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Reports give a glimpse into the spending frenzy by political action committees.
Arguments over the ballot question to replace the police department often bring in the fate of the popular chief, whose term expires soon.
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar weighed in Monday as organizations leaning furthest left are waging social media campaigns and launching ads encouraging voters not to re-elect current Mayor Jacob Frey.
Candidates try to create a plan that prevents crime and police violence.
Voters' second- and third-choice rankings could be crucial in determining which candidates win historic Minneapolis elections in November.With a near-record 102 candidates, residents will have…
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, people grew more accustomed to voting early or by mail. It's too early to tell whether that might shift the turnout on Election Day.
The mayor faces renewed pressure from challengers and council colleagues, who argue he should have done more to rein in the department.
The City Council previously rejected a proposal to fund such a system.
Proposals tackle the future of policing, how power is divided in City Hall and whether to limit rent increases.
Early balloting begins Friday in a historic election that could shape the city's future.
The state's high court faces intense pressure to act quickly on the ballot question, with early voting set to begin Friday.
The legal saga is likely not over, with an almost certain emergency appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The case raises concerns about whether the Minneapolis proposal could be kicked off the ballot, days before early voting begins.
The emergency hearing is set for Monday morning, four days before early voting is set to begin.
A trio of residents wants a judge to reject the latest wording, a week before early voting starts.
The request came a week and a half before early voting begins in the first municipal races since George Floyd was killed by police.
The City Council approved the new wording in an emergency meeting, and Mayor Jacob Frey allowed it to be "deemed approved" without his signature.
Minneapolis officials on Tuesday approved new ballot language for a proposal that would clear the way for city officials to replace the Minneapolis Police Department,…
The judge hearing the case faces a tight deadline for making a decision. Early voting begins in just over two weeks.
The DFL representative is breaking from some Democrats in Minnesota's congressional delegation.
Mpls. police reform issue draws a late challenge.
Several political operatives and former city officials said they believe the fundraising is on record pace with two months left before the election.
More than a year after George Floyd's killing, no complete review is available of Minneapolis' handling of the protests that followed — even as other cities have completed similar studies.
A person who went missing after swimming off a boat in White Bear Lake has died, Ramsey County officials said Saturday.A team of local agencies…
Firefighters said they didn't believe anyone was in the building and didn't have any reports of injuries.
Facing an 11:59 p.m. deadline, the council convened three times in one day, for the first time in at least 35 years.
His warning set the stage for a series of down-to-the-wire negotiations.
The city's voters will decide the fate of MPD and government power in November.
The court scheduled an emergency hearing less than an hour before city officials meet.
The city attorney's office said it was reviewing the order to determine its response.
Council members meanwhile approved the ballot language for a proposal that could change the power dynamics in City Hall.
The mayor's budget address on Friday marked the beginning of a monthslong negotiation process with the City Council.
Decision is not necessarily an end to the court battle.
The races are drawing national attention as the city grapples with questions on policing, political power and housing affordability.
The judge's decision could have implications for other initiatives on the November ballot.
A judge scheduled a Monday hearing in a lawsuit challenging whether city officials can include an explanatory note alongside policing ballot question.
The campaign contributions signal intense local and national interest in an election still three months away.
Some city officials defended the language in the "explanatory note."
Mayor, 13 City Council seats and spots on park or taxation boards on ballot.
City attorneys are asking the state Supreme Court to take the unusual step of granting "accelerated review" as they challenge an order requiring Minneapolis to hire at least 730 police officers by next summer.
Political action group calls extra note "underhanded."
Council debates election questions over public safety overhaul, rent control and City Hall power structure.
Ruling — and an influx of federal pandemic aid — are adding a new wrinkle to the MPD debate.
Officials in Minnesota cities are wrestling with how long to grant local mayors COVID-19 emergency powers now that Gov. Tim Walz lost his executive pandemic…
City leaders said they hope the move will allow for a smoother transition back to normal operations.
City Council members agree to withdraw their proposal to to avoid confusion on the November ballot.
The encounter comes at a tense time, when residents are making competing demands about the future of policing in the city.
Activists work behind the scenes at City Hall to influence the future of public safety in Minneapolis
More than 2,000 pages of e-mails provide a window into the extent to which outside groups are seeking to influence policing proposals.
The move offsets some cuts the council made to police funding last fall.
Decisions to bring the National Guard into Minneapolis have proved contentious, with some residents requesting them and others saying they escalate tensions.
The move would offset some cuts council members made to MPD funding during budget discussions last fall.
Escalating violence in the city — including the recent shootings of three children on the city's North Side — has challenged city leaders to find a way to stop the bloodshed while fulfilling a promise to transform public safety in the wake of George Floyd's death.
A team based at Harvard University is assisting the city of Minneapolis as elected leaders attempt to fulfill a promise to transform public safety in…
Minneapolis police are bringing in outside help as they try to temper weekend violence that killed a least four people, including a college senior who was out celebrating graduation.
The relatives of the three children recently shot in Minneapolis' North Side joined city and business leaders Sunday to ratchet up pressure for anyone who has information to come forward.
Nearly 2.5 million Minnesotans are fully vaccinated.
The shooting and crash happened during an especially violent weekend in Minneapolis.
The killing of George Floyd inspired a reckoning in major cities across the nation. But in a moment of intense political division, the future is far from clear.
Some in the community expressed frustration - saying they want elected leaders to merge their competing plans and take action quickly.
The city joins a growing number of employers acknowledging the day in the wake of George Floyd's death.
A political committee called Yes 4 Minneapolis succeeded in gathering enough signatures to get a plan on the ballot, the city announced Friday.
Minneapolis council is warned against using city resources to advocate for policing ballot questions
The future of the Minneapolis Police Department has dominated conversations in City Hall — and in the looming elections.
Minnesota law says only licensed peace officers can take some actions, such as requiring drivers to provide documentation.
If the more than 20,000 signatures are verified, a citywide vote on a department overhaul is one step closer.
The city attorney' s office had advised the Civil Rights Commission against issuing a statement, saying it lacked the authority and the judge had asked the city to stop discussing the case.
If approved, the city would join a growing number of employers honoring the day celebrating emancipation in the United States.
The divisions between Mayor Jacob Frey and some members of the City Council that have complicated efforts to overhaul policing were on full display last week.
Law enforcement made no moves to disperse the dwindling crowd after the 11 p.m. curfew took effect. Earlier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., stopped by.
The final decision will rest with the law enforcement agencies working throughout the city.
Chief Medaria Arradondo said agencies will be "working in concert with each other."
Some cities in metro area such as Champlin and Brooklyn Park are declaring Wednesday curfews.
The curfews go into effect at 10 p.m. Tuesday, with earlier curfews in Brooklyn Park, Champlin.
After post-curfew clashes outside the Brooklyn Center police station Monday night, officials said 40 people were arrested. In Minneapolis, more than a dozen were arrested for looting and curfew violations.
Some commissioners see the advice as a challenge to their independence.
The city is partnering with seven organizations to help ease tensions amid the first trial in George Floyd's death.