Adam Belz | Star Tribune
Minneapolis reporter | City Hall

Adam covers Minneapolis City Hall for the Star Tribune and maintains a blog called 3D Economics. He wrote for the Cedar Rapids Gazette and The Des Moines Register in Iowa before moving to Minnesota in June 2012.


Drivers avoiding I-35W construction put pressure on south Mpls. streets

Displaced 35W drivers squeeze onto residential roads


Minneapolis reconsiders its eviction-oriented approach to landlords

Council member vows to overhaul Mpls. ordinance encouraging practice.


Judge strikes down Minneapolis Section 8 protection

The ordinance, which went into effect May 1, can no longer be enforced.


As snooping cases come to a close, Mpls.payouts total more than $1.2M

The city has settled 13 lawsuits, another 20 have been dismissed or dropped, and one remains.


Minneapolis staff to volunteer for hurricane recovery in U.S. Virgin Islands

Minneapolis city employees are volunteering to help inspect buildings and plan new construction in the hurricane-ravaged U.S. Virgin Islands. Four city employees planned to travel…


North Minneapolis riverfront gets $15 million for redevelopment

The money is a big boost for plans to transform the obsolete barge terminal.


Lake Street building fire ruins low-rent haven for artists

Minneapolis city records show that inspectors have found code deficiencies in the building, built more than a century ago. But all of the violations were resolved by April.


For chefs and servers, minimum wage hike changes tipping

Counter-service restaurants that eliminate waiters are on the rise, but a tip-free experience has fallen flat at table-service restaurants.


Appeals Court affirms shutdown of Minneapolis massage business accused of prostitution

Mpls. City Council revoked license of Orchid Massage Spa for suspect activities.


As Mpls. touts density, push back comes from its residents

Economists agree that cities can stabilize the cost of housing by loosening zoning to allow more construction in more places. But the city's argument for affordability has been rebuffed by many homeowners.