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.


Security plans for Chauvin trial draw criticism from city leaders

The influx of law enforcement and National Guard are intended to head off a repeat of last year's devastating riots


Chauvin trial puts focus on gaps in 911 system revealed during riots

Report cites congestion, confusion in dispatching calls during riots after George Floyd's death.


Mpls. council OKs plan to seek help for Derek Chauvin trial

The Minneapolis City Council approved plans to seek assistance from both community groups and other police departments during the upcoming trial in George Floyd's death.


Minneapolis fortifies public buildings ahead of Chauvin trial

Minneapolis residents can expect to see more law enforcement officers and National Guard troops in areas that were damaged during unrest last year.


With Chauvin trial looming, Minneapolis faces balancing act on police

City and state leaders plan to bring thousands of soldiers, sheriffs' deputies and police into the metro area.


Citizens argue for, against Mpls. council plan to replace police

Minneapolis has become a testing ground for proposals that would put an overhaul of the city's approach to public safety on the November ballot. In addition to the council's plan, a privately funded effort to gather signatures for a charter change kicked off last weekend.


City, state leaders detail plans ahead of Derek Chauvin trial

Thousands of police, sheriffs deputies and Minnesota National Guard members are ready to jump into action during the upcoming trial of the first of four officers charged in the killing of George Floyd.


Minneapolis DFL will go forward with virtual endorsements, despite concerns

The DFL has long dominated city politics, but debates over how to change policing have highlighted divisions within the party.


Legislature deadlocked over Chauvin trial security

Chauvin case looms but the Legislature is mired in debate over police reform.


Minneapolis to spend $6.4 million to hire more police

Minneapolis police say they are down about 200 officers following George Floyd's death, rioting that led to the burning of a police precinct and calls to end the department.