Brian Herron

  • News

    September 19, 2007

    Sabri's Second Act

    After 19 months in federal prison, controversial developer Basim Sabri is once again raising a ruckus

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2006

    In-Flight Peanuts

    What about the wisdom of paying airline pilots less than Wal-Mart pays greeters?

  • News

    October 12, 2005

    White Fight

    How did the majority-minority Eighth Ward end up with two white candidates?

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2005

    Spotted: Campaign sign conflict

    At the southeast corner of East 42nd Street and Fourth Avenue South in Minneapolis, there's a faded, gray one-level house with a couple campaign lawns signs in the yard. Nothing too unusual--the citywide election cycle is upon us and heating up before primary season in September. But in this case, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2005

    Rybak puts a pricetag on ethics

    State auditor still swinging at MPLS pols R.T. Rybak made a boo-boo in January, when he put out a "newsletter" from his office updating the good citizens of Minneapolis on all the hard work he's put in as mayor. Seems harmless enough, but many questioned Rybak's motivation, since the eight-page glo ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2005

    Loyal Opposition

    City Council allies Zimmermann and Lilligren face off in Minneapolis's Sixth Ward

  • News

    October 8, 2003

    A Major Complex

    Plans for the Sears building loom large (again)

  • News

    February 12, 2003

    State of the City

    Minneapolis pols draw lines, choose sides

  • News

    December 25, 2002

    Reckless Eyeballin'

    Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates

  • Books

    July 24, 2002

    Table for Thirteen

    The Mckinsey Report: Curtailing the power of the Minneapolis City Council

  • Books

    June 19, 2002

    Hey Joe!

    A closer look at Joe Duffy's probe into Minneapolis corruption

  • Books

    March 6, 2002


    What happened to the files of former Minneapolis City Council president Jackie Cherryhomes?

  • Books

    November 14, 2001
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    November 7, 2001

    Drugs, Dogs and Documents

    The problems that plague Minneapolis

  • News

    October 31, 2001

    The Education of Sharon Sayles Belton

    No party endorsement, a disastrous primary, and an opponent who attracts wealthy liberals: Can Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton revive her reelection campaign?

  • News

    October 17, 2001
  • Books

    October 10, 2001

    State of the Ward

    City council member Brian Herron's disgrace left a vacuum in his Minneapolis district

  • Music

    October 3, 2001

    Good Times

    The Hard Times Cafe gets a break--and a benefit album

  • Books

    September 12, 2001

    Décor Wars

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

  • Books

    August 22, 2001


    Just what are those Minneapolis City Council members doing when they travel on your dime? Not much.

  • News

    August 15, 2001
  • Books

    August 15, 2001

    Spin City

    The mayor talks herself into a hole

  • News

    August 1, 2001
  • Books

    August 1, 2001

    The Third Man

    Unmasking the unidentified businessman at the center of the Brian Herron brouhaha

  • Books

    July 25, 2001

    Who Knew?

    What happened in the hours before Brian Herron announced his resignation? Key players can't seem to get their stories straight.

  • News

    May 16, 2001

    Street Fighting Man

    neighborhood prophet or capitalist pariah. basim sabri doesn't care what people think of him--as long as they stay out of his way.

  • Books

    April 18, 2001

    An Unlikely Challenger

    A self-employed community activist takes on a Minneapolis political powerhouse

  • Books

    January 31, 2001

    White Heat

    Kenneth White and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights take some more flak

  • Books

    July 19, 2000

    Off the Map

    Will the shiny new near north side need social-service agencies?

  • Books

    June 14, 2000

    Guilt by Association

    A political snipe-fest drowns out residential harmony in Minneapolis's up-and-coming Central neighborhood

  • Books

    June 7, 2000

    Civil Unrest

    A spat in Minneapolis's Civil Rights department re-ignites a feud

  • Books

    December 15, 1999

    Over Uneasy

    South Minneapolis's best-kept secret serves its last breakfast

  • News

    November 10, 1999

    Where Others Fear To Tread

    V.J. Smith traded his gun for a Bible a decade ago. Now he runs the night watch on Central's troubled streets. The payoff? Amazing grace and a good night's sleep.

  • News

    August 18, 1999

    The People v. Minneapolis

    A crack in the sidewalk, a cop's slippery sole,and other lawsuits just waiting to happen

  • Books

    July 14, 1999

    Bump and Grind

    An urban design trend rattles tempers and suspensions

  • Books

    November 11, 1998

    You Make Me Blush

    City officials call Minneapolis's numbers on minority contracting "an embarrassment." So what are they doing about it? Uh, well, gosh...

  • News

    November 4, 1998

    The Life of Brian Herron

    Brian Herron has battled racism, hatred, and self-doubt. But none of that prepared him for the Minneapolis city council.

  • News

    August 19, 1998

    Holding The Line

    911 operators answer the phone 1,000 times a night. But what if the line goes down?

  • Books

    July 8, 1998

    Not His Forte?

    Minneapolis's troubled Fire Department gets a new boss with some old baggage

  • News

    November 26, 1997
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    November 12, 1997

    Honey of a Deal

    Since its plan to tear down up to 100 Phillips rentals is privately funded, Honeywell won't have to pay tenants' relocation costs. Once the low-income families are out, however, the city of Minneapolis stands ready to kick in tax dollars for the company's

  • News

    October 22, 1997

    Four More Years in Minneapolis?

    Race discrimination in the fire department has cost Minneapolis millions, infuriated the courts, and divided the force. Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton's response? Zilch.

  • News

    September 24, 1997

    Don't Believe the Hype

    The Strib's corporate parent says nothing but good things will happen when they sell the paper. Where have we heard this before?

  • News

    July 16, 1997

    Come See the Loftier Side of Sears

    Harris has had a harder time getting things done during the last 10 years than he suggests. His biggest claim to fame in the last decade, for instance, is his failure to redevelop Block E in downtown Minneapolis.

  • News

    May 21, 1997

    Mall or Nothing

    The MCDA may be backing off the proposed co-op site at the corner of 38th Street and Fourth Avenue.

  • News

    January 29, 1997
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    January 22, 1997

    Get Out of Jail Free

    In drug- or gang-related cases, one of the favorite weapons of prosecutors is confidential informants like Johnny Edwards. Trouble is, a lot of them will say anything to get themselves out of the hot seat--and continue committing crimes while they're turn

  • Feature

    April 10, 1996

    Hate Mail II

    How about a real investigation this time?

  • News

    January 3, 1996
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    October 4, 1995
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