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October 9
The first question Minneapolis voters will see on the ballot would do the opposite: strengthen the mayor’s authority over all city government. Mayor

'Strong mayor' charter amendment would restrain power of the Minneapolis City Council

First ballot question changes how Mpls. is governed.
Local
October 9
Minneapolis Police Department Lt. Johnny Mercil, left, and Cmdr. Bruce Folkens.

Mpls. officers who made comments in bodycam footage have left force

Johnny Mercil was recently heard on body camera audio using racially derogatory language.
Local
October 9
Minneapolis’ mayoral and City Council races are set to once again use the fiercely debated ranked-choice voting system.

Ranked-choice voting debate rages while method spreads

The method is gaining momentum around the country.
Local
October 9
It will be the fourth citywide election using ranked-choice voting.

Q&A: How ranked-choice voting works in Minneapolis

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…
Local
October 9

Minneapolis council approves right to legal counsel for tenants facing eviction

The action comes as the eviction moratorium expiration looms.
Minneapolis
October 8

How ranked choice voting works in Minneapolis

Local
October 8
Scene from the first day of early voting, Sept. 17, in the Minneapolis election. (Star Tribune file photo by David Joles)

Early voter turnout high in Minneapolis

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.
October 8

How does ranked choice voting work?

Residents of Minneapolis, St. Paul and several suburbs will have at least one rank choice election on their ballots this November. But how does ranked choice voting work, and what does it mean for our elections?
Minneapolis
October 8
The turnout in Ward 6 has dominated early voting in Minneapolis municipal elections this fall. (Star Tribune file photo by David Joles)

Minneapolis Ward 6 candidates at odds over policing, division of power in City Hall

Despite their split views on some of the other major issues, both candidates support rent control.
Local
October 8
A memorial of flowers marks the area where Autumn Merrick was struck and killed during a rolling gun battle in downtown Minneapolis.

Family IDs woman, 18, on scooter who was fatally hit by vehicle in rolling gun battle

Family members are grieving ahead of gathering for a wedding this weekend.
Local
October 8
A view of the Upper Harbor Terminal site, looking south from the Mississippi Riverbank near the 42nd Avenue Bridge.

Minneapolis riverfront plan for housing, amphitheater approved

The plan would convert a blighted industrial stretch of Mississippi River waterfront north of downtown Minneapolis into a 20-acre park ringed by affordable housing, a health center and an outdoor amphitheater.
Local
October 7
In July, the city awarded Canopy Mental Health & Consulting a two-year, $6 million contract to provide the professionals who would respond to mental o

Mpls., EMS officials disagreed on police-free mental health service calls

Mpls. and EMS officials disagreed on new mental health service.
Local
October 7
Nicholas D. Kraus   Credit: Hennepin County jail

Trial is set for man charged with driving into Uptown protest, killing woman

Kraus allegedly accelerated toward the crowd in hopes of vaulting over a vehicle parked as a barrier.
Local
October 7
Mayor Jacob Frey spoke to the press with Bishop Richard Howell of Shiloh Temple before a roundtable discussion with community leaders at Shiloh Temple

Frey: Conduct in Minneapolis police body cam footage 'galling'

The mayor faces renewed pressure from challengers and council colleagues, who argue he should have done more to rein in the department.
Stage & Arts
October 7
Angela Two Stars’ new commission for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden celebrates Dakota language and culture. A fountain is at the center of Two Sta

'Healing' work celebrating Dakota culture takes place of 'Scaffold' in Sculpture Garden

Sculpture by Native American artist Angela Two Stars will be unveiled Saturday.
Local
October 7
The scene at the intersection of 5th St. N. and 6th Avenue N. where a woman riding a scooter was struck and killed by vehicles involved in a collision

Gunfight ends with crash that kills woman on scooter in Mpls.

Police said they received calls around 11 p.m. about occupants in two vehicles shooting at each other near 18th Street and Nicollet Avenue S. The shooting continued into downtown Minneapolis until they crashed near Target Field.
Local
October 6
(Star Tribune file)

Minneapolis receives grant for program flagging trouble officers

The City Council previously rejected a proposal to fund such a system.
Coronavirus
October 6
Some Minneapolis schools are taking advantage of the warm weather and having students eat outside to reduce the risk of spreading COVID. Here, Burroug

For Minnesota schools, outdoor lunch offers a temporary solution for reducing COVID-19 spread

Outdoor lunch often relies on parent volunteers to supervise students.
Chauvin Trial
October 6
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Supreme Court denies Chauvin request for public defender to handle appeals

Chauvin raised more than a dozen issues on written appeals to state Court of Appeals
East Metro
October 6
Authorities have identified three men who were fatally shot last week in separate locations in Minneapolis. No arrests have been announced  by police.

Authorities ID 3 men who were fatally shot last week in separate Minneapolis locations

No arrests have been announced. City's homicide total so far this year stands at 75.