Dore Mead

  • Music

    October 3, 2001

    Good Times

    The Hard Times Cafe gets a break--and a benefit album

  • Books

    September 12, 2001

    Décor Wars

    Confronted with elections, an extortion scandal, and financial fiascoes, Minneapolis's leadership redecorates

  • Books

    August 22, 2001


    Just what are those Minneapolis City Council members doing when they travel on your dime? Not much.

  • Books

    July 25, 2001

    Who Knew?

    What happened in the hours before Brian Herron announced his resignation? Key players can't seem to get their stories straight.

  • Books

    May 23, 2001

    Rainbow Coalition

    In Minneapolis this year's election features a bumper crop of gay candidates

  • News

    March 28, 2001

    On-the-Job Training

    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.

  • Books

    January 31, 2001

    White Heat

    Kenneth White and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights take some more flak

  • News

    January 17, 2001
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    October 11, 2000
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    August 9, 2000

    The Candidate

    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.

  • Books

    July 26, 2000

    A Concrete Explanation

    If it's summer in Minneapolis, it must be sidewalk inspection time

  • Books

    November 17, 1999

    As the Door Revolves

    Julie Idelkope says she can tell the difference between city hall and her Northwest Airlines office. Critics are not so sure.

  • Books

    October 13, 1999

    Down at the Depot

    Blight in southwest Minneapolis? According to city officials, you betcha!

  • Books

    March 24, 1999

    Putting Green

    Developers want to turn downtown Minneapolis into a golf paradise. Now all they need is a site--and some cash from the city.

  • News

    June 10, 1998

    The Last Picture Show

    Movie theaters used to have majestic screens, rocking chairs, and real butter. Some still do.

  • Feature

    June 1, 1998

    Out With Clout

    In corporations and churches, in classrooms and capital corridors, these 100 Queers have contributed to the "Good Life" in Minnesota.

  • News

    December 24, 1997

    It's a Mall World

    While no one was watching, Block E became Blocks D, E, and F.

  • News

    December 10, 1997

    UFF DUH! Minnesota is as Minnesota Does

    The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards

  • News

    November 26, 1997
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    October 29, 1997

    Deja News

    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.

  • News

    October 22, 1997

    Four More Years in Minneapolis?

    Race discrimination in the fire department has cost Minneapolis millions, infuriated the courts, and divided the force. Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton's response? Zilch.

  • News

    August 27, 1997

    Home Repo

    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

  • News

    August 6, 1997

    Cat Fight

    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.

  • News

    March 19, 1997
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    March 12, 1997
  • 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.

  • News

    May 15, 1996
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    November 15, 1995