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West Bank business owners institute block safety program

The West Bank Business Association is instituting a block safety program that will seek business owners to volunteer as captains for each city block. The volunteers would maintain contact lists for businesses in their area and serve as “safety ambassadors” for neighboring businesses. The program was rolled out last week. 

MPD considers purchasing Super Bowl LII surveillance cameras

The Minneapolis Police Department is considering purchasing surveillance cameras Verizon installed downtown before Super Bowl LII. Seventeen of the 20 cameras – which were installed at no charge to the City – have been operational since, alongside the more than 200 existing cameras citywide. While MPD states the cameras fill holes in its coverage, some City officials have raised privacy concerns.