On May 31 an emergency meeting of the Central Neighborhood Improvement Association's board began on a somber note. Eighth Ward Minneapolis City Council member Brian Herron, whose district includes the Central neighborhood, stood up in the conference room at Sabathani Community Center. He spoke of the neighborhood as his pride and joy. He spoke of CNIA as a model for other community organizations trying to turn their areas around. And he offered an impassioned speech that had the distinct tone of a minister scolding unruly... More >>>