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.


Former Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges to spend a semester at Harvard

She will lead a study group on racial equity, policing and local governance.


Minneapolis Council President Lisa Bender ushers in younger, more expansive vision of city government

First-time president willing to wield power at City Hall to advance social change.


Minneapolis sick leave violation results in first settlement for $11,000

The paid sick-leave ordinance, which became law in July, requires that employers with six or more employees award them one hour of leave for every 30 hours on the job.


Politicians place wagers on Vikings vs. Saints: king cake or wild rice and purple ice cream

As the Vikings face the Saints on Sunday, local leaders are making bets.


Minneapolis swears in its new leaders: 'Time for talk is over'

With bunting and a massive American flag hung from the balconies and observers looking on from five levels around the echoing rotunda, Mayor Jacob Frey and the 13 members of the new City Council were sworn in and presented to the public.


Mayor Frey promises to act on economic inequality on North Side

So far, there are few details. The new Minneapolis mayor said his office is "generating input."


Minneapolis City Coordinator Spencer Cronk takes city manager job in Austin, Texas

Cronk's last day will be Feb. 11, just after the Super Bowl.


Melvin Carter is sworn in as St. Paul's first new mayor in 12 years

Previously a City Council member representing St. Paul's First Ward, Melvin Carter, 38, becomes the first person of color to hold the job.


New Mpls. Mayor Frey says he has 'hit the ground running very hard'

One of his first moves was to give all City Council members key card access to the mayor's suite of offices.


As Barb Johnson leaves, old-style Minneapolis city government goes with her

Johnson says she will miss helping her constituents solve their problems.