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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.
If your neighbors' yards are starting to look a little shaggy, it might be by design.
What's happening: No Mow May is gaining traction in Minnesota, with a growing number of local cities formally encouraging residents to participate.
In February, the Wilf family, who owns the Minnesota Vikings, completed a 17-story apartment tower at 240 Park Ave., which is just a few blocks from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
- Designed by BKV Group, the 204-unit building has an exterior heavy on metal and glass.