The tipi is a place of refuge for women and children at the homeless encampment in Powderhorn Park: “I knew my people were here,” Tammey Skinaway

Hundreds living in Powderhorn Park, neighbors seek answers

The efforts by those living in the encampments to forge more hospitable surroundings come as public officials and homeless advocates raise alarms that the growing settlement is neither safe nor sustainable.

Minneapolis' $156M budget hole may require up to 40 layoffs, Frey says

July 9
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey
The proposal is far from final and must ultimately be approved by City Council. Frey said he would seek to minimize cuts for firefighters, police officers and 911 dispatchers.

Judge issues gag order in trial of ex-officers in George Floyd killing

July 10
Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, right, walked out of the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility on June 29 afternoon with his attorney
Judge Peter Cahill wrote that "continuing" publicity from the attorneys in the case could create an unfair trial.
Minneapolis
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A survey found 560 tents in Powderhorn Park, but about 282 campers; people use extra tents for their belongings, a survey found.

Park Board overstated homeless camped out in Powderhorn

Powderhorn survey finds 282 campers, well below the Park Board's estimate.
Minneapolis
July 10
Nekima Levy Armstrong, left, who was livestreaming to Facebook next to Savitta Ford and her daughter, Harmony,11, joined the rally on Broadway because

As gun violence continues, Minneapolis marchers plead for peace

Pleading for an end to the gun violence that has ravaged their city this spring and summer, marchers walked through the heart of north Minneapolis…
Minneapolis
July 10

Motorcyclist killed in crash in north Minneapolis

The wreck occurred midafternoon Thursday in a residential block.
Minneapolis
July 10
More than 1,000 people protesting the Ethiopian government's treatment of the Oromo ethnic group briefly closed down the Interstate 35W bridge Friday

1,500 shut down freeway briefly to protest Ethiopia's treatment of Oromo

The Oromo, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia, are engaged in a conflict with that country's government.
Minneapolis
July 10
Attorney Ron Meuser Jr. said some 150 Minneapolis police officers out of a sworn force of 850 have contacted him to start filing disability paperwork.

MPD officers filing for PTSD disability at unprecedented levels, their attorney says

He said 150 Minneapolis police officers out of a sworn force of 850 have contacted him to start filing paperwork, a majority of them for symptoms of PTSD.
Minneapolis
July 10

Mayor Frey nominates Target executive to serve as Minneapolis city attorney

A high-level Target executive has been nominated to serve as Minneapolis' city attorney, Mayor Jacob Frey's office announced Friday.Jim Rowader was nominated by Frey and…
Minneapolis
July 10

Plymouth man charged in beating that killed grandmother, seriously injured mother and sister

A mentally ill man is charged with fatally beating his grandmother and seriously injuring his mother and sister. David R. Ekers, 34, of Plymouth, stands…
Minneapolis
July 10
People survey the damage along Lake St. near S. 27th Ave. as a fire burns to the east Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN.] DAVID JOLES • dav

A deeper look at areas most damaged by rioting, looting in Minneapolis, St. Paul

Twin Cities restaurants and retail stores were hit the hardest in the rioting following George Floyd's killing.
Minneapolis
July 10
Bartender Brandon Gonzalez mixed beverages for guests at the bar at Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis in 2019.

Union push at Tattersall Distilling upends Minn. craft beverage industry

Owners of distilleries and breweries are closely following the union push at Tattersall.
Minneapolis
July 9

North Minneapolis shooting victim was 24-year-old man

Bullets continued to fly Thursday night, when at least three people were injured in shootings in the city.
West Metro
July 9
Theon Jarrett and Don West of Intermediate District 287. The cooperative serving about 1,000 high-needs kids in Hennepin County is reporting success a

Minnesota school district sees benefits to life after cops in schools

Arrests down in system that serves high-needs kids.
Coronavirus
July 9
Customers outside a Wells Fargo in Los Angeles. The bank is donating the $400 million in fees it earned off the federal Paycheck Protection Program to

Wells Fargo donates $400M to assist struggling minority businesses

The bank will donate PPP fees to help small businesses owned by Blacks and other minorities.
Minneapolis
July 9
Newly released transcripts of Minneapolis police body camera footage provide the most detailed accounts of George Floyd’s death, which ignited prote

Body-cam transcripts: George Floyd repeatedly begged police not to kill him

In his fatal encounter with Minneapolis police, George Floyd used the word "please" nearly five dozen times, according to newly released transcripts of police body camera footage.
Duluth
July 9

Minneapolis man who fatally crashed ATV in Carlton County is identified

The ATV rolled over and pinned the man, authorities said.
Minneapolis
July 9

Charges: Woman shot by man in Minneapolis gave birth at 20 weeks to his child before dying

The newborn has so far survived; the alleged shooter has yet to be caught.
Minneapolis
July 8
One person was killed following a shooting outside Christ the River of Life Church in North Minneapolis Wednesday in Minneapolis.

Mpls. shooting victim dies a day later, adding to toll of violent night

It was the second death from a series of shootings Tuesday with six victims. No arrests were made in any of the incidents.
Minneapolis
July 8
Ceresota Funding II LLC has filed for bankruptcy protection. It owns Millers Landing Senior Living, located in the former Ceresota building.

Owner of assisted-living Ceresota in downtown Mpls. files for bankruptcy

Bankruptcy records show debt in excess of $10 million for the downtown apartments.
Minneapolis
July 8
Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane, right, walks out of the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility on Monday afternoon June 20, 2020, in Mi

Fired officer Lane's attorney seeks dismissal of charges in Floyd's death

Transcripts of body-worn camera footage from the night George Floyd was killed and of an interview with one of the officers at the scene were also filed in court.
Minneapolis
July 8
Alondra Cano, a City Council member, speaks during "The Path Forward" meeting at Powderhorn Park on Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Minneapolis. The focus of

Minneapolis council members questioned on plans to remake police

It came as Minneapolis Charter Commission members began unveiling their proposals for overhauling public safety.
Minneapolis
July 8
Silverr Adams shopped for the first time at the new temporary tent-like Cub Foods in the parking lot of the Lake Street store in Minneapolis on Wednes

Cub Foods opens store in tent at E. Lake Street location badly damaged in riots

A scaled-down version of the closed Broadway store in Minneapolis will also open soon.