After 19 months in federal prison, controversial developer Basim Sabri is once again raising a ruckus
How did the majority-minority Eighth Ward end up with two white candidates?
City Council allies Zimmermann and Lilligren face off in Minneapolis's Sixth Ward
Plans for the Sears building loom large (again)
Samuels and African Americans, pt. II; Another Sabri Snafu
Minneapolis pols draw lines, choose sides
Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
The Mckinsey Report: Curtailing the power of the Minneapolis City Council
A closer look at Joe Duffy's probe into Minneapolis corruption
What happened to the files of former Minneapolis City Council president Jackie Cherryhomes?
The problems that plague Minneapolis
No party endorsement, a disastrous primary, and an opponent who attracts wealthy liberals: Can Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton revive her reelection campaign?
City council member Brian Herron's disgrace left a vacuum in his Minneapolis district
The Hard Times Cafe gets a break--and a benefit album
Confronted with elections, an extortion scandal, and financial fiascoes, Minneapolis's leadership redecorates
Just what are those Minneapolis City Council members doing when they travel on your dime? Not much.
The mayor talks herself into a hole
Unmasking the unidentified businessman at the center of the Brian Herron brouhaha
What happened in the hours before Brian Herron announced his resignation? Key players can't seem to get their stories straight.
neighborhood prophet or capitalist pariah. basim sabri doesn't care what people think of him--as long as they stay out of his way.
A self-employed community activist takes on a Minneapolis political powerhouse
Kenneth White and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights take some more flak
Will the shiny new near north side need social-service agencies?
A political snipe-fest drowns out residential harmony in Minneapolis's up-and-coming Central neighborhood
A spat in Minneapolis's Civil Rights department re-ignites a feud
South Minneapolis's best-kept secret serves its last breakfast
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.
A crack in the sidewalk, a cop's slippery sole,and other lawsuits just waiting to happen
An urban design trend rattles tempers and suspensions
City officials call Minneapolis's numbers on minority contracting "an embarrassment." So what are they doing about it? Uh, well, gosh...
Brian Herron has battled racism, hatred, and self-doubt. But none of that prepared him for the Minneapolis city council.
911 operators answer the phone 1,000 times a night. But what if the line goes down?
Minneapolis's troubled Fire Department gets a new boss with some old baggage
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
Race discrimination in the fire department has cost Minneapolis millions, infuriated the courts, and divided the force. Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton's response? Zilch.
The Strib's corporate parent says nothing but good things will happen when they sell the paper. Where have we heard this before?
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.
The MCDA may be backing off the proposed co-op site at the corner of 38th Street and Fourth Avenue.
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
How about a real investigation this time?