Around 8:45 this morning, a third-floor addition under construction at the Karmel Square shopping mall at 2910 Pillsbury Ave. in south Minneapolis collapsed, knocking out power in the area and resulting in the evacuation of about 25 people from the building. No injuries were reported.The shopping ma ... More >>
Tuesday marked the end of Robert Lilligren's more than decade-long tenure on the Minneapolis City Council and the end of Mark Andrew's mayoral dreams.Lilligren's race was arguably the nastiest of all the City Council contests. And while Andrew's matchup against the other leading mayoral contender an ... More >>
Yesterday, a political action committee associated with Basim Sabri, a controversial developer who has a longstanding beef with Minneapolis City Council member Robert Lilligren, covered the Sixth Ward with fliers smearing Lilligren and urging voters to cast their ballots for Abdi Warsame.RELATED: Ro ... More >>
Meg Tuthill had the Star Tribune's endorsement and Lisa Bender took some heat from yours truly for having a tacky campaign headquarters.But in the end, Bender, the DFL-endorsed candidate, had more than enough support from 10th Ward voters to cruise to a victory over Tuthill.
Here's a new low, even by political standards.SEE ALSO: Robert Lilligren's campaign accuses Somali challenger of using homophobic tacticsSomeone in Minneapolis' Sixth Ward is distributing this late-hour smear against incumbent City Council member Robert Lilligren, alleging that he discriminates agai ... More >>
A U.S. Defense Department contractor branded a widely read Minneapolis-based Somali news site as "extremist," with its "chief goal" characterized as "to disseminate propaganda supportive" of the al-Shabab Islamist militia, according to a Washington Post report.SEE ALSO: Cindy Pugh, candidate for sta ... More >>
At Minneapolis's Sixth Ward DFL precinct caucus in April, Abdi Warsame won the party's endorsement over incumbent City Council member Robert Lilligren.SEE ALSO: Glenn Beck blames federal investigation into Bachmann on Minnesota's Somali population [VIDEO] But Lilligren's campaign contested the resul ... More >>
Meg Tuthill was one of three City Council members to emerge from this weekend's DFL conventions without her party's endorsement.SEE ALSO: Meg Tuthill leaves snotty voicemail for prospective Mpls business owner [AUDIO] In Tuthill's Uptown-area ward, the endorsement instead went to challenger Lisa Ben ... More >>
In a press release distributed yesterday by Jacob Frey, four Minneapolis City Council members came out in open opposition to their council colleague, Diane Hofstede.SEE ALSO:-- Meg Tuthill already has a City Council challenger, and his name is Kendal Killian -- Brett Buckner to challenge Don Samuels ... More >>
Mayor R.T. Rybak praised the council for giving the green light to Dolan.
That didn't take long: We have the final vote tally in the Minneapolis mayoral and city council races.
Robert Lilligren had quite a week. One he won't forget, unless he has a two-buck-chuck bender this weekend.
After 19 months in federal prison, controversial developer Basim Sabri is once again raising a ruckus
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.
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.
Midtown Global Market tries to forge new rules for ethnic markets and eateries
At last check, the Minneapolis police were not walking door to door in North Minneapolis, demanding $140 donations to pay for their salaries. But perhaps it's time they start.
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
How did the majority-minority Eighth Ward end up with two white candidates?
At the southeast corner of East 42nd Street and Fourth Avenue South in Minneapolis, there's a faded, gray one-level house with a couple campaign lawns signs in the yard. Nothing too unusual--the citywide election cycle is upon us and heating up before primary season in September. But in this case, t ... More >>
AFSCME Council 5 has made endorsements in two key contests. The politically powerful union, which represents 40,000 workers statewide, is backing Robert Lilligren in the Ward 6 race and Cara Letofsky in Ward 2. The latter is likely to be more significant given that Letofsky faces two other challeng ... 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?
Sticky details for the Sears complex
Federal mediation of MPD-minority troubles concludes: Now what?
Plans for the Sears building loom large (again)
Minneapolis pols draw lines, choose sides
Is the director of the Minneapolis Civil Rights department really doing anything?
Police misconduct? Tell somebody who cares.
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
A closer look at Joe Duffy's probe into Minneapolis corruption
Welcome to redistricting 101. Now shut up.
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A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001
City council member Brian Herron's disgrace left a vacuum in his Minneapolis district