City council candidates in suburbs around the Twin Cities report that voters are asking if they’re planning on taking money away from the local force.
Why some advocates say the idea could play an important role in easing the area’s housing crunch.
The city’s deal to let the U.S. Postal Service use the site for a temporary post office means the building will remain standing through at least next year, and maybe longer.
Meet Tom Douple, commissioner of the Summit League, one of the key players in St. Thomas’ unlikely ascension to big-time college athletics.
Commissioners Mike Opat, Jan Callison and Jeff Johnson don’t always agree on policy, but they do agree on why it’s time for them to retire.
Since the St. Anthony police department started collecting data in 2017, the share of Black people its officers pulled over has increased each year.
Earlier this month, the Federal Transit Administration sent what’s called the full funding grant agreement for the $2 billion project to Congress, triggering a 30-day review that is mostly a formality.
A Q&A with Jamal Osman, who won the Aug. 11 special election for the Minneapolis City Council seat representing Ward 6.
One is procedural, but the other will determine just how often the city’s voters will be heading to the polls over the next decade.
“For us, it was like, pandemic, and then riots. And now, it’s pandemic and the aftermath of all of the violence. So we’ve had a double whammy here,” said Mary LaGarde, executive director of the Minneapolis American Indian Center.
In Minneapolis, Jamal Osman leads in first-place votes for the Ward 6 council seat, while general election contests are also set for three open seats on the Hennepin County Board.
Both the Minneapolis Public Schools district and the Red Lake School District are holding school board races.
The newest update allows landlords to evict tenants who have “significantly damaged property” or if the property manager or their family needs to move in.
A look at who’s running — and the issues that candidates are focused on.
Former Council Member Abdi Warsame’s departure left residents in the ward without a voice on the council as the body dealt with the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer — and the subsequent push by some members to dismantle the MPD.
After witnessing an accident involving Minneapolis police officers, I decided to use the incident as a way to look the MPD’s response to citizen requests for public information.
A report commissioned by East Metro Strong found that using non-police staff on buses and trains to deal with fare evasions and minor misbehavior has produced “genuine safety benefits” in other cities around the country.
The move to shift the balance of power between the mayor and City Council threatens to reignite a conflict over the structure of municipal government that many thought had been settled more than 30 years ago.
Once poverty is concentrated in a neighborhood, the neighborhood usually stays poor.
What it means, where it came from — and what comes next?