Hennepin County is preparing to negotiate leases with existing buildings to set up isolation rooms for some residents who show signs of COVID-19.
Though the state of Minnesota is leading the response effort, it’s local officials throughout the state who are responsible for implementing the directives for containing the coronavirus.
Minneapolis announced limitations on bars, restaurants and coffee shops. In St. Paul, parks and libraries closed.
On Tuesday, city leaders appeared at the state Capitol to ask lawmakers to set aside $20 million in bonding money to help build a music venue that’s key to the city’s plans for the Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment project.
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“For the people who actually live in Minneapolis, we have much bigger priorities,” said Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Commissioner Chris Meyer.
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.