Good news for growers: The Minneapolis City Council on Friday made changes to its urban agricultural policy. The folks who run farms and market/community gardens in the city will no longer need to apply for the $150 farmstand permit. They can now peddle produce on site (with a sign and table) for as ... More >>
One of the discussion points during yesterday's Minneapolis Planning Commission Committee of the Whole meeting was about a study intended to identify strategies for addressing racial inequalities in the city. That the city is investing resources in that doesn't sit well with City Council President B ... More >>
Diane Hofstede is a polarizing figure. Yesterday, four of her colleagues on the Minneapolis City Council openly opposed her reelection in a press release distributed by her opponent, Jacob Frey. Today, three of her colleagues (Barbara Johnson, Don Samuels, and Meg Tuthill) responded by publicly supp ... More >>
Minneapolis officials have demanded an apology from Democratic state Rep. Phyllis Kahn for a remark she made on election day.SEE ALSO: Phyllis Kahn compares R.T. Rybak's stadium flip-flop to Nixon's views on communism Kahn, frustrated about long voting lines in the Seward neighborhood that had some ... More >>
Today, after months of backdoor negotiations and hemming and hawing, a majority of Minneapolis City Council members pledged support for a new Vikings stadium at the Metrodome site.At a news conference, Mayor R.T. Rybak told Gov. Mark Dayton: "We want to hand you the signed letters of seven city c ... More >>
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Samuels says Forte is leaving on his own terms.By Adam TurmanRocco Forte, the oft-controversial former Minneapolis fire chief, is leaving his administrative position with the city. City Councilmember Don Samuels says Forte is resigning from his current job, which entails managing the city's ... More >>
Minnesota LiveA rendering of the proposed downtown casinoAfter months of rumor, developers' plans to transform Block E into a massive casino were finally officially unveiled today. Alatus Partner Bob Lux says Block E's fatal problem to date has been its reputation as a rough-and-tumble spot ... More >>
Memorials like this one on Broadway are an eyesore to some.Charles Kentrell Jones had only been out of juvenile hall for a few weeks when he was gunned down in a north Minneapolis alley last August. The 17-year-old was only a few blocks from home when he was killed in a spray of bullets. A makes ... More >>
This guy's well versed in tax policy.The big tax debate and vote ended last night at City Hall with Minneapolis homeowners facing a 4.7 percent increase this coming year. It could have been worse. The original proposed increase was about 6.5 percent.
Mayor R.T. Rybak praised the council for giving the green light to Dolan.
That didn't take long: We have the final vote tally in the Minneapolis mayoral and city council races.
A second developer is poised to sue Minneapolis over a development proposal that got shot down. Sound like deja vu? It is.
The measure to ban outdoor upholstered furniture and mattresses moved one step ahead as the Minneapolis City Council's regulatory committee approved the plan to cure Minneapolis of all things "tacky".
Council members get served, but demonstrator gets arrested
On the same day the Strib announced it was pushing 145 employees out the door, including 50 from its newsroom, the daily also provided a glimpse how its newsgathering operation would compensate: by borrowing reporting from City Pages.
In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD
Meet Barb Johnson, the most powerful politician in Minneapolis
Edict aimed at fat cats empties bartender's tip jar
Just what are those Minneapolis City Council members doing when they travel on your dime? Not much.