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.


Mpls. council member 'sorry' after handing chewed gum to opponent

Incumbent Lisa Goodman apologizes to challenger Teqen Zéa-Aida after handing her already chewed gum over at a candidate forum.


Several staffers resign from Mayor Hodges' re-election campaign

The shake-up is the second one for Hodges, after her campaign manager left in April.


Downtown Minneapolis safety looms over mayoral race

Solving the problem of downtown shootings and a general sense of eroded public safety along Hennepin and 1st avenues will fall to the person elected in November as mayor.


Janeé Harteau separation agreement with city of Minneapolis passes first hurdle

The agreement, which no longer has no-criticism clause, is scheduled to go before the full council on Sept. 20.


Hodges proposes raising Mpls. levy by 5.5 percent in budget

Combating climate change, significant new spending on affordable housing and public safety and voter outreach are the key priorities in Mayor Betsy Hodges' 2018 budget, the details of which she revealed Tuesday in a speech at City Hall.


Board wants to 'give the public more time' to look over Minneapolis budget

Mpls. Board of Estimate will extend hearing after delayed city budget rollout.


Hodges: 'Happy to remove' clause from Harteau agreement

The mayor acknowledged that the nondisparagement clause had been her idea. The City Council still must take up the agreement.


Nondisparagement clause in Harteau severance plan draws council scrutiny

All 13 council members said they were not privy to negotiations.


Voter turnout on rise in Minneapolis city elections, but still needs work

Though some eligible voters seem indifferent, election insiders expect mayoral, council races to boost interest.


Mpls. offers $183K plus year's benefits to former Police Chief Harteau

Former Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau would receive $182,876 in separation pay plus 12 months of health benefits under a severance deal with the city released Friday.