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.
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.
It's no sure bet, and a legal fight looms
When apartments are converted, renters don't have many rights
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
Lake Street businesses struggle with a new round of city assessments
Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot
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.