A local prof rides the Gonzales Eight to fame, but there are holes in the research
Did you hear the one about the Green Party pol who was convicted of bribery?
The importance of rooting out Zimmermann in a post 9/11 world.
Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot
Last night's mayoral and city council elections in Minneapolis re-affirmed one political truism: incumbents enjoy a colossal advantage over challengers. Of the 11 incumbents who ran, nine were returned to office. The two who lost--Natalie Johnson Lee and Dean Zimmermann--were both running against fe ... More >>
With less than two weeks before a citywide election cycle culminates in Minneapolis, it's clear that the new ward boundaries that go into effect in January still loom large in this year's campaigns.
The Minneapolis City Council can't seem to get a grasp on the political, uh ... football ... that is the proposal for a new Twins baseball stadium. As reported in today's Star Tribune, the council's Intergovernmental Relations committee has approved several aspects that serve to qualify--but not ne ... More >>
The city isn't contributing any money toward the Twins ballpark--on paper anyway. One city leader does the math.
Despite hefty losses, Minneapolis bar owners can't get anyone to reconsider the smoking ban
City Council postpones opposition to Twins stadium As reported on The Blotter earlier (third item), Dean Zimmermann and Natalie Johnson Lee are trying to get their colleagues on the Minneapolis city council to publicly denounce the ballpark deal. So far, no dice: Action on their resolution against ... More >>
Minneapolis city council members Dean Zimmermann and Natalie Johnson Lee introduced an anti-ballpark resolution at this morning's full council meeting. The entire resolution is here, but this passage seems particularly worthy of some thought. Whereas, by a 1997 referendum, Minneapolis taxpayers ha ... More >>
City Council allies Zimmermann and Lilligren face off in Minneapolis's Sixth Ward
The Duy Ngo case: McManus bets the farm; Will Olson land on the hot seat?
A celebrity candidate joins the race for the MPD chief's job
Minneapolis pols draw lines, choose sides
After a terrible November 5, Minnesota's forgotten "major" party retools
Police misconduct? Tell somebody who cares.
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
Want to change the world? Get out of your car and onto a bike.
The Mckinsey Report: Curtailing the power of the Minneapolis City Council
Which local heroes deserve their own stretch of asphalt?
After a long night, party pride wins the day
Overwhelmed activists, embattled police, and perplexed politicians brace for a long, hot summer in South Minneapolis
Can the county sheriff's office impartially investigate the MPD?
Why didn't tasers save Abu Jeilani?
Activists want Xcel to clean up its oldest--and dirtiest--power plant
Developers visit the Gas Works and see a plush high-rise, but neighbors envision a meadow