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Fifteen-year-old Gary Parker was the 26th of Minneapolis's 49 homicides last year—and one of the 54 percent of black male victims whose killings went unsolved.
The May medal: How the MPD managed to embarrass itself and reopen old wounds
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
What happens when a reporter doesn't keep his word to an anonymous source?
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?
Rybak picks a reformer for the MPD
Tht NAACP abandons its watchdog role over Hollman
Will bitter infighting spell doom for the Minneapolis NAACP?
Samuels and African Americans, pt. II; Another Sabri Snafu
Federal mediation goes forward, critics say city stacked deck
Critics fear the MPD's latest spin on community mediation is all about window-dressing--and grooming snitches
Federal mediation is delayed; this is a recording...
Is Minneapolis police chief Robert Olson trying to stop federal mediation?
Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates
Is the director of the Minneapolis Civil Rights department really doing anything?
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
Minneapolis leaders want the feds to make up the shortfall in funds for the Hollman redevelopment
A 30-year-old lawsuit against the City of Minneapolis finally grinds to a halt
Will the shiny new near north side need social-service agencies?
A spat in Minneapolis's Civil Rights department re-ignites a feud
Can the Cities' oldest black radio station survive a date with the bulldozer?
Tame the wilds of Park Avenue? There's the right way, the wrong way, and the Donna Ellringer way
The cops are reluctant to talk about it. City officials flatly refuse. Who pushed the "mute" button on the most explosive affirmative-action lawsuit Minneapolis has seen in decades?
After 27 years, the City of Minneapolis still can't figure out which of its firefighters are Native American
City officials call Minneapolis's numbers on minority contracting "an embarrassment." So what are they doing about it? Uh, well, gosh...
Don't want to play by the city's rules? No problem, if you're Dayton Hudson
Minneapolis's troubled Fire Department gets a new boss with some old baggage
Todd Jones was tapped as only a temporary fill-in, but he's at the top of a very short list to replace U.S. Attorney David Lillehaug
When police critically wounded 15-year-old Lawrence Miles Jr., TV reporters went out of their way to point out that being a cop in "Murderapolis" is dicey stuff. But after a witness said he saw Miles drop his gun and run before being gunned down, the stor
Teachers' unions lose a big one as DFL lawmakers find reasons to support the governor's education tax break
Relations between black cops and the Olson administration are likely to take another hit with the release of a citizens' committee report criticizing the MPD
Minneapolis Police Chief Bob Olson came to town with a reputation for pleasing pols and infuriating cops. And he's surpassed himself on both counts.
Business as Usual at the Minneapolis City Hall
THE TAXPAYERS OF HENNEPIN COUNTY ARE SUING...
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
THE MINNESOTA CIVIL Liberties Union's controversial board-packing move last spring--widely regarded as a power grab orchestrated by MCLU founder Matthew Stark and current president Jules Beck--has been condemned as undemocratic by the n
For 17 years Larry Blackwell has been incurring the wrath of Minneapolis officials in his position