March 27, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Photos taken in 2003 of the doomed Minneapolis bridge revealed warped gusset plates believed to have been a key point of failure in the 2007 collapse that killed 13 people.</p>
AOL News
February 27, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Bars in Minneapolis have found a workaround to evade the state's ban on smoking in bars: stage "theater nights" and let all patrons be "actors" in a show that allows smoking.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
February 21, 2008, 11am PST
<p>In a recently released report, it has been found that Minnesota's transportation funding cannot keep pace with the state's infrastructure needs -- leaving only enough to maintain existing roads, not build any new ones.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
February 9, 2008, 9am PST
<p>More suburban commuters around the Twin Cities are ditching their cars and riding the bus.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
January 7, 2008, 8am PST
<p>An upscale mixed use development near downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, has been blocked by a city council vote, leaving many to wonder if the ruling was really the correct decision for the city.</p>
The New York Times
December 26, 2007, 9am PST
<p>The Minneapolis citywide wi-fi network is expected to become self-sustaining by February, according to officials.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
December 19, 2007, 11am PST
<p>The non-profit neighborhood housing group Hope Community has renovated ten houses, built 126 affordable rental units, and has two mixed income projects under way in one depressed and crime-ridden Minneapolis block.</p>
The New York Times
December 10, 2007, 5am PST
<p>This article from <em>Utne Reader</em> looks at a green housing complex that aimed at an atypical market: low-income residents.</p>
Utne Reader
October 31, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The health of Lake Superior is facing a serious threat from pollution and runoff caused by development along its shores, according to a panel of scientists.</p>
Associated Press via Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
October 10, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>In suburban Minnesota, the number of people getting up early for pre-dawn commutes to the city is on the rise, and it's changing the way businesses operate and how towns handle the demand on their roads.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
August 21, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Facing residential opposition, city officials in suburban Minneapolis are having trouble getting sidewalks built in many neighborhoods. The residents argue that sidewalks are not needed in the suburbs.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
August 20, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>The city of Minneapolis wants plans for the collapsed Interstate 35W to include the possible future implementation of space for light rail and bus rapid transit. The state department of transportation, however, has a differing vision.</p>
Pioneer Press
August 15, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>A history of speedbumps have hindered transit funding in Minnesota, but after the Interstate 35W bridge collapse, the state's roads may finally get the maintenance money they need.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
August 12, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The chair of the House Transportation Committee had barely released his call for an increase in the federal gas tax to fund bridge repair when President Bush stated he would oppose it, claiming not more money but better priorities is the answer.</p>
AP via New York Times
August 10, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>After the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, many commuters have had to rearrange their commute by finding new routes or taking transit.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
August 4, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>The collapsed Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis was deemed 'structurally deficient' as early as 1990, as are 77,000 other bridges in the U.S.</p>
The New York Times
July 23, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>By leasing some of its publicly-owned parking facilities to private developers, the city of Minneapolis is taking a large chunk out of its debt and creating a new stream of tax revenue.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
July 1, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Several neighborhoods in the southwestern corner of the city are hoping that the city will clamp down on monster homes, but builders and Realtors aren't going down without a fight.</p>
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 28, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>High demand for parking spaces at a transit station has prompted one city to consider banning residents of other cities from using the parking lot.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
June 27, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>The idea of expanding the influence of the metropolitan planning organization in Minnesota's Twin Cities region has been around for a while. But increasing growth and congestion may finally push the idea forward.</p>
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune