Minneapolis Makes Juneteenth An Official City HolidayJuneteenth, observed on June 19, commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas finally learned they had been freed two-and-a-half years earlier, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Community Members File Petition To Replace Minneapolis Police DepartmentYes 4 Minneapolis, a coalition of community groups, delivered dozens of boxes containing the 20,000 signatures to amend the Minneapolis charter to officials at City Hall.
Minneapolis City Council Moving To Make Juneteenth A City HolidayThe Minneapolis City Council is considering making Juneteenth a city holiday.
Minneapolis City Council Approves $27M Settlement With George Floyd's Family The Minneapolis City Council approved Friday a $27 million civil settlement with the family of George Floyd.
Farmington Lawmaker Targets Minneapolis City Council Salaries In New BillA Minnesota lawmaker from Farmington thinks Minneapolis City Council members are paid too much.
Minneapolis City Council Bans Use Of Facial Recognition TechnologyThe Minneapolis City Council has approved a new ordinance that bans the city from buying or using data derived from facial recognition technology.
MPD Chief Arradondo: City Down 200 Officers From Staffing Level Two Years AgoThe Minneapolis police department has about 200 fewer officers than it did two years ago, which poses challenges to properly serve the community, Chief Medaria Arradondo told the city council Thursday.
Minneapolis Councilmembers To Introduce Charter Amendment Proposing New Department Of Public SafetyThree Minneapolis City Council members plan to introduce Friday language for a city charter amendment that would give voters the chance to decide in November if they want to establish a new Department of Public Safety, which would retain traditional police officers but offer more accountability and an expanded approach to safety in the city.
Early 2021 Minneapolis Crime Stats Show 250% Increase In Gunshot VictimsIt's still early in the year, but statistics show that crime is trending up in the city of Minneapolis.
'I Love The City': Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey To Run For Re-ElectionMinneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced Thursday that he plans to run for a second term in this year's city elections.
George Floyd Square: Minneapolis Mayor, City Council President Spar Over Site's FutureMinneapolis city leaders are at odds over how to reopen streets around the George Floyd memorial site.
Minneapolis City Council Members Pushing To Put Rent Control On 2021 BallotThe City Council would need to act by the end of February in order to allow the Minneapolis Charter Commission 150 days to consider the amendment.
'We Look At Our Protest As Art': Future Of George Floyd Square Becoming ClearerA vision of what is to come for George Floyd Square in Minneapolis is taking shape.
Minneapolis City Council Member Alondra Cano Will Not Seek Re-Election Next YearMinneapolis City Council Member Alondra Cano announced on Saturday that she will not seek re-election in 2021.
Minneapolis Approves Cuts To Police Budget, Not Staffing: 'We Cannot Afford To Remain Stuck In The Past'The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward violence prevention and other programs — but will keep the mayor's targeted staffing levels for sworn officers intact, averting a possible veto.