Mayor Betsy Hodges
The City of Minneapolis passed a resolution Friday morning to protect the city’s dwindling bee population. The resolution means the city will now plant more food for pollinators and decrease pesticide use on land the city owns and manages.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges traveled to the Vatican to be among the individuals signing a declaration against modern slavery.
Mayor Betsy Hodges is one of nine U.S. mayors who will meet Pope Francis at a conference on climate change and human trafficking. The conferences aim to raise awareness about these global problems within local communities.
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Friday that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. While Minnesota was an early adopter of marriage equality, that didn’t stop them from celebrating and voicing their support of the ruling.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges has announced she’s backing Hillary Clinton for President. Hodges wrote on Twitter Thursday night she is proud to support the former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State for President of the United States.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges is calling the shooting of a mother and 15-month-old child in south Minneapolis Thursday afternoon “unthinkable.”
Dozens of people gathered in the rain Thursday night to protest the way police handled a rally on Wednesday. The group Black Lives Matter met at the government center in Minneapolis, then marched several blocks through downtown.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges laid out her plan Thursday to improve public safety, education initiatives and environmental impacts in the city. But she said it can’t be done without community help.
The Minneapolis Fire Department has canceled their plans to travel to Indiana for a conference at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges. Minneapolis’ mayor asked the fire department to not attend the conference as a response to Indiana’s recent adoption of the religious freedom restoration act.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges is demanding an apology from a cable TV host because of what appeared on Facebook over the weekend. It all stems around the demolition of a house that HGTV’s Nicole Curtis had been fighting for months to save.
Mayor Betsy Hodges is demanding that Nicole Curtis of HGTV apologize for what appeared on Facebook. The dispute involves the tear down of an old home in south Minneapolis that Curtis had tried to save.
A record number of people experiencing homelessness passed away this year in Minnesota. On Thursday night, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was among those remembering them.
The NCAA announced Friday that Minneapolis will host the 2019 NCAA Final Four tournament. Eight states were competing to host. The announcement was made at TCF Bank Stadium Friday night.
The Minneapolis Police Department is the latest Minnesota law enforcement agency to begin equipping officers with body cameras. As part of a pilot program being launched Friday, 36 officers will wear the cameras for six to nine months to test their effectiveness.
Thirty-six police officers in Minneapolis will start wearing body cameras next week as part of a pilot program to test out their effectiveness. Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janee Harteau announced the pilot Thursday.
Minneapolis firefighters went door-to-door in a north Minneapolis neighborhood Wednesday morning, talking with people about preventing fires. It was along Colfax Avenue North near the scene of the tragic Valentine’s Day fire that claimed the lives of five children living in a duplex.
The mayor and police chief of Minneapolis announced Wednesday that the Minneapolis Police Department will be increasing police resources in north Minneapolis as well as crime hot spots in south Minneapolis. The police department will be approving overtime for four more officers and one more supervisor in north Minneapolis — along with four more officers in south Minneapolis – from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. every day through Labor Day.
Those who live here already know the Twin Cities are one of the greatest places to live. But now, the mayor of Minneapolis wants you to forget “Minnesota Nice” and brag a little. Mayor Betsy Hodges is calling it the “Best Week of Bragging Ever!”
The City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council reached a tentative agreement on plans for the proposed Southwest Corridor Light Rail project that should reduce the budget by $30 million. The proposed light rail line would run from downtown Minneapolis through to Eden Prairie.
Two families are now planning funerals after a violent weekend in Minneapolis, while others are questioning whether enough is being done to prevent crime. “It’s something that needs to stop as soon as possible,” community and peace activist K.G. Wilson, from North Minneapolis, said. Two separate shootings in North Minneapolis over the holiday weekend left one woman and one man dead.
City leaders are reacting after the Fourth of July weekend got off to a deadly start in Minneapolis with a pair of deadly shootings that police say were not related. Authorities said two people died in separate shootings and another three were injured early Saturday morning.
A South Dakota couple got to say their “I Dos” Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis. They’re hoping their ceremony will help change a policy in their home state. “Congratulations to this fabulous couple. Twenty-seven years together. Twenty-seven years of family. Twenty-seven years of love and commitment,” Mayor Betsy Hodges said at the ceremony.
President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to make his pitch that the nation must come together to address persistent problems, from the wealth gap to economic mobility to lagging schools. Here are some responses to the address from Minnesota politicians.
Violent crime is up by 4 percent in Minneapolis but overall it remains at one of the lowest levels in 30 years. Homicide is down from last year and so is rape.