Controversy and confusion continue after workers Thursday began the first phase of reopening George Floyd Square to traffic in south Minneapolis. Many community members protested the change, but City Council member Andrea Jenkins says based on her conversations…

“The majority of people have said we need to begin the healing process and the healing begins with the re-connection of the intersection of 38th and Chicago to the broader city.”

Jenkins says the intersection has long been the soul of the city, and now is the soul of the nation. City leaders are pledging to maintain memorials to Floyd and to assist black-owned businesses in the neighborhood.