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Susan Du

Reporter | Minneapolis
Phone: 612-673-4028
Recent content from Susan Du
National Guard vehicles on the streets of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. A rally was held in response to the death of Daunte Wright, in Brooklyn Center o

Police shooting of Daunte Wright amid Derek Chauvin trial adds more trauma to wounded Twin Cities

Backed against her Brooklyn Center apartment building with a group of neighbors, Endeshia Tolliver watched warily as a line of riot police launched less-lethal projectiles…
A man walks on the road Friday near a fence that is at the center of controversy where a couple have been asked by the city of West St. Paul to paint

West St. Paul asks homeowner to paint over Black Lives Matter mural

A city spokesman said the code enforcement team has received more than 20 complaints about the mural since September.
Pastor Curtis Farrar of the Worldwide Outreach For Christ Ministries preached about George Floyd and social justice at George Floyd Square in Minneapo

Church at 38th and Chicago reaches out to gang members nearby

Worldwide Outreach for Christ has countered rising and ebbing gang influence at 38th and Chicago for nearly 40 years.
Minneapolis police are looking for help finding a man suspected of randomly stabbing three people.

Police seek help in finding man wanted in three Minneapolis stabbings

One victim, a 78-year-old woman, died at a hospital.
“I just want justice to be served,” said Roland Jackson, who looked up to check on the Derek Chauvin trial while getting some breakfast inside the

Mpls. defense attorneys offer legal takes, healing space during Chauvin trial

Lawyers with the Legal Rights Center are providing analysis and reactions throughout the livestreamed trial.
Community organizer Joe Vital, who grew up in the East Phillips neighborhood, worries about pollution at the site.  “It is an enviromental injustice

Some on Minneapolis council say they want to cancel water facility, sell site for urban farm

More City Council members want to give neighborhood a bigger say in land use
Robert Miller

Robert Miller, neuroscientist and microsurgeon, dies at 81

Robert F. Miller, born in Eugene, Ore., in 1939, was a restaurant cook whose boss realized he was made for something bigger. So Miller went…
A city survey found widespread support for reopening streets around George Floyd Square. (Star Tribune photo by DAVID JOLES • david.joles@startribun

Survey shows strong support for reopened streets, permanent memorial at George Floyd Square

City officials previously vowed to reopen 38th Street and Chicago Avenue after the trial of Derek Chauvin.
Just Turkey restaurant’s Sam Willis Jr. and other business owners in the square met with city officials about cash aid.

Minneapolis looks to offer forgivable loans to Floyd Square businesses

City may offer forgivable loans to businesses on closed-off streets
A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle outside Fat Lorenzo’s in south Minneapolis on Tuesday.(Photo courtesy of Steffanie Musich)

Crash that injured cyclist is latest incident at troubled south Minneapolis intersection

The intersection is a latticework of city, county, and park board roadways near a highway exit.
Park Board previews two options for new Bde Maka Ska pavilion

Park Board previews two options for new Bde Maka Ska pavilion

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has two options in mind for a new Bde Maka Ska pavilion to replace the one that burned…
Marchers chanted when they paused outside US Bank Stadium to listen to a couple of speakers.     ]  JEFF WHEELER • jeff.wheeler@startribune.com   On

Prayer service on eve of Derek Chauvin trial urges peace, unity and justice

Speakers at a prayer service on the eve of opening statements in the Derek Chauvin murder and manslaughter trial urged peace, unity and justice for…
A view of the 38th Street corridor in Minneapolis looking east from S. 4th Avenue.

Minneapolis seeks to revitalize main corridor of historically Black South Side

38th Street Thrive! is a 10-year development guide for the 38th Street Cultural District, which stretches from Nicollet to Bloomington Avenue and includes George Floyd Square.
On March 18, 2021 at Levin Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota, organizer Anthea Yur gathered Asian women in a circle and read their signs as they gathered

Activism is on the rise in Minnesota's Asian American communities

Long silent about racist slurs and slights, young people are speaking out.
Minneapolis Park Board aims to purchase land for North Loop's first park

Minneapolis Park Board aims to purchase land for North Loop's first park

The green space would replace a surface parking lot in the rapidly growing neighborhood.
Police scuffled with activists as they moved to clear out a homeless encampment on the Near North side of Minneapolis Thursday morning. For now, the s

City's attempt to clear Mpls. homeless camp leads to scuffles between police, camp defenders

Videos surfaced on social media Thursday showing the confrontation.
The bell from the U.S.S. Minneapolis was recently moved to the student commons. It was formerly stored in the weight room.

