Former Minneapolis City Hall power-broker Al Garcia was in federal court Tuesday on charges that he distributed meth for six years.
The Republican candidate for Keith Ellison's vacant state House seat sounds off.
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.
A onetime mayoral opponent plots a return to City Hall
Meet Barb Johnson, the most powerful politician in Minneapolis
R.T. Rybak alters his stance on a publicly funded ballpark
What ever became of Minneapolis's promise to stamp out racial profiling?
Lisa McDonald talks about going from a contender to an also-ran, and hints at a future return
The Hollman redevelopment project is finally under way on Minneapolis's near north side. Now it's time to follow the money.
Confronted with elections, an extortion scandal, and financial fiascoes, Minneapolis's leadership redecorates
What happened in the hours before Brian Herron announced his resignation? Key players can't seem to get their stories straight.
The DFL in disarray, three mayoral candidates make a play for the Green Party endorsement
neighborhood prophet or capitalist pariah. basim sabri doesn't care what people think of him--as long as they stay out of his way.
Minneapolis City Council member Lisa McDonald wants to bring the good life to Lyn-Lake
City council members vow to pay closer attention to the Hollman project
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.
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.
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.
A spat in Minneapolis's Civil Rights department re-ignites a feud
Ten years, $200 million, and one heck of a political headache: Minneapolisís grand plan for neighborhood revitalization enters the home stretch.
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?
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.
Julie Idelkope says she can tell the difference between city hall and her Northwest Airlines office. Critics are not so sure.
Minneapolis settles its spat with Paragon--and gears up for another
Thinking of driving to Uptown this summer? Better think again.Thinking of driving to Uptown this summer? Better think again.
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."
"Economic realities" threaten the Suburban World's sheltering sky
SuperAmerica is selling expansion at 40th & Lyndale. The neighbors aren't buying.
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
A Minneapolis church and city leaders square off over windows
While no one was watching, Block E became Blocks D, E, and F.
At the 11th hour, candidates learn to love shrink-wrap, use the city postage meter, and broadcast platitudes to no one.
Lisa McDonald says opponents are distorting her positions; perhaps that's because she has so many.
Ten years ago Minneapolis officials turned the heart of downtown into a parking lot. Now they've got an even better idea
"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.
A new Minneapolis law will send the noise cops out to crack down on violators like Linden Hills' True Apostolic Church.
Thr Strib's Dubious Timing Puts it on the Wrong Side of Another Local Pol