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minneapolis gives preliminary ok to $108m in bonding for new office building


the city of minneapolis is set to borrow $108 million over five years to build an 11-story office building on 4th avenue across the street from city hall.the building will go up on the site of the parking ramp just east of government plaza, and will house staff from several heavily visited departments including the police, community planning and economic development, regulatory services and public works.on tuesday, the council’s ways and means committee adopted a five-year capital improvement plan and authorized issuing $108 million in bonds for the new consolidated office building and $47 million for a new public works storage and maintenance facility that will replace two buildings built in the 1940s.“we’re not going to need new property taxes to pay for the debt associated with this,” m






bonding bill includes more than $115 million for projects in minneapolis, st. pa


from science to seals and bus stops to bridges, the $1.1 billion bonding bill passed by the legislature on thursday night has a lot to offer minneapolis and st. paul.the borrowing bill includes more than $115 million for projects in the two central cities, a number of which have been waiting for funding for many years.the largest of those appropriations was $31 million to rehabilitate the 10th avenue bridge over the mississippi river in minneapolis, which is among a trio of river bridges in the city constructed around the 1920s needing repair. another of those, the franklin avenue bridge, was rehabbed last year.the bill also includes $25 million to build new exit ramps off interstate 35w near lake street, as well as a midtown greenway connection to a future transit station on the freeway.






bonding bill includes more than $115m for projects in mpls., st. paul


from science to seals and bus stops to bridges, the $1.1 billion bonding bill passed by the legislature on thursday night has a lot to offer minneapolis and st. paul.the borrowing bill includes more than $115 million for projects in the two central cities, a number of which have been waiting for funding for many years.the largest of those appropriations was $31 million to rehabilitate the 10th avenue bridge over the mississippi river in minneapolis, which is among a trio of river bridges in the city constructed around the 1920s needing repair. another of those, the franklin avenue bridge, was rehabbed last year.the bill also includes $25 million to build new exit ramps off interstate 35w near lake street, as well as a midtown greenway connection to a future transit station on the freeway.






bonding bill includes $115m for projects in mpls., st. paul


from science to seals and bus stops to bridges, the $1.1 billion bonding bill passed by the legislature on thursday night has a lot to offer minneapolis and st. paul.the borrowing bill includes more than $115 million for projects in the two central cities, a number of which have been waiting for funding for many years.the largest of those appropriations was $31 million to rehabilitate the 10th avenue bridge over the mississippi river in minneapolis, which is among a trio of river bridges in the city constructed around the 1920s needing repair. another of those, the franklin avenue bridge, was rehabbed last year.the bill also includes $25 million to build new exit ramps off interstate 35w near lake street, as well as a midtown greenway connection to a future transit station on the freeway.






developers outline plans for 110-unit condo tower in minneapolis


the developer of the hewing hotel in the north loop neighborhood wants to build 110 for-sale condos where northeast and southeast minneapolis meet.milwaukee-based fe equus presented preliminary plans to the nicollet island east bank neighborhood association (niebna) for a mid-rise building with condos atop three levels of aboveground parking, 10,800 square feet of street-level commercial space and two levels of below-ground parking.the project would be built on a triangular site in the 400 block of e. hennepin avenue, which now includes a vacant lot and a building that would be demolished. an early 1900s building that houses whitey’s world famous saloon is adjacent to the site.the site, which has yet to be officially named and is being referred to as “cen-hen,” is one block outside the st.






