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Joyce Irene Acosta, an 'emphatic storyteller' topped with a colorful hat, dies at 84

She was walking a favored route when she was struck by a car.


State high court says Minneapolis falls short on police staffing

The justices said City Council met its obligation to fund a minimum number of officers, but Mayor Jacob Frey needed to ensure that many were employed or explain why not.


Minneapolis officials scramble to respond to ruling blocking 2040 Plan

The City Attorney's Office said Friday that it was beginning an appeal and working with other staff to "prepare to minimize disruption" from the judge's order.


Minneapolis to raise police chief's salary as it searches for new MPD leader

Some officials argue the pay hike is crucial for recruiting a new chief, while others say the city should first decide which changes it's making to public safety systems.


Minneapolis City Council approves Heather Johnston's nomination for city coordinator

Appointment came as some current and former staffers said Johnston could have done more to combat a racist culture within the department.


Minneapolis ordered to cease implementation of 2040 plan

Judge sides with groups that demand an environmental review of the city's proposal to end single-family zoning.


Minneapolis considers raising chief's salary in search for new MPD leader

The city is in the early stage of a search aimed at finding a long-term successor for Medaria Arradondo, who retired earlier this year.


Minnesota Supreme Court hears arguments in Minneapolis police staffing case

The case hinges on a question of how to interpret a provision in the city's charter that says Minneapolis must "fund a police force" with a minimum number of employees.


Minneapolis' Violence Prevention director leaving to take job with John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Sasha Cotton served as the office's first director and oversaw the expansion of many violence prevention programs in the city.


Two years after George Floyd's murder, Minneapolis' efforts to transform safety still unfinished

City leaders say they see promise in new programs that rely on civilians for some services, but recent developments have raised fresh questions about whether the MPD can be reformed.