Central Neighborhood Improvement Association

  • News

    July 29, 2009

    Minneapolis nuisances: Ten criminals who won't go away

    Beat cops reveal who causes the most headache in the city's neighborhoods

  • News

    September 19, 2007

    Sabri's Second Act

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

  • Books

    October 10, 2001

    State of the Ward

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

  • Books

    June 20, 2001

    Central Heating

    A Minneapolis neighborhood association raises the eyebrows of city administrators--and the ire of some of its constituents

  • Books

    June 14, 2000

    Guilt by Association

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

  • News

    November 17, 1999

    Pawn Broke

    Neighbors say Pawn America will bring nothing but trouble. Strapped customers say it's their last resort. The City of Minneapolis just says no.

  • 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

    March 31, 1999

    Sherlock Homes

    Minneapolis's Victorian gems have endured boom times, bad times, and some godawful weather. Now they face their greatest danger yet: government ownership and a new brand of antique "collectors."

  • Books

    October 28, 1998

    The Prisoners of Second Avenue

    In Minneapolis, living in your own house could get you arrested

  • News

    December 4, 1996

    Reform Party Revolt


  • News

    November 20, 1996

    New Kids on the Block

    A nonprofit group called Urban Ventures is making moves along the long-depressed Lake Street corridor--and polarizing some of the people who live there in the process.