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.

Minneapolis to increase COVID-19 tests as it awaits effects of protests, memorials

The city will be watching to see whether infections rise following protests.

Minneapolis OKs ban on police chokeholds, neck restraints

The agreement, still needing approval by a judge, arises from a state human rights investigation.

Minneapolis City Council to vote today on first changes to police

Officials have floated various reform proposals, ranging from defunding the department immediately to taking a slower approach and sending social workers or mental health professionals to some calls that are now handled by police.

Mayor Frey seeks federal, state aid for Mpls. as early estimate shows at least $55M in damages

Gov. Walz urges state bonding to help Lake Street, epicenter of the destruction.

Mpls. chief hopes to hit 'greatest potential' after civil rights filing

It came as they announced the state Human Rights Department will look at Minneapolis police policies and procedures over the past 10 years to determine if police engaged in discriminatory practices. The city's chief acknowledged there is work to be done.

Autopsies agree on homicide, differ on what killed Floyd

The attorneys representing George Floyd's family and Hennepin County officials have released competing autopsy results, agreeing that the death is a homicide but disagreeing over the cause. Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was seen on video pinning his knee on Floyd's neck, has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Some memorial, funeral details for George Floyd are released

A memorial service for Minneapolis is being planned for Thursday.

Kroll, Minneapolis police union head, blasts city's riot response in letter to officers

In his first substantial comments since the killing of George Floyd, fiery Minneapolis police union president Lt. Bob Kroll blasted the city's handling of the…

Minneapolis City Council extends emergency declaration to respond to riots

In the coming days, many will also be watching to see if members propose police reforms.

Mayor Frey calls for peace as looting, flames erupt around police station

State Patrol troopers moved in to help with growing looting, and the mayor said he asked the governor to consider calling in the National Guard as violence turned deadly.