Clean-up of Future Northeast Mpls. High-Rise Site is 'Success Story'

Northeast Minneapolis keeps growing. A major high-rise development will be built along First Avenue. It's taken the state several years and $6 million to clean up the former Superior Plating site at 315 First Ave. N.E. Developers will break ground this fall on the 21-story apartment building and retail shops...

  • How Gov't Aims to Protect Low-Income Users of 'Payday' Loans

    Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks. So they obtain a "payday" loan to tide them over. Problem is, such loans can often bury them in fees and debts. Their bank accounts can be closed, their cars repossessed...

  • Waterpark Expansion at Valleyfair Taking Shape

    An expansion of Soak City Waterpark at Valley Fair will soon be open. It includes a new water slide complex with six new slides. Breakers Pipeline features four tube slides that will enclose riders in a capsule 65 feet up. Once inside, the floor will fall out from underneath riders, sending them through a series of drops, twists and turns...

  • Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Ben Franske Edina Begins Planning Process for Greater Southdale Area

    Edina residents can weigh in on the future of the Southdale area during a public meeting. The meeting will focus on the west side of France Avenue and will be used to create guiding principles for future development...

  • KSTP File Photo Bloomington's Total Wine Blamed for Falling Revenues in Edina

    The new Total Wine store in Bloomington is being blamed for falling liquor store revenue in Edina. The Edina liquor store funds are $765,100 short of expected revenue this year. The budget adjustment came up at the March 17 regular city council meeting...

  • A sign warning of predatory payday lenders leans up against a chair during a speech by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, in Richmond, Va., Thursday. Obama Raises Payday Lender Rules, Vows Veto of Limitations

    Embracing proposed new rules aimed at payday lenders, President Barack Obama on Thursday warned Republicans that he would veto attempts to unravel regulations that govern the financial industry...

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