Minneapolis

Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and the larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. As of 2017, Minneapolis is the largest city in the state of Minnesota and 45th-largest in the United States, with an estimated population of 422,331. The Twin Cities metropolitan area consists of Minneapolis, its neighbor Saint Paul, and suburbs which altogether contain about 3.6 million people, and is the second-largest economic center in the Midwest.
  • Minneapolis Hosts Juneteenth Celebration At Bethune Park
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    Minneapolis Hosts Juneteenth Celebration At Bethune Park

    Minneapolis Hosts Juneteenth Celebration At Bethune Park A big community event for Juneteenth balanced history with a celebration, Liz Collin reports (1:01). WCCO 4 News at 6 - June 16, 2018

  • Raw Video: 'Better Together' Meal-Packing Event In Minneapolis
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    Raw Video: 'Better Together' Meal-Packing Event In Minneapolis

    Raw Video: 'Better Together' Meal-Packing Event In Minneapolis Feed My Starving Children, MN Adult & Teen Challenge and Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities are hosting a meal packing event too help Minnesotans in need -- and help fight world hunger. WCCO 4 News - June 16, 2018

  • Business People: Sunday, June 17
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    Business People: Sunday, June 17

    ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS Colle McVoy, Minneapolis, announced that Ashley Aagaard has joined the agency in the new position of talent acquisition director. … The Advertising Federation of Minnesota has added Darren Glover, Morsekode, Minneapolis, and Martha McCarthy Krueger and Carlyn Sveen of Social Lights, Minneapolis, to AdFed's 32 Under 32 List of 2018. AGRICULTURE HGA has hired Adaheid Mestad as design anthropologist and senior associate in the Rochester office. … CHS Inc., an Inver Grove Heights-based U.S. farmer-owned cooperative, has named Chris Cairo as vice president for the Eastern Region of its Country Operations division, effective June 1. ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING TKDA, St. Paul,

  • Driver kills 2 in Minneapolis crash after fleeing hit and run, police say
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    Driver kills 2 in Minneapolis crash after fleeing hit and run, police say

    A driver suspected of fleeing the scene of a crash in Minneapolis killed two people in a second crash Friday evening, police said. The female driver of a van, who was possibly impaired, struck two telephone poles and a vehicle in an alley between Penn and Queen avenues in Minneapolis, killing a passenger in the van and a person in the other vehicle, according to police. The woman was arrested and taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Minneapolis police originally responded to a report of a hit and run car crash about 7:52 p.m. in the area of West Broadway Avenue and Russell Avenue North. While searching the area, an officer saw two vehicles pass by him at a very high

  • Minneapolis government parking garage comes down next week to make way for municipal building
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    Minneapolis government parking garage comes down next week to make way for municipal building

    There was no vigil for the hulking parking garage near Minneapolis City Hall and the Hennepin County Building — just a few skyway signs and advisories taped on doors. Friday was the last full weekday for commuting office workers, courthouse visitors and other drivers to use the parking garage at 501 4th Av. S. in Minneapolis before it is demolished to make way for the city's new public service building. The 10-level ramp will close Saturday with demolition beginning Monday. Deconstruction is estimated to take about three months. A new 11-story modern building will be built to consolidate 1,300 city workers and operations spread out in buildings across downtown. It is expected to open in the fall

  • Juneteenth festivities in Minneapolis commemorate the end of slavery
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    Juneteenth festivities in Minneapolis commemorate the end of slavery

    North Minneapolis will host two Juneteenth observances Saturday to celebrate the end of slavery. The Minneapolis Park Board is hosting a community event beginning at 9:45 a.m. at Bethune Park, 1304 10th Av. N. Twin Cities Juneteenth will celebrate at Jenny Lind Elementary School, 5025 Bryant Av. N. Both events will feature food, music and activities for all ages. The events commemorate June 19, 1865, the date when slaves in Texas finally received word of the Emancipation Proclamation that made all slaves free. Minneapolis has been home to the one of the largest Juneteenth celebrations in the country. What started as a low-key gathering in north Minneapolis more than 30 years ago has become a

  • Minneapolis made the right call stopping low-level pot stings
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    Minneapolis made the right call stopping low-level pot stings

    It was encouraging to see the rapid response from Minneapolis city and police officials to clear-cut racial disparities in downtown marijuana arrests. After learning that 46 of 47 people arrested for selling small amounts of marijuana in sting operations this year were black, Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said they would halt the stings. And the Hennepin County attorney said charges against 47 people arrested in the first five months of 2018 would be dismissed. Frey took action after the county's chief public defender alerted him to the apparent racial profiling in the arrests. Officials were right to be concerned. During these times of increased sensitivity about police-community

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    Report: Minneapolis cops urged EMS to sedate subjects

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A city report shows Minneapolis police officers have repeatedly requested that Hennepin County medical responders sedate people with ketamine, a powerful tranquilizer known as a "date rape drug."

  • No more all-nighters for Northern Spark: This weekend's Minneapolis arts fest splits into two
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    No more all-nighters for Northern Spark: This weekend's Minneapolis arts fest splits into two

    Northern Spark is like those former college all-night ragers who now need their eight hours of ZZZ's. After seven years as a single-night, sunset-to-sunrise outdoor arts festival, Spark is splitting its schedule over two evenings, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The thrill of staying up all night will be lost, but more sleep could mean more fun. “Two nights is an experiment,” said publicist Amy Danielson. “It's just quite unpredictable to plan one night, not knowing what would happen with the weather.” Northern Spark devotees will remember 2014, the year of torrential downpours. Last year, a big storm came through as artists were beginning to tear down their projects — a near-miss.

  • Man found shot to death in north Minneapolis
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    Man found shot to death in north Minneapolis

    Minneapolis police were investigating a homicide on the city's North Side late Thursday, authorities said. Around 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting at the intersection of Lowry and Fremont avenues N., where they found a deceased male. The victim has not yet been identified.

  • In crowded food truck scene, first Mpls. mobile flower shop creates its own lane
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    In crowded food truck scene, first Mpls. mobile flower shop creates its own lane

    On a recent weekday morning, after rainy skies had cleared, a cream-colored Volkswagen pickup circled the block near the Commons park next to U.S. Bank Stadium before pulling in behind a line of food trucks. Its owner, Amy Abt, drew stares as she gingerly parked her charming vintage four-speed, Ma Jolie Marché Mobile, the city's first flower truck, its white sidewalls kissing the curb. Several young women approached with arms outstretched, aiming their phones. Abt, evoking Parisian chic in a horizontally striped top, hopped out of the cab and rolled back the truck bed's striped canopy to reveal a shop's worth of flowers tucked into buckets. “You can build your own bouquet,” she explained to curious

  • Raccoon climbs Minneapolis skyscraper
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    Raccoon climbs Minneapolis skyscraper

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - A brave raccoon scaled a building in Minneapolis, Minnesota, making his way more than 20-stories up. According to CBS affiliate WCCO in Minneapolis, the raccoon was spotted in downtown St. Paul curled up under an elevated sidewalk. When building workers attempted to nab the raccoon from the ledge, it scurried over to UBS Plaza and started climbing. The raccoon's climb quickly became a live event with twitter users in the area tracking his progress and WCCO starting a live stream. A couple people have even created a Twitter handles for the raccoon, posting updates to his journey on his behalf. Animal control officials also took to Twitter to keep the public informed of their