Disability Advocates Sue Cities Over Scooters Blocking Sidewalks

A new suit against Minneapolis and scooter companies is at least the third of its kind filed this year. It alleges that electric scooters are creating hazards on sidewalks for people with disabilities.

Cities’ Progress Toward Carbon Neutrality Gets Tougher

Some, like Minneapolis, still rely heavily on polluting natural gas to heat buildings through frigid winters.

After Complaints About Delays, Federal Transit Administration Announces Grant Awards

The next step is executing funding agreements allowing public transit project sponsors to actually spend the money.

Finding Jobs for the Hard-to-Employ

In Minnesota, a training and hiring program is working on getting people into employment, including for the Hennepin County government.

Minnesota’s Largest Homeless Camp Is in a Race Against Colder Weather

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Outflanking New York state’s stubborn legislature … an independent auditing office for Mass. State Police … and L.A.’s new golden Gold tribute.

This City Park Is Using Goats to Remove Invasive Plant Species

It's the goats' second season at Theodore Wirth Regional Park, a project spearheaded by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

July Brings New Minimum Wage Hikes for Some U.S. Cities and States

The highest minimum wage currently listed is in Emeryville, Calif., where businesses with more than 55 employees must pay at least $15.69 an hour.

The Most Affordable Cities for Single Renters

Rankings factored in median monthly rent, cost of living and median earnings for full-time workers, among other metrics.

Turning Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Into an Inclusive One

“When you make the case properly, people are willing to pay into the system that reflects them.”

Mayor Has His Office Trained to Respond to Drug Overdoses

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Six months since Hurricane Harvey; a fatal stabbing in Mass. library; states legislatures with the most women; Penn State alcohol binge strains local ambulance response time; and S.F. ferries are stuffed to the gills.

Judge Orders Mayor to Turn In City’s Past-Due Budget

Critics say that, unless the $1.4 billion fiscal plan in Minneapolis is turned in soon, there won’t be enough time to review it before public hearings begin next month.

It’s Been 10 Years Since the Deadly I-35W Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis

But “almost nothing has been done in this country to keep it from happening again,” according to former Mayor R.T. Ryback.

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns Over Shooting

The resignation, prompted by the unexpected killing of a 911 caller, was perhaps years in the making.

Dumped-Upon Minnesota City Deploys Its Snow Equipment in June

PHOTOS: As the start of summer nears, public works crews in the city of Coon Rapids were plowing through a winter landscape, of sorts.

At the Epicenter of Minnesota’s Ongoing Measles Outbreak

How health officials in Hennepin County are tailoring their efforts to suit the cultural and religious needs of the Somali-American community that’s most affected.

Minnesota Health Officials Battle Anti-Vaccine Sentiments Amid Measles Outbreak

After years of anti-vaccination outreach, the immunization rate for Somali children in Minnesota is shockingly low.

Minn. Auditor Launches Inquiry into Stadium Luxury Suites; N.Y.C. Leaders vs. Trump

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Kansas governor sidesteps legislature; Chicago mayor’s pension plan; and inaction on sex crime investigations in Casper, Wyo.?

How Do You Make a City Livable for All Age Groups?

At a National League of Cities event, Mayors Betsy Hodges of Minneapolis, Acquanetta Warren of Fontana, Calif., and C. Kim Bracey of York, Pa., discussed what’s working in their communities.

Why Parklets Are Working in Minneapolis

The sidewalk extensions trade parking for public spaces promoting walking, biking, community and economic development.