Matt Laible

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    New website lists the food code violations at every restaurant in Minneapolis

    In New York City, restaurants have to post letter grades that reflect their last health department inspection. Ditto in San Francisco, though there the scores come on a 100-point scale.In fact, in each of the 50 largest cities in the U.S., diners can check online to see if a food establishment racke ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    More than 650 cars towed in first two days of Minneapolis snow emergency

    As we trudge through day three of the season's second snow emergency, at least 657 drivers have already suffered through the experience of looking out their window, seeing plowed pavement where they left their car, and realizing it's been whisked away by city tow trucks.See Also: - City towed 750 ca ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Two Minneapolis firefighters embroiled in drug charges

    Lawrence Wajda, the Minneapolis firefighter charged with meth possession last week, was placed on administrative leave Sunday, says Matt Laible, spokesman for the city of Minneapolis. Wajda was arrested while working at a firehouse in Stadium Village last Tuesday. Upon searching Wajda, Minneapolis ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Minneapolis goes $3 million over snow emergency budget

    Rybak likely hopes we don't break the winter-long record this year.​It's only the first day of winter, and Minneapolis has already declared five snow emergencies. That's the most the city has ever experienced so early in the season, says Minneapolis spokesman Casper Hill. We're also just one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Minneapolis blizzard: 2nd snow emergency coming [Update]

    Minneapolis calls a second snow emergency to clean up the Snowmageddon mess.​The weather forecasters gave us plenty of notice, but Minneapolis still just wasn't ready for the 17 inches of snow that covered the city this weekend. Our football stadium collapsed. Roads closed. Schools were shutt ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    417 cars towed on last day of snow emergency

    18th Street and 2nd Avenue South: One of many who didn't get the message.​Despite so many explicit warnings to mind the snow emergency rules, it looks like hundreds still didn't get the message before yesterday morning. The city tells us that 417 more cars were towed in Minneapolis Monday, th ... More >>

  • News

    May 28, 2008

    Dope Fiends

    New city policy would require drug tests for all new hires

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    April 9, 2008

    Wet and wild

    A dishwasher accuses her bosses of being dirty creeps

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    September 12, 2007

    Vicious Cycle

    Critical Mass chaos may be a preview of the Republican National Convention

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007

    Latino cop files discrimination suit against MPD

    On October 14, 2005, Sgt. Giovanni Veliz filed two charges of discrimination with the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights. The complaints alleged that the Minneapolis Police Department systemically discriminated against Hispanics, both in its personnel decisions and in its day-to-day dealings wit ... More >>

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    May 23, 2007

    Cursing a blue streak

    Geek prom nude boy meets officer killjoy