Reporter | Minneapolis

Susan Du covers the city of Minneapolis for the Star Tribune.


Minneapolis could save 2040 Plan with environmental review. Here's why it isn't interested.

Rather than submit to environmental review, Minneapolis hopes to change state law to overcome the legal challenge that suspended its citywide development plan.


EPA: Only one house left to clean up at Minneapolis arsenic Superfund site

Chemical contamination of working-class south Minneapolis neighborhoods has taken decades to remediate.


Minneapolis awards $1M contract to house encampment residents

The city hired Helix to rapidly house people living in one of its largest homeless encampments, using strategies that differ from Hennepin County's approach.


Minneapolis Park Board explores building new bridge spanning the Mississippi River

Cyclists and park advocates have long pushed for a bridge to connect the north and northeast Minneapolis sections of the Great Northern Greenway trail.


Hennepin County property tax collections are lowest in decades

When large commercial properties fail to pay their taxes, ordinary residents have to make up the difference to fund city, school and park services.


Minneapolis man cited for home lumberyard fighting to legalize wood recycling model

Jeremy Marshik, owner of LumberStash, made a growing business of saving old wood from the landfill. But it's not legal.


Minneapolis picks independent evaluator for policing reforms

The city has entered a court-enforceable settlement agreement with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and continues to negotiate a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.


Struggle with unlicensed north Minneapolis rental house highlights challenges for renters with limited options

The house at 5049 Vincent Av. N. has broken windows and mold on the walls, according to the city, and it can't legally collect rent.


U.S. Supreme Court will review homeless encampment case

Western cities overwhelmed with homelessness have asked the court to make it easier to break up encampments across the nation.


Organized labor, Minneapolis officials renew commitment to create a Labor Standards Board

The Service Employees International Union also released a report with recommendations to revitalize downtown from the perspective of workers.