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Minneapolis business owner says city leaders have ‘blood on their hands’

A Minneapolis resident and business owner said city leaders have "blood on their hands" in an interview Tuesday morning. “If you gave this script to...

Minneapolis City Council votes to ban facial recognition for police use

(The Center Square) – On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to ban facial recognition technology for police use. The determination prohibits every city department from...

Councilmember cancels meetings with community amid attempt to gut MPD

Minneapolis City Councilmember Phillipe Cunningham once claimed that "community engagement" is key to defunding the police. Now, Cunningham has canceled his "Community Office Hours"...

Omar: Minneapolis cops are ‘unwilling to work’

Rep. Ilhan Omar said the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) is low on officers because cops are "unwilling to work." MPD just began 2021 with about...

Number of officers declining at ‘accelerated rate,’ Minneapolis police chief says

The Minneapolis Police Department started 2021 with about 200 fewer police officers than it had at the beginning of last year. The MPD kicked off...

Minneapolis leaders propose new department to ‘supervise’ police officers

Minneapolis City Council members officially introduced a draft amendment to the city charter that would create a new Department of Public Safety and eliminate...

Minneapolis City Council member wants facial recognition banned, says it ‘exacerbates...

Minneapolis City Council member Steve Fletcher wrote an amendment to the city's code of ordinances that would ban facial recognition technology in the police...

Minneapolis City Council members to seek ‘removal of police’ as standalone...

A group of Minneapolis City Council members plan to introduce a proposal that would erase the Minneapolis Police Department as its own separate department. Currently,...

Our most-read stories of 2020

2020 is officially behind us, so let's take a moment to look back on some of the biggest stories from a chaotic year in...

Alpha News cartoon: Bare necessities

Cartoon by A.F. Branco