the rise and fall of minneapolis' lost phoenix building


many american cities — minneapolis among them — have, or once had, downtown buildings named after the phoenix, a mythical bird that supposedly sprang to life from the ashes of its predecessor.it's not hard to figure out why the name was so popular, particularly in the 19th century, when buildings burned with distressing regularity, only to be quickly replaced by new, and presumably less combustible, structures.minneapolis' phoenix building, which roosted for almost 70 years at the northwest corner of 4th street and marquette avenue, was a case in point.it rose in 1893 from the ruins of the seven-story tribune building, an early downtown monument that went up in flames on nov. 30, 1889, after standing for only four years. that fire killed seven people — among them an editor for the minneapo






downtown's century plaza ending county services on friday


hennepin county officials announced that friday will be the last day that human services will be provided at its 1930s-era building in downtown minneapolis, and a new center will open monday.century plaza at 1101 3rd av. s. was put up for sale by the county, and the services provided there are being spread around to six other locations in an effort to be closer to where residents live.the new service center is at 2215 e. lake street in minneapolis. other centers in the county offering financial, social and public health assistance are in brooklyn center, bloomington, hopkins, north minneapolis and another office in downtown minneapolis on portland avenue.the four-story century plaza building opened in 1932 as a vocational high school. it fills a city block and is ripe for development, give






lost twin cities: the rise and fall of minneapolis' phoenix building


many american cities — minneapolis among them — have, or once had, downtown buildings named after the phoenix, a mythical bird that supposedly sprang to life from the ashes of its predecessor.it’s not hard to figure out why the name was so popular, particularly in the 19th century, when buildings burned with distressing regularity, only to be quickly replaced by new, and presumably less combustible, structures.minneapolis’ phoenix building, which roosted for almost 70 years at the northwest corner of 4th street and marquette avenue, was a case in point.it rose in 1893 from the ruins of the seven-story tribune building, an early downtown monument that went up in flames on nov. 30, 1889, after standing for only four years. that fire killed seven people — among them an editor for the minneapo






'black panther' stays strong, rakes in another $108m at the box office


marvel's latest has box-office might: 'black panther' is only the fourth film to hit $100 million in its second weekend.        






downtown's century plaza ending county services on friday


hennepin county officials announced that friday will be the last day that human services will be provided at its 1930s-era building in downtown minneapolis, and a new center will open monday.century plaza at 1101 3rd av. s. was put up for sale by the county, and the services provided there are being spread around to six other locations in an effort to be closer to where residents live.the new service center is at 2215 e. lake street in minneapolis. other centers in the county offering financial, social and public health assistance are in brooklyn center, bloomington, hopkins, north minneapolis and another office in downtown minneapolis on portland avenue.the four-story century plaza building opened in 1932 as a vocational high school. it fills a city block and is ripe for development, give






downtown's century plaza ending county services on friday


hennepin county officials announced that friday will be the last day that human services will be provided at its 1930s-era building in downtown minneapolis, and a new center will open monday.century plaza at 1101 3rd av. s. was put up for sale by the county, and the services provided there are being spread around to six other locations in an effort to be closer to where residents live.the new service center is at 2215 e. lake street in minneapolis. other centers in the county offering financial, social and public health assistance are in brooklyn center, bloomington, hopkins, north minneapolis and another office in downtown minneapolis on portland avenue.the four-story century plaza building opened in 1932 as a vocational high school. it fills a city block and is ripe for development, give






downtown's century plaza ending county services on friday


hennepin county officials announced that friday will be the last day that human services will be provided at its 1930s-era building in downtown minneapolis, and a new center will open monday.century plaza, at 1101 3rd av. s., is for sale and the services provided there are being spread to six other locations.the new service center is at 2215 e. lake street in minneapolis. other centers in the county offering financial, social and public health assistance are in brooklyn center, bloomington, hopkins, north minneapolis and another office in downtown minneapolis on portland avenue.century plaza opened in 1932 as a vocational high school. it fills a city block and is ripe for development, given its proximity to the minneapolis convention center.several sales proposals have been received by the






dayton proposes $1.5b for state infrastructure projects


gov. mark dayton on tuesday proposed a $1.5 billion public works bonding bill, a list of some 218 building and construction projects around minnesota that he says would boost the state’s economy and create nearly 23,000 jobs.through bonding bills, the state leverages its debt capacity to borrow money to pay for infrastructure projects. about a third of the projects dayton is proposing are on campuses of the university of minnesota and minnesota state systems. the rest would go to improving state buildings, affordable housing construction, repairing clean water infrastructure and other projects.“now is the time to make substatial investments in our state’s future,” dayton said in a statement, citing the state’s triple-a bond rating and what dayton called “enormous need for infrastructure im