Navy bows out of war artifacts dispute between Minneapolis, Minnetonka

A former Legion Post commander speaks up about the deepening intrigue of the ship wheel and bell.
Dwight Alexander of Smoke in the Pit barbecue said he is frustrated that his business has been cut off from customers and crime has been unchecked.

Businesses issue cry for help as violence plagues Floyd Square

Cut off from the outside world by concrete barricades guarded by civilian gatekeepers surrounding 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, the business owners said they felt abandoned by a city that has failed to protect their safety and livelihoods.
Officials say the artifacts, including the USS Minneapolis’ bell, were given the district.

Custody battle over pieces of war memorial heats up between Minneapolis parks, Minnetonka schools

Ship's wheel, bell disappeared from Mpls. memorial and ended up at Minnetonka school
Protesters marched in downtown Minneapolis on the first day of the Derek Chauvin trial.

Peaceful protesters march as Chauvin trial slowed by legal wrangling

The specter of fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial hovered over an anxious Twin Cities on Monday as legal proceedings began at the…
Water flowing over the St. Anthony Falls Dam (right) was slowed to a trickle and diverted around and through the old lock system (center)Tuesday morni

Feds find no takers for mothballed Mississippi River lock in Minneapolis

After 58 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to find a new owner for the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock.
Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson and Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo discussed a joint effort on Dec. 15, 2020, involving helicopte

Mpls. residents demand transparency after police inflate carjacking charges

Fewer charges than claimed make south Mpls. residents question value, purpose of helicopters overhead.
Cortez Rice, who says he’s a nephew of George Floyd by loyalty, not blood, held a “Justice for George Floyd” sign at Saturday’s protest in St.

Ahead of Derek Chauvin trial, protesters rally in St. Paul

About 150 people, many of them family members of Minnesotans who died during encounters with police, gathered outside of Gov. Tim Walz's St. Paul residence Saturday to demand more accountability.
Walter Bell comforted his granddaughter, Sativa, 9, as they were overcome with emotion during Friday’s press conference in Minneapolis. Bell’s son

Families of those killed by police demand justice for George Floyd in former officer Derek Chauvin's trial

Relatives of people killed by Minnesota police gathered on the eve of Derek Chauvin's trial to support the family of George Floyd.
Tommy McBrayer was among the volunteers clearing ice from George Floyd Square on Wednesday. The area’s caretakers are preparing for visitors with De

At George Floyd Square, Chauvin trial is emotional turning point

Many longtime caretakers of the square are trying to tamp their own anxieties as they strive to present a unified front during what they consider a watershed moment with the world watching.
A security guard stood in an aisle at Greenway Liquors in Loring Park, where numerous looting incidents prompted the owner to put up boards on windows

Mpls. businesses are torn: Show confidence or board up for trial?

Some don't want to send a wrong message; others fear more damage could do them in.
A golfer teed off at Hiawatha in October.

Divided Park Board panel OKs cutting Hiawatha course to 9 holes

Weighing ecological and financial balance against preserving the historic Minneapolis 18-hole course, the planning committee narrowly passed a compromise plan.
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, with Council Member Andrea Jenkins and Mayor Jacob Frey, spoke at a news conference at City Hall to talk a

Minneapolis plans to reopen 38th and Chicago after Chauvin trial

The intersection has become a memorial to George Floyd since he died there last May.
Jaylani Hussein of CAIR and Imam Abdimagid Omar of Masjid Salaam Cultural Center have been trying to broker a parking deal with the Park Board for yea

Mpls. mosque says Park Board's refusal to sell land for parking infringes on religious liberty

The mosque has been asking for parking bays since 2016.
Nancy Przymus, from right, holds a sign against the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, as her neighbor Blue Delliquanti  holds a sign supporting the plan during

Supreme Court rules environmental lawsuit against Minneapolis 2040 plan can continue

Advocacy groups wanted Minneapolis to complete an environmental review before approving the 2040 plan.
What could be the last formal homeless encampment in the city, located in Minnehaha Park,  was cleared by the Park Board Tuesday in Minneapolis .  ]DA

Minneapolis Park Board votes to stop permitting homeless camps

A divided board ended last summer's directives that set up the sanctuary program and will let agencies that specialize in human services take the lead.