The city has been the site of recent civil unrest after the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. The people of Minneapolis were protesting unnecessary uses of force from members of the police causing harm to civilians. In the last decade, the police have caused 11 separate deaths and a 2021 report outlined 200 police related deaths in the state this century. This has culminated in an increase of protests and riots in the past year.
Residents advise that the city is still ultimately safe (and- statistically compared to the rest of the US crime averages- it is) but to keep in mind that there will be trials of those officers and likely further protests in the future. Also, there is reduced police presence as many have quit or opted for early retirement in light of recent events.