Minneapolis Park Police

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Mpls Park Police apologizes for roughly arresting Chris Holbrook for no good reason [VIDEOS]

    Yesterday, Libertarian Party candidate for governor Chris Holbrook was in a public park near Lake Calhoun gathering signatures for a petition drive aimed at getting him on the ballot in November when some Minneapolis Park Patrol officers called the Minneapolis Police Department.Both the Park Patrol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Marsenior Pede Johnson charges: 'I wanted to hurt some cops'

    See Also: Mpls parks cop stabbed near Minnehaha Creek; suspect shot Marsenior Pede Johnson, the 38-year-old arrested for allegedly stabbing two Minneapolis Park Police officers earlier this week, has been charged with two counts of second-degree attempted murder. One of the officers shot Johnson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    William Jacobs gets court date in child sex assault

    ​William Allan Jacobs, the 66-year-old former captain of the Minneapolis Park Police charged in January with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy, learned today that he will stand trial on Oct. 25. Jacobs was arrested in January after the teenager gave police a detailed written account of his a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2006

    The big test

    A footnote to last week's CP story on whether the Minneapolis Police Department's recruiting methods lead to bias against certain candidates.

  • News

    November 10, 2004

    The Battle of Kenwood Hill

    How MoveOn fought the Bush league--and won Minnesota

  • Arts

    May 19, 2004

    What The River Brought

    For years, a man who called himself Badger lived in an old broke-down van while creating a monumental work of public art. Then, something went wrong down on the Mississippi.

  • News

    October 31, 2001
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    November 24, 1999
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    June 16, 1999


    Full-court basketball used to be a Twin Cities parks mainstay. Then the neighbors complained.

  • Books

    May 12, 1999

    Raising Kale

    True confessions of a vegetable offender

  • News

    April 7, 1999
  • News

    February 10, 1999

    Rage Against the Machine

    All Dennis Williams wanted was a job with the city of Minneapolis. After five years of bureaucratic torture, what he ended up with was three months in jail and a shot at serious prison time.

  • Books

    July 29, 1998

    Echo of a Murder

    An affluent Minneapolis-Edina neighborhood thought 18-year-old Henry Moormann's funeral would be the last of the 2-1 Click. The July 19 shooting of another teen suggests otherwise.

  • News

    July 9, 1997

    Beach Blanket Bummer

    "The wealthy residents want the beach to themselves," Hidden Beach visitor Neil Sorenson complains. "They're tired of looking at punk rockers or anyone who looks remotely different."