Mpls. City Council Votes Unanimously To Dismantle MPDAn ordinance has been introduced to remove the requirement for a police department from the city charter. The charter amendment calls instead for "a department of community safety and violence prevention."
Minneapolis City Council To Take First Official Step In Ending Police DepartmentMinneapolis City Council members will take the first step Friday in the effort to disband the police department.
Minneapolis Considers Plan To Restrict Menthol Cigarette SalesMinneapolis may add menthol and mint-flavored tobacco products to the list of products that can only be sold at tobacco shops.
Mpls. Scraps Plastic Bag Ban After State Law PassesA Minnesota city's push to curb waste from shopping trips has to be scrapped.
Minneapolis Businesses Prepare For Plastic Bag BanYour days of shopping with plastic bags could be numbered in the state's largest city.
Mpls. City Council Mulls Severing Ties With Wells FargoThe city of Minneapolis is calling out Wells Fargo, saying they are looking into taking their business elsewhere.
MPD Union Leader: 'Black Lives Matter Is A Terrorist Organization'The president of Minneapolis Police's union says the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark are vindicated after a federal investigation cleared them of any wrongdoing.
3 Activists Removed From Mpls. City Council MeetingThe Minneapolis City Council meeting received an unexpected interruption as one organization spoke out against the shooting of an unarmed black man by a police officer. Jamar Clark was shot and killed by Minneapolis Police early Sunday morning after officers responded to an assault call.
Ellison, Mpls. Councilmembers Stand With BLM In Quest For Video ReleaseSeveral political and religious leaders joined with members of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis Thursday evening to demand law enforcement to release videos involving the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man. Rep. Keith Ellison and Minneapolis City Council members Alondra Cano, Cam Gordan and Lisa Bender addressed the media.
Mpls. City Council Votes To Repeal Spitting, Lurking OrdinanceThe Minneapolis City Council voted Friday morning to repeal two laws that some say encourage racial profiling. The council vote was 12-1 in favor of rolling back those ordinances. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges praised the city council's decision.
The Push To Make Minneapolis’ Skyways Safer For BirdsThe effort to save migrating birds from deadly collisions with glass is about to be back before the Minneapolis City Council.
Mpls. Council: City Doesn't Have Authority To Ban 'Redskins' NameAfter 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.
‘It's Getting Too Dangerous’: Longtime 911 Dispatchers Call For ChangeWhen WCCO-TV first exposed 911 calls going unanswered in Minneapolis, the city told us there wasn't a problem. Leaders pointed to an average answer time of around 8 seconds, as proof the system is working. But when we obtained call records after weeks of asking, we found certain times of day had much longer waits.
Mpls. Mayor Responds To WCCO's 911 InvestigationRules are changing at Minneapolis's 911 center after a WCCO Investigation found some callers waiting minutes to get through. Raymond Callihan's wife tried twice to reach an operator last week when her husband suffered a heart attack. Her second call took more than two minutes to answer. Callihan died Thursday morning. City leaders Thursday expressed sympathy for his family. But operators at the 911 center worry others may not get help as quickly as they should, and they're asking for more staff.
Hodges Celebrates As The Expected Next Mayor Of Mpls. More rounds of vote counting are underway at Minneapolis City Hall as the state's largest city looks to crown a new mayor. Democratic City Council member Betsy Hodges held a wide lead but was still short Wednesday of the threshold needed to win.