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Proposed City Council restructuring sees support and push-back

Amid pushback, a proposal to restructure representation within the Minneapolis City Council was rejected last week. The plan, presented to the Minneapolis City Charter Commission, would reduce the Council’s 13 members to nine. Under the proposal, six of these council members would represent individual wards while three at-large representatives would be elected by all Minneapolis residents.

Census efforts target students, minorities

A year before the 2020 census begins, the City of Minneapolis and neighborhood groups near the University of Minnesota campus are promoting census participation among students, a traditionally hard-to-reach population.