The Ladiis and the Baddest squash their beef
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher is none too happy about the proposal. (Surprise!)
The Twin Cities dirty dozen we're thankful to see go away
He has admitted he was in a fury brought on by a craving for drugs.
Looking to recover personal belongings that were looted by a ragtag band of corrupt cops? There's an ap for that!
We're convinced this 4-year-old kid wore the colors of his father's rival gang on purpose to really push his buttons. Boy are those little ones clever these days.
The Department of Public Safety today released its report into the infamous Metro Gang Strike Force... and it ain't pretty.
Ramsey County Sheriff fends off charges of cronyism
Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
One of them will throw you from a moving car and the other will just feel like it
Seven people have been charged in the street fight that left 20-year-old Tai Yang dead outside the Moonlight Magic bar in St. Paul on Sunday.
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
The city is trying to ban gang members from hanging out during the Cinco de Mayo festival by creating a "safety zone" they can't enter. They caused some trouble last year, so no one wants them there any way.
Wednesday's five most fascinating stories on wood pulp.
A word from Dubb J, struggling hip-hop upstart, self-proclaimed non-gang member
In the capital city, a generation of younger, harder, more randomly violent gangsters wage war on themselves
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher and former St. Paul Police Chief Bill Finney both have long and proud histories in St. Paul policing circles—and reputations for political heavy-handedness. Observers say they're alike in many ways. Is that why the
Another accusation of police misconduct reopens the old rift between cops and residents at south Minneapolis's Little Earth housing complex
The courts are determined to make a 10-year-old murder charge stick
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
A City Pages Roundtable
Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates
Martin Scorsese looks back at the big apple's rotten core in 'Gangs of New York'
Former gang prosecution snitch Johnny Edwards recants--sort of
Lynyrd Skynyrd singer decapitated in drive-by truckers rock opera
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.
V.J. Smith traded his gun for a Bible a decade ago. Now he runs the night watch on Central's troubled streets. The payoff? Amazing grace and a good night's sleep.
When police informant Johnny Edwards sang, men went to prison. Now his tune is coming back to haunt the courts.
Hennepin County's favorite informant faces the music
A series of teen rapes shocks local Hmong parents into confronting a new culture: their children.
Community advocates say being young, Asian, and male is enough to get you in trouble with the St. Paul police
They Made their kids paint over the graffiti and throw out the gang clothes, and they thought they'd seen thelast of the 2-1 Click. Then one of their sons turned up dead in a richfield parking lot.
Sure, he's got an unfortunate knack for running afoul of the law. But that's nothing compared to his talent for getting himself set free.
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.
Sharon Sayles Belton's office is vowing to increase its commitment to an anti-graffiti campaign that's popular with business owners. Must be election season in Minneapolis.
The 2-1 Click started as a kind of informal club, a high school clique with initiations that resemble freshman hazings. But now stories about the "white gang" have appeared in the community press, and ABC's Primetime Live has even filmed a segment in the
A police informant with a mile-long rap sheet proves unreliable in at least the third--but possibly not the last--of the so-called "Bloods" cases.
The feds are reportedly weighing a major drug offensive in Minneapolis.
Dubious informant boomerangs on Hennepin County prosecutors.
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
Minnesota pols never stand so tall as when they loom over black youths.
There it is in the headlines again. Another dead baby. Another dead mommy.