'So Incredibly Painful': State, City & County Officials Respond To WCCO's Footage Of Nicollet Mall HomelessnessWhen it comes to the issue of homelessness, there are many different layers -- the state, the county, the city and the Downtown Council, and WCCO reached out to all of them.
Can Downtown Minneapolis Recover From Coronavirus Pandemic?Prior to the pandemic's lockdown, the perception of crime kept some folks away, but that pales when compared to the devastating impacts of COVID-19.
New Minneapolis Task Force Looks To Curb Violence DowntownAs people enjoyed Halloween festivities on Saturday night in downtown Minneapolis, city leaders were coming off of a week of talks about improving downtown safety.
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.
Harteau: Nicollet Mall Disturbance Was An Isolated EventMinneapolis Police are reviewing surveillance video after a large group of teenagers caused a disruption along Nicollet Mall Tuesday evening. In a possibly separate incident downtown, Minneapolis police also responded to a non-life threatening gunshot wound and began searching for a suspect.
Report: Winter Market Part Of New HolidazzleWe're finding out some details about what'll replace the popular Holidazzle parades in downtown Minneapolis this winter. The president of the Minneapolis Downtown Council, Steve Cramer, says there will be a winter market centered around Peavey Plaza.
New Campaign Aims To End Panhandling In MinneapolisIt's a part of city life that Minneapolis hopes to end – panhandling. Billboards in downtown Minneapolis urge visitors and workers to avoid giving money to panhandlers. The "Give Real Change" campaign encourages people instead to give to charities.