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1999 Stories by Katy Reckdahl

Archives: 2000 | 1999 | 1998
  • Why Johnny Canít Breathe

    published December 15, 1999

    A is for Allergy, B is for Bacteria, C is for Cough, D is for Dust. More >>

  • Lobster Man

    published November 24, 1999

    From a strip-mall office on the Twin Cities fringe, a lab researcher-turned-Bible radio star lectures the nation. More >>

  • Remains of the Spray

    published November 10, 1999

    A crumbling mill and its prodigious graffiti make for an unauthorized museum of industrial art. More >>

  • A Lesson in Leaving

    published November 3, 1999

    Special-education teachers in Minneapolis are bailing out at record rates. It's not the kids, it's the paperwork. More >>

  • Collect Call

    published October 20, 1999

    Minnesota could find itself writing checks to hundreds of prisoners--thanks to a jailhouse lawyer with an eye for detail. More >>

  • Life of the Party

    published October 6, 1999

    Hammer, sickle, and banana bread: The Twin Cities' aging Communists march on. More >>

  • Trailer Hitches

    published September 29, 1999

    Murky water, hard-nosed rules, and a whirlwind of lawsuits in a Monticello mobile-home park. More >>

  • They're "The Man"

    published September 22, 1999

    Staffers at General Security see their ankle-bracelet-wearing charges when they're sleeping, and they know when they're awake. More >>

  • Get the Message

    published September 15, 1999

    One man's crusade to take the fluff out of TV news. More >>

  • Midnight Express

    published August 18, 1999

    As boxcars give way to bicycles, a railroad veteran remembers sweat, speed, and mayhem along the 29th Street corridor More >>

  • Tot Lot--Not

    published August 11, 1999

    In Minneapolis's longest-running neighborhood squabble, it's swing sets vs. suntans. More >>

  • Bringing Down the House

    published July 28, 1999

    The market for old homes has never been hotter. So why are Minneapolis officials swinging the wrecking ball? More >>

  • Bump and Grind

    published July 14, 1999

    An urban design trend rattles tempers and suspensions. More >>

  • Love Stings

    published June 30, 1999

    Wings sprinkled with fairy dust. Free-falling sex. A bite that can kill. Meet Minnesota's favorite insect -- and the men who adore it. More >>

  • Bugs Without Borders

    published June 30, 1999

    For the planet's most voracious insects, Minnesota is just one more pit stop More >>

  • The Cars of St. Bonifacius

    published June 23, 1999

    One licensed cab for every three people--and not a fare in sight: Welcome to the Panama of the North More >>

  • A Bull in the Classroom

    published June 9, 1999

    Public-school teachers take the stock market by the horns and retire early. More >>

  • Fumble!

    published May 12, 1999

    Former Vikings great Carl Eller faces sexual-assault accusations--for the second time. More >>

  • Ground Troops

    published April 21, 1999

    From its South Minneapolis headquarters, the American Refugee Committee sorts out the logistics of relief . More >>

  • Log Jam at Old Steepy

    published April 7, 1999

    Thinking of driving to Uptown this summer? Better think again. More >>

  • Sherlock Homes

    published March 31, 1999

    The victims are old and defenseless, the perpetrators brutal. The cops are stymied. Enter Keith Miller, architecture sleuth. More >>

  • Katie O'Brien, 1962-1999

    published March 17, 1999

    Lipstick traces: Singer and scenester Katie O'Brien. More >>

  • Here's Looking at You

    published March 3, 1999

    From downtown to Uptown, shop clerks trade stories about the man with the scary stare. But John Fitzgerald Wyche says his only crime is being a... More >>

  • Go Gopher

    published February 24, 1999

    A University of Minnesota campus landmark faces the exterminators. More >>

  • Prom and the Dalai Lama

    published February 24, 1999

    Quick: Which school has more Tibetan students than any other in the nation? More >>

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