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.
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.”