Reporter | Minneapolis

Liz Navratil covers Minneapolis City Hall for the Star Tribune. She previously worked in Pennsylvania, where she covered state government and crime — and sometimes both at once. She's part of the team that won a 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting.


Few sprinklers, outdated stairwells key factors in deadly Mpls. high-rise fire, state says

Cedar-Riverside high-rise still lacks sprinkler system a year after fire killed five.


One week from Election Day, Minneapolis opens two more early voting centers

Minneapolis opened two new early voting centers Tuesday morning as it prepares for potentially historic turnout in this year's presidential election.Starting Tuesday — one week…


Minneapolis, Hennepin County now offering in-person voting on weekends

Minneapolis and other Hennepin County voters who wish to cast their ballot early and in person can now do so on weekends. Minneapolis will open…


Bryan Tyner nominated as next Minneapolis fire chief

The assistant chief has been with the department since 1995.


Minneapolis, state agencies prepare for next wave of unrest

Authorities are trying to apply lessons from this summer, when it took four days into the unrest sparked by George Floyd's death to set up a Multi-Agency Command Center, so they are better prepared for future flash points.


Federal judge clears way for Minneapolis to accept elections grant

The city intends to use the money to cover a budget gap as it increases staffing and safety precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic.


Mpls. adds ballot drop-off location amid surging voter turnout

Minneapolis election officials are offering voters more options for how to return their ballots, as they prepare for high turnout amid the coronavirus pandemic.


New Minneapolis outreach workers walk a beat to turn people away from violence

The city launches a $1.1 million effort to prevent violence without police.


Minneapolis voters will find two extra questions on their ballots. Here's what they mean

Minneapolis voters will make two decisions this fall that could scramble the city election cycle. The first question on the Nov. 3 ballot will ask…


Mpls. Chief Arradondo warns of budget cuts' blow to crime-fighting

Facing a potential $14 million cut, the Minneapolis police chief said he will need to shift resources to officers who respond to 911 calls and investigate crimes.