Lisa McDonald

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Al Garcia, disgraced power broker, in trouble with probation officer

    Disgraced Minneapolis power broker Al Garcia is in trouble with his probation officer for violating the terms of his supervised release. Garcia pled guilty to a federal charge of aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in 2010 and beat the rap on charges that he rap ... More >>

  • News

    October 7, 2009

    City Councilwoman Lisa Goodman wants it her way

    Known as the "second mayor," she controls downtown development

  • News

    November 19, 2008

    The Green Institute faces possible foreclosure after 15 years

    It was ahead of its time, but now the nonprofit has a looming debt problem

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2005
  • News

    October 26, 2005

    The Diva of Downtown

    With her gaudy campaign chest and indelicate manners, Lisa Goodman acts like she runs City Hall. Maybe she does.

  • Books

    July 17, 2002

    Party On

    Without Ventura, the Independence Party may come of age

  • News

    July 10, 2002
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    September 19, 2001

    The View from Here

    The terrorist attacks of September 11 took place far away. But they hit close to home.

  • News

    September 12, 2001

    The Writing on the Wall

    Divining the future of a city one mural at a time

  • Books

    September 5, 2001

    Poor's Standard

    Laying down the law on campaign signs

  • News

    August 15, 2001

    Give me an R! Give me a T!

    Happy to be compared to St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman, R.T. Rybak wants to use Minneapolis's top office to sell the city

  • 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

    March 21, 2001

    Junk Bond

    For decades Minneapolis has paid the same company to haul trash. Is it a good deal? No one has asked.

  • Books

    March 14, 2001

    Jungle Boogie

    Two buildings, one loan: A tragedy in three acts

  • News

    October 25, 2000
  • News

    October 11, 2000
  • Books

    August 9, 2000

    Dark Days for Camelot

    Minneapolis police said they raided a natural-foods charity in search of drugs. The people they routed say the cops' real fear was their politics.

  • News

    August 2, 2000

    Off Beat

    A Good Bet, and If the Shubert Doesn't Fit...

  • Books

    July 26, 2000

    A Concrete Explanation

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

  • News

    June 28, 2000


    Washed-up cowboys, lady mechanics, homeless philosophers--photographer Wing Young Huie has seen it all. Now, by hanging 600 of his Lake Street portraits in public, he's ready to show the city to itself.

  • Books

    January 19, 2000

    Mann Over Board?

    City number-crunchers say the plan to renovate another old theater is a money pit

  • Books

    September 8, 1999

    The Uncashed Cache

    What's a city to do when the checks--and balances--go bad?

  • Books

    July 14, 1999

    Bump and Grind

    An urban design trend rattles tempers and suspensions

  • News

    June 2, 1999
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    June 3, 1998

    Goodbye Golden Boy

    Baby Boomers and Block E. Preservation and parks. Urban history and virtual reality. Outgoing city planning director Paul Farmer on the politics and passions that got him fired.

  • News

    December 10, 1997

    UFF DUH! Minnesota is as Minnesota Does

    The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards

  • News

    April 2, 1997

    LSGI Again?

    The City appears headed toward another lawsuit over property on Nicollet Mall

  • News

    March 12, 1997