owner of rand tower in minneapolis wants to convert it into a hotel


less than a year after buying it, the owners of the rand tower in downtown minneapolis are planning to transform the art deco office building into a boutique hotel.maven real estate partners want to begin $60 million worth of renovations on the 26-story building on the corner of marquette avenue and s. 6th street if city regulators and historic preservationists allow it. "it's a perfect location and a perfect building for an iconic minneapolis hotel," said nick peterson, director of acquisitions at maven.the building was 23 percent vacant when maven bought it for $18.7 million last summer. it began to reposition the building for office tenants seeking short-term, flexible work space but later abandoned that idea.peterson said the "highest, best use" of the rand tower was "clearly hotel." m






minneapolis taps local architecture firm for new city office building


an architecture firm with a portfolio of public projects from eagan to washington, d.c., has been tapped to design an office building for the city of minneapolis.city staff have recommended minneapolis-based msr, in partnership with the new york office of henning larsen architects, to design the city's new consolidated office building. a city council committee will review the recommendation monday, and the full council will vote on final approval aug. 31.the office building will be located across the street from city hall on a site now housing a parking ramp, and will provide office space for city employees who are scattered across downtown. the goal is to make it easier for government employees to work together and for members of the public to access city offices.according to a city news






minneapolis taps local architecture firm for new city office building


an architecture firm with a portfolio of public projects from eagan to washington, d.c., has been tapped to design an office building for the city of minneapolis.city staff have recommended minneapolis-based msr, in partnership with the new york office of henning larsen architects, to design the city’s new consolidated office building. a city council committee will review the recommendation monday, and the full council will vote on final approval aug. 31.the office building will be located across the street from city hall on a site now housing a parking ramp, and will provide office space for city employees who are scattered across downtown. the goal is to make it easier for government employees to work together and for members of the public to access city offices.according to a city news






minneapolis public housing authority takes stock of its 6,000 units


the minneapolis public housing authority owns dozens of high-rises and hundreds of single-family homes and townhouses, among other properties — and they need millions of dollars worth of maintenance.as the new executive director of mpha, greg russ has to figure out where to start making fixes. he also has to come up with a way to pay for the repairs.“we feel for us to preserve the units, we need to invest now,” said russ, who came from the cambridge housing authority in massachusetts knowing that mpha, like other agencies around the country, has an aging real estate portfolio and limited funds.mpha has an estimated $127 million in deferred maintenance and building needs, and gets just $10 million a year in capital funding from the federal government — a number that could shrink if a propos






minneapolis public housing authority takes stock of its 6,000 units


the minneapolis public housing authority owns dozens of high-rises and hundreds of single-family homes and townhouses, among other properties — and they need millions of dollars worth of maintenance.as the new executive director of mpha, greg russ has to figure out where to start making fixes. he also has to come up with a way to pay for the repairs."we feel for us to preserve the units, we need to invest now," said russ, who came from the cambridge housing authority in massachusetts knowing that mpha, like other agencies around the country, has an aging real estate portfolio and limited funds.mpha has an estimated $127 million in deferred maintenance and building needs and gets just $10 million a year in capital funding from the federal government — a number that could shrink if a propose






catholic charities advances with huge st. paul project


the state bonding bill signed by gov. mark dayton last week should provide enough support for catholic charities of saint paul and minneapolis to complete its $100 million, two-building  dorothy day place, a two building housing and social service center to replace the antiquated facility in downtown st. paul.this “will allow us to continue our work to complete the saint paul opportunity center and dorothy day residence,” catholic charities ceo tim marx said recently. “dorothy day place represents the best in our community and shows what can happen when minnesotans from all sectors and political backgrounds come together around a shared goal. together, we are achieving the true promise of this bold and transformational vision to prevent and end homelessness and to contribute to the vitalit






