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City wants party bus guidelines

For some minors, unregulated party buses are a mobile haven for underage drinking. That could soon come to an end.   Minneapolis officials have proposed state legislation to control underage drinking and sex trafficking on party buses.   The City Attorney’s Office would like state legislators to regulate party buses, which aren’t currently defined under state law, to prohibit underage drinking and adult entertainment on trips.

Upcoming report finds racial disparities in city’s creative sectors

An initial analysis of arts and culture in Minneapolis has found racial disparities among the city’s creative sectors.    The finding was revealed in the draft report of the Creative City Road Map, which will publish a 10-year vision of the city’s arts, culture and creative economy early next year.

MN bids for world’s fair

With the help of the University of Minnesota, the 2023 world’s fair could come to the state.   The three-month event could bring 12 million foreign visitors and $4 billion in tourism spending to Minnesota, according to proponents.

Minneapolis studies Nat Am history

Minneapolis is conducting its first in-depth study of Native American heritage sites after it received two grants from the National Park Service.    The nearly $35,000 in funding will allow Minneapolis to designate and survey sites associated with commonly underrepresented groups, like the city’s Native American, African American and Jewish communities.    Katherine Haun Schuring, advocacy chair at Preserve Minneapolis, said the studies ar

City passes stricter lead standards

Landlords in Minneapolis have tougher lead poisoning standards to abide by after the Minneapolis City Council passed a provision tightening licensing standards.    Since 2005, 75 percent of the 4,500 Minneapolis children who have been poisoned by lead-based paint lived in a rental property, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.    Now, property owners may lose their rental license if they’re found responsible for two lead poison