City Council dumps controversial fire dept board-up program COVER: Man Down Minneapolis fire union president Mark Lakosky is putting fire fighter injuries at the door step of Mayor R.T. Rybak. In a recent letter published on E-Democracy, Lakosky blames Rybak for years of fire fighter cuts, arguing ... More >>
Samuels says Forte is leaving on his own terms.By Adam TurmanRocco Forte, the oft-controversial former Minneapolis fire chief, is leaving his administrative position with the city. City Councilmember Don Samuels says Forte is resigning from his current job, which entails managing the city's ... More >>
Minneapolis zoning laws threaten to shut down popular Latino hot spot
In the name of restoring order on the North Side, Minneapolis housing inspectors are issuing citations at a record pace. But is that flaking paint on Jean Coste's garage contributing to North Side crime—or just the city coffers?
Minneapolis Fire Chief Bonnie Bleskachek had a way with the ladies--as firefighter Kristina Lemon claims she learned the hard way
Four city of Minneapolis employees say their boss wanted them out of his way. Now they've filed suit.
Council's PS&RS to tighten sidewalk restrictions? Word was out yesterday among the bar-owner consortium dedicated to reworking the Minneapolis smoking ban that the city was considering more municipal meddling to make their lives miserable. Now that everyone who wants to smoke while enjoying a night ... More >>
Despite hefty losses, Minneapolis bar owners can't get anyone to reconsider the smoking ban
Like paper in fire: Effort to stop smoking ban thwarted Last weekend to puff away inside your favorite dive The movement to stop the Minneapolis, Bloomington and Hennepin County smoking bans likely gasped its last breath this afternoon, after Hennepin County District Court Judge John Q. McShane de ... More >>
Rybak frets about transit--but can he do anything?
A depleted Minneapolis fire department looks for money
The politicians, the firefighters' union, and the politics of blame
Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates
After 27 years, the City of Minneapolis still can't figure out which of its firefighters are Native American
Minneapolis's troubled Fire Department gets a new boss with some old baggage