 2016 as a Republican, are also running in the DFL primary. They've had just two months to knock on doors and reach out to voters after Ellison dropped out of the race in June to run for state attorney general. The winner moves to a November election showdown against likely Republican candidate