Reporter | Minneapolis

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


Minneapolis City Council declines to endorse Frey's Third Precinct plan

Council members meeting as a committee did not lend their support to Mayor Jacob Frey's proposal to turn the burned-out police station into a voter center; the mayor says he'll move forward with plans anyway.


Single adults turned away from Hennepin emergency homeless shelters 4,000 times in 2023

Shelter beds were used more than 167,700 times during the same period.


Old newspaper boxes become life-savers as Twin Cities self-serve dispensaries

Jim Barrett and Andrew Kamin-Lyndgaard of Minneapolis created Little Free Libraries for naloxone and fentanyl testing strips as part of a growing effort to expand access to the overdose-reversing medicine.


With shortage of investigators, majority of Minneapolis arsons go unsolved

More than 200 fires were intentionally set in 2022 and 2023, but only a handful resulted in criminal charges.


Campus group accuses University of Minnesota of directing censorship against Palestinians

Magrath Library supervisors removed a book display that was curated by a student worker.


Minneapolis City Council votes to delay start of rideshare wage ordinance

The council voted unanimously Thursday to push the start date of a new policy to July 1, saying it will give new rideshare companies time to start up and fill gaps if Uber and Lyft leave the city.


Mpls. City Council may postpone start of Uber, Lyft pay ordinance

Council President Elliott Payne is willing to extend the start date for Minneapolis' new rideshare wage ordinance from May 1 to July 1; such a change will still require a full council vote.


Frey joins business, disability and senior advocates to urge reversal of Minneapolis' Uber, Lyft vote

The City Council is scheduled to take up the question of whether to reconsider the ordinance in its meeting Thursday; Uber and Lyft have said they'll leave if it goes into effect May 1.


Park Board workers say caring for Minneapolis parks isn't the job it used to be

As union negotiations intensify around the high cost of living, Park Board maintenance workers say love for parks is the only thing keeping them around.


Mpls. wants to turn burned Third Precinct into community space

After deciding police should not return to 3000 Minnehaha Av., city staff proposed the Lake Street building for the new home of Elections and Voter Services.