So far, Wright’s death has led to second-degree manslaughter charges against the officer involved; ignited a series of demonstrations; and prompted a shakeup of Brooklyn Center city government.
A new charter plan, scheduled to come before the voters in November, would clarify the mayor’s role as the city’s chief executive and stipulate that City Council members would not be permitted to “usurp, invade or interfere with the mayor’s direction or supervision.”
Minneapolis City Council candidate AJ Flowers believes that local government should be more, well, local.
Her service on the commission gave Pier a window into development of all kinds, across all parts of the city.
After a 20-year career in which she oversaw historic strides in the LGBTQ+ rights movement, Meyer will leave as OutFront Minnesota’s executive director next month.
As the Derek Chauvin trial proceeds inside the Hennepin County Government Center courthouse, a small community of activists and vendors stand vigil.
Chavez, running for the seat representing Ward 9, says one priority is pushing the city to do more to help immigrants.
Several Minneapolis City Council races are being hotly contested this year. It seems there’s a lot less eagerness to be mayor.
The request came after the city of Minneapolis announced a $27 million settlement with the family of George Floyd, the man Chauvin is accused of killing.
“I’d be the first to honestly say that I’ve lived through every single issue that we are addressing right now,” says Ward 9 candidate Ortega.
Jury selection is under way in the Derek Chauvin trial. Here’s where the pool of potential jurors being questioned by attorneys comes from.
Answers to some basic questions about the trial of the cop accused of killing George Floyd.
Legislators from both parties worked over the summer and fall to learn about how Metro Transit enforces fare collection — and to seek some common responses. Metro Transit also used that time to implement changes in response to GOP complaints about crime and safety on the system.
As the trial nears, residents throughout the city are reviving safety and solidarity networks that sprang up shortly after the killing of George Floyd.
Ward 10 candidate is looking to differentiate himself in a crowded field with his policy goals — and by being the most straightforward.
The issue of estate planning, especially for Native land owners, has become especially important due to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19. The CDC says Native Americans die from COVID-19 at nearly twice the rate of white people.
Wheeler says he will bring a sense of openness and elective experience to City Hall.
Growing up, Chughtai’s family experienced housing instability, which is one of the reasons she’s prioritized the issue in her campaign. “It’s my guiding value; housing anchors everything,” she said.
If the development can actually get built, it would be a “trailblazer,” said Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Senior Project Coordinator Emily Stern.
The proposal aims to transform a former barge terminal on the Mississippi River into a sprawling compound with housing, commercial space, manufacturing space, a community center, green spaces and an outdoor amphitheater.