Just after noon yesterday, Antoine Martinneau and Damion Willis were arrested while doing some work on a foreclosed home near the intersection of Chicago Avenue and 38th Street in south Minneapolis.SEE ALSO: Occupy MN cuts ties with Occupy Homes MN, calls the group "commercial" and "classist"Accordi ... More >>
Those of us fortunate enough to enjoy the snowy holiday season from the warmth of our windowsills don't often think about how the same climate can turn deadly in a heartbeat for the homeless. Local rapper Tall Paul knows how brutal those conditions can be. Growing up in South Minneapolis and working ... More >>
Six months after a Wisconsin man was arrested for humping a discarded couch alongside a street, another was apprehended this week after he pleasured himself in the middle of a public library.SEE ALSO: Obsessed Wisconsin man breaks into love interest's apartment, demands bras and panties Apparently, ... More >>
Today, St. Paul attorney Nathan Hansen and New Jersey attorney Alan Milstein filed a civil lawsuit against the state of Minnesota, State Patrol, and other law enforcement agencies seeking millions of dollars in damages for subjects who participated in the scandalized Drug Recognition Expert program. ... More >>
See Also: Peavey Plaza debate turns into legal battle Peavey Plaza demolition ruling appealed by city Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis is open again following a temporary shutdown to allow city officials to clean up after a group of homeless people. For more than a year now, Peavey has been ... More >>
Andre Steward told police he "needed some money to have a good time." His way of getting it? Beating a homeless man to death for the $5 bill in his pocket.Yesterday, Steward, 17 (he's being tried as an adult), and Willis Richardson, 23, were charged with second-degree murder in connection with the J ... More >>
Chris Baker quit yesterday.Chris Baker no longer has a megaphone to pollute the airwaves every morning at KTLK-FM. He's off the air. Good riddance. In the name of ratings, this is a guy who once opined that a transgender man was a mutilated lesbian, and said that former Lakers star Magic Johnso ... More >>
by Steve CohenLocal media were all a-buzz when Jon Bon Jovi dropped in on the Minneapolis homeless shelter People Serving People before his concert yesterday. (See our slideshow of the concert here)"His visit opened the circle of people aware of our work much wider than we could have done in ... More >>
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If language is indeed a loaded weapon, as Jean-Paul Sartre put it, then local spoken word performers are armed and dangerous -- not to other people, but to complacency, fear, and in this case, homelessness. Download MP3s of local MCs inside.
In our modern civic culture, we tend to treat symptoms, not causes. Case in point: Minneapolis Police Chief Bill McManus wants the city to enact an ordinance that would force panhandlers to obtain licenses. Such a law, McManus tells the Skyway News, would give cops the right to arrest or cite ... More >>
State could lose 80,000 units of low-cost housing
Portraits of the urban river in words and pictures
Health care took the most visible hits at the Legislature this year, and the future only looks bleaker: Linda Berglin, the only DFLer who stood and fought Pawlenty's cuts.
Photographing radical Faeries, elderly grandparents, and homeless kids, Keri Pickett pulls subjects from the edges of public awareness to the center of the frame