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Ex-council member pleads guilty to stock manipulation scheme

Mark Allen Miller pleaded guilty alongside one other man to conspiracy to commit security fraud in U.S. District Court.

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Burnsville Center seeking approval to aid in redeveloping struggling mall

The Burnsville City Council will vote on the plan on Tuesday.

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Frey backs creation of Dept. of Public Safety, removal of police staffing minimums

He is in favor of removing police staffing minimums from the city charter – which this November's ballot question would also do.

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MN city councilor resigns following charges in stock manipulation scheme

Mark Allen Miller, 43, was charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud, securities fraud and wire fraud.

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Frey under fire for $359K Agape contract awarded via COVID order

Some council members called it a "misuse" of his powers, but the mayor pushed back.

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Brooklyn Center City Council votes to create department for noncriminal calls

The resolution is named after Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler, who were both killed by police in Brooklyn Center.

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Mpls City Council passes 'right to recall' for laid-off hospitality workers

It impacts workers who were let go due to the pandemic.

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Red Wing police chief fired in controversial City Council vote

Chief Roger Pohlman served in his role for eight years.

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St. Paul considering ban on glass bottles, other objects at public assemblies, parades

The City of St. Paul is considering an ordinance that would ban objects that could be used as weapons from parades, races and public assemblies.

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Mpls councilor receiving 'death threats' over proposal to replace MPD

Philippe Cunningham is calling for a new public safety department.

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Council President Lisa Bender slams mayor's threat to veto budget

Mayor Jacob Frey has repeatedly criticized a Safety for All plan which would cut officer staffing targets from 888 to 750.

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Mpls council proposal would cut nearly $8M from 2021 police budget

The "Safety for All Budget Plan" was introduced Friday.

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Lisa Bender, Minneapolis City Council president, will not seek reelection

She was a major force in the "dismantle the police" movement.

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Small MN city to vote on alleged white supremacist group's plan for meeting space

The Murdock City Council will vote Wednesday on a permit that would allow the Asatru Folk Assembly to open a place of assembly in the small town.

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Minneapolis set to approve new temporary home for 3rd Police Precinct

It will buy the city a few years before they find a longer-term solution.

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Minnetonka the latest Minnesota city to consider face mask ordinance

The City Council says it is deciding between "encouraging" residents to wear masks or adopting a city ordinance

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Minneapolis planning director resigns days before hearing to fire him

Minneapolis City Council was due to meet Monday to discuss removing David Frank.

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Council approves moving forward with attempt to replace Minneapolis police

There remain steps to be taken to get the amendment on the November ballot.

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Lack of detail hampers Minneapolis City Council's police messaging

The council has lofty goals, but the devil will be in the detail.

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Anoka County sheriff: 'Consequences' will follow if MPD is disbanded

The sheriff says many local agencies don't want to have to return to the city and restore order.

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Falcon Heights to consider rescinding ban on front yard gardens

The ban came as a resident was building a community garden in his front yard.