r.t. rybak to help lead jacob frey's transition to minneapolis mayor's office


mayor-elect jacob frey on wednesday announced his transition team and key staff appointments as he prepares to take office jan. 2.former minneapolis mayor r.t. rybak, northside achievement zone ceo sondra samuels and minneapolis regional labor federation president chelsie glaubitz gabiou will lead the transition. they will help frey set up a policy operation, set up a new mayor’s office and plan the inauguration, which is jan. 8.“a smooth transition of leadership benefits not just the mayor-elect but the entire city of minneapolis,” rybak, the president of the minneapolis foundation, said in a statement. “we’re all excited to support jacob and his strong vision for minneapolis through our work on this team.”frey’s campaign manager, former dfl state rep. joe radinovich, will be his chief of






unusual team building methods of famous bosses


tired of the same  old team bonding experiences at work involving a conference room, an expensive consultant, and unimpressive results?check out these innovative team building techniques for fresh ideas on inspiring a more authentic sense of community.via colonial life.like infographics? so do we. posted by kate rinsema






police: 2nd victim dies after minneapolis apartment fire


minneapolis (ap) — minneapolis police say a second victim has died from injuries suffered in an apartment building fire three weeks ago.the police department said friday that homicide investigators learned of the woman’s death. her name will be released by the hennepin county medical examiner’s office.marcus dewayne shanks of minneapolis already faces second-degree murder and arson charges in the oct. 6 fire. first responders arrived to find several residents hanging from windows. a man and a woman jumped from the third floor to escape. fifty-nine-year-old royce wayne james died later at the hospital.according to the criminal complaint, a witness reported seeing shanks in the apartment building before the fire, dousing a stairwell in lighter fluid. shanks remains jailed with bail set at $1






marquette plaza sells for $88.4 million


the marquette plaza office building in downtown minneapolis has sold for $88.4 million.the 15-story building was purchased by california-based real estate investment trust kbs strategic opportunity reit.the landmark building, located on marquette avenue between washington avenue and 3rd street, is known for its smile-like glass arch and 1.5-acre park. it used to be the headquarters for the federal reserve bank of minneapolis."we've seen such a lure to the minneapolis market in recent years, which is likely due to the large amount of economic investment in the area and employers' desire to attract and retain top talent that want to work in a thriving, vibrant neighborhood," shep wainwright, senior vice president for kbs and asset manager for the property, said in a statement.he said the fir






man arrested in minneapolis fire after man dies in jump


minneapolis — minneapolis police have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of murder after a man died jumping from an apartment fire.the fire broke out friday night in the apartment complex just east of the minneapolis convention center. authorities say the man who jumped from a third-floor window died early saturday. his name has not been released. a woman who jumped was in stable condition.officials are investigating the fire as arson. some residents said they smelled gasoline or lighter fluid as they fled the building.the star tribune reports the fire displaced up to 30 of the building's residents.






co-working provider spaces to open in north loop


spaces, a co-working provider that originated in germany, will open its first twin cities location in the north loop.spaces has signed a lease to occupy about 40,000 square feet on most of the second floor and all of the third and fourth floors of the washington, located building on n. 2nd and n. washington avenues. the plan is for the new office to open around march or april of next year.“i think we’ve seen in the office activity in the north loop a lot of demand but there hasn’t a lot of supply,” said nate larsen, a principal at building owner falcon ridge partners.spaces continues a trend of new co-working spaces opening in the twin cities. last month, wework, which was founded in new york city, opened its first minnesota location in capella tower in minneapolis. industrious also is ope






