A look at what’s at the upcoming ballot measure; what a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ would mean, and why garbage pickup is so controversial in the Capital City.
Press Publications, which owns 18 newspapers in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is now charging $25 to publish letters that endorse or oppose a candidate or ballot measure — a policy that has become increasingly common.
A series of initiatives to reimagine areas of Minneapolis have come and gone in recent years, all of which had the same ostensible goal: to attract people to areas whose old names may no longer reflect their new reality.
The City Council wants to help local entrepreneurs thrive in Minneapolis’ most diverse neighborhoods. Less clear is how the efforts from the city will actually spur economic growth while keeping neighborhoods affordable.
The City Council’s housing policy and development committee unanimously endorsed the proposed ordinance, a move that sets up a vote by the full council next month.
The proposal — which would be the first law of its kind in the state — is a sequel to the council’s decision earlier this month to establish similar procedures for traditional employees.
Six candidates have filed for the Ward 6 seat formerly occupied by longtime Council Member Dan Bostrom.
A tale of two city budgets played out on Thursday, as Minneapolis and St. Paul Mayors Jacob Frey and Melvin Carter announced their list of funding priorities back to back.
Turns out that neighborhood leaders and residents have a lot of strong opinions on how, or what, their parks should look like in 20 years.
Supporters call the new policies necessary considering the pervasiveness of underpayment that disproportionately affects Minnesota’s communities of color and immigrants.
The city is looking to establish “straightforward and consistent” rules requiring developers to include affordable units as part of all new housing projects. Not everyone is on board.
At about 1/10th of a square mile, Hilltop is one of Minnesota’s smallest cities.
As a share of the total population, there are fewer kids in Minneapolis than St. Paul, Chicago and New York City.
“There’s lots of speculation about what Sheriff Stanek is, or is not, doing.”
The study also shows that certain groups of Minnesotans — including people of color, the very young, the very old, and those without adequate access to health care — are disproportionately affected by pollution.
Housing advocates and officials across the metro are boosting efforts to raise awareness of the need for Section 8 housing.
“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.