Nation Dec 10Minneapolis approves cuts to police budget, not staffing
The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward violence prevention and other programs — but will keep the mayor's targeted staffing levels for sworn officers intact, averting…
Nation Nov 30Minnesota gives final green light to disputed oil pipeline
Minnesota regulators have approved the final permit for Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota.
Nation Nov 11Minnesota Vikings bar fans from final games as state COVID-19 deaths hit record
The Minnesota Vikings say they’ve given up on trying to host large crowds and instead will close the four remaining home games to fans.
Nation Oct 20Department of Justice announces center to help police, offers aid to Minneapolis
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that will provide training and assistance to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force.
Nation Sep 11WATCH: George Floyd’s family speaks out after hearing for officers charged in his death
The former officers are in court Friday for a hearing on several issues, including the prosecution’s request to hold a joint trial.
Nation Jul 21Minnesota lawmakers pass police accountability package
The Minnesota Legislature has passed a broad police accountability package that includes a ban on neck restraints like the one that was used on George Floyd before his death in Minneapolis.
Nation Jun 26Council advances plan to dismantle Minneapolis Police Department
The council voted Friday in favor of a proposal to amend the city charter to replace the current department with a "Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention."…
Nation Jun 12Minnesota Senate GOP aim to block most policing overhaul plans
Key Republican lawmakers in Minnesota say they'll block most of an ambitious effort by Democrats to remake policing in the state where George Floyd died and they plan to approve only a limited set of police accountability measures.
Nation Jun 10WATCH: Minneapolis police chief takes on union, promises reform
The Minneapolis Police Department will withdraw from police union contract negotiations, Chief Medaria Arradondo said Wednesday as he announced the first steps in what he said would be transformational reforms to the agency in the wake of George Floyd's death.
Nation Jun 08Officer charged in Floyd’s death held on $1 million bail
Derek Chauvin said little during an 11-minute hearing Monday in which he appeared on closed-circuit television from the state's maximum security prison in Oak Park Heights.