North Minneapolis makes up 20 percent of the city, but 50 percent of the city’s murders have taken place there in the past 14 years. Community, philanthropic and religious leaders joined police and U.S. and county attorneys to have a candid and intimate discussion on Friday.
Nearly half of the murders in Minneapolis have happened on the north side, and more illegal guns are seized from the streets of north Minneapolis than in any other part of the city.
It’s the first of its kind in a long time in north Minneapolis.
The city wants to build 100 green homes on city-owned vacant lots in north Minneapolis over the next five years, but it needs ideas and proposals from developers first.
Two men have been charged in connection with a weekend homicide on the 2500 block of Logan Avenue North.