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Liz Navratil

Reporter | Minneapolis
Phone: 612-673-4994
Location: Minneapolis

Liz Navratil covers Minneapolis City Hall for the Star Tribune.


Navratil previously worked in Pennsylvania, where she covered state government and crime — and sometimes both at once. She's part of the team that won a 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting.
Recent content from Liz Navratil
The high rise at 630 Cedar Avenue where an early morning fire left five dead.

Cause of deadly high-rise fire 'undetermined,' officials say

The investigation into the accidental fire that killed five people at the Cedar High Apartments in Minneapolis will remain open, and the cause could be updated if investigators receive additional information.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey proposed adding 14 new police officers during his annual budget address, far fewer than what the city's police chief requ

Minneapolis City Council to consider budget that would add police, money for 2020 elections

Mayor Jacob Frey's proposal comes with a 6.95% property tax levy increase.
Residents of a south Minneapolis high rise were evacuated early Wednesday after a fire broke out on the 14th floor of the building, killing five peopl

Minneapolis apartment building in blaze has few sprinklers

In the hours after the blaze at Cedar High Apartments, Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel suggested they could have helped.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

Mayor Frey renews payment demand as costs from Trump rally are in

The city's path to reimbursement for the $542,733 spent is unclear.
Council Member Phillipe Cunningham, who says he survived conversion therapy stood by as Roger Sanchez, a survivor of conversion therapy hugged Council

Minneapolis City Council approves ban on conversion therapy

Minneapolis would be the first city in Minnesota to ban the controversial practice.
A man carried plastic bags of groceries out of Kowalski’s in Uptown in Minneapolis, Minn., on Thursday, July 23, 2015.

Mpls. Council OKs nickel fee on most plastic and paper bags

It comes after the state blocked bag bans.
Council Member Phillipe Cunningham hugged Roger Sanchez, a survivor of conversion therapy as Council Member Andrea Jenkins stood by.

Minneapolis City Council poised to ban conversion therapy for minors

Disputed practice seeks to change gender identity, sexual orientation.
Downtown Minneapolis, as seen from St. Paul. In Minneapolis and St. Paul, city tax increases are expected to hit hardest in low-income neighborhoods,

Homeowners getting peek at property tax bills might not like what they see

But preliminary property bills could change after city councils set budgets.