In the summer of 1964, a fledgling British band rolled into town for a one-night stand at a suburban dance hall.
Oak Lake was a busy residential neighborhood and an important way station for Minneapolis’ Eastern European immigrant Jewish community.
The soon-to-be-demolished Star Tribune building on Portland and Fifth contains the remnants of a nearly century-old building that occupied the same block.
In 1915, the Minneapolis Park Board pioneered the use of urban renewal when it built Gateway Park, on a triangular two-block site that included the early City Hall.
Now several high-powered real-estate groups are vying to fill the Washington Avenue site with massive towers.
An ambitious 20-year plan gave Minneapolis neighborhoods control over a major city revenue source.
With news of the armistice, “Everyone was brimming over with good humor and a feeling of fellowship for every other man … .”
On the evening of Sept. 22, 1914, an overflow crowd assembled at the Minneapolis Auditorium to demonstrate its support for U.S. neutrality as an escalating military conflict was under way in Europe.
On Dec. 9, 1968, a new 11-mile segment of Interstate 94, linking downtown Minneapolis with downtown St. Paul, opened for the first time.
The 1970s-era mistake has its origins in a well-meaning but chronically unfortunate plan to address urban blight.
A tunnel became the essential link that enabled the Hiawatha roadway and, later, the Hiawatha LRT (now known as the Blue Line) to get built.
The 1978 DFL primary race for the Senate pitted Iron Rangers against the state’s environmentalists over proposed BWCA protections.
Doris Kearns Goodwin writes about how Lincoln Steffens brought an unwelcome spotlight to this state’s largest city in his 1903 exposé of municipal corruption.
After two decades of efforts, the local electorate agreed in 1920 to a charter plan that gave Minneapolis home rule.
The 7th Street span that connects the Northstar Center with the Roanoke Building opened 50 years ago this summer, on June 12, 1963.
In a matter of seconds, a series of thunderous explosions destroyed what had been the city’s largest industrial building, along with several adjacent mills.
Downtown’s revival began more than 50 years ago when the lower loop’s blight began to disappear.
More than 1,700 homes in this town of 10,000 sustained significant damage from the 150-mile-an-hour winds that swept in 15 years ago.