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Mpls. candidate tries to 'set the record straight' about where he lives

Questions about Ward 9 candidate Mickey Moore's residency are quickly piling up.

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Minneapolis to provide lawyers to low-income renters facing eviction

The City Council unanimously approved a "right to counsel" ordinance.

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Aquifer energy storage project wins financial backing of Mpls city council

It'll be used to power the Towerside Innovation District near the U of M.

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Minneapolis residents WILL vote on future of MPD following Supreme Court ruling

The Supreme Court decision reverses a previous action by a Hennepin County Judge.

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Here's the public safety ballot question Mpls. voters will see

New language had to be approved Tuesday after a last-minute rejection from a judge.

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After 2 vetoes from Frey, city council approves ballot question to replace MPD

The council had to work quickly Friday as it faced an 11:59 deadline and two vetoes from the mayor.

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Mpls. council member releases privileged memo on 'less lethal' weapons

It says quite directly that the city council doesn't have the authority to restrict their use.

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Minneapolis residents will vote on replacing MPD with new public safety department

The Minneapolis City Council approved language for the ballot question Friday.

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Minneapolis council committee approves potential November ballot questions

The ballot questions relate to rent control, a potential new public safety department and changing the city's government structure.

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Councilor Jenkins says protesters who blocked vehicle held her 'hostage'

The protesters did not let Andrea Jenkins leave until she signed a list of six demands.

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Activists block Minneapolis councilor's car until she signs list of demands

The group blocked Andrea Jenkins' vehicle for more than 90 minutes.

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Petition asks to rename street named after eugenicist who praised Hitler

Minneapolis' Dight Avenue is named after Charles Fremont Dight.

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Minneapolis City Council to consider requiring 14 days' notice before an eviction

The proposal is in anticipation of a statewide eviction moratorium being lifted.

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Minneapolis City Council committee votes not to provide Bob Kroll defense in lawsuits

On Wednesday, the Policy and Government Oversight Committee voted to deny Kroll indemnification in four lawsuits he is named in.

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Minneapolis City Council approves ban on facial recognition technology

Minneapolis joins about a dozen other cities that have banned or limited the use of this technology.

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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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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