Lucy Gerold

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Tomika Swoope dies after Columbus Avenue shooting

    ‚ÄčTomika Swoope was walking back to her home on Columbus Avenue on Monday night from a nearby bus stop when the shots rang out. Swoope took a bullet to the head above her left eye, collapsed, and was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center along with a cousin who was also wounded in the shooting ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2006

    Little Earth: The Troubles

    Another accusation of police misconduct reopens the old rift between cops and residents at south Minneapolis's Little Earth housing complex

  • News

    July 5, 2006

    The Spoiler

    Consultant and candidate Hutchinson won't "shock the world"—but will he tip the race for gov?

  • News

    May 10, 2006

    Another Day in North Minneapolis

    Police incident lands an 18-year-old North Sider in the hospital for three days

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2006

    Chief search: Now with 100% less hype!

    Just two and half years ago, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak pulled out all the bells and whistles in searching for his top cop. This time around, things are, uh, a little quieter.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2006

    Hail to the chief--whoever that is

    Now that Bill McManus has shuffled off to San Antonio, the biggest story around City Hall is who might replace the Minneapolis police chief.

  • News

    January 4, 2006


    When R.T. Rybak brought Bill McManus to town to head the MPD, both men talked big about reforming the troubled department. But when the chief ran into political resistance, some say, the mayor blinked. Now their relationship has hit the skids, and the fut

  • News

    March 16, 2005

    Left of the Dial

    Three very similar Dems and a Green vie for the Second Ward's council seat

  • News

    October 13, 2004

    How's He Doing?

    In just eight months, chief Bill McManus has alienated the media, the pols, and the MPD rank and file. He must be doing something right.

  • News

    July 21, 2004
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    April 7, 2004

    Does This Bus Stop at the Capitol?

    Rybak frets about transit--but can he do anything?

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    MPD Scandals, Continued: A Primer

    The Duy Ngo case: McManus bets the farm; Will Olson land on the hot seat?

  • News

    January 14, 2004

    Boss Lady

    Meet Barb Johnson, the most powerful politician in Minneapolis

  • News

    December 24, 2003

    And Then There Was One

    Rybak picks a reformer for the MPD

  • News

    December 10, 2003

    Agreement at Last

    Federal mediation of MPD-minority troubles concludes: Now what?

  • News

    November 26, 2003

    Moose in a China Shop

    A celebrity candidate joins the race for the MPD chief's job

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    The Usual Suspects

    Federal mediation goes forward, critics say city stacked deck

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    Shot to Hell

    Duy Ngo, The Minneapolis police officer wounded by one of his own colleagues in a February drug stakeout, speaks out for the first time

  • Books

    April 7, 1999

    CODE Red

    For the last year, Minneapolis's CODEFOR strategy has been packing the jails. Now state taxpayers are being asked to pay the price.