On the same day officials raided Community Action of Minneapolis, a nonprofit accused in a state audit of misappropriating $800,000 in taxpayers dollars, Minneapolis City Council member Blong Yang defended his short tenure on the organization's board of directors.Yang, who was appointed to the board ... More >>
Minneapolis has settled its lawsuits with Time Warner Cable. But the city may still be out to gut local cable-access programming.
For 35 years, Larry Blackwell has worked on civil rights issues at city hall. Now he's been shown the door--again.
Minneapolis moves toward a final 2006 city budget
Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot
Last night's mayoral and city council elections in Minneapolis re-affirmed one political truism: incumbents enjoy a colossal advantage over challengers. Of the 11 incumbents who ran, nine were returned to office. The two who lost--Natalie Johnson Lee and Dean Zimmermann--were both running against fe ... More >>
What's the most predictable part of the citywide Minneapolis elections this year? It's not that the FBI will be snooping around at least one Minneapolis council member even after the election, though that's a good guess.
With less than two weeks before a citywide election cycle culminates in Minneapolis, it's clear that the new ward boundaries that go into effect in January still loom large in this year's campaigns.
The Natalie Johnson Lee/Don Samuels race for city council is one of the nastiest campaigns in local memory
The city isn't contributing any money toward the Twins ballpark--on paper anyway. One city leader does the math.
Despite hefty losses, Minneapolis bar owners can't get anyone to reconsider the smoking ban
City Council postpones opposition to Twins stadium As reported on The Blotter earlier (third item), Dean Zimmermann and Natalie Johnson Lee are trying to get their colleagues on the Minneapolis city council to publicly denounce the ballpark deal. So far, no dice: Action on their resolution against ... More >>
Minneapolis city council members Dean Zimmermann and Natalie Johnson Lee introduced an anti-ballpark resolution at this morning's full council meeting. The entire resolution is here, but this passage seems particularly worthy of some thought. Whereas, by a 1997 referendum, Minneapolis taxpayers ha ... More >>
City Council allies Zimmermann and Lilligren face off in Minneapolis's Sixth Ward
Why is the city's civil rights office such a chronic mess?
The Duy Ngo case: McManus bets the farm; Will Olson land on the hot seat?
Target throws money at the north side--but who gets it?
Meet Barb Johnson, the most powerful politician in Minneapolis
Tht NAACP abandons its watchdog role over Hollman
Why mayor Rybak is loathed on the north side
Samuels and African Americans, pt. II; Another Sabri Snafu
Missing jobs and development in Jordan; cops' union leader blasts Olson
Race matters on the council
A City Pages Roundtable
The Twin Cities-based Northwest Area Foundation has a $450 million endowment to use on charitable programs. So why has it been nearly invisible for years?
Minneapolis pols draw lines, choose sides
After a terrible November 5, Minnesota's forgotten "major" party retools
Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates
Is the director of the Minneapolis Civil Rights department really doing anything?
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
A violent night in north Minneapolis and the community activists who helped the cops stop it
Wishing for a few more moments of silence
Which local heroes deserve their own stretch of asphalt?
Welcome to redistricting 101. Now shut up.
Steve Minn's gotta fight for his right to develop
Jackie Cherryhomes is scary
What happened to the files of former Minneapolis City Council president Jackie Cherryhomes?
No party endorsement, a disastrous primary, and an opponent who attracts wealthy liberals: Can Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton revive her reelection campaign?
Joan Campbell's surprising loss leaves two candidates fighting for the Second Ward's liberal base
Laying down the law on campaign signs
There's new controversy surrounding the Hollman project: Who's getting the jobs?
A self-employed community activist takes on a Minneapolis political powerhouse
City council members vow to pay closer attention to the Hollman project