Minneapolis City Hall reporter | Minneapolis city government

Dave Orrick covers Minneapolis city government for the Star Tribune. 


Wimpy winter saves Mpls. and St. Paul a (small) pile of snow spending

The money saved is small, but crews were able to get ahead on pothole patching, tree trimming and street sweeping.


Minneapolis rolls out new emergency-alert text and app system

The change follows the city's completion of federal emergency training exercise and changes following post-Floyd unrest.


Here's how Uber, Lyft are trying to get their way in Minnesota

The multibillion-dollar rideshare companies have mobilized go-to allies to make their case to policymakers, but their lobbying spending is relatively modest.


Some Uber and Lyft drivers say they'll start their own rideshare co-op

Based on a New York venture, the driver-owned rideshare campaign announced Friday is among a parade of ideas to fill the void if Uber and Lyft leave.


7 Minneapolis Uber/Lyft questions. 7 answers.

'Is this really happening?' and other questions about the rideshare companies' vows to leave Minneapolis.


Majority of Mpls. council now open to tweaking Uber/Lyft ordinance. Maybe.

Minneapolis City Council leaders said they could bring changes April 25 — days before the rideshare companies have vowed to leave.


Minneapolis City Council might reconsider Uber/Lyft vote

Council Member Andrea Jenkins says she wants to try to figure out how to keep the rideshare companies from leaving.


Frey nominates MnDOT official to lead Minneapolis public works

Timothy Sexton, an assistant commissioner, would need to be confirmed by the City Council.


How many taxi cabs are left in Minneapolis?

Uber's entry a decade ago caused an astonishing collapse of the local taxi industry.


Missing 3-year-old boy found safe in northern Minnesota; 36-year-old woman arrested

An Amber Alert for the pair was canceled about 90 minutes after it was issued.