Civil Rights Department

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Former Mpls Civil Rights Dept employee says bosses exploited her, told her not to complain

    Seema Desai claims the Minneapolis department tasked with making sure employers treat workers fairly fails on that very score when it comes to its own employees.SEE ALSO: Facebook removes "I Hate the Pedal Pub" page after Pedal Pub's lawyer complains Desai, a 33-year-old former complaint investigati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2006

    Three questions: MPLS civil rights director

    Michael K. Browne and the future of the Civilian Review Authority

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2006

    The R.T. shuffle, continued

    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has continued his second-term shake-ups at City Hall by promoting his civil rights director.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2006

    Pawlenty vs. MPLS: Nice try, governor

    Governor Tim Pawlenty was in full campaign mode this week, popping up on talk-radio shows of all sorts. The city's budget guru dispels the myths behind T-Paw's Minneapolis bashing.

  • News

    December 25, 2002

    Reckless Eyeballin'

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

  • News

    August 28, 2002

    Gun Smoke and Mirrors

    When it comes to police brutality, the mayor is all talk

  • Books

    December 19, 2001

    The Letter of the Law

    What ever became of Minneapolis's promise to stamp out racial profiling?

  • Books

    October 21, 1998

    Civil Disobedience

    Don't want to play by the city's rules? No problem, if you're Dayton Hudson

  • News

    May 28, 1997

    Who Watches the Watchmen?

    Council member Steve Minn hopes to fold the Civilian Police Review Authority into another city department.

  • News

    September 18, 1996


    For 17 years Larry Blackwell has been incurring the wrath of Minneapolis officials in his position as city affirmative action director.