Wednesday was another magnificent day: low 60s in the metro - a full 20 degrees warmer than average. Whatever average is these days. Clouds increase today as a storm approaches; the Twin Cities will be brushed by slush. The main event takes place over wes... See more of the story The University of St. Thomas is creating a two-year college for low-income students who have the will but not necessarily the grades to earn a spot in its traditional freshman class. The program, one of the first of its kind, was app... First Macy's now B&N .. is downtown Minneapolis in trouble? or will the vacancies help revitalize downtown shopping?2 participating A similar atmosphere hangs over Southwest Light Rail Transit, the $2 billion, 14.5-mile line that's penciled in to slice through this area between Lake of the Isles and Cedar Lake starting circa 2021. But the calm is unsustainable. The fate of the project... I was already writing this post when this election gave it a new slant. I'd started writing about how much richer my life is when I frequent local businesses and services than when I go elsewhere for those things, like the suburbs or online. Nekima Levy-Pounds, an attorney and activist who made a name for herself as a leader with Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and the Minneapolis NAACP, announced Monday that she would seek the city's top political post in 2017. Levy-Pounds has not held or sou... The much-debated Minneapolis bike lanes and related improvements appear to be paying off in lower crash and injury rates. The city led nine other bike-friendly peers nationally in cutting its crash and injury rate over 2000-2015, according to an editorial... The sky was all purple, there were people running (and signs) everywhere. Heading downtown to party likes it’s 1999 was clearly going to be an adventure considering the level of public outpouring throughout the day. Minneapolis losing their Prince is a bi... Enjoy it while it lasts!