The Daily Planet’s Metropolis coverage reports on events, news and other occurrences that take place in the Minnesota twin-cities metropolitan area of over 3 million people.

Minneapolis receives $8 million grant for Equitable Tree Canopy Program

MINNEAPOLIS— The City of Minneapolis’s Health Department is a recipient of an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program for its Equitable Tree Canopy Management Program.


Dedication celebrates new art installation near the I-35W & Lake Street Station

MINNEAPOLIS— The public is invited to a new artwork’s dedication adjacent to Metro Transit’s I-35W & Lake Street Station. Named “Strength in Unity,” the sculptures’ subjects – a horse and a tree – change into flocks of birds as the viewer passes them. “Strength in Unity” is the creation of two Minneapolis artists, Maria Cristina “Tina” Tavera and Xavier Tavera.

Recently conserved Seventeenth-Century Painting on view at Minneapolis Institute of Art


MINNEAPOLIS— The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) announced that a recently conserved painting, Domenico Passignano’s The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, will go on view in its galleries this month. Restoration work was supported by the Bank of America Art Conservation Project. The Italian painting is one of nineteen art conservation projects selected by the bank for funding in 2022.

Vikings and Twins games on Sunday set to crowd downtown Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS— It’s going to be a busy and exciting Sunday in downtown Minneapolis, with the Vikings and Twins both having afternoon games. Those events will draw big crowds, so it’s a good idea to know your transportation options and plan ahead, whether you plan to drive, take transit, bike or walk.

Early morning shooting leaves one dead in Frogtown


SAINT PAUL— Just before 2 a.m., officers were called to the 400 block of Sherburne Avenue on reports of shots fired in the area.  When officers arrived, they located an adult male who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Minneapolis leaders travel to Finland for business, tourism and government initiatives


MINNEAPOLIS— Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey will join arts, tourism and business leaders in Kuopio and Helsinki, Finland, for a four-day trip departing on Sept. 4. The timing of the trip coincides with the 50th anniversary celebration of the sister city relationship between Minneapolis and Kuopio. The 50thanniversary will be recognized on Sept. 7 with a classical concert and reception at Kuopio City Hall. 

Bloomington home invasion leads to homicide


BLOOMINGTON— On Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, at approximately 4:40 am, the Bloomington Police responded to a residence in the 1000 block of 105th Street in response to a 911 caller who was asking for help and stated there was someone inside their house. 

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