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Mpls. City Council passes cuts to police budget, maintains officer staffing levels

The City Council voted to keep target staffing levels at 888 after Mayor Jacob Frey threatened to veto the budget.

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Minneapolis City Council committee passes 2021 budget, Frey threatens veto

The budget includes the "Safety for All" amendment, which would cut nearly $8 million from the city's police budget to fund alternative safety programs.

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Activist groups release 'The People's Budget,' call for $53M Minneapolis police cuts

The People's Budget, spearheaded by Black Visions Collective and Reclaim the Block, would cut more than $53 million from MPD's budget.

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Minneapolis considers swapping police with mental health professionals for some calls

The pilot could replace the current co-responder program, Council Member Steve Fletcher said

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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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Frey announces new Minneapolis Fire Department Chief nominee

Assistant Chief Bryan Tyner will take over, following the current chief's retirement

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As winter approaches, Minneapolis approves 'Indoor Villages' for homeless

The "tiny homes" will be paid for under the CARES Act.

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Minneapolis will create a commission to confront history of racism

The City Council passed a resolution Friday that will establish a truth and reconciliation process to address ongoing inequities among Black and Indigenous residents.

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City will not move forward with proposed MPD temporary precinct

The decision to end negotiations on a property to house MPD's Third Precinct comes after community pushback.

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City Council questions Arradondo on rise of violent crime in Minneapolis

Council members say residents are asking "Where are the police" and are reporting officers say they need more resources to respond to crime.

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Minneapolis plan to dismantle police will not be put to vote this year

A decision was delayed by the Charter Commission, pushing it back beyond the ballot deadline.

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Poll finds most Minneapolis residents favor replacing police department

This is a crucial week for the council's replacement plans.

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Mayor Frey proposes furloughs, cutting programs to close $97.7M budget gap

The City Council will hold public hearings on the budget, and then vote on it later this month.

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You can now comment on Minneapolis' plans to replace police department

The City Council will next discuss the proposed changes Wednesday.

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Minneapolis councilors propose removing police from City Charter as soon as fall

Nine of 12 city councilors recently revealed plans to disband the city police department.

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Mpls. commits $5M to help small biz, renters and workers amid pandemic

The coronavirus gap funding program was announced Friday.

Minneapolis mayor, council agree on plan to hire more cops

Friday's deal ends an impasse over spending on police.

Minneapolis just passed new renter protections. So what's changing?

The city says the new ordinance will ease "financial and screening barriers" for prospective renters.

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MPD Chief wants to raise officer count to 1,000, council pushes back

MPD Chief Medaria Arradondo told the City Council Wednesday the department is severely understaffed.

What you've missed at Minneapolis City Council this week

There have been a lot of significant discussions among council members.

Minneapolis council member responds to racially charged Photoshop blunder

The racially charged campaign mailer was sent out last week.

Minneapolis sick-leave fight headed to MN Supreme Court

A major business group calls it a "one-size-fits-all mandate."