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Minneapolis -- Shirley Arendt recently held an oversized tray of coffee, hot chocolate and homemade cookies at a Southeast Como bus stop. Arendt, a secretary at Southeast Christian Church, knows many students miss out on breakfast while rushing to class each morning. Three years ago, she decided ...
Mitchell is indispensable to Tim Berne's Snakeoil, is ideal for Rudresh Mahanthappa's Bird Calls, and shines on his own discs as well as with a dozen other bands. He'll certainly broaden King's smile behind the kit. With Billy Peterson on drums. Also 7:30. $20-$25. 6161 Highway 65 NE., Minneapolis.

"A Different Pond," written by Bao Phi of Minneapolis and illustrated by Thi Bui, is a Caldecott Medal Honor Book, one of the American Library Association's prestigious youth Media Awards announced Monday at the organization's midwinter meeting in Denver. Like Bao Phi, Thi Bui was born in Vietnam.
The pressure is on for the students learning to read in Katie Trembley's second-grade classroom at Green Central Park school in Minneapolis. With only a few months left in the school year, every minute of reading is precious. On a recent morning, one girl quietly read aloud from a "Captain Underpants" ...
As an employee for the city of Minneapolis, Johnson said she had no authority over violations outside city limits, despite the city promoting it as a statewide clearinghouse for complaints. In her eight months working there, Johnson said the department didn't forward a single complaint from callers outside ...
At 6 feet 6 inches tall, Spencer Cronk is hard to miss, and he was stopped repeatedly by well-wishers as he walked through the skyways on his second-to-last day as the Minneapolis city coordinator, the city's top administrative position. Cronk starts his new job as city manager of Austin, Texas, on Monday.

UPDATE: Minneapolis police have a 17-year-old male in custody following a shooting in south Minneapolis Saturday night that left one person hospitalized. According to the police report, an 18-year-old man was injured in the shooting, which occurred on the 2900 block of 30th Avenue South about 9:30 ...
The quarter-cent sales tax that the five counties in CTIB were allowed to impose and spend collectively on projects such as the Green Line was exempt from a long-ago cap on the amount of hotel taxes that could be collected in Minneapolis. So even though the lodging tax -- which is an accumulation of ...
Authorities have charged a Minneapolis in-home day care provider with fatally shaking an infant who was in her care last summer. According to the Hennepin County attorney's office, Sylwia Pawlak-Reynolds, 42, was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder. According to the county ...
Minneapolis is preparing to hire a point person on immigration and refugee affairs to counteract President Donald Trump's immigration policies. On Tuesday, the city's Executive Committee -- which includes Mayor Jacob Frey, Council President Lisa Bender and Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins ...
The Minneapolis man stepped up Monday and claimed his $1 million in winnings from last Wednesday's Powerball drawing. "I've been unlucky most of my life. It's about time that my lucky star is shining on me," Paschke said after arriving at Minnesota Lottery headquarters in Roseville with his winning ticket ...
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport reached a new record Monday, thanks to the fans streaming out of town after the Super Bowl. The airport broke its single-day record for screening passengers, with 60,455 passengers going through the security checkpoints, said Transportation Safety Administration ...
Minneapolis (WCCO) - Due to overwhelming demand, Elton John has added another night in Minneapolis to his farewell concert tour. The Rocket Man is now slated to play Target Center on Feb. 22, 2019, the venue announced Tuesday. He is also scheduled to play Target Center the night before.
According to a February 2 release, Accenture plans to add "400 highly skilled technology jobs in Minneapolis by the end of 2020." This announcement comes in the wake of Accenture's larger, nationwide plan -- unveiled in February 2017 -- to add 15,000 new jobs, $1.4 billion in training and 10 new ...
The report says 7 percent of driving time was spent in Minneapolis congestion in 2017 - and 41 peak hours spent in traffic jams. Unfortunately, St. Paul wasn't included in the list. The top three worst cities for traffic in world were Los Angeles, Moscow (Russia) and New York City. Sao Paulo, Brazil took fourth ...
With tens of thousands of visitors coming and promises of a $343 million economic impact for the Twin Cities economy, restaurant owners were expected to be big winners when the Super Bowl came to Minneapolis. But not all Twin Cities restaurants made bank during the week of the big game. In fact ...
They mean downtown St. Paul's 70-foot-tall Ice Palace will stay frozen, and so will the ice sculptures on Minneapolis' Lake of the Isles as well as the ... Bowl's centerpiece, of course, is the shining 18-month-old U.S. Bank Stadium, set like a giant nonmelting ice crystal on the edge of downtown Minneapolis.