review: at seattle children’s theatre, ‘seedfolks’ a flourishing tale of a commu


“seedfolks,” a production of children’s theatre of minneapolis, shows how americans from different backgrounds organically become a community, by bonding over the primal impulse to grow something.it starts with a 9-year-old girl and a handful of lima beans. it ends with a formerly trash-filled vacant lot in a poor cleveland neighborhood that’s been transformed into more than a garden.paul fleischman’s popular book “seedfolks” is a thoughtful volume for young readers. it is about transformation — a common ingredient in so many green myths and fables. so is the charming one-woman stage adaptation created by the children’s theatre of minneapolis.“seedfolks” also demonstrates how americans from different cultural, racial and religious backgrounds can organically become a community, by bonding






construction of new minneapolis city office building to start in summer 2018


minneapolis is moving forward with plans to build a new municipal office building on the site of a parking ramp across the street from government plaza.the city council this month approved demolition and information technology consulting contracts for the project.the building will be designed by msr design and henning larsen, and mortensen will be the construction manager. the size and specific uses of the building, which should be completed by the fall of 2020, haven’t been nailed down completely, but the hope is to put about 1,000 city employees now working at different downtown sites all in the same place.“we want to have this one-stop shop for anyone who’s doing business with the city. right now you have to go to three different buildings and it’s not clear what area you need to go to






teardownapolis? buildings in downtown minneapolis and st. paul don't last long


american downtowns vividly illustrate the impermanence of architecture.in the twin cities, thousands of downtown buildings have come and gone over the years, some of them leading only the briefest of architectural lives. to be sure, there are methuselahs such as the 131-year-old lumber exchange in minneapolis and the 128-year-old pioneer building in st. paul, but they fall into the realm of notable exceptions. star tribune file the first national bank building, built in 1906, was replaced eight years later by the first national bank-soo line building. the average life span of downtown buildings in the twin cities is probably 50 years, which is about what it is in other american cities. in chicago, described by one writer as “arguably the world capital of architectural obsolescence,” a stud






construction of new minneapolis city office building to start in summer 2018


minneapolis is moving forward with plans to build a new municipal office building on the site of a parking ramp across the street from government plaza.the city council this month approved demolition and information technology consulting contracts for the project.the building will be designed by msr design and henning larsen, and mortensen will be the construction manager. the size and specific uses of the building, which should be completed by the fall of 2020, haven't been nailed down completely, but the hope is to put about 1,000 city employees now working at different downtown sites all in the same place."we want to have this one-stop shop for anyone who's doing business with the city. right now you have to go to three different buildings and it's not clear what area you need to go to






former home of johnson publishing in line for landmark status


the south michigan avenue building that once was the headquarters of johnson publishing co. is in line for landmark status, mayor rahm emanuel's office said thursday.the 11-story building at 820 s. michigan ave. was completed in 1971 for the company founded in 1942 by legendary african-american entrepreneur john h. johnson, who made his fortune as the publisher of magazines including ebony and jet.according to the city, the building is the only office structure in downtown chicago built by an african-american. it was designed by african-american architect john moutoussamy of the firm of dubin, dubin, black & moutoussamy.johnson publishing is no longer headquartered in the building, which is owned by columbia college chicago.a preliminary recommendation for designating the building a la






kangana ranaut is bonding with this tv actress!


kangana ranaut is bonding with this tv actress!kangana ranaut and aankita lokhande are bonding on the set of manikarnika: the queen of jhansi. the girls have been shooting outside hyderabad.  according to insiders, both are often spotted chilling together during the break. when aankita was signed for the film, it seems, kangana called her up and congratulated her, welcoming her on board. aankita was thrilled by her co-star’s gesture. and ever since she’s been singing kangana’s praises.on the controversy front, the kangana ranant and hrithik roshan battle seems to have worsened by the day and gotten messier also. what began with a silly ex comment turned into a legal battle. kangana even went on to give multiple interviews while promoting simram talking extensively about hrithik and rakesh






