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Mayor Frey vetoes 2 council data requests on homeless encampment closures

Mayor Jacob Frey says he vetoed them as the wording didn't conform to rules for the city's new 'strong mayor' government structure.

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Minneapolis Police Department seeks authorization to use drones

A public hearing on the matter could be held this month.

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After Frey veto, Minneapolis council approves revised Hennepin Ave. plan

The new plan, which passed the committee on a 5-1 vote, mandates a dedicated transit lane along the corridor for at least six hours of the day.

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Frey vetoes proposal for bus-only lanes on Hennepin Avenue

The City Council approved the proposal on a 8-5 majority.

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Council members, Frey clash over city coordinator appointee

A vote of 8-5 will keep Heather Johnston in line to serve as the city coordinator for four years.

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Commemorative street name for Prince approved in Minneapolis

The block next to the First Avenue nightclub will be named Prince Rogers Nelson Way.

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Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.

The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.

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Frey outlines new 'Office of Community Safety' above MPD

The office would oversee five departments, including Minneapolis police.

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Damning report slams MPD, Frey, city leaders for response to George Floyd riots

An audit found the response was uncoordinated, disorganized and plagued with poor communication.

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Minneapolis to begin work redeveloping Kmart site next year

The Minneapolis City Council approved initial plans for the redevelopment process Friday.

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5 Mpls. City Council members ousted as final races are called

Was the election a referendum on the public safety question? The answer is murky.

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Minneapolis City Council: Which races are still up in the air?

Five of the 13 city council seats appear to be headed toward ranked choice voting tabulation.

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Mpls. Ballot Question 1 passes, shifting power from city council to mayor

Its passage upends the city's "weak mayor, strong council" structure that had been in place.

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Minneapolis ballot questions: The arguments for and against

Here's what happens if the amendment passes, why it's being discussed, and the arguments on both sides.

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Mpls. council president files ethics complaint against Arradondo, Frey

At the heart of the complaint is the chief's news conference about Ballot Question 2.

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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 Mayor Jacob Frey.