Cedric Alexander, seen at a July 7 news conference, is close to being confirmed as the first community safety commissioner of Minneapolis.

Nominee's past may be template for how he handles public safety job

The Minneapolis City Council could vote as soon as Aug. 4 on the nomination of Cedric Alexander as city's community safety commissioner.

Charges upped against Minneapolis man in shooting of 9-year-old girl

July 23
Trinity Smith
She was shot while jumping on a friend's trampoline.

Charges detail street racing at 'intersection takeovers' in Minneapolis

July 22
Travis and Rachel Jensen tended to the memorial to their daughter Vanessa at a north Minneapolis intersection where she was fatally shot while watchin
One of four men charged with felonies is called a "known promoter" of meetups across Minneapolis that draw hundreds of thrill-seekers.
Minneapolis
July 24

Missing 10-year-old Minneapolis girl found safe, police say

Investigators are working to develop a chronology of what occurred, police said.
Minneapolis
July 24
Students at Minneapolis’ Emerson Elementary will wear uniforms this fall, with solid-color shirts and khaki, black or blue pants, similar to those w

Emerson is latest Minneapolis public school to require uniforms

The decision came after a vote that showed a majority of families supported such a dress code.
Minneapolis
July 24
Cyclists and pedestrians make their way around Bde Maka Ska in 2020.

Minneapolis Park Board proposes $79M tax levy

The 6% increase would serve youth in crisis and maintain park assets, officials said
Minneapolis
July 24

Death of Minneapolis toddler ruled a homicide

An autopsy found the boy suffered "multiple blunt force injuries."
Local
July 23
Hawo Ahmed, right, with her mother Isha Ahmed. Hawo Ahmed died not long after charges were dropped and she was released from jail. “Having a child

Charges dropped, lives ruined, but St. Paul officer still on force

False sex trafficking charges ravaged the lives of two dozen people. But the St. Paul officer they sued for violating their constitutional rights is still on the force. An officer's participation in a federal task force has "become blanket immunity for anything they do," said the attorney of one.
Minneapolis
July 23
Arabella Foss-Yarbrough, second from left, interrupted a July 16 gathering outside the Minneapolis apartment where police fatally shot Andrew Tekle Su

Brooks: Competing fundraisers offer snapshot of a Mpls. tragedy

In the traumatic aftermath of yet another Minneapolis police shooting, two online fundraisers became an online scorecard.
Inspired
July 22
Emma and Brian Bellemare and their children Camden, 8, right, and Vienna, 5, left, biked to Vienna’s summer program before the adults went off to wo

Biking helps Minneapolis family travel happier, feel better

The Bellemares got rid of a car when they started using bikes more often.
Minneapolis
July 22
Anton Lazzaro

Prosecutors deny Anton Lazzaro's claims authorities listened to his calls with attorneys

The Minneapolis GOP donor wants sex trafficking charges dropped.
Minneapolis
July 22
J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao will be sentenced Wednesday.

Kueng, Thao to be sentenced next week for violating George Floyd's civil rights

A federal judge reduced sentencing guideline calculations after a Friday hearing.
Curious Minnesota
July 22
The “Longfellow Boom” seems to only happen at night and in the summer months.

What is causing the mysterious 'Longfellow Boom' in south Minneapolis?

Neighbors near the Mississippi River have been searching for the cause of these "house-shakingly loud" noises for decades.
Minneapolis
July 21
Minneapolis City Council President Andrea Jenkins and Mayor Jacob Frey say they are committed to “good faith” negotiations with the state.

Minneapolis, human rights officials will negotiate agreement on police by fall

The two parties say they will amend the agreement if the Justice Department negotiates a conflicting consent decree with Minneapolis over racist policing patterns.
Minneapolis
July 21
Immigrant rights advocates on Thursday rallied outside the Minneapolis City Council chambers, demanding city leaders implement a list of “pro-immigr

Advocates push Mpls. to issue city IDs to residents, unveil list of 'pro-immigrant' demands

Minneapolis passed municipal ID ordinance in 2018 but halted implementation over concerns information could be used to identify immigrants for deportation.
Minneapolis
July 21
The Minneapolis City Council first delayed a vote on the city’s emergency management director on June 30, then voted Thursday to delay the vote agai

Minneapolis council again delays vote on emergency director's reappointment

Several council members raise questions about Barret Lane's part in the city's criticized response to the 2020 riots.
Minneapolis
July 21
Thomas Lane pleaded guilty in May and agreed to a sentence of three years in a separate state case.

Ex-officer Thomas Lane is sentenced to 2½ years for violating George Floyd's civil rights

Lane and two other former Minneapolis officers were convicted by a federal jury in February.
Minneapolis
July 21

Ex-officer Lane to be sentenced today for violating George Floyd's civil rights

Lane, two others were convicted by a federal jury in February.
Minneapolis
July 21

Man, 28, dies days after being shot in north Minneapolis

A caller to 911 reported seeing the man on the ground in front of a vehicle.
Minneapolis
July 20
Council Member Michael Rainville met with some members of the Somali community last week at Dar Al-Qalam mosque in Minneapolis.

Rainville tries to make peace after firestorm over remarks about Somali youth

He had blamed Somali American youth for a wave of violence in the city over the July 4th weekend.
Minneapolis
July 20
Minneapolis police confront 911 caller Arabella Foss-Yarbrough in this still from body camera video in the fatal standoff with Andrew Tekle Sundberg.

Mpls. police release body camera video of Sundberg shooting

The video shows police rescue a mother and her young children, but it doesn't clearly show the final moments before snipers fired.
Minneapolis
July 20
The Aquatennial Parade was on Hennepin Avenue in 2016.

Minneapolis mayor, chief pledge to make Aquatennial attendees feel safe

The reassurances come as the city faces its third consecutive summer of abnormally high gun violence.
Minneapolis
July 20
Minneapolis firefighters prepare to put water on hot spots during an early morning fire in the 2800 block of 14th Avenue S. that heavily damaged three

3 homes catch fire in south Minneapolis; 2 firefighters injured in other fire

The blaze began in a vacant home and spread to adjacent structures.