buyer of macy's in downtown minneapolis to revive dayton's name


the old dayton’s in downtown minneapolis will soon be updated with open mezzanines, sweeping high ceilings, shops and offices. and some of its quirks, like the bathroom with turquoise sinks on the fourth floor, will still be there.balancing modern design with the history of minnesota’s grandest department store is a key challenge for the developers who this year bought the three-building complex on nicollet mall that for a century was the headquarters and flagship store of dayton’s and was most recently occupied by macy’s.the new owners, 601w cos. of new york, and their local development partners are hoping to revive the dayton’s name and logo as they aim to make the building once again the center of retailing in downtown minneapolis by 2019.the lower levels of what they are now calling “t






ryan cos. opens in new millwright office building in downtown minneapolis


for a new building, ryan cos.’ millwright offices in downtown minneapolis have the feel of a raw industrial space.the list of industrial homages is long: exposed steel beams, a faux shipping container with phone rooms and a meeting area, large lamps made of rebar and a “cranedelier” built from parts of a salvaged tower crane. the name millwright refers to carpenters who build machinery.“for me, this is just an exciting time. … part of why it’s extra special for us is it used every one of the five service categories that we offer to the marketplace. it used development, design, construction, capital markets and property management,” collin barr, regional president for ryan, said during a wednesday tour of the building.the four-story millwright building, located on s. 3rd street between 5th






lander group wants to remake area around 38th street station in south minneapoli


lander group wants to remake the south minneapolis light-rail stationthe lander group plans to redevelop more area near the 38th street light-rail station in south minneapolis.according to documents filed with city planners, it is planning a three-building, mixed-use project. the largest would be five stories with 133 residential units, 15,500 square feet of commercial space and nearly 180 parking stalls. a second building would be two stories and would offer about 10,000 square feet of office and retail space closest to the station. the third building would be south of e. 38th street and would have 31 residential units and about 2,500 square feet of commercial space with parking.the property, located off hiawatha avenue, currently consists of the light-rail station and bus turnaround, alo






minneapolis community and technical college looks to sell loring park mansion to


the richarsonian romanesque mansion at the corner of harmon and spruce place in minneapolis has had many lives: family home, funeral parlor, restaurant, and even movie set for the film “drop dead fred.” most recently, it housed minneapolis community and technical college offices.but damage to the building’s masonry, roof and electrical system, among other structures, would cost the school millions to repair. so they’re hoping the city will take it off their hands. the board of trustees will consider declaring the building and its adjacent land as surplus real estate at its may meeting. then minneapolis could purchase the land for $1 and sell it to a developer.“given the nearly 20-year history of studies and various failed funding strategies for the wells building, the college has concluded






known for sleep number beds, select comfort will soon call itself that


select comfort corp. will be getting a new corporate name, sleep number corp., possibly in time for its headquarters move from plymouth to minneapolis this fall.a representative of the company registered the name in january with the minnesota secretary of state’s office.“the company operates all of its stores and online experience under the sleep number brand and the consumer has high recognition of the proprietary sleep number bed,” spokeswoman maggie habashy said. “this is a logical progression and will better represent our company and the sleep experience we offer customers.”no specific timing on the name change was given.the company will be adopting the name of the stores and website that it operates under as its corporate name. the company website operates as sleepnumber.com.any incre






simple breath test could catch a pair of deadly cancers much earlier: research


a new breath test could save lives by diagnosing deadly cancers earlier.research shows the breathalyser is 85 percent accurate at identifying stomach and oesophageal cancers, which between them affect 16,000 men and women a year.both types of cancer are often diagnosed late, leading to poor survival rates. scientists hope the new breath test will ultimately see cancers spotted earlier, resulting in more effective treatment and saved lives.it is also expected to help doctors avoid unnecessary endoscopy examinations – unpleasant diagnostic procedures that require a flexible telescope to be inserted down the throat and into the stomach. the procedure is expensive and can be uncomfortable.by the time the symptoms of stomach or oesophageal cancer appear, the disease is often in later stages. on