Blong Yang

Minneapolis City Leaders Discuss Black Lives Matter ProtestsMinneapolis' mayor, police chief and two city council members faced the media Thursday afternoon to discuss the on-going protests in the city's Fourth Precinct. Thursday is the fifth day of protests over the death of 24-year-old Jamar Clark, who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis Police officer last weekend.
Mpls. City Council Gets Involved In Nicole Curtis ControversyCity leaders are stepping in after a WCCO Investigation found a well-known home rehabber is accused of stalling a Minneapolis remodel. The city sold a house on Hillside Avenue in north Minneapolis to Nicole Curtis for $2 two years ago after she saved it from demolition.
1 Year Later, Have Minneapolis 911 Call Times Improved?One year ago, a WCCO investigation found some Minneapolis residents waiting more than three minutes for their 911 calls to be answered. Dispatchers exposed what they called dangerous staffing levels leading to those long wait times.
Mpls. Council: City Doesn't Have Authority To Ban 'Redskins' NameAfter taking steps to ban the use of the Washington, D.C. football team's name in an upcoming NFL match at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis City Council members say they've been told they have no authority to do so.
State Agencies Sever Ties With Mpls. Non-ProfitA non-profit, accused of using grant money to fund lavish trips and a Costco membership, was shut down by the state on Friday. The state is seeking $600,000 back from Community Action of Minneapolis. The agency helps low-income families with heating bills and works to find people jobs.
Residents, City Leaders Frustrated With N. Mpls. ViolenceFor residents of north Minneapolis, gun violence has become a regular occurrence this summer. "A whole lot of people just want to shoot … for no reason I guess," said resident Zermaine McCabe.
Changes Come To Mpls. 911 Following Investigation Minneapolis 911 employees say changes have been made after a WCCO Investigation showed emergency calls were taking minutes to answer.
Mpls. 911 Investigations Prompt Questions From City Leaders Minneapolis city leaders are asking questions after a WCCO-TV investigation found 911 calls going unanswered for minutes at a time.
Final Mpls. City Council Results AnnouncedWinners in all Minneapolis City Council races are now officially declared. According to city officials, the last three wards - 5, 9 and 13 – were declared Friday morning. The winners are Blong Yang (5), Alondra Cano (9) and Linea Palmisano (13). Here are the races that are still awaiting results: Board of Estimate and Taxation, Park and Recreation Board at-large, Park and Recreation Board District 2, Park and Recreation Board District 6
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