A change to the city’s zoning laws, which could take effect later this year, could soon allow triplexes on single-family lots.
Council members who support rent control hope to convince the mayor to at least let the issue pass through to the voters if they couldn’t muster a veto-proof majority.
North Minneapolis, which has a history of troubled property ownership, accounts for more than 40% of the city’s violations — despite containing just 15% of the city’s housing stock.
Since the pandemic, demand for food, cash and health programs has surged. But applicants have faced long waits on phone hotlines — and when they show up for help at a county office, workers say they often must turn them away.
When a Northside apartment building flooded, the city invoked an ordinance that requires property owners to pay displaced rental tenants. The tenants have been paid — but the case isn’t closed.
The controversy is raising questions about who holds power in City Hall and what will become of the city’s Racial Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Department.
If the Legislature advances all of the 36 proposals, perhaps one-quarter of Minnesotans could see a local sales tax proposal on their ballots soon.
The mayor says a 1% increase to the sales tax would help the city fix streets and improve parks, but the idea must first get legislative approval before heading to voters.
A state Supreme Court ruling invalidated Minnesota’s law on disorderly conduct in public meetings. Some Minneapolis council members say it’s time for the state to fill the legal vacuum — but after recent protests, critics say the proposal’s timing is suspicious.
The mayor will chair a working group of the governmental and private entities that all must work together if the public housing authority is going to meet its goal to open 150 new units each year.
City officials hope a loan to a developer with south Minneapolis roots will help stabilize a property that has struggled to maintain tenants during a ‘turbulent’ era.
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority’s Abdi Warsame says its family housing portfolio is so close to being self-sustaining — but first, the agency must slash through a multi-million dollar maintenance backlog.
A Q&A with the head of the nonprofit trying to re-link the historically-Black St. Paul neighborhood. This week, his group won a $2 million federal grant to keep studying the idea.
An occupation-style protest against tearing down an East Phillips warehouse — and a judge’s last-minute order halting the demolition — were two new twists last week in a drama that’s lasted almost a decade.
Where and when should I move my car? Should I put my trash out? Answers to these, and other important questions as the Twin Cities straps in for a potential record-breaking storm.
The city council’s vote this week highlights just how much St. Paul has changed on this issue in a short amount of time.
Some off-street trails that are normally in good condition during the winter have been much harder to navigate.
With complaints about snow and ice already mounting with more weeks of winter ahead, some city council members are renewing a push for a municipal sidewalk-clearing program. But are residents sick enough of winter to shoulder the price tag that could top $20 million?
Carter is a leader in the national movement to provide no-strings-attached government checks to the lowest-income people. In a MinnPost Q&A, we asked him where the movement is headed next.