During yesterday's Minneapolis City Council public safety committee meeting, officials threw the military under the bus for the decried helicopter training that took place over the Twin Cities last month.Matt Clark, assistant police chief, told council members that Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and ... More >>
Like a vape with your whiskey? Not so fast. Minneapolis City Council member Cam Gordon plans to introduce an amendment banning e-cigarettes in bars and restaurants. Gordon spoke briefly with MPR about his amendment, citing a recommendation from the Minnesota Department of Health that e-cigs a ... More >>
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 >>
Today, the Minneapolis City Council followed its counterparts in Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Hopkins, and St. Louis Park in approving the proposed alignment of the Southwest LRT line.After years of city-level wrangling, the 9-3 vote (council members Barb Johnson, Cam Gordon, and Lisa Goodman voted 'no ... More >>
I walk into the 11:00 a.m. press conference at the Green Party's National Annual Meeting - one of the political party's biggest events of the year - and I'm a little confused. I'm normally accustomed to big rooms for these kinds of events, with chairs lined with journalists, jostling to get the best ... More >>
Dressing up as the Minneapolis mayoral ballot for Halloween will likely be a lot less fun in future years.That's because city officials are considering raising fees for running for office from $20 for all offices to $100 for city council seats and $250 for mayor.See also:St. Paul mayoral forum is a ... More >>
On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council green-lighted a developer's plan to tear down a more than 120-year-old home at 2320 Colfax Avenue South in the Wedge and replace it with a large apartment building.The decision was a controversial one. Last year, the City Council ruled that the rooming house, ... More >>
Yesterday, Minneapolis City Council member and mayoral hopeful Betsy Hodges held a press conference where she said "now is the time" for the MPD to start putting body cameras on officers. She suggested body cams have the support of MPD Chief Janeé Harteau, saying, "This is something in committee ... More >>
:::: UPDATE II :::: Today, the City Council voted unanimously to approve the ordinance -- meaning licensed feral colonies are indeed coming to Minneapolis soon.:::: UPDATE :::: (September 12) The feral cat colony ordinance was unanimously recommended for approval by the public safety committee ... More >>
In a vote that could have big implications for the future of the city, the Minneapolis City Council gave the green light for more density in Dinkytown.RELATED: Slate decries NIMBYism in Mpls, calls for council to approve 6-story Dinkytown project This morning, the council approved a controversial O ... More >>
This morning, Slate's Matthew Yglesias put the Minneapolis City Council's zoning and planning committee on blast for voting against a proposed six-floor retail and apartment building in the heart of Dinkytown yesterday.SEE ALSO: Slate says: "You should move to Minneapolis" In a short piece entitled, ... More >>
After a heated debate, the Minneapolis City Council voted 8-5 to approve an amended overhaul of the Civilian Review Authority, a controversial police oversight board started more than 20 years ago. See Also: Mpls City Council committee passes CRA overhaul despite public outcry Senate passes bill to ... More >>
The fuzzy math behind the city's struggle to curb the crime wave
Behind the scenes of the transgender woman's case
A video report put together by local independent media activists and members of Communities United Against Police Brutality finds that police officers and county deputies have been giving drugs to young people hanging out near Peavey Plaza as part of an impairment study.One officer who spoke to jour ... More >>
On May 2, the Minneapolis City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would restrict access to city-controlled public plazas between midnight and 6 a.m.The ordinance, originally introduced as a resolution by Council President Barb Johnson on April 13, is a response to the Oc ... More >>
While R.T. Rybak is lobbying to host the convention in 2012, some people are organizing efforts to stop it. Hey, if your daughter had been unfairly accused of being a terrorist at the RNC in 2008, you might not be a fan of political conventions, either.
That didn't take long: We have the final vote tally in the Minneapolis mayoral and city council races.
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".
Hundreds of new penta-treated utility poles planned for the metro
After Charles Carlson was busted for several major lies about his past, he says he plans to withdraw from the race.
The Minneapolis City Council says it won’t investigate the Minneapolis Police Department of any wrongdoing. Why not, you ask? Because that would send the wrong message, silly!
I'm looking for a few good charities. The Strib and the guild are looking for union member approval. And activists were looking for more from the Minneapolis City Council.
Dance critic Caroline Palmer reports on the community reaction to the artistic director's removal. Many are concerned this move indicates "a larger sensibility and style of leadership that is detrimental to the future of the Southern."
It's no sure bet, and a legal fight looms
When apartments are converted, renters don't have many rights
An ordinance recently introduced by Minneapolis City Council members Ralph Remington and Cam Gordon would prohibit using wild animals in performances.
James Lileks gets a new gig while other Stribbers get their walking papers
Embattled boxing commissioner goes 10 rounds with Satan
Critics say a Minneapolis law criminalizes walking while black
In the month since he was named by Mayor R.T. Rybak to be chief of the Minneapolis Police Department, Dolan has withstood what is likely more public scrutiny than any police chief candidate before him.
More than a week after Mayor R.T. Rybak announced his choice of Tim Dolan to lead the MPD, one Minneapolis City Council member is still raising questions.
Tomorrow morning, the Minneapolis City Council will decide whether to criminalize those citizens who like to roam the alleys. Under the proposed ordinance--conceived as a crime fighting measure--alley-walkers would be subjected to a ticket or, in some cases, arrest if spotted by police in alley not ... More >>
Minneapolis city council members to join the blogosphere?
Little more than an hour ago, it was illegal to "dance upon any public street" anywhere in the city of Minneapolis. In a move unparalleled for its leadership and bravery, the City Council just deleted ordinance 427.240, reportedly on the books since 1960.
Lake Street businesses struggle with a new round of city assessments
Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot
Last night's mayoral and city council elections in Minneapolis re-affirmed one political truism: incumbents enjoy a colossal advantage over challengers. Of the 11 incumbents who ran, nine were returned to office. The two who lost--Natalie Johnson Lee and Dean Zimmermann--were both running against fe ... More >>
Three very similar Dems and a Green vie for the Second Ward's council seat
After a terrible November 5, Minnesota's forgotten "major" party retools
After a long night, party pride wins the day
Minnesota's DFL Courts The Greens--Sort Of
Joan Campbell's surprising loss leaves two candidates fighting for the Second Ward's liberal base
The aura of democracy, the smell of cheap booze
Races to watch in the metro area.