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.


With charter plan sunk, Mpls. council members turn to budget to remake policing

City Council could still, not easily, create a community safety department.


Mpls. charter panel blocks plan to remake police from ballot

The Minneapolis Charter Commission voted 10-5 to take an additional 90 days to study the measure.


Minneapolis City Council president says her home was vandalized

Tensions have been high as the city weighs the future of the Police Department.


State laws limit Minneapolis' ability to eliminate officers

The analysis by the City Attorney's Office was recently released ahead of a key vote scheduled for Wednesday on a police charter amendment.


Mayor Frey says Walz hesitant to deploy Guard during riots

State officials said the city did not give them the detailed information they needed to deploy the Guard until the next day. By then, dozens of buildings had been looted and torched.


Mpls. Charter Commission votes to keep off ballot first of 2 police measures

The commission's vote could signal trouble for the City Council's proposal to replace the department.


Court: Minneapolis landlords can't refuse tenants solely for public aid

Justice Paul Thissen, writing for the majority, noted that the ordinance contains exceptions for landlords who would face an "undue hardship."


Charter panel recommends keeping Mpls. police change off November ballot

Charter Commission group recommends keeping it off ballot.


Speakers urge Mpls. Charter Commission not to forward police proposal

Speakers overwhelmingly tell the Mpls. charter panel not to forward their proposal, but for different reasons.


Minneapolis City Council approves first substantial cuts to police

The budget trims roughly $1.5 million from the city's police department — the first substantial cuts since George Floyd's death.