Running against big cities has long been part of GOP election campaigns. It is especially potent when there are no Republicans elected from those cities, as in the case in Minnesota.
Minneapolis officials want someone to partner with First Avenue to co-own and run the music venue at the massive riverfront project.
Minneapolis City Council Member Phillipe Cunningham has faced push back from other council members over his idea to provide a stipend to the 17 members of the advisory committee working on the $200 million Upper Harbor Terminal project.
Faith Lutheran Church has become the first organization to welcome tiny homes on its property, an option that represents one answer to the state’s ballooning homeless population, supporters say.
At its meeting Wednesday, charter commissioners said they want the line-drawing to be finished by April 2022, or roughly a year after federal authorities release 2020 census data.
The governor’s 2020 proposal for construction projects across the state includes $12.35 million to start work on the final segment of Minneapolis’ 50-mile Grand Rounds trail.
During a meeting to discuss Minneapolis’ $200 million Upper Harbor Terminal project last month, a confrontation between the meeting’s leaders and members of the media made clear: Not everyone knows about Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law.
The city currently prohibits commercial vehicles from parking on either side of streets in residential areas, but that leaves some commercial and industrial areas open for truck drivers to park overnight.
Wednesday’s committee meeting will be the first public meeting for council members to address the so-called Kahn rule, the state law that aims to give voters fairer representation on the Minneapolis City Council following a census.
Members of the citizen-led group want to have more time to discuss design aspects of the project — including a first-of-its-kind amphitheater — and how they will affect the city’s north side.
In December, the board approved a 2020 budget that includes an unprecedented hike in spending on the county’s adult shelter system — an increase that will pay for a new facility exclusively for people who identify as female.
The Minneapolis Charter Commission is looking at three scenarios in response to the so-called Kahn rule, which requires the council elections to be held soon after officials redraw ward boundaries reflecting population changes recorded in the census.
The City’s Council members — including the youngest ever, Nelsie Yang — will be sworn in at the Ordway Concert Hall in downtown St. Paul Tuesday evening.
From the future of Minneapolis’ city elections to Arden Hills’ massive TCAAP project, a look at the metro-focused issues, ideas and stories to keep an eye out for in the new year.
To address the region’s homeless problem — and deal with Minnesota’s complex land-use rules — one Twin Cities nonprofit is working to establish a framework for building and running communities of tiny homes that would be located on land owned by churches.
“What I would absolutely love to see is … tailored approaches to each family and each offender,” said Assistant City Attorney Jennifer Saunders.
Since 2018, as part of a contract agreement between a host of cleaning companies and the SEIU, the University of Minnesota has published a series of studies that say janitors face worrying rates of injury, as well as sleep issues that increase their chances of getting hurt.
On Wednesday, the Minneapolis City Council finalized a $1.6 billion budget for the coming year — a plan that includes the biggest increase to the city’s property tax levy in 10 years.
Some commissioners say the budget ignores previously-established priorities for the system, and does not give enough attention to goals such as protecting the environment, achieving financial sustainability and engaging more residents.
Council has been trying to balance the desires of those who say the Minneapolis Police Department needs more officers and those who want more emphasis on community-led efforts.