“The public wants us to do 21st-century law enforcement,” Hutchinson said. “They want us to buy into this new age of law enforcement.”
Last week, President Donald Trump announced ICE raids would take place in cities across the U.S., primarily targeting people with previous criminal convictions or deportation orders.
The rally, which was organized by three Somali-American women, drew well over 100 supporters, including a bevy of elected DFL officeholders, representatives from local labor unions and even Amazon tech workers from Seattle.
City Council President Lisa Bender and Council Member Jeremiah Ellison are writing new language based on feedback from landlords, renters and colleagues that followed the release of draft ordinances.
The move comes in response to criticism of a draft of the Minnehaha Regional Trail Master Plan, which called for new concrete medians at four key intersections.
The program will rely on neighbors volunteering to work through cases, and their job isn’t to decide guilt or innocence but to humanize the criminal justice process.
Post-It notes? Lawn signs? Bottle caps of all kinds? Your guide to recycling’s edge cases.
Up to this point, the law hasn’t impacted many employers in Minneapolis, since most already paid rates above the law’s pre-2019 requirements. That changes July 1.
Council Member Steve Fletcher said there is broad consensus on the council that Minneapolis needs to update its regulations, even if they haven’t nailed down specifics.
Vying for the best cat names in Minneapolis? Ted Meowsby, Jazzpurr and Winslowe Ladybird Neetenbeek.
Escalators are an ongoing headache for property owners says Mike Salmen, managing principal of the Twin Cities office of Transwestern. “They’re frequently out of commission,” he says. On the other hand, “stairs don’t usually break.”
Minneapolis police inspector Eddie Frizell and Metro Transit interim chief A.J. Olson are vying for the position.
Boomers tended to show a preference for suburbs as they approached their 30s. Not so for subsequent generations.
“They have emergency situations, or a family member passes away,” said one renter, and soon people in crisis risk eviction and future denials of housing. Proposals are being developed to address these and other tenant issues, drawing pushback from some landlords.
Cycling gender gaps are attributed, variously, to notions that women don’t feel as safe biking in traffic or being exposed on the street as men; are expected to adhere to a higher standard of put-togetherness at work; or are more often responsible for shuttling kids around, which makes biking more difficult.
The 2019 state budget deal omits any money for new transit, which means Saturday’s celebration of the opening of the C Line BRT could be the last party of its kind for some time.
Twin Cities officials are already anticipating the reappearance of homeless encampments this summer.
For all the buzz generated by the plan’s call to eliminate single-family zoning, less attention has been paid to the notion of if, or to what extent, the change will alter housing affordability in Minneapolis.
Council member Phillipe Cunningham is confident any replacement for Thor will meet the city and community’s expectations, especially around including people of color.
A grocery bag fee probably would reduce their use — but that has some side effects.