Bob Bennett

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    The Sonics: We were average guys trying to do an above-average job

    Every once in a while in the rock 'n' roll timeline, a band comes along and blows the lid off the conventional definitions of "loud" and "fast." Most folks remember names like the Ramones, the MC5, and the Stooges but the legendary Tacoma, Washington, garage band the Sonics predated all of them. In ... More >>

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    December 10, 2011

    Rickia Russell wins $1 million police brutality settlement after burns from flashbang grenade

    The flash-bang grenade caused third-degree burns to Rickia Russell's calf.‚ÄčAt around 8:30 p.m., two days after Valentine's last year, Rickia Russell was at her boyfriend's home. It was a week after her birthday, they were settled in for the night with a friend. They drank vodka and dug into a stea ... More >>

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    December 26, 2008
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    December 12, 2008

    Coleman, Klobuchar split on auto bailout

    Ivoted.jpeg Sen. Norm Coleman and Sen. Amy Klobuchar split their votes on the auto bailout that failed in the Senate yesterday 52-35.

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    May 16, 2007

    The MPD takes a knee

    A city attorney's report notes that Walter Childs "did not resist arrest or attempt to flee," but that "an injury to his left leg" was "later diagnosed with a vertical fracture through the medial aspect of the lateral tibial plateau."

  • News

    March 21, 2007

    The Human Shield

    John Delmonico defends those who serve and protect. Whether they deserve it or not.

  • News

    March 14, 2007

    Payola Payout

    In penance for Britney Spears, radio stations will play 11 hours of local tunes

  • News

    January 12, 2000

    Officer Down

    Seven years ago Tony DiIoia was a bright-eyed Minneapolis rookie. Then came the beatings, the lawsuits, and the pink slip.

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    October 28, 1998
  • Books

    September 9, 1998

    Hot Pursuit

    Minneapolis police say the chase that ended in the deaths of two bystanders on I-94 was by-the-book. Some other cities are throwing out that book.

  • News

    November 26, 1997

    Speed Freaks

    Minneapolis police are involved in too many dangerous high-speed chases, according to a local civil-rights attorney. He says the city needs to take steps to protect bystanders and do something about its "cowboy" officers.

  • News

    October 22, 1997

    Taken for a Ride

    St. Paul police officers roughed up a quadriplegic man who couldn't obey orders to put his hands in the air. Chief William Finney upheld the man's complaint, but didn't discipline the cops.