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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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As Dinkytown Transforms, An 80-Year-Old Grocery Closes

The look and feel of Dinkytown, near the University of Minnesota campus, will continue to change over the next year. Despite protests from neighborhood activists, the Minneapolis City Council approved the rezoning of an area in Dinkytown to make way for a six-story apartment building meant for student housing. The new development will be located on Southeast 5th Street between 13th and 14th avenues.

08/03/2013

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Mpls. OK’s $400 Million Downtown East Redevelopment Project

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved the framework for a $400 million redevelopment of Downtown East on Monday. According to city officials, the plan will redevelop over five blocks that are currently home to several surface parking lots. The redevelopment plan was proposed by Ryan Companies, in conjunction with the City of Minneapolis, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority and the Star Tribune.

07/19/2013

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Minneapolis City Council Approves $400M Downtown Plan

The Minneapolis City Council has approved the conceptual plan for a five to seven block development around the new Vikings stadium site.

07/09/2013

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Gary Schiff To Announce Bid For Minneapolis Mayor

Minneapolis City Council member Gary Schiff says he will formally announce his intentions to run for the city’s soon-to-be open post for mayor.

01/29/2013

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Mpls. Police Stepping Up Efforts To Thwart Sex Trafficking

On Wednesday, the Minneapolis City Council got their first report on the latest efforts to stop child sex trafficking in the city.

01/16/2013

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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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City Council, Mayor Urge Musicians, Management To Return To Negotiating Table

The musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra, which one critic called the “greatest in the world,” renewed their offer Friday to meet with management next week.

11/02/2012

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Mpls City Council Considers Lowering Residential Speed Limit

The city of Minneapolis is considering dropping the speed limit on residential roads, and narrowing other roads to make the city more friendly for walking and biking.

10/18/2012

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City Pages Faces Boycott For Sex Trafficking Allegations

A national movement is calling for advertisers to boycott City Pages in response to adult classifieds. The controversy is over the website Backpage.com, which, along with City Pages, is owned by Village Voice Media.

09/08/2012

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Mpls. Calls For Shut Down Of Child Trafficking Website

The Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution on Friday calling on Village Voice Media to end publication of its online classified section that facilitates the trafficking of minors for sexual exploitation.

08/17/2012

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Keillor To Join ‘Spirit Car’ Author On Stage

Tickets are on sale for an onstage discussion featuring Garrison Keillor and author Diane Wilson in Minneapolis next month.

08/09/2012

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Mpls. Wants Adult Ads Pulled From Backpage.com

The Minneapolis City Council is going after a website that investigators consider a major hub for child sex trafficking.

08/02/2012

Magazines

Stricter Rules Set For Door-To-Door Sales In Mpls.

The Minneapolis City Council approved new rules Friday for door-to-door sales that will protect consumers, and make it harder for out-of-state companies to exploit youth workers.

07/20/2012

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City Council Talks Reopening Nicollet Avenue At Lake Street

A Minneapolis City Council Committee will talk Tuesday about reopening Nicollet Avenue at Lake Street.

07/10/2012

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Mpls. Becomes 1st City To Officially Support Obama’s Immigration Policy

The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Friday to support President Obama’s federal immigration policy allowing undocumented youth to remain in the U.S., becoming the first city in the country to do so.

06/29/2012

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Mpls. Committee Denies Rezoning For Uptown Trader Joe’s

The Minneapolis City Council Committee said no Wednesday to the proposal for a planned Trader Joe’s store in Uptown.

06/21/2012

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Mpls. Approves Single-Sort Recycling

The Minneapolis City Council has voted in favor of single-sort recycling.

05/25/2012

Downtown East

City Council’s Final Vote In Favor Of Stadium, 7-6

A decade-long battle for a new Vikings stadium ended with a 7-6 vote on Friday, the same split as approved the plan in subcommittee form on Thursday afternoon.

05/25/2012

Downtown East

Mpls City Council Divided Over Vikings Stadium

The ornate Minneapolis City Council room was packed with construction workers and Vikings fans. Silent protesters held handmade signs as council members were deeply uneasy.

05/24/2012

Downtown East

Survey Shows 55 Percent Of Polled Residents Oppose Stadium

About 55 percent of Minneapolis residents surveyed said they were opposed to using taxes to help fund a new Vikings stadium, according to the Taxpayers League of Minnesota.

05/23/2012

Downtown East

Minneapolis City Council Debate Vikings Stadium Deal

It’s not over until it’s over when it comes to the Vikings Stadium.

05/21/2012

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Talking Points: Mpls City Council To Vote On Stadium Plan

Now it’s the Minneapolis City Council’s turn to debate and vote on the Vikings Stadium proposal.

05/20/2012

Downtown East

City Council Member Schiff Says He’s Against Vikings Stadium

Gary Schiff of the Minneapolis City Council has made it very clear he’s against the current bill for a new Vikings stadium in Minneapolis.

05/20/2012

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Talking Points: Stadium Deal Not Done Yet

If you think the Vikings Stadium is a done deal, think again.

05/13/2012

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