When Lisa Bender first became City Council president, she individually asked all council members what they wanted from her as their new leader. Every official, she said, had this main request: Let’s just all get along.
The fact that the plan even mentions food policy was seen as a victory in the eyes of food policy pros around the metro.
A first-of-its-kind report will serve as a guiding document as Minneapolis officials decide where, and to what extent, they should invest in street improvements or boost law enforcement.
Regan Gonzalez (one last name: It’s Irish-Mexican) spoke with MinnPost about the rewards and challenges of running a fast-growing suburb, as well as her plans for a unique State of the City address next month.
Groundwater pollution from old construction materials has prompted the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to look at revamping landfill rules.
The lack of criticism of St. Paul’s plan is a dramatic departure from the long, heated debate among Minneapolis residents over its 2040 comprehensive plan.
In a year and a half as Minneapolis’ police chief, Arradondo has been forced to handle an array of issues that some police chiefs don’t encounter over the course of their entire careers.
As new Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson took a tour of county facilities — from a gun range in Maple Grove to the county jail — he continued to preach a message of reform.
Though the program is currently operating as a pilot, it is on track to grow in 2019, thanks to money set aside in the city’s 2019 budget.
From development to dockless bikes.
The mayor talks affordable housing, public safety, and learning to code.
On a recent afternoon, Frey looked back at the highlights and challenges of his first year in the new gig, what he is prioritizing in 2019 — and what his life is now like outside City Hall.
Despite the increased availability of healthy foods, shopper surveys and home-food analyses showed there wasn’t an increase in people purchasing healthy foods in Minneapolis as a result of the ordinance.
The new site, on Cedar Avenue near the Franklin Avenue light-rail station, aims to temporarily house up to 120 people from the Hiawatha Avenue encampment.
It’s an idea more than a century in the making: Minneapolis could one day have a massive trail system for bicyclists and pedestrians that encircles the whole city.
Hennepin County is making the first steps to address some of the racial disparities in homelessness head-on, through a national program that will allow the county to benefit from other cities’ approaches to the issue.
Her workshop training aims “to try to help shift the consciousness of white people who want to be allies, or who believe that they are allies, so they can go deeper in their anti-racism work in their employment, and outside of their employment.”
The mayors of both Minneapolis and St. Paul are looking at budgets that essentially reverse their original proposals for law enforcement spending.
Of the 100 biggest metro areas in the U.S., Chicago is one of just 10 that lost population.