Ralph Remington

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    April 30, 2010

    Velma Korbel is the new Minneapolis Civil Rights Director

    City of Minneapolis​The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved R.T. Rybak's nomination of Velma Korbel for the city's new Civil Rights director this morning. Korbel is currently the Commissioner of the Minneapolis Minnesota Department of Human Rights. She is slated to start the new g ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Uptown Diner no longer 24-hour weekend joint, pleading for their hours back

    The only late-night eatery in the area has come under criticism from pissed off neighbors who are fed up with the noise at all hours of the night.

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    April 30, 2009

    Twin Cities to stay fatty

    Looks like proposed legislation to ban trans-fats in the cities won't pass this year. Guess we'll all just get to stay chubby as we shovel in ice cream to soothe our woes about the economy.

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    April 13, 2009

    Outdoor couch dwellers rejoice! City Council rejects ban

    The sun is shining, the temperature is on the rise. And now that Minneapolis has rejected a proposed ban on outdoor couches, it's time to lug that nasty living room couch straight to your porch or backyard for some lounging in the sun.

  • News

    November 19, 2008

    The Green Institute faces possible foreclosure after 15 years

    It was ahead of its time, but now the nonprofit has a looming debt problem

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    May 26, 2008
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    March 19, 2008

    No security

    Minneapolis civil rights department being decimated from within

    In less than a year, Michael Jordan has dismantled the city agency responsible for upholding civil rights

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    August 10, 2007

    Minneapolis City Council clowning around

    An ordinance recently introduced by Minneapolis City Council members Ralph Remington and Cam Gordon would prohibit using wild animals in performances.

  • News

    March 21, 2007

    The Human Shield

    John Delmonico defends those who serve and protect. Whether they deserve it or not.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2006

    Mozaic Project in Uptown kicks off 2007 with a Big Dig

    After the controversy over the size of its tallest building was resolved in a compromise last summer (reduced from 13 stories to ten, at 112-feet high), not much has been heard about the grand Mozaic project that will significantly change the face of Uptown.

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    November 3, 2006

    3 questions: Tim Dolan

    The recently confirmed chief of the MPD now must get down to the business of running a police force.

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    October 13, 2006

    The struggle for Tim Dolan's soul

    In the month since he was named by Mayor R.T. Rybak to be chief of the Minneapolis Police Department, Dolan has withstood what is likely more public scrutiny than any police chief candidate before him.

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    September 20, 2006

    Not hailing the chief

    More than a week after Mayor R.T. Rybak announced his choice of Tim Dolan to lead the MPD, one Minneapolis City Council member is still raising questions.

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    September 15, 2006

    Popped off about the top cop

    Some city leaders are unhappy with the process that led to Tim Dolan being selected to head the MPD.

  • News

    August 2, 2006

    When Is Free Speech Too Free?

    Minneapolis has settled its lawsuits with Time Warner Cable. But the city may still be out to gut local cable-access programming.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2006

    Mpls city councilors win new cars!

    Last Thursday, lifelong Minneapolis resident (and my sister-in-law) Kim Walsh was watching Fox 9 News, which reported that the Minneapolis City Council was preparing to vote on a "car allowance" for council members. The report told viewers that the $400 monthly maximum stipend is the largest stipend ... More >>

  • News

    November 16, 2005

    Nine Things We Learned Last Tuesday

    Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot

  • Arts

    March 1, 2000

    A Century of Suffering

    Revisiting the AIDS crisis with Angels in America; remembering Anne Frank as a universal optimist

  • Arts

    March 3, 1999

    Strangers to Kindness

    A gloomy Tartuffe celebrates the end of sincerity; A Streetcar Named Desire sets off for the other side of the tracks

  • Arts

    July 1, 1998

    Back in Black

    Thirty-four years ago, LeRoi Jones's Dutchman sent American race relations careening on a New York subway. Where's the end of the line?

  • Arts

    February 25, 1998

    Play Against Type

    Dancing in the Street: A rarely produced play by Lorraine Hansberry shows the small man behind the most principled activist in the world.

  • Arts

    October 15, 1997

    Once Bitten, Twice Shy

    Love Makes You Twisted: The giddy cast of Lanford Wilson's Burn This.

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    July 16, 1997

    Tough Love

    Eyes Wide Shut: Post-feminist women Quimby Lombardozzi and Noël Raymond blink into the gender abyss in John Patrick Shanley's Women of Manhattan.

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    February 26, 1997
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    October 23, 1996
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    August 7, 1996