Minneapolis City Council
The Minneapolis City Council is considering design work on downtown park near the Vikings Stadium. The Star Tribune reports a council committee Wednesday is considering a $1.8-million contract with San Francisco-based Hargreaves Associates to design the 4.2-acre park that would be called The Downtown East Commons.
A group of bicyclists in Minneapolis asked the city council Tuesday to make some changes to better separate bikes and cars. The council will vote on Mayor Betsy Hodges’ budget proposal Dec. 10, which asks for $750,000 to build protected bike lanes across the city.
After 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.
The Minneapolis City Council voted Thursday afternoon to approve a new sister city relationship with Bosaso, Somalia. Minneapolis is the first city in America to forge such a relationship with a city in Somalia.
A 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.
For the first time, Minnesota has early absentee voting.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau has responded to criticism after she did not attend a neighborhood meeting about police accountability Thursday night.
The police chief of Minneapolis has canceled her scheduled appearance at a community listening session, citing threats of disruptions. Police Chief Janee Harteau was scheduled to appear Thursday evening at the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis.
The fastest developing neighborhood in Minneapolis is also one of the toughest areas on vehicles and their suspension systems. You could call it the North Loop Bounce — the feel of driving over brick streets built for a different century. Steve Young rumbles his way along the uneven surfaces several times a day.
Years of debate surrounding the Southwest light rail transit project has led to a plan some Minneapolis City Council members call incomplete. But council members nonetheless voted to approve the latest plans for the railway that will connect suburbs like Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park, and Minnetonka to Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis city council passed a resolution asking the Minnesota Vikings to change the glass used for their new stadium so it is bird friendly Friday. Last week, the Audubon Society said the glass used for new Vikings stadium could pose a threat to birds.
Minneapolis has legalized the operation of transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft, but on the condition they follow many of the same requirements as taxi companies. According to city officials, Minneapolis council members also voted to modernize the city’s taxi ordinances, which have been in place since the early 1980s.
The Minneapolis City Council discussed the possibility of allowing Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in residential areas on Friday. ADUs, sometimes referred to as “granny flats” or “mother-in-law apartments,” are smaller dwellings that are connected to existing home or situated on the same grounds.
Minneapolis voters will now have a say on a controversial liquor law in the city. In November, voters will decide on whether or not to repeal the 70/30 law. The 1997 city charter amendment was originally put in place to try to prevent restaurants that sold liquor from becoming neighborhood trouble spots.
Those white Styrofoam take out containers will soon be banned in Minneapolis. The city council has adopted a measure to amend the city code that will outlaw Styrofoam containers starting on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.