The new option is meant to bridge the divide on the issue between community members and city officials.
The report describes a three-pillar plan: preventative services like violence prevention groups, responsive services that provide real-time assistance to people seeking emergency services and restorative services that heal trauma and find root causes of community safety challenges.
A refresher on the city’s long journey to a settlement with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and the federal investigation into its policing practices, likely to result in a consent decree.
It might be time to rethink a decision that was made 55 years ago and take buses off of the city’s odd “transit mall.”
MinnPost talked to some of the newly appointed commissioners, who say they recognize the body won’t immediately solve issues of lack of trust, transparency and accountability in law enforcement. But they say they aim to get the ball rolling on remedying those problems.
For a normally transparent Public Works department to make up plans on the fly represents a big departure for Minneapolis’ approach to transportation. Even if you like the changes, which water down safety on the new street, the process is a red flag.
The controversy is raising questions about who holds power in City Hall and what will become of the city’s Racial Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Department.
The mayor will chair a working group of the governmental and private entities that all must work together if the public housing authority is going to meet its goal to open 150 new units each year.
The biennial budget features nearly $400 million over the two-year life of the budget — 2023-24 — for the police department.
Activists are encouraged their ideas are being piloted but want to see long-term funding. City officials say some programs are moving in that direction.
With voters approving the new system of governance last fall, Frey has proposed further plans to restructure how city government operates.
Frey’s sizable election night advantage led to victory after the second round of tabulations in the ranked-choice vote contest.
What happened, and what it could mean for the general election.
Several Minneapolis City Council races are being hotly contested this year. It seems there’s a lot less eagerness to be mayor.
The 32 deaths reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday represents the highest one-day death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic so far. MDH also reported an additional 530 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Minnesota.
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.
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.
The success of the city’s group violence intervention strategy has prompted Mayor Jacob Frey to propose growing the program so that it can address gang violence in south Minneapolis.
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.