Lisa McDonald

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    November 4, 2009

    Al Garcia back in court on meth distribution charges

    Former Minneapolis City Hall power-broker Al Garcia was in federal court Tuesday on charges that he distributed meth for six years.

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    October 10, 2006

    3 questions: Alan Shilepsky

    The Republican candidate for Keith Ellison's vacant state House seat sounds off.

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    October 27, 2005

    Redistricting MPLS: How it really went down

    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.

  • News

    April 13, 2005

    Lisa McDonald vs. Mayor McCheese

    A onetime mayoral opponent plots a return to City Hall

  • News

    July 21, 2004
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    January 14, 2004

    Boss Lady

    Meet Barb Johnson, the most powerful politician in Minneapolis

  • Books

    March 13, 2002

    R.T.'s Change-Up

    R.T. Rybak alters his stance on a publicly funded ballpark

  • Books

    December 19, 2001

    The Letter of the Law

    What ever became of Minneapolis's promise to stamp out racial profiling?

  • Books

    October 3, 2001


    Lisa McDonald talks about going from a contender to an also-ran, and hints at a future return

  • News

    September 26, 2001

    Erector Set

    The Hollman redevelopment project is finally under way on Minneapolis's near north side. Now it's time to follow the money.

  • Books

    September 12, 2001

    Décor Wars

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

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    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.

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    June 20, 2001
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    June 13, 2001

    Party Crashers

    The DFL in disarray, three mayoral candidates make a play for the Green Party endorsement

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    May 16, 2001

    Street Fighting Man

    neighborhood prophet or capitalist pariah. basim sabri doesn't care what people think of him--as long as they stay out of his way.

  • News

    November 8, 2000
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    October 18, 2000

    Uptown Girl

    Minneapolis City Council member Lisa McDonald wants to bring the good life to Lyn-Lake

  • Books

    September 6, 2000

    Watchdog Training

    City council members vow to pay closer attention to the Hollman project

  • News

    August 23, 2000

    Assisted Suicide

    Minneapolis officials insist police did everything by the book before Clay Fingerman killed himself. But nobody wants to talk about the shotgun left by his door.

  • News

    August 16, 2000

    The Complaint Department

    Fifty years ago Minneapolis launched a program to stamp out discrimination. Now many of the dream's supporters doubt the city's civil-rights agencies are equal to the task.

  • News

    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.

  • News

    July 5, 2000
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    June 7, 2000

    Civil Unrest

    A spat in Minneapolis's Civil Rights department re-ignites a feud

  • News

    May 24, 2000

    Money Pit

    Ten years, $200 million, and one heck of a political headache: Minneapolisís grand plan for neighborhood revitalization enters the home stretch.

  • News

    March 15, 2000

    Hell on Wheels

    From small-town Lois Lane to south Minneapolis waitress to city-hall power broker: Lisa McDonald has come a long way. Now is she ready to go full throttle?

  • News

    February 23, 2000

    Theater of the Absurd

    When the Shubert inched down Hennepin Avenue a year ago, Minneapolis politicos promised a bright future for the historic theater. They didn't mention stingy legislators, taxpayer bailouts, or the specter of the wrecking ball.

  • News

    January 19, 2000
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    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.

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    October 13, 1999

    Cable Petty

    Minneapolis settles its spat with Paragon--and gears up for another

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    August 11, 1999
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    April 7, 1999

    Log Jam at Old Steepy

    Thinking of driving to Uptown this summer? Better think again.Thinking of driving to Uptown this summer? Better think again.

  • News

    March 31, 1999

    Sherlock Homes

    Minneapolis's Victorian gems have endured boom times, bad times, and some godawful weather. Now they face their greatest danger yet: government ownership and a new brand of antique "collectors."

  • Books

    February 10, 1999

    Cinema Inferno

    "Economic realities" threaten the Suburban World's sheltering sky

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    December 9, 1998

    A Matter of Convenience

    SuperAmerica is selling expansion at 40th & Lyndale. The neighbors aren't buying.

  • Books

    September 2, 1998

    Greenbacks or Green Space?

    Brookfield's Block E plan is headed for the dumpster, but a new movement is afoot to turn downtown's saddest parking lot into a park

  • Books

    July 8, 1998

    Let There Be Light

    A Minneapolis church and city leaders square off over windows

  • News

    December 24, 1997

    It's a Mall World

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

  • News

    November 5, 1997

    Timing is Everything

    At the 11th hour, candidates learn to love shrink-wrap, use the city postage meter, and broadcast platitudes to no one.

  • News

    October 29, 1997

    Two for the Road, part 1

    Lisa McDonald says opponents are distorting her positions; perhaps that's because she has so many.

  • News

    October 29, 1997

    Bill of Goods

    Ten years ago Minneapolis officials turned the heart of downtown into a parking lot. Now they've got an even better idea

  • News

    September 3, 1997

    Sign Language

    "Name recognition is key," says Steve Clift, director of Democracies Online. Compared to campaigns in other parts of the United States, he contends that graphically the Twin Cities are still in the stick-figure stage.

  • News

    August 27, 1997

    Turn that Down

    A new Minneapolis law will send the noise cops out to crack down on violators like Linden Hills' True Apostolic Church.

  • News

    July 23, 1997
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    March 19, 1997

    The McDonald Affair

    Thr Strib's Dubious Timing Puts it on the Wrong Side of Another Local Pol

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    March 19, 1997
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    May 15, 1996
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    January 10, 1996
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    December 27, 1995
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    December 20, 1995
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    November 1, 1995
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