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Gov. Walz urges state bonding to help Lake Street, epicenter of the destruction.
It came as they announced the state Human Rights Department will look at Minneapolis police policies and procedures over the past 10 years to determine if police engaged in discriminatory practices. The city's chief acknowledged there is work to be done.
The attorneys representing George Floyd's family and Hennepin County officials have released competing autopsy results, agreeing that the death is a homicide but disagreeing over the cause. Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen on video pinning his knee on Floyd's neck, has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
A memorial service for Minneapolis is being planned for Thursday.
In his first substantial comments since the killing of George Floyd, fiery Minneapolis police union president Lt. Bob Kroll blasted the city's handling of the…
In the coming days, many will also be watching to see if members propose police reforms.
State Patrol troopers moved in to help with growing looting, and the mayor said he asked the governor to consider calling in the National Guard as violence turned deadly.
During a second night of violent protests in south Minneapolis, one person died after being shot by a store owner, police said. Many businesses were looted and some were in flames early today. Earlier, Mayor Jacob Frey called for a fired officer's arrest in George Floyd's death.
Changes come as retail and restaurant customers in Minneapolis must start wearing masks Tuesday night.
Mayor Jacob Frey issued a new regulation as the state prepares to relax some social distancing measures.
Mayors are mobilizing to lobby Congress, though some doubt their sway.
The high number of cases — roughly 6% of the city's total — fall in a neighborhood known for its vibrant East African community, with many in high-rise apartments.
Jacob Frey signed an order that will require people over the age of 2 to wear a covering over their nose and mouth while at "indoor spaces of public accommodation."
The Legislature ended its work Sunday without a decision on how to distribute $667 million in federal aid for counties, cities and towns — leaving cash-strapped communities in limbo as coronavirus costs pile up.
Contracts and invoices obtained through public records requests show a county-by-county patchwork of efforts to find and pay for lodging, transportation, food and other services for hundreds of unsheltered people in the seven-county metro, all within a matter of weeks.
While it's difficult to draw definitive conclusions about disparities, several council members said they want to keep close track of those numbers.
The pandemic has brought professional and personal challenges for the first-term mayor.
The city received more than 1,200 applications from businesses seeking $5,000 or $10,000 forgivable loans to help them survive the pandemic. About 400 are likely to be disqualified because they're outside the zones designated for assistance.
In his State of the City address, the mayor warned residents that there would be difficult times ahead.
The city initially said it expected to help about 1,500 families.
The new routes are designed to encourage people to stay six feet apart while exercising outside.
That's roughly twice the number of families the city initially said it hoped to help.
Of the 35 Minneapolis residents who have died of COVID-19, 32 are associated with congregate care facilities.
The changes reduce the risk of picking up germs while waiting to cross city intersections.
Winner will replace Abdi Warsame and remain in office through 2021.
City officials expect to receive more applications than they can fulfill.
Local officials from the Twin Cities, Duluth and greater Minnesota signed the letter.
The big plans and sweeping policy changes will have to wait as the core cities adjust to the new virus reality.
Ruff had been serving in the post in an interim role since October.
Applicants must be based in an area already targeted for special assistance.
Some fear seeking help will jeopardize their immigration status because of new "public charge" rule.
Voters will select a replacement for former Minneapolis City Council Member Abdi Warsame on Aug. 11. The special election to select a council member to…
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey unveiled a plan to give assistance for folks struggling with the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
He will now lead the Public Housing Authority.
Emergency declaration allows Minneapolis mayor to pass temporary regulations and authorize quick purchases without having to go through the normal City Council approval process.
Enforcement of the statewide stay-at-home order in Minneapolis will focus first on education and outreach. The order says that violations could carry a fine of up to $1,000 or up to 90 days in jail.
It came as Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order goes into effect. Outdoor exercise is permitted, provided that people stay at least 6 feet apart.
One council member sees the city resorting to "major reductions in service."
Move gives mayor more power to act quickly.
For the first time since the coronavirus was confirmed in Minnesota, some council members can participate remotely.
The new rules come after the city, state declared emergencies over COVID-19
The Minneapolis mayor's decision comes one day after St. Paul declared a similar emergency. Minneapolis will also stop issuing permits for gatherings of 50 or people, citing guidance from the CDC.
The city can now work on its decadeslong goal of reopening Nicollet Avenue.
Health officials have said washing your hands is a key way to help prevent the virus' spread.
After fatal Cedar-Riverside fire, lawmakers weigh the costs of safety measures.
The money would pay for nearly half the cost of a performing arts center, the centerpiece of the project.
Minneapolis won't have to conduct environmental study sought by foes.
The city 40 years ago allowed the retailer to build a big-box store that cut off one of Minneapolis' most storied thoroughfares. The closure, expected by June 30, eliminates an affordable shopping destination for low-income people.
The city coordinator is the highest ranking nonelected position in city government, advising elected officials and managing seven departments.
The cities can appeal the decision.
Federal conflict-of-interest rules prohibit most housing agencies from hiring public officials while they are in office or for one year afterward.
Rouge at the Lounge must update its security plan, specifying how it will keep guns out of the club.
The city is reviewing Rouge at the Lounge again following the shooting.
City officials concerned about protecting data.
A state law enacted a decade ago threatens to scramble Minneapolis elections, forcing City Council members to contemplate running for office twice in four years.…
"This was just a tragedy for everyone involved," City Council President Lisa Bender said after the vote.
City Council's decision on Friday ends a monthslong debate over their drive-throughs.
The city is poised to reverse its earlier decision to block the businesses.
The measure would give property owners until 2032 to add sprinklers to most high-rise buildings constructed before the sprinkler mandates took effect.
Minneapolis, the county will pay for analysts.
Raises of up to 7% would cost the city about $1.5 million; mayoral approval is needed.
Meet Minneapolis says it has made changes since a 2018 audit found it inflated its economic impact.
His appointment would leave an opening on the Minneapolis City Council.
Some were still seeking housing as the Red Cross shelter closed.
"The battle over our minimum wage ordinance is over," said Mayor Jacob Frey.
The Minneapolis mayor talks about his second year in office, President Donald Trump, and what's next for the city.
A former firefighter sued for disability discrimination.
Relief officials say no Drake evacuees will be turned out on the street.
Officials say they are working to get people into long-term housing.
To clear through the backlog, city and Hennepin County officials are expanding on a relationship they already had with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
The money will be used to pay damage deposits, rent.
Careless smoking blamed for many deadly fires.
Many leaders in Minnesota have endorsed the senator, citing her policy proposals and her track record.
Many record, photos and more items required for insurance claims were lost in the Christmas Day blaze.
More than 200 people lost their homes when the blaze started around 3 a.m. Christmas Day and spread throughout the building.