She said she couldn't get away. The prosecutor said she never tried. Now the courts must decide: Did Donna Miller kill her boyfriend in self-defense, or was it murder?
Michelle Monteiro is one of several local attorneys who want state courts to overturn Minneapolis's 6-year-old anti-trespassing ordinance, which they say is being used to harass young black men.
In the 25 years that he's served as Hennepin County's first and only chief public defender, Bill Kennedy has earned a tough-as-nails reputation for the way he defends his clients, his staff, and himself. This year he's pitted against Hennepin County prose