Torey Van Oot
Jun 2, 2023 - News

Minneapolis post office destroyed in 2020 riots reopens for mail service

brick building with blue united states post office lettering and white car out front

The new United States Post Office building on Minnehaha Ave. Photo: Torey Van Oot/Axios

A newly rebuilt South Minneapolis post office is back up and running, three years after it was destroyed during the civil unrest that followed George Floyd's murder.

Driving the news: A United States Postal Service spokesperson confirmed to Axios that mail delivery service recently resumed out of Minnehaha Station.

Nick Halter
May 22, 2023 - Development

On this day in history: A Minnesotan patents the skyscraper

Leroy Buffington

Leroy Buffington. Photo: Minnesota Historical Society

Minneapolis architect Leroy Buffington on this day in 1888 received a patent for a method of building iron-framed structures that allowed for heights never seen before.

  • At the time, they were called "cloudscrapers." Today, they're known as skyscrapers.
Nick Halter
May 10, 2023 - Development

Big Maple Grove development aimed at science and tech companies

A piece of land near 94 and 169

Photo via Ryan Cos.

The south end of the Arbor Lakes area of Maple Grove would become a science and technology park under plans by developer Ryan Cos. and land owner C. S. McCrossan.

Why it matters: The project, called the Minnesota Science and Technology Center, would convert 100 acres of a former mining site near Interstate 94 and Highway 169 into 1 to 1.5 million square feet of office, industrial and lab space.

Downtown Minneapolis office building targeted for residential conversion

An old office building

The McKnight Building, pictured here at 200 S. Fifth St. Photo via city of Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis' McKnight Building, pictured here at 200 S. Fifth St., could be the next office-to-residential conversion in the city.

What's happening: The owner, CenturyLink, wrote in a letter to the city that it's got interest from developers who want to build apartments.

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