Investigation Underway After Woman, 2 Girls Report Being Sexually Assaulted At Powderhorn Park EncampmentPark Police are investigating after a woman and two girls reported being sexually assaulted at a Minneapolis homeless encampment in the last week and a half.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: 'Putting People Into Shelter Right Now Is Potentially A Death Sentence,' Homeless Encampments GrowFor those who don't have homes, fighting COVID is even more complicated.
Amid 2018's Tragedies Were Moments Of Compassion, DutyIt was known as the Wall of Forgotten Natives, a sprawling homeless encampment that sprouted along a Minneapolis freeway sound barrier over the summer. University of Minnesota medical and law student Kristina Tester grew up nearby and began helping at the camp as part of an elective rotation for her degree. She continued on as a volunteer for months after her assignment ended.
Native American Leaders Condemn Acts Of Some At Mpls. Homeless EncampmentNative American leaders condemned the actions of a group working in a homeless encampment in Minneapolis, saying the group has become so aggressive that some outreach workers are afraid to enter the area to help those in need.
Officials Amp Up Efforts To Relocate Homeless Camp ResidentsMinneapolis officials are stepping up efforts to get residents to leave a large homeless camp as cold weather sets in. Crews from the Minneapolis Fire Department set up a heated army tent Wednesday across the street from the encampment. The tent will serve as a dining hall and meeting space for some 200 people still living at the camp in south Minneapolis.
'Give Folks A Chance': Nonprofit Urging Landlords To Help Minneapolis Homeless Camp ResidentsSnow is now covering the homeless encampment along Hiawatha and Franklin avenues in Minneapolis. That snow, along with colder temps, make finding housing even more important.
Safety Fence Installed Next To Minneapolis Homeless CampThe chain-link fence will sit on top of a concrete barrier and will remain in place until the temporary navigation center is up and running.
Minneapolis, St. Paul Taking Different Approaches To Housing The HomelessAs the temperatures cool, the Minneapolis City Council is moving forward with a plan to relocate hundreds of people living in sprawling downtown encampment. One-point-five million dollars will be used to pay for a temporary Navigation Center for the people who are currently camping out near Franklin and Hiawatha avenues.
Relief In Sight For Some Residents Of Minneapolis’s ‘Wall Of Forgotten Natives’There is a glimmer of hope for some of the people living in a Minneapolis homeless camp. The encampment near Cedar and Franklin avenues, which residents have named “The Wall of Forgotten Natives,” has grown beyond its initial corner.
Vote To Determine Homeless Camp’s New Location DelayedWhile the people who call this tent city home hung clothes, blankets and sleeping bags out to dry, the Minneapolis City Council was voting to determine the fate of the growing encampment.