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.
The move, which comes out of a court settlement with Northern Metals, is specifically designed to address the disparate impact of lead poisoning on people of color in the city.
Running for the Ward 10 council seat, Gibson’s top priorities are housing and public safety.
If the Charter Commission moves ahead with a plan to revamp the city’s “creaky” municipal structure, the plan could come before the voters at next November’s city election.
Jones is running for the Ward 10 council seat “to create a community where everyone knows they belong.”
With the desire to rebuild also comes concerns about gentrification.