Repeated statements by GOP leaders at the Minnesota Legislature make it clear they see any problems with policing as a more of a Minneapolis issue than a systemic one.
Here are some answers to questions about unemployment, sick leave and what governments are doing to help people who may lose jobs or money due to coronavirus.
From Kmart shoppers’ reactions to the city’s redevelopment plans, here’s what you should know about the agreement — and why it’s happening now.
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.
The so-called Kahn Rule, named after former state Rep. Phyllis Kahn, requires Minneapolis to hold elections soon after the census-driven redistricting of City Council wards, and it changes a fundamental feature of city politics: that all city offices are on the ballot at the same time.
As the Minneapolis City Council prepares to finalize the city’s budget, the data are expected to be part of the debate over police staffing.
A year after a massive encampment formed at the intersection of Franklin and Hiawatha avenues in Minneapolis, the Greenway community has become one of the most conspicuous signs of homelessness in the Twin Cities.
The city is bringing in researchers from the University of Minnesota to learn about the challenges of neighborhood leaders and to see why others don’t participate in neighborhood groups.
The City Council wants to help local entrepreneurs thrive in Minneapolis’ most diverse neighborhoods. Less clear is how the efforts from the city will actually spur economic growth while keeping neighborhoods affordable.
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.
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.
For all the buzz generated by the plan’s call to eliminate single-family zoning, less attention has been paid to the notion of if, or to what extent, the change will alter housing affordability in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey wants to move eight police officers currently in desk jobs to beat work next year, backfilling their office positions with civilians. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, meanwhile, wants to shift money around to give all officers pay raises, among other plans.
The Depot not only became the centerpiece of a successful development, it helped transform a neighborhood and create a crucial connection between downtown and the Mississippi Riverfront.
It turns out that the substance of the ordinance has been decided for weeks, if not months.
On Tuesday, the city is expected authorize the purchase of the ground beneath the Kmart that blocks Nicollet Avenue between Lake Street and 29th Street.
A woonerf is supposed to be a mixed-use throughway that is shared by cars, bicyclists and pedestrians. But Minneapolis’ first version of these “living streets” is devoted, mostly, to cars.
It was the proposed referendum that drove the deal, which had been negotiated out of the public eye over the last five months.
County commissioners are not happy that a fee imposed by the City of Minneapolis on new developments does not exempt projects built by other governments.
The company proposing the project says it’s a way to provide clean energy. But neighborhood residents and city officials worry about its impact on an iconic part of Minneapolis.