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Proposals to use Minnesota's surplus to cut taxes and give schools and other areas of state spending a boost stalled amid partisan gridlock at the divided Legislature over the weekend.
The big picture: A midnight Sunday deadline for passing bills by the end of the regular session came and went, with some of the biggest pieces of a deal to spend more than $8 billion of the state's projected surplus unfinished.
Construction on a new pavilion and concession stand at Minneapolis' Bde Maka Ska is set to start this week.
What's coming: Two new buildings, a performance space, bathrooms and seating, including some that is covered.
These aren't your grandma's playgrounds.
The big picture: We asked Axios Twin Cities readers to share their favorite places to take the kids in their lives as the days get longer and lighter. You didn't disappoint!
It's summer party season. Here's what's on tap this weekend in the Twin Cities.
Welcome back to Axios Twin Cities' "Hot Homes" real estate series. Each week, we round up some of the best houses on the market.
Situational awareness: April's median home sales price hit a record $370,000 in the Twin Cities metro area, according to new data from Minneapolis Area Realtors and St. Paul Area Association of Realtors.
A downtown Minneapolis tower is slated to become the city's first conversion from offices to apartments since the pandemic hit.
Driving the news: Minneapolis-based developer Sherman Associates has proposed turning the 13-story Northstar Center East, at 608 2nd Ave. S, into 216 apartments.
The weather is warm and summer farmers markets have returned to Minneapolis.
- If you want to support local farmers and pick up some fresh produce, check out these markets open now.
Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane pleaded guilty on Wednesday to aiding and abetting manslaughter in former officer Derek Chauvin's killing of George Floyd in 2020.
Why it matters: As part of his plea deal, Lane agreed to a recommended sentence of three years that will be served concurrently with his federal sentence for violating Floyd's civil rights, though that sentence has yet to be issued.