The savings come from replacing more-expensive old bonds with cheaper new ones.
Minneapolis rated No. 12 in Businessweek’s Best Cities rankings, but St. Paul is No. 10.
The operation was the first city in Minnesota to receive accreditation.
The Minneapolis School District calls the empty structure a burden that costs about $50,000 a year to maintain.
Don Ganje will be inducted into the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects for his work in designing St. Paul parks.
The 13-member class, which includes seven people of color, is considered one of the most diverse in department history.
The Minneapolis City Council signs off on downsized $114 million freeway improvement plan.
Nearly 60 markers have been installed along the commercial district to explain what made the street so vital to the city ever since the 1870s.
Police response to domestic violence and home safety inspections get awards. Hennepin and Ottertail counties get kudos, too.
Former Minneapolis neighborhood opponents now favor the brewery expansion.
After a last-minute change, the council voted 8 to 5 for a new plan for dealing with police misconduct.
The City Council could consider three amendments Friday when it takes up the matter.
Minneapolis will host “enhanced” tailgating, complete with at least 16 food trucks, for Sunday’s game with the 49ers.
Convention visitors spent lots on hotels, restaurants and souvenirs.
Council Member Gary Schiff, who’s leading the effort, said people say, “What do you mean they’re illegal? That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.”
Events are scheduled Thursday at Lowertown ballpark site and next week in Mears Park.
“This is probably one of the toughest decisions any one of us will have to make while in office,” said Council Member Meg Tuthill. “These are issues that cause nightmares.”
Some think the city’s claims about benefits of the project are overstated.
Downtown art gallery owner Bill Hosko wants the site to retain parts of the old Gillette building for use as an amphitheater and cultural center.
The proposal would let complainants choose between having their charges investigated by the police themselves or by civilian investigators.