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City Council Mulls Relaxing Mpls. Marijuana OrdinanceThe Minneapolis city council will decide this week whether possessing small amounts of marijuana will be considered a crime. Under the current city ordinance, someone caught with amount of marijuana less than 42.5 grams could be convicted of a misdemeanor.
New Minneapolis Ordinance Loosens Restrictions On PetsChicken owners are among those affected. They've also loosened restrictions on cold-blooded critters.
Critics, Supporters Fill Reappointment Hearing For Mpls. Police Chief HarteauMinneapolis residents packed city council chambers Wednesday to speak out about the reappointment of Police Chief Janeé Harteau. Statements from people were mixed at the public hearing that was a continuation from last week.
Life Time Fitness, City Of Minneapolis Quarrel Over Affirmative ActionHiring practices at a well-known fitness chain are being put under the microscope by the city of Minneapolis.
Mpls. City Council Member Optimistic His Change To City's Marijuana Law Will PassRight now there is a Minnesota state law that classifies small scale marijuana possession as a petty misdemeanor. However, there is a city ordinance in Minneapolis that classifies it as a misdemeanor.
Mpls. Councilmembers Want Decreased Consequences For Minor Pot PossessionA push is underway to downgrade minor possession of marijuana from a misdemeanor to a petty misdemeanor in the city of Minneapolis. If you are caught with pot in Minneapolis right now, you could face a $200 fine, jail time and a criminal record.
Mpls. Police Union Head: Proactive Policing Down Due To ScrutinyViolent crime has increased in the city of Minneapolis. Homicide and aggravated assault all saw double-digit increases in 2015. But the number of people arrested for those crimes has recently decreased.
Minneapolis City Council Member Defends Controversial TweetsThe Minneapolis city council member criticized over posting critics' personal information on social media is not apologizing.
Mpls. Tobacco Shops Bracing For Incoming Price Hike On SmokesMinneapolis residents who use tobacco will have to pay more to light up come New Year’s Day. The Minneapolis City Council voted to increase the price of flavored tobacco and cigars come Jan. 1.
Still No Comment From Cano On Twitter Controversy A Minneapolis City Council member accused of posting inappropriate tweets has still not commented on the controversy.
Constituents Whose Info City Council Member Tweeted Say She Should ResignA Minneapolis City Council member is under fire for a series of tweets she posted online after attending the Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America this week.