Just 15 minutes from the downtown Minneapolis festivities, the biggest mall in the country played host to 150 media broadcasters from around the world rubbing elbows with NFL stars. Givens took all this in. GIVENS: We're just getting a feel for the town. This is our first day in the Mall of America. And it's ...
Minneapolis, M.N. (WPRI) -- With less than a day until the big kickoff, Patriots fans in New England and Minnesota rallied for their team Saturday. In Foxboro ... The excitement was mirrored in Minneapolis by fans lucky enough to be there to cheer on the Patriots in Super Bowl 52 Sunday. "Thank you for ...
Minneapolis (KMSP) - Thousands of football fans braved the winter weather to take in Super Bowl festivities in downtown Minneapolis Saturday. Among a sea of Eagles fans, one person stood out. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey worked the crowd, offering the fans from Philadelphia a warm welcome.
As we reported ... the rapper was scheduled to work a double shift Saturday night -- performing at a club in Minneapolis at 10:30, then hopping on a private jet to get to a gig in Vegas at 1:30 AM. However ... sources close to Travis tell us his appearance at Myth Nightclub in Minneapolis isn't happening now ...
Frank Heaney, a 20-year-old Minneapolis native, craned his neck over bulky winter hats and kids perching on parents' shoulders as a series of opening stunts began. "I think they did a good job Minnesota-fying everything," Heaney said, gazing around Nicollet Mall. "If it's going to be cold, it might as well be ...
About a mile south from U.S. Bank Stadium, in a midtown Minneapolis building-turned-market called Mercado Central, the only visible reminder that a big sports game is happening in the city this weekend is a sign of protest. On a message board dressed with community announcements and plumber ...
From the ice palace in St. Paul to the zipline crossing the icy Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Saturday served up the kind of snow-shrouded wonderland Minnesota's Super Bowl hosts had been hoping for -- with temperatures cold enough to keep ice sculptures from sweating, yet warm enough to keep ...
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is ready for the arrival of tens of thousands of Super Bowl 52 fans -- and extremely prepared for their departure from the Twin Cities on Monday after Sunday's big game. "For many Super Bowl attendees, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will be their ...
Nobody can 100 percent predict the outcome of this weekend's big game, but it's a sure bet the winners will include Minneapolis-St. Paul, the host of Super Bowl LII. Like most Midwesterners, Minnesotans hate to brag, but they looooooove the kind of attention that comes with the NFL spotlight. And they ...
The Philadelphia Eagles dashed those hopes in brutal fashion a week later, but residents and business owners in Minneapolis can still come out a winner on game day because fans of the Eagles and Patriots will flood the city with their wallets open, and local vendors, airlines, and hotels will charge those ...
Minneapolis is America's most intriguing food and drink city that no one's talking about. Aside from Prince, Target, and the Twins, outsiders don't know much about it, because traditionally there are only two kinds of people up there: those who never left, and natives who explored the world but returned.
At one time home to Prince, Josh Hartnett and Bob Dylan, Minneapolis -- the metropolis that makes up the western half of the Twin Cities -- wields more significance than one might think, between the National Public Radio headquarters, the iconic State Theatre (where the likes of Anderson Cooper and ...
Minneapolis PD's Medaria Arradondo speaks during a security news conference in advance of the Super Bowl 52 football game, Wednesday, Jan. ... Minneapolis -- NFL security and Minneapolis police have thrown a bucket of Minnesota ice on any Eagles fan dreams of a Philly-style tailgate outside the ...
O, say can you see … the Minneapolis city flag? Odds are, you didn't know Minneapolis has a flag, much less seen it gallantly streaming. Although Minnesota's biggest city has had a city flag for more than 60 years, residents haven't exactly rallied around it. It's rarely seen in public. In the few places it has ...
Two f-16 jets with the Minnesota Air National Guard's 148th Fighter Wing in Duluth practiced a flyover over downtown Minneapolis just before 3 p.m. Wednesday. The planned U.S. Air Force training exercise sent reverberations so loud that it set off some car alarms, witnesses said. "Don't ask for the video," ...
Looking for a table at a downtown Minneapolis restaurant this weekend? There are still some out there, but getting a reservation could be tricky. Some restaurants have been completely booked out for Super Bowl-related parties, others are just plain booked. Even NFL teams have had trouble getting ...
Super Bowl spectators can expect massive security measures at the site of the big game in downtown Minneapolis, officials said. The NFL's head of security, Cathy Lanier, said it was a challenge to carve a secure perimeter around the U.S. Bank Stadium, which sits in the heart of Minneapolis near ...
woman Found Fatally Shot in Minneapolis. Minneapolis police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman found along the side of a road. Jan. ... Officer responded to a gunfire detector in north Minneapolis about 10 p.m. Tuesday and found the woman's body. She has not been identified. police say no ...
The young barber trembled as he cut the political VIP's hair at the Sheraton-Ritz hotel barber shop in downtown Minneapolis. As Humphrey got up to leave with an entourage of secret Service and media, Vreeman figured he'd probably botched it: "I was such a nervous wreck," he said. "I remember distinctly ...
Minneapolis -- A SWAT team stormed a hotel room on the University of Minnesota campus to end a 38-hour standoff Tuesday after a man who claimed to be armed started setting small fires and threatened to burn the building down, police said. University police Chief Matt Clark said officers used a ...
Minneapolis (KMSP) - A shooting in north Minneapolis left one person dead Tuesday evening, according to Minneapolis police. Around 9:50 p.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 1800 block of Lyndale Avenue North. Soon after, they received a report a body found in the 2200 block of ...
Minneapolis -- A SWAT team stormed a hotel room on the University of Minnesota campus to end a 38-hour standoff Tuesday after a man who claimed to be armed started setting small fires and threatened to burn the building down, police said. University police Chief Matt Clark said officers used a ...
After housing tanks, artillery and other weapons of war off and on for five decades, the Minneapolis Armory offered a friendlier kind of explosion just before noon Tuesday. "There's the pyro now," Jack Murphy, president of Nomadic Entertainment, said as his crew set off fireworks on stage inside the ...
Parts of downtown Minneapolis are looking a bit like the Green Zone in Baghdad as serious security forces -- armored vehicles, Kevlar-clad soldiers with big guns, and government choppers -- have made their presence known in anticipation of Sunday's Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium. David Zoll, an ...
The Super Bowl offers tremendous opportunities for brands to connect to consumers in host cities--and the cold of Minneapolis will give fans a little more motivation to head indoors and visit the 10-day Super Bowl Live festival, which is free for all and will be littered with eight to 10 blocks of hometown ...
Minneapolis (WCCO) -- The thousands of people will make their way to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul this weekend might be surprised at how little snow is on the ground. It was only Monday that 12 inches fell. That has Bernadette from Minneapolis wanting to know: Where does all the city snow ...
A Minneapolis man has been convicted in the shooting death of a grandmother struck by bullets intended for a gang member. A Hennepin County jury on Wednesday found 21-year-old Joshua Ezeka guilty of premeditated first-degree murder and four other charges. The first-degree murder conviction ...
A Minneapolis World War II veteran will be featured on the Sunday morning episode of "Operation: fishing Freedom" on the Discovery Channel. Bob Bray enlisted in the navy during the war. He was an electrician and dodged shrapnel in one incident and worked to land troops and supplies on shore. Bray ...
Snowmobile suits, Elmer Fudd hats, boxing glove-sized mittens and Sorel boots: Visiting Minnesota in winter is a checked-bag trip. It's also, increasingly, the season that distinguishes Minneapolis, a city where frostbite is not a deterrent to a tailgate and a growing number of festivals celebrate the chill.
Using a nearby lot owned by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority, Loppet crews began snowmaking last Friday. Loppet and Birkie Trail crews spent around five to six hours laying down snow and building the trail in downtown Minneapolis. The trail will be periodically groomed by Loppet crews with a ...
A Minneapolis man was sentenced to five years for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl, according to court records. A Ramsey County district judge handed down the sentence to Tyresse Mario Dionte McKay on Tuesday. The 28-year-old pleaded guilty in October to one count of third-degree criminal ...
Minneapolis is now the first major city in America to banish a toxic dry cleaning chemical, meaning that taking your suits to the cleaners no longer means dousing them with a potential carcinogen. The city of Minneapolis has been pushing for dry cleaners to replace perchloroethylene over the last six years, ...
One of the few photos in which Sir Elton John is not wearing his Twins cap. Associated Press. 0. The bitch is back, for one last time. 0. Elton John will come to Target Center on Feb. 21, 2019. Tickets are $59.50 to $249.50, and go on sale Friday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Target Center box office and via AXS ...


 

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