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The winner will fill a seat empty since April, when Abdi Warsame left the council to lead the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.
The intersection where George Floyd was killed became the site of demonstrations and memorials.
The Minneapolis Charter Commission voted 10-5 to take an additional 90 days to study the measure.
Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the store at the intersection of 38th and Chicago on Monday afternoon demanding it remain closed.
Eleven candidates are running to join a council facing police reforms, a major budget shortfall, a homelessness crisis and more.
Bars can remain open, but indoors, only table service will be allowed. The regulation applies to taprooms, distilleries and nightclubs as well.
One built for Native Americans could open by the end of the year.
About 20 people were arrested as one of two sites in Powderhorn Park was shut down.
The declaration comes on the heels of a similar move by Hennepin County last month.
The unanimous vote came after an hour-plus of public comment in which dozens of residents protested against the homeless encampments, which they said have become the site of constant drug use, violence and other illicit behavior.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he plans to appeal the federal agency's denial of his request for disaster aid.
Powderhorn survey finds 282 campers, well below the Park Board's estimate.
The question comes as South Side residents begin to brainstorm what they hope will become a permanent memorial while considering the area's past and future.
Small encampments have shown up in about 35 park locations, including one in front of the superintendent's home at Lyndale Farmstead Park.
The Park Board's pledge was a response to growing camps in Powderhorn Park.
They want to know why more firefighters or other cities weren't called in to help.
Mark Ruff, the city coordinator, vowed to restore trust with the public.
The sudden evacuation marks the second time in recent weeks that large numbers of homeless people have been forced to leave a temporary site.
They may differ on what it means to dismantle or defund the police. But the idea has gained momentum across the country, with activists asking people to redefine public safety without armed, uniformed officers of the law.
The hotel is now a 24/7 operation housing more than 200 homeless residents.
It was the latest partner to pull out of relationships with the embattled department, joining the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Public Schools, museums and a host of other venues.
Neighborhoods around Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue became a focal point as groups of protesters converged on the Fifth Precinct station.
More businesses vandalized, looted overnight in wake of George Floyd death during arrest.
"COVID didn't close me, but this is going to close me," says one shop owner.
The annual ranking by the Trust for Public Land restored Minneapolis' bragging rights.
Organizers are considering rescheduling some of those events for October.
The ruling that the Minnesota DNR has the authority to rename the lake caps a yearslong dispute over the popular Minneapolis lake and reverses a decision from the Court of Appeals last spring.
Masks muffle voices and make reading lips impossible for folks who "already feel isolated at times."
A third Democratic state legislator is questioning his party’s endorsement process after losing his bid for the DFL’s backing to a primary challenger. State Sen.…
Citing urgent public health concerns, Metro Transit authorities are moving to contain the spread of a large and growing homeless encampment near the light-rail line in south Minneapolis.
The Park Board was originally going to reopen them at the end of the stay-at-home order.
Tennis players have questioned why the Park Board wants to shut down a sport in which players are on opposite sides of a long court, with plenty of space between them and no physical contact
Superintendent Al Bangoura said tougher decisions lie ahead.
The restrictions, which are meant to prevent groups from congregating during the pandemic, will include removing or blocking basketball rims; removing tennis and volleyball nets; and posting signs notifying park visitors that soccer fields, playgrounds and skate parks are closed.
Winner will replace Abdi Warsame and remain in office through 2021.
A park commissioner said he reopened them to allow seniors and people with health issues to visit the lake.
The merchants of Seward are counting on support from loyal neighbors to weather the shutdown.
Every night at 7 p.m., neighbors step out on their balconies to show their appreciation.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on Monday granted additional authority to Superintendent Al Bangoura, giving him the power to, among other actions, close parkways…
To maintain social distancing, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board this week announced the cancellation of most recreational activities through Aug. 31. The decision will be a major disruption to families across Minneapolis, put the jobs of hundreds of seasonal employees in limbo and result in millions of dollars in lost revenue for the Park Board.
People from all over the country come to the Minneapolis training center for six to nine months.
Alarmed by the numbers gathering at the most popular lakes and trails, parks leaders doubled down on their call for people to spread out and visit smaller neighborhood parks instead. They say doing so could head off more drastic action, such as closing parks altogether.
The driver's identity has not been released.
Operators scramble to keep supplies coming and their employees safe.
Minneapolis' skyways are owned by each building, and as a result have different hours of operation.
Honey and Ginger Hop were open just outside downtown Minneapolis for more than 10 years.
The Park Board is expecting to close other parkways, but hasn't said which ones.
From Google Hangouts to alley parties, friends and family are staying connected in creative ways.
Livestreams, Google hangouts and alley parties: How Minnesotans are keeping their distance during coronavirus
Despite social distancing, we need to maintain our links with others.
Park Board echoes health advice: Enjoy nature, but stay 6 feet apart.
A forlorn St. Patrick's Day reveler, missing benches, empty plazas: Scenes from downtown Minneapolis
Some people were still working, but mostly, downtown is becoming deserted.
State parks, campgrounds and other natural places will remain open for now, but expect some changes upon visiting because of safety measures related to the coronavirus.
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.
Latino, Somali parents say Minneapolis district isn't listening to their concerns.
Leaders in both cities celebrated the lower speed limits in an event held in pouring rain on the municipal border line.
The city sets goals in 10-year plan to lower carbon emissions, reduce trips in vehicles.
People in the heavily Latino and immigrant community could only speculate as to what's next. Most say it's been a long time coming.
Leaders in Minneapolis and St. Paul agree: Drivers on city streets need to slow down. So with new authority from the Legislature, they're collaborating to lower speed limits from the current 30 mph. They're not saying yet how low, but officials from both cities will announce the new limits and unveil signs at an event next week.
People can leave their things in the containers and go about their day.
It's not the first event the Loppet has had to make snow for, but it's the biggest.
Neighborhood group loses appeal to stop project.
Some worry that a lack of benches will punish pedestrians and the homeless.
Demonstrators have clamored for safety improvements on Lyndale, protesting with signs that say "Safe Streets For All" and "#FixLyndale." Members of a new campaign called Safe Streets Save Lives say they plan to protest each month until more changes are made to the street.
Some see the absences as petty politics surrounding the new board president.
The new lease limits public access to the historic home, while Superintendent Al Bangoura will pay more in rent.
Skujins was also a prominent member of the Twin Cities' Latvian community. His family fled during World War II and Soviet occupation.
The city built the lot in the late 1990s to benefit businesses. Some say they still need it.
The population boom in the city center has accompanied a surge in apartment construction.
An outgoing City Council member had a re-election pledge to build the mall.
Minneapolis gave farm a month to cease operations after finding it violated its zoning, its owner says.
Al Bangoura said Park Board must decide whether home is residence or museum.
The rollover happened near his family's cabin, according to his obituary.
This year, Minneapolis leaders hope the stage is set to move forward with the city’s first amphitheater, the centerpiece in a large-scale transformation of 48…
Reporters were asked not to record or photograph during a meeting.
The City Council appointed the committee made up mostly of residents from north and northeast Minneapolis to help guide the redevelopment of the Upper Harbor Terminal.