Barret Lane

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2005
  • Blogs

    October 31, 2005

    Minneapolis living wage measure moves forward

    The ways and means committee of the Minneapolis City Council voted to toughen up the city's living wage ordinance this afternoon. The measure passed 4-2, with council members Barret Lane and Dan Niziolek in opposition. Under the new ordinance companies that contract with the city to provide service ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2005

    Redistricting MPLS: How it really went down

    With less than two weeks before a citywide election cycle culminates in Minneapolis, it's clear that the new ward boundaries that go into effect in January still loom large in this year's campaigns.

  • News

    April 13, 2005
  • News

    April 13, 2005

    Lisa McDonald vs. Mayor McCheese

    A onetime mayoral opponent plots a return to City Hall

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2005

    MPLS [heart] Clear Channel

    MPLS [heart] Clear Channel: The semantics of ownership The most striking thing about Tuesday's debate over the future of the Hennepin theaters was that a majority of the Minneapolis City Council has no qualms about getting in bed with Clear Channel Entertainment. The second most striking thing was t ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2005
  • News

    December 22, 2004

    Blue Christmas

    The City Council gives itself a gift: Money for the MPD

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    MPD Scandals, Continued: A Primer

    The Duy Ngo case: McManus bets the farm; Will Olson land on the hot seat?

  • News

    January 14, 2004

    Boss Lady

    Meet Barb Johnson, the most powerful politician in Minneapolis

  • News

    March 5, 2003

    Hard Times at City Hall

    The State of the City? We're Broke.

  • News

    February 12, 2003

    State of the City

    Minneapolis pols draw lines, choose sides

  • Books

    December 11, 2002

    You Are Not Alone

    In a south Minneapolis neighborhood, there are signs in the air

  • Books

    September 12, 2001

    Décor Wars

    Confronted with elections, an extortion scandal, and financial fiascoes, Minneapolis's leadership redecorates

  • Books

    March 21, 2001

    Junk Bond

    For decades Minneapolis has paid the same company to haul trash. Is it a good deal? No one has asked.

  • News

    October 11, 2000
  • Books

    September 6, 2000

    Watchdog Training

    City council members vow to pay closer attention to the Hollman project

  • Books

    June 21, 2000

    Know Your Enemy

    The Minneapolis Police Department wants to make wearing a gas mask
    a crime

  • News

    March 29, 2000
  • News

    February 23, 2000

    Theater of the Absurd

    When the Shubert inched down Hennepin Avenue a year ago, Minneapolis politicos promised a bright future for the historic theater. They didn't mention stingy legislators, taxpayer bailouts, or the specter of the wrecking ball.

  • Books

    January 19, 2000

    Mann Over Board?

    City number-crunchers say the plan to renovate another old theater is a money pit

  • Books

    October 13, 1999

    Down at the Depot

    Blight in southwest Minneapolis? According to city officials, you betcha!