Minneapolis City Hall reporter | Minneapolis city government

Dave Orrick covers Minneapolis city government for the Star Tribune. 


Minneapolis City Council approves police union contract with historic raises

The contract includes historic raises, amounting to 21.7% over three years, and will make Minneapolis police among the top five highest-paid in the state.


Hennepin Avenue in Uptown is a mess. What's happening, and why now?

The two-year project to fully reconstruct the street and infrastructure is a major pain, but officials say it's needed.


Minneapolis to pay $365,000 for police shooting man in the head with rubber bullet during George Floyd protests

Abdi Adam, then 56, said he was waiting for a bus and had nothing to do with protests outside the Third Precinct the day before it was set ablaze by a mob.


Public weighs in as City Council considers proposed Minneapolis police contract, pay raises

The 22% raises are critical to recruitment and retention, mayor and chief say. Opponents say the department still lacks accountability.


Minneapolis signs lease for new safety center on E. Lake Street

The temporary facility at Lake and Hiawatha aims to bring social services and police to a stretch troubled by drug addiction and crime.


5 U fraternities put artificial turf on their front lawns. The city is like: bros, no.

Despite advances in drainage, Minneapolis still considers synthetic grass an "impervious surface," and elected officials aren't backing down in U zoning spat.


Battle brewing between Frey and Minneapolis council over police union contract

City Council leaders lay out possible conditions before they'll approve $9 million in police pay raises next week. Mayor Jacob Frey doesn't like their tone.


How police critics on Mpls. City Council responded to an officer's killing

Some leaders hailed Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell as a hero, while others didn't name him, focusing instead on community trauma.


Minneapolis police union votes to approve tentative contract for historic 21.7% pay raise

Rank-and-file members voted to ratify the new contract; accord still requires City Council approval.


Police officer, civilian and shooter dead, and responders wounded in Minneapolis shooting

Jamal Mitchell was 'ambushed' while responding to a shooting at an apartment building in the 2200 block of Blaisdell Avenue, making him the first Minneapolis police officer to be shot and killed in the line of duty in more than 20 years.