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.


Minneapolis disputes 'Rehab Addict' star's account of building permit cost

City says it did not ask her to make a $200K deposit.


Restaurant group: Minneapolis servers make $28.56 per hour

Any minimum wage hike should target support staff, an industry group says.


Hodges, Harteau say conflict helped bring them closer

Hodges enters her fourth year as mayor amid skepticism that she and the chief have the close-knit relationship needed to adequately police a big city.


Minneapolis sues 'Rehab Addict' star Nicole Curtis, wants house back

In a contract dispute, the city wants her to return a house she bought for $2.


Feds: Mpls. response to 4th Precinct protests was 'measured'

Although the federal review found the city's handling of the protests was "peaceful," it also said a breakdown in communication from City Hall on down to cops on the streets hindered the proper response.


Minneapolis Ninth Ward council member draws two well-known challengers

Incumbent Alondra Cano, is an outspoken progressive with an activist's instincts. Former Council Member Gary Schiff and nonprofit founder Mohamed Farah, are stressing the need for development and public safety.


Minneapolis landlords campaign against proposed Section 8 ordinance

They say the proposal for low-income people could 'destabilize the market.'


Surdyk's fined, will lose liquor license for 30 days in July for selling Sunday

The Minneapolis store will lose its license for a month after defying liquor law.


X Games would stay in Minneapolis another two years, seeking $1M in subsidies

ESPN is seeking up to $1 million in annual subsidies to extend its contract to hold the X Games in Minneapolis through 2020. U.S. Bank Stadium…


Bid to oust Minneapolis DFL chair McConnell fails

Censure and apology did not satisfy a contingent of party insiders.