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She was arrested numerous times for civil disobedience in her attempt to bring attention to the dangers of ongoing wars and the production of nuclear weapons and cluster bombs.
Despite their split views on some of the other major issues, both candidates support rent control.
City Council district includes the area where George Floyd was killed.
Proposals tackle the future of policing, how power is divided in City Hall and whether to limit rent increases.
Frey has worked under an intense international spotlight since George Floyd's death put the city into the epicenter of a reckoning over policing and racism. It placed the mayor at odds with many members of the City Council and powerful political forces bent on reducing police funding.
The city is facing historic questions on the future of policing, rental pricing and power in city hall.
Up for a vote are key ballot questions and elections for the mayor's office, all 13 City Council seats and more.
A city investigation found workers had almost no access to sick leave.
Member of the group said they invited candidates with most delegate support
The popular Somali hub is leading a community fight to have the city remove the area's parking meters.
Local caps can help short-term housing issues, but they don't fix underlying market forces.
Council members meanwhile approved the ballot language for a proposal that could change the power dynamics in City Hall.
The 13-member council, which meets next week, would need nine votes to override Jacob Frey's veto.
A judge scheduled a Monday hearing in a lawsuit challenging whether city officials can include an explanatory note alongside policing ballot question.
The city will start accepting applications to build and operate single-room occupancy units in November.
Jagadish Desai was always busy doing something, whether it was helping newly arrived immigrants from India get acclimated to life in Minnesota or bridging cultural…
Association leaders said the new name will better reflect the area's Dakota heritage.
City Coordinator Mark Ruff resigned just days ago.
The city of Minneapolis is urging residents and businesses to practice responsible water-saving habits as drought conditions intensify around the state.Tips include taking short showers…
Mark Ruff said he had to choose between personal and professional crises.
Large blue signs, updated weekly, will now show the rate that drivers have been yielding to pedestrians at select sites in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The Charter Commission said a citizen-led petition is not a good policy.
As the top vote-getter in the DFL endorsement convention, she now faces a barrage of questions on other issues.
Advocates for landlords laud city tenant programs, but see no eviction crisis.
Sheila Nezhad, a community organizer came in first in the final ballot, but failed to garner enough votes to win the party's backing.
Mayor hopes to help keep people in homes at end of eviction moratorium.
Five incumbents, a challenger and one vying for an open seat get nods.
Minneapolis DFL leader called the allegations "absolute garbage."
Charlie Johnson was shot and killed hours before his graduation.
Under new leadership, the Association for Black Economic Power says it has overcome the setbacks of 2019.
City leaders said the new law will reduce homelessness.
Memorials and protests cropped up around the globe a year after Floyd's death. Despite the grim nature of the anniversary, many who gathered in Minneapolis said there were reasons to celebrate.
George Floyd Square was jarred when police responded to call of shots fired at 10 a.m. one block away. One person was treated for a gunshot wound, police said.
Council members said the proposed ordinance would prevent massive evictions after the statewide ban is lifted.
The sites mostly serve seniors and disabled residents.
Lime challenges Bird on inequitable deployment on Mpls.' North Side.
In his youth, Mohamed Samatar's magnetic personality showed no boundaries. Everyone was drawn to him, including bad influences.But after his father died in 2015, Samatar…
About 1,000 scooters will appear in the coming days with more on the way.
The gunman walked into the store about 7 p.m., pulled out a gun and pointed it at Hassan Shire, the owner. "Give me money, give me money," the gunman said, according to Shire.
Seeing the heavy security presence reminds many of conflicts in their native countries.
Hospital leaders and faith groups said the signs are about giving Muslims a space that's more inclusive and improves their health.
Arfasse Gemeda is worried about whether she will see her husband again.Jawar Mohammed, a media influencer turned politician, traveled from Minnesota to his native Ethiopia…
The mayor says creating policies through a referendum process could lead to flawed
In a virtual endorsement, voters will decide on own time, in own language.
Traumatized residents at the Cedar High Apartments welcome the safety upgrade.
Through aggressive testing and stringent measures to curb the disease, the city has consistently lower rates of infection and deaths.
Knuth says Mayor Jacob Frey is not committed to building trusting relationships with city residents.
City leaders say steep increases in rents are disproportionately affecting Minneapolis residents of color.
Voters could decide in November whether to cap the amount landlords can charge.
Three City Council members introduced two charter amendments that would cap rent hikes.
As a young boy, Hwei-Hsien Cheng and his family saw their lives uprooted by the Chinese Communist Revolution.But the longtime soil scientist devoted himself to…
The former City Council member wants to preserve and create new housing amid funding troubles and fears of displacement.
The housing authority follows through with its promise to not displace residents after its partnership with private investors.
The City Council will hold off until an environmental review can be conducted.
The announcement comes as the city is grappling with multiple crises.
COVID-19 has hit elders in Minnesota's Somali community especially hard — and racial inequities have led to mistreatment and inadequate care, a local group says.
Punctual and stoic, she was a devout Muslim and a humanitarian, those who knew her said.
Research shows students of color and students with special needs are suspended more often than others.
Minneapolis has released five proposals to shift schools and students around the district.
Mpls. parents get first look at plans to eliminate racial disparities in district.
Minneapolis schools look at five options, some sweeping, in latest push to close nagging achievement gap.
Over the years, Hopewell Music has developed the talents of thousands of students.
Of the 95 state school districts studied by the Center for School Change, 97% failed to provide current information about the Postsecondary Enrollment Options program.
Though the strategic plan was not on the agenda, parents and others concerned about the proposed changes spoke out passionately during the public comment portion of the meeting.
Over the years, Lesley Earles has worked to pull in community support while tapping into students' interests.
District officials point to declining enrollment and revenue that hasn't kept up with inflation and rising costs.
School shootings elsewhere prompt parental concerns about emergency plans.
Shanta qof ee naftooda ku waayey dabkii 27ka Nofeembar ee Daaraha Dhaahdeer ee Cedar High ee Minneapolis oo lagu xasuusan doono masiibada dhacday. Noloshooda iyo geeridooda waxyaabo badan oo ay wadaagaan baa jira: halgankii ay u galeen nolosha, doonista ay u qabeen in ay adeegaan inta kale iyo ku xirnaashaha bulshada.
The five people who perished in the Nov. 27 blaze at Cedar High Apartments will forever be linked by the tragedy. Yet their lives, as well as their deaths, share a common thread.
Religious and community organizations raised $94,000 in the week since the blaze. But organizers say more is needed to help fire victims.
Initially pronounced dead, Salad Samatar is making a slow recovery.
For many in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, Wednesday's fire echoes an earlier tragedy that killed three.
Residents of the Cedar-Riverside community attempted to process their shock and grief Wednesday, just hours after an early morning fire killed five and injured four.
The deadly blaze in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood broke out around 4 a.m. in a 25-story building. The fire was out within 30 minutes, the Minneapolis Fire Department said. Early signs are it was accidental.
The federal officials want the NHTSA to step up efforts.