Minneapolis has won a grant of up to $2.7 million that the officials will use to evaluate whether the city delivers city services equally. The six-person Minneapolis innovation team will analyze whether core city services are delivered fairly to all residents, regardless of race. Read more →
The average Minneapolis homeowner will save about $3 on next year’s property tax bill, thanks to some modest budget cuts approved Monday by the Minneapolis City Council. Opponents mockingly call it the “latte levy.” Read more →
The city of St. Paul is hoping the private sector will have new ideas improving one of its most basic public services: snow plowing.
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A Minneapolis City Council panel is recommending the city scrap a long-standing requirement that bars and restaurants have designated men’s and women’s restrooms. Read more →
Spencer Cronk, who has led the State Department of Administration since 2011, got the nod Tuesday as Mayor Betsy Hodges’ nominee for city coordinator. The coordinator oversees the city’s finance, human resources, information technology and communications departments. Also under the coordinator are such disparate services as animal control, emergency management and lobbying. The Department of Read more →
Does running for mayor of Minneapolis and coming in fourth place qualify you for a Wikipedia page? At least one person thinks Cam Winton isn’t “notable” enough. Read more →
The new light rail Green Line between Minneapolis and St. Paul saw a 16 percent jump in riders during its second week of operation. According to preliminary numbers, last week 32,368 people boarded Green Line trains each weekday. That’s 4,500 more people than rode each weekday during the previous week, and well ahead of Metro Read more →
New houses in Minneapolis would need to be shorter and take up less of their lots under a proposal that goes before the city’s Planning Commission next month. Read more →
In the month since Minneapolis lifted its moratorium on new home construction in five southwest neighborhoods, the city has issued 13 permits to tear down old houses, build new ones or undertake major renovation projects in the area. The new projects will be subject to a “construction management agreement” designed to ensure builders obey city Read more →
The city of St. Paul is poised to forgive a $2.4 million loan it never really made.
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