Crime was a top concern for many likely Minnesota voters leading up to the election, and is a major focus of political campaigns. How much it will mobilize voters is an open question.
Support was similar across genders, ethnicities and education levels, but varied by party affiliation and age.
As opposed to Minneapolis, which named three out-of-town finalists and recently picked Brian O’Hara, of Newark, as the city’s new police chief, in St. Paul, four out of five candidates come from within the city’s police department.
Candidates Wynfred Russell and Hollies Winston both list crime as a top priority but their proposed approaches provide a stark contrast for voters to choose between.
Candidates Mary Moriarty and Martha Holton Dimick traded responses to questions submitted by the few dozen people in attendance at the forum in north Minneapolis on Thursday.
While some applauded the efforts, others, including students, say the university should be more transparent and include student voices in its decision-making.
Though the motives of the suspects in both incidents remained unclear, hate crimes against Muslim Minnesotans and other communities have been on the rise in recent years.
The biennial budget features nearly $400 million over the two-year life of the budget — 2023-24 — for the police department.
Many residents are concerned about the equipment’s potential for abuse and whether a department seen by many as unaccountable should have access to that type of technology.
Residents say people openly sell and use drugs, lamenting that when they call in the criminal activity, the dealers are gone by the time the officers arrive.
The Minneapolis Community Safety Specialist pilot program is an effort to improve safety citywide while providing training and internship opportunities in fields like law enforcement, criminal justice and violence prevention.
Though Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and some community members have expressed hope in Alexander, some have questioned how quickly the role was filled, his qualifications and whether his salary is appropriate.
Mary Moriarty received more than double the votes of her nearest competitor, while Martha Holton Dimick edged Ryan Winkler for the final spot on the November ballot.
Samuels, who is trying to unseat U.S. Rep Ilhan Omar, pledged to take community members’ concerns to Washington.
While city officials have openly resisted the idea of multiple consent decrees, some argue that could be the path to broader, more lasting changes to the embattled police department.
The Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s (MISO) approval of $10.3 billion for 18 high-voltage transmission lines in the upper Midwest could pave the way for more than 50 gigawatts in renewable energy to be added to the grid and help decarbonize the energy sector.
The Lowry Hill neighborhood, through a nonprofit called the Minneapolis Safety Initiative created by the neighborhood’s residents, secured a contract with the city earlier this year for $210,000 in extra police patrols at $107 per hour worked by an officer.
The ruling affirms the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, but it takes away the federal agency’s most powerful and cost-effective tool to regulate the nation’s largest stationary sources of greenhouse gas pollution.