Metro Transit Begins Fare Enforcement with Citations
Metro Transit announced today that it will begin issuing administrative citations to light rail and bus riders found without proof of fare payment. The citations, which carry fines ranging from $35 to $100, will be issued by Metro Transit's Community Service Officers (CSOs) as part of an effort to increase fare compliance across the transit system.
Minneapolis School Board Selects Lisa Sayles-Adams as Sole Finalist for Superintendent Position
In a recent decision, the Minneapolis school board has chosen Lisa Sayles-Adams as the sole finalist for the position of superintendent. The selection process involved careful consideration and deliberation, and Sayles-Adams emerged as the top choice with an 8–1 vote. This blog post will delve into the details of this important decision and explore the reasons behind it.
The Most Festive Holiday Theater Performances In Minneapolis This December 2023
The holiday season ushers in a flurry of festive theater performances across the Twin Cities, but Minneapolis stages boast some of the merriest theatrical magic. From storybook classics to song-and-dance spectacles to side-splitting comedy revues, Minneapolis delivers a diversity of holiday entertainment to suit every taste.
Minneapolis City Council Proposes Amendments to $1.8 Billion Budget
In recent news, members of the Minneapolis City Council have unveiled a series of proposed changes to the city’s $1.8 billion budget, originally put forth by Mayor Jacob Frey. These proposed amendments cover a wide range of topics, including public safety, neighborhood development, and staffing for the council itself. Let’s take a closer look at the key points from this development.
Minnesota Expands Self-Service Tab Renewals: Cub Foods Offers Vehicle Owners Easy Registration
Vehicle owners in need of new license plate tabs now have more options for renewing their registration in a quick, automated way. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) has opened six more self-serve kiosks dedicated to printing registration tabs.
Unresponsive Child Rescued from Minneapolis Pond: Investigation Underway
In a recent incident that unfolded in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a child was pulled from a pond in a local park under distressing circumstances. The incident occurred on November 26, 2023, and this blog aims to provide a detailed account of the situation, highlighting the facts and events surrounding the incident.
Derek Chauvin Stabbed In Federal Prison; Authorities Say Employees Used Life-Saving Measures To Assist Him
Ex-Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin made headlines this week following reports that he was stabbed while in a Federal prison located in Arizona!. According to reports from CNN, the incident occurred on Friday, November 24th. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison confirmed the assault while announcing that Derek is currently in stable condition.
Lights, Camera, Snow: Revisiting Arnold's Jingle All the Way and Its Love Affair with Minnesota
On November 22nd, 1996, the Christmas comedy film Jingle All the Way starring Arnold Schwarzenegger premiered in theaters across the United States. Directed by Brian Levant and produced by 1492 Pictures and 20th Century Fox on a budget of nearly $80 million ($130 million in today's dollars), the movie follows workaholic father Howard Langston (Schwarzenegger) on Christmas Eve as he frantically searches Minneapolis for a rare Turbo Man action figure to give his son Jamie (Jake Lloyd) for Christmas.
New Cell Phone Waiting Lot Opens At MSP Airport Just In Time For Busy Thanksgiving Travel
The airport in Minneapolis-St. Paul opened an additional cell phone waiting lot this week to accommodate more drivers picking up arriving passengers for the busy Thanksgiving travel season.
MnDOT Wraps Up 2023 Construction Season With Over 200 Road and Bridge Projects
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is finishing up its 2023 construction season after completing over 200 road and bridge improvement projects across the state.
Victim Dies in Minneapolis Shooting
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - According to a press release from the Minneapolis Police Department, an adult male has died following a shooting that occurred this morning, Monday, November 20, 2023.
Minneapolis Retailer Announces Drastic Job Cuts and 40-50 Store Closures
In a dramatic turn of events, Minneapolis-based Sleep Number, a prominent player in the retail sector, has announced significant downsizing measures. The company, grappling with a noticeable 13% drop in sales, is set to undertake a series of drastic steps to steady its financial ship. This development is a stark reminder of the ongoing challenges facing the retail industry in the United States.
Toys R Us Makes Epic Comeback at Mall of America Just in Time for Holiday Shopping
After closing all its U.S. stores in 2018, iconic toy retailer Toys R Us is making an epic comeback just in time for holiday shopping. The company announced Monday on it's Facebook page that it will open a new 11,000-square-foot flagship store at the Mall of America on November 17th.
Why Do the Southern Twin Cities Suburbs Get More Attention Than the Northern Ones?
The Twin Cities metropolitan area in Minnesota contains a large number of suburbs. However, in discussions of suburban life, certain southern suburbs like Eagan, Lakeville, and Burnsville tend to get brought up more than northern ones like Blaine, Mounds View, and Little Canada.
GLOW is Back & Brighter Than Ever at CHS Field in St Paul MN!
This winter, GLOW is returning to CHS Field in Downtown St. Paul to illuminate the dark, cold nights. The popular holiday light festival will run on select nights from November 16 to December 31, 2023. Tickets are available now at glowholiday.com.
This Minnesota City has been Named the Most Dangerous in the State
Minnesota is the ¨Land of 10,000 Lakes, ¨ and 5.707 million people call it home. Over 1/3 of Minnesota is forested, and three significant rivers run. At one point in history, the state was inhabited by the Dakota tribe until early settlers resettled it.
A 16-year-old African American girl, who has been missing since July 3, 2021 in Minneapolis
The Minneapolis community has been holding its breath since the disappearance of Legacy Bajinka, a 16-year-old African American girl, who has been missing since July 3, 2021. As the sun rises and sets over the city each day, her family and friends are left with an aching void, hoping for any information that may lead to her safe return.
Plans Unveiled for New Southdale Library in Edina Minnesota
Edina, MN - After years of planning, Hennepin County has presented initial designs for a new Southdale Library to replace the aging 51-year-old building. The proposed 101,516 square foot facility would be constructed on the site of the current library at 7009 York Ave S.