The Cities Blog

New Minneapolis logo: Now with fewer sailboats
The Minneapolis Communications Department has decided the city's 1980s-era logo is outdated and overly complicated. For one thing, it apparently has too many sailboats.
St. Paul saves dilapidated billboard
A bitterly divided St. Paul City Council voted Wednesday to preserve a dilapidated and disused billboard perched above the Eastern District police station. The billboard, which dates to the 1940s when the building was owned by Hamm’s Brewing, has been blank since 2013. But Council Member Dan Bostrom, whose ward includes the building, sees it…
Seven St. Paul libraries will be open later on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting March 1, Library Director Kit Hadley told members of the City Council Wednesday.
One of the most common concerns I heard from people I spoke with for the story which aired yesterday on MPR about female police officers was the stagnant or shrinking number of women in law enforcement.  In April, female officers made up 15 percent of the Minneapolis Police Department.  Today, I received the latest tally,…
Minneapolis has won a grant of up to $2.7 million that the officials will use to evaluate whether the city delivers city services equally. The six-person Minneapolis innovation team will analyze whether core city services are delivered fairly to all residents, regardless of race.