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.
What happened in the hours before Brian Herron announced his resignation? Key players can't seem to get their stories straight.
In Minneapolis this year's election features a bumper crop of gay candidates
Mark Stenglein climbed out of a Dickensian childhood to become a business success and one of Hennepin County's most powerful politicians. Now he thinks he's ready to be mayor of Minneapolis.
Kenneth White and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights take some more flak
When did U.S. Senate hopeful Rebecca Yanisch get the idea to make affordable housing a top priority? It sure wasn't while she was running the Minneapolis Community Development Agency.
If it's summer in Minneapolis, it must be sidewalk inspection time
Julie Idelkope says she can tell the difference between city hall and her Northwest Airlines office. Critics are not so sure.
Blight in southwest Minneapolis? According to city officials, you betcha!
Developers want to turn downtown Minneapolis into a golf paradise. Now all they need is a site--and some cash from the city.
Movie theaters used to have majestic screens, rocking chairs, and real butter. Some still do.
In corporations and churches, in classrooms and capital corridors, these 100 Queers have contributed to the "Good Life" in Minnesota.
While no one was watching, Block E became Blocks D, E, and F.
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards
Because the convention center is Minneapolis's most prized cash cow, say officials and employees alike, nothing's happened in the two years since the city ordered an investigation of the facility's intolerable working conditions.
Race discrimination in the fire department has cost Minneapolis millions, infuriated the courts, and divided the force. Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton's response? Zilch.
When a controversial nonprofit set out to open a foster program for violent teens in Tangletown, it failed to apprise neighbors of its plans. Minneapolis and Hennepin County officials quashed the project, adding that they want to put new group homes in "p
A shelter loses its funding, its low-cost rental space, and even some cats, which have reportedly been put down at other shelters. But the biggest problem facing Miss Kitty's Cat House is Minneapolis's zoning code.
The Wearing of the Greenway
For 17 years Larry Blackwell has been incurring the wrath of Minneapolis officials in his position as city affirmative action director.