Now in its 13th year, the Fitness Index bases its rankings on 33 separate indicators in two major categories: personal health and community/environment.
What it means, where it came from — and what comes next?
When Lake Street was a narrow dirt road beyond the Minneapolis city limits, a scattering of homes and businesses sprung up around a small industrial firm, Minneapolis Harvester Works, established at the intersection of Lake and Hiawatha in 1882.
Walz said he now believes that much of the violence is being fanned by well-organized groups trained in urban warfare, while his public safety commissioner says there’s evidence that right-wing extremists and white supremacists have organized efforts to foster unrest.
“This is not going to be an easy journey,” the Minnesota governor said at a Friday morning news conference. “But the one thing we have to assure is that civil order is maintained so those changes we want to see” can happen. “None of us want to live in a society where roving bands go unchecked and do what they want to do, to ruin property.”
“It’s a big deal,” said Amy Brendmoen, St. Paul City Council president. “We’re bracing for it both in 2020, with a revision of what we imagined this year was going to look like, and also looking down the pike at 2021 … with a different landscape and different ability to generate revenue.”
The 32 deaths reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday represents the highest one-day death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic so far. MDH also reported an additional 530 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Minnesota.
MinnPost photographed messages on shuttered storefronts and elsewhere across the city Saturday and Sunday, with many small business owners keeping a stiff upper lip for their bricks-and-mortar customers via store windows.
On Tuesday, city leaders appeared at the state Capitol to ask lawmakers to set aside $20 million in bonding money to help build a music venue that’s key to the city’s plans for the Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment project.
Running against big cities has long been part of GOP election campaigns. It is especially potent when there are no Republicans elected from those cities, as in the case in Minnesota.
Members of the citizen-led group want to have more time to discuss design aspects of the project — including a first-of-its-kind amphitheater — and how they will affect the city’s north side.
The move has triggered alarm among environmental and transit activists.
The success of the city’s group violence intervention strategy has prompted Mayor Jacob Frey to propose growing the program so that it can address gang violence in south Minneapolis.
The University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, better known as CURA, is not your typical academic operation, content to provide data and agnostic about how the information is used. CURA wants to change things.
On a 5-3 vote, the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) gave the budding district the go-ahead Tuesday to receive further study and potential design guidelines that could shape future development in the 3.2 acre area.
A tale of two city budgets played out on Thursday, as Minneapolis and St. Paul Mayors Jacob Frey and Melvin Carter announced their list of funding priorities back to back.
Supporters call the new policies necessary considering the pervasiveness of underpayment that disproportionately affects Minnesota’s communities of color and immigrants.
The city is looking to establish “straightforward and consistent” rules requiring developers to include affordable units as part of all new housing projects. Not everyone is on board.
Vying for the best cat names in Minneapolis? Ted Meowsby, Jazzpurr and Winslowe Ladybird Neetenbeek.
Escalators are an ongoing headache for property owners says Mike Salmen, managing principal of the Twin Cities office of Transwestern. “They’re frequently out of commission,” he says. On the other hand, “stairs don’t usually break.”