MAYOR JACOB FREY

Twin Cities restore mask mandate

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said the requirement would take effect in both cities at 5 p.m. Thursday.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota’s two largest cities moved Wednesday to reimpose mask requirements in businesses and public places as the omicron variant of coronavirus spreads rapidly. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said the requirement would take effect in both cities at 5 p.m. Thursday. Frey said it’s essential to keep the city healthy and moving,…

Rioters set Minneapolis police precinct on fire as protests reignite over George Floyd’s death

Minneapolis 3rd Precinct burns. May, 2020 MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9)–Mayor Jacob Frey said he made the call to evacuate police officers from the 3rd Precinct before rioters set the building on fire Thursday night as protests continued to boil over in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd. Police said officers were able to safely evacuate as rioters breached the perimeter…

Trump Campaign Threatens Lawsuit Over Minneapolis Rally Security Costs

The Trump campaign says if the city does not agree to honor the Target Center contract, it will go to court.

MINNEAPOLIS–President Donald Trump’s campaign has threatened to sue Minneapolis for trying to force it to pay $530,000 in security costs for this week’s rally in the city. Trump’s campaign, in a statement late Monday night, said Mayor Jacob Frey is abusing the power of his office by “conjuring a phony and outlandish bill for security” at Thursday’s rally at the…

Gov. Walz Proclaims June 25 as “Gabriele Grunewald Day”

Today would have been the late runner's 33rd birthday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Walz proclaims it is “Gabriele Grunewald Day” in the state of Minnesota. June 25th is the late runner’s birthday. She would have turned 33. Runners are coming together in Minneapolis to run 1.405 miles. Grunewald’s husband Justin and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey will speak at the event. In an Instagram post, Justin encouraged people all…

No More Stings To Make Low-Level Marijuana Arrests In Minneapolis

46 of 47 people arrested in sting operations from January 24 to May 24 were black

Police Chief Medaria ArradondoMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Police in Minneapolis will stop stings to arrest people on low-level marijuana charges. The police chief announced the new policy at the direction of Mayor Jacob Frey. It follows a report by the Hennepin County public defender’s office that 46 of 47 people arrested in sting operations from January 24 to May 24 were…