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Liz Navratil

Reporter | Minneapolis
Phone: 612-673-4994
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Office of Violence Prevention Director Sasha Cotton, shown in October.

Minneapolis makes big bet on violence prevention effort to stem crime surge

With money diverted from police, city agency faces pressure to ramp up quickly, help stem crime surge.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey spoke during a press conference to announce the Minneapolis Forward: Rebuild Resilient initiative Tuesday. ] ANTHONY SOUF

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says he's running for re-election

The announcement comes as the city is grappling with multiple crises.
The Minneapolis city skyline including City Hall seen from the back of the U.S. District Court.

Mpls. mayor, City Council members on track to receive raises this year despite other cuts

Mayor, some of the other officials said they intend to donate the money in solidarity with other city workers.
The City of Lakes Building in downtown Minneapolis.

Mpls. Third Precinct officers move to second temporary location

The city is working on a long-term plan for the precinct and officers who work there.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, shown in 2018.

New report shows which Minneapolis officials donated to city after worker furloughs

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and six City Council members gave some of their pay back to the city last year as other workers faced furloughs.The…
The burned out Third Precinct at the corner of E Lake St. and Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, was abandoned by police at the height of rioting after the m

Minneapolis City Council group pitches new plan for police

The effort to create a new public safety department would ultimately require approval from voters.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo arrived together before speaking at a press conference to rally against th

Despite winning funding, Minneapolis crime-fighting teams never came together

Mayor Jacob Frey and Sheriff Dave Hutchinson say the city is getting extra help, but it's not the teams the council voted for in the fall.
President Donald Trump addresses supporters near the Washington Monument in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at a rally protesting the pres

Two Mpls. city employees under investigation after Trump rally, riot

Two Minneapolis city employees are under investigation following a complaint that they were on the U.S. Capitol Complex last Wednesday, the day of a pro-Trump…
Minneapolis Director of Public Works Robin Hutcheson talked with Gov. Tim Walz as he looked around a storm tunnel beneath the ground during a tour of

Minneapolis public works director leaving city job

Robin Hutcheson said she deeply appreciated the experience, but did not say why she is leaving or what she'll do next.
A masked patron entered Blarney Pub & Grill in Dinkytown. ] LEILA NAVIDI • leila.navidi@startribune.comBACKGROUND INFORMATION: Blarney Pub & Grill i

Minneapolis bars, restaurants still face local limits on counter service

When Minneapolis bars and restaurants reopen for indoor service next week, they will still be prohibited from serving people at counters.Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey signed…
Snow fell and strong winds blew on George Floyd Square at 38th and Chicago Ave. S. Wednesday in Minneapolis.    ]DAVID JOLES • david.joles@startribu

After shooting, Mpls. officials face new pressure to open 38th and Chicago

Elected leaders are debating the best path forward, after some declined to sign a letter outlining an intention to quickly reopen the streets.
Nancy Przymus, from right, holds a sign against the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, as her neighbor Blue Delliquanti  holds a sign supporting the plan during

Work on Minneapolis 2040 plan continues behind the scenes

Neighborhood density, affordable housing projects likely to gain traction even as opposition unresolved.
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo shown in June.

City attorneys to take larger role in Mpls. police discipline cases

City officials say they hope the new arrangement will reduce the chances that the city's discipline decisions will be overturned by an arbitrator.
Mayor Jacob Frey, seen on Nov. 17, said he’s waiting to see a formal proposal from the Charter Commission before taking a public position. “What

After difficult year, charter commission weighs overhaul of Minneapolis government

The changes could dramatically transform the structure of government in Minneapolis, handing the mayor new power while better defining the role of council members
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

Minneapolis will get free legal help with police union cases from law firm

Mayor Jacob Frey said he believes the arrangement will help improve accountability for the department.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey signed the city’s 2021 budget.

Two big compromises helped Mpls. public safety plan win approval

Week of harried votes produced a budget with reforms that won't gut police staff.
Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins served as a swing vote on Wednesday as the council reversed a Monday decision to shrink the aut

How council members voted on each piece of Minneapolis' new public safety plan

The council pushed to cut $8 million more from the Police Department than the mayor had initially suggested.
Mayor Jacob Frey signs the 2021 budget Friday.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey signs new budget with police changes

The 2021 spending plan reduces funding for the police department and increases spending on violence prevention programs.
In June, Council Member Alondra Cano spoke at Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis.

With 2021 city budget, Minneapolis council leaves its mark on police and public safety

Mayor Jacob Frey said he is doing 'due diligence' but expects he will approve the 2021 budget.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

Divided Mpls. council approves cutting $8M from police budget

The council preserved a plan to hire more officers in future years, avoiding a political showdown with Mayor Jacob Frey.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, seen at a Dec. 3 news conference with Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, said Monday that he was deeply opposed to changing

Mpls. Council gives initial OK to $8M in cuts to police budget

The money will be moved to other city departments to expand violence prevention programs, launch mental health crisis teams, train dispatchers to assess mental health calls and have other city employees handle parking and property damage reports.