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City Leaders Seeking New Measures To Curb Violence At Downtown Club

Minneapolis police and city leaders are trying to figure out what to do next to prevent the violence that has plagued a downtown nightclub for years. Early Sunday morning, a man was shot to death inside Epic Nightclub on North 5th Street in the warehouse district. Police say the victim was shot and killed after arguing with another man, who then fled.

11/04/2013

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6 Mpls. Mayor Candidates Debated Crime, Street Cars & More

With Election Day just one week away, the six leading candidates for Minneapolis Mayor took to the stage Tuesday night in a rather friendly debate that heavily revolved around crime, a street car system, and even the means of which they get voted in on Tuesday – ranked-choice voting.

10/29/2013

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10-28-13 Ranked Choice Voting On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Jeanne Massey of FAIRVOTEmn joins Dave.

10/28/2013

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34 Candidates In Minneapolis Mayoral Race … And Counting

Thirty-four people and counting want to be the next mayor of Minneapolis, and thanks to the city’s ongoing experiment with an alternative voting system, they all have a shot. Minnesota’s largest city is picking its first new leader in 12 years.

08/13/2013

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City Leaders, Activists Look To Chief’s Action On MPD Misconduct

On Saturday, the Minneapolis Police Officers Federation issued a statement about two cases involving off-duty officers accused of racial bias. The Federation says it concurs with Chief Janee Harteau’s statement that “racism and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated within the MPD.” They said they want exactly what Chief Harteau wants: the community’s trust that officers will impartially and objectively protect the public. The union wants a seat at the table when the powers that be meet to discuss how to deal with these accusations of misconduct.

08/04/2013

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Rybak, City Council Approve New Chief Harteau

The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to confirm the nomination of Janeé Harteau on Friday morning. She joined the Minneapolis Police Department as an officer in 1987, and has worked her way up to assistance chief.

11/30/2012

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Mpls. City Councilman Finds His Stolen iPhone, Teaches Thief Lesson

When Don Samuels saw a young man urinating on a building on near Broadway and Irving, he felt compelled to say something.

10/09/2012

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Vigil Held For Murdered 5-Year-Old Mpls. Boy

A large crowd of people turned out Saturday afternoon to pay tribute to a life cut too short. Nizzel George was sleeping on the couch at his grandmother’s North Minneapolis home on Tuesday when the house was riddled by bullets.

06/30/2012

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