Roberta Englund

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Wall Street Storms the Twin Cities with an Eerily Familiar Housing Scheme

    The rains of June 19 still haunt Christine Anderson. The deluge began by wending its way through the cracks of her four-bedroom home at the corner of Stryker Avenue and Winona Street in St. Paul. Inch by inch, her basement filled. Water pushed its way through the laundry room. In minutes it flowed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Landlords screw north Minneapolis tornado victims, but are also victims themselves

    Tony WebsterNorth Minneapolis landlords are holding rent deposits from people whose homes were damaged by the tornado​It's been three weeks since the tornado devastated North Minneapolis--and many victims are still waiting for their landlords to make things right.

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Charles Kentrell Jones's homicide memorial draws complaints

    Memorials like this one on Broadway are an eyesore to some.​Charles Kentrell Jones had only been out of juvenile hall for a few weeks when he was gunned down in a north Minneapolis alley last August. The 17-year-old was only a few blocks from home when he was killed in a spray of bullets. A makes ... More >>

  • News

    August 25, 2010

    Dangerous Dogs of North Minneapolis

    It's a rough life for man's best friend

  • News

    August 6, 2008

    Has the foreclosure crisis pacified Minneapolis' most dangerous neighborhoods?

    Murder rates are down and sketchy spots are seeing crime overall dip

  • News

    November 1, 2006

    The Rehabilitation of Rich Stanek

    The MPD captain tries to outrun his most formidable opponent—his own checkered history on race—in a bid to be Hennepin County sheriff

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    Rybak's lawful assembly

    The mayor of Minneapolis has unveiled his plan in the search for a new police chief, including an advisory committee made up of elected officials and community activists. The list is more notable for who's not on it.

  • News

    January 4, 2006


    When R.T. Rybak brought Bill McManus to town to head the MPD, both men talked big about reforming the troubled department. But when the chief ran into political resistance, some say, the mayor blinked. Now their relationship has hit the skids, and the fut

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    August 25, 2004

    North Side Story

    This year the murder rate has doubled in north Minneapolis. What's changed? Nothing, really. That's the trouble.