A Hennepin County judge struck down the controversial Minneapolis public safety ballot question late Tuesday and blocked the city from counting any votes on the proposal.
Minneapolis voters will decide this November whether to replace the city's police department with a new public safety agency, one of the most consequential referendums in city history.
Gov. Tim Walz became the second prominent Democrat this week to come out against the Minneapolis ballot question that would replace the city's police department with a public safety agency.
On the ballot this November, Minneapolis voters will be asked whether they’d like to replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new department of public safety.
The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday evening to override a second veto by the mayor's office over language for the November ballot that will be used as citizens debate replacing the police department in the city charter.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced he intends to veto the language of the public safety ballot question "as it stands" after the Policy and Government Oversight Committee approved the ballot question without an explanatory note.
The advocacy group behind the ballot measure to replace the Minneapolis Police Department in the city charter says its lawsuit to remove an explainer note created by the city from the ballot has been approved by a judge.
Friday, the Yes 4 Minneapolis coalition announced a lawsuit against the City of Minneapolis and the city clerk's office.
Minneapolis voters will vote this November on a charter amendment that will ask whether or not the city should replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a Department of Public Safety that "employs a comprehensive public health approach."
A report due out next year will review how the City of Minneapolis responded to unrest following George Floyd's death. But some councilmembers are frustrated with the slow process.
Minneapolis City Councilmember Andrea Jenkins was blocked in a parking lot by protesters over the weekend until she signed a handwritten list of demands. Mayor Jacob Frey condemned the act in a tweet Tuesday.
Minneapolis City Council members discussed efforts to deal with the increase in crime during a meeting on Thursday.
In Minneapolis, the mayor wants to cash in on federal stimulus money to boost the depleted police force, but that idea is running into opposition with police skeptics on the city council.
Minneapolis police are investigating two separate fatal shootings early Saturday.
The Minneapolis City Council passed a fair notice ordinance in an effort to reduce evictions.
As the city deals with the aftermath of yet another shooting of a child, community members are calling on city council members to get on the same page on a plan to deal with the violence.
Groundwork is being laid out for three possible public safety proposals for Minneapolis that could end up on the ballot in November.
The City of Minneapolis is looking into creating an unarmed Traffic Safety Division.
The Minneapolis City Council has voted 11-1 to oppose the use of tear gas and other munitions as part of Minnesota's response to civil disorder.
The City of Minneapolis will pay out $27 million to the family of George Floyd after his death in police custody last year.