The fuzzy math behind the city's struggle to curb the crime wave
Native Mob gang terrorizing Minnesota reservation
Byron Brantley, Leandrews Miller and Xavier Buckhanan have all been charged in connection with the murder of Trevell Glass early Wednesday morning outside Born's Bar in St. Paul. Brantley, the suspected triggerman in the shooting, made it easy for the cops to track him down: He left a trail ... More >>
Alonzo Demetrius McCoyNineteen-year-old Alonzo Demetrius McCoy has been indicted by a Hennepin County grand jury for his alleged role in the Feb. 26 murder of 17-year-old Alisha Neeley. Police say she took a bullet in the neck outside a house party on North Humbolt Avenue during an act of ga ... More >>
The Ladiis and the Baddest squash their beef
Former Hell's Angel is about to get taken down
Bah. We had enough rugrats around here anyway.
One of them will throw you from a moving car and the other will just feel like it
In the capital city, a generation of younger, harder, more randomly violent gangsters wage war on themselves
Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg try to keep their gangsta-rap bona fides
Last month, the Economist weighed in on the growing crime problems of mid-sized American cities such as Minneapolis. One of the questions raised in the story: Why are crime fighting strategies that worked wel ... More >>
David LaChapelle captures South Central L.A.'s clown-dance craze
This year the murder rate has doubled in north Minneapolis. What's changed? Nothing, really. That's the trouble.
The untold story of local hip hop: 1981 to 1996
Broadway Books' library of larceny
DJ Echo Attends Warehouse Parties, Experiences the Ecstasy of God
You too could be mayor of St. Paul! Just answer a dozen of the most preposterous, frivolous, and insultingly direct questions you could ever hope to encounter in your whole squirming political life.
When Cleotha Howard moved to the suburbs, she imagined a world far away from the street gangs of north Minneapolis. She never dreamed her youngest son would be murdered.
City officials say the head of the Frogtown Action Alliance is dodging them. Two former employees say he sexually harassed them. Leaders in the struggling St. Paul neighborhood fear Shem Shakir's bad karma is contagious.
A series of teen rapes shocks local Hmong parents into confronting a new culture: their children.
U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug is playing hard to get, but DFL insiders say he's in the race for attorney general
A growing list of "gang-related" exemptions to due process is evidence of courts' willingness to buy into anti-gang hysteria, says attorney Keith Ellison.
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
In the wake of Najarian and Shabazz, the U.S. attorney and former DFL prodigy finds his once-bright political future in question.