Mike Martin

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Minneapolis violent crime rates hit 47-year lows

    HeatherHeatherHeather​Despite the doubling of the city's homicide numbers this year over last, violent crime in Minneapolis is at an historic low.Robbery, aggravated assault, and rape are all down citywide in Minneapolis--the lowest levels since 1963. The murder rate is dropping, too: The past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Minneapolis records 32nd homicide on National Night Out

    ​Stunningly poor timing: While neighborhoods blocked 1,100 streets all over Minneapolis yesterday for National Night Out, and neighbors shared a bite to eat and some conversation, a man was gunned down in North Minneapolis.

  • News

    May 12, 2010

    Alisha Neeley's death leads to girl gang truce

    The Ladiis and the Baddest squash their beef

  • News

    February 17, 2010

    Joe Gustafson lives above the law in north Minneapolis

    Former Hell's Angel is about to get taken down

  • News

    July 29, 2009

    Minneapolis nuisances: Ten criminals who won't go away

    Beat cops reveal who causes the most headache in the city's neighborhoods

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Reporter's Notebook: Is targeting chronic offenders ethical?

    This week City Pages highlights ten of the city's chronic offenders -- the people who constantly commit low-level crimes in Minneapolis neighborhoods. These people are police and prosecution targets. But should they be?

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Murder in Camden neighborhood

    One man is dead and another severely injured after a shooting in Camden Thursday evening. Neither of the men has been identified.

  • 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

    August 25, 2004

    North Side Story

    This year the murder rate has doubled in north Minneapolis. What's changed? Nothing, really. That's the trouble.

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    MPD Scandals, Continued: A Primer

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

  • Books

    April 26, 2000

    Agribusiness as Usual?

    At the University of Minnesota's farm school, discord blooms over budget cuts and the biotech bonanza

  • News

    November 17, 1999

    Kelley's Big Bill

    Politicians get ready to reboot telecommunications law

  • News

    January 22, 1997

    Get Out of Jail Free

    In drug- or gang-related cases, one of the favorite weapons of prosecutors is confidential informants like Johnny Edwards. Trouble is, a lot of them will say anything to get themselves out of the hot seat--and continue committing crimes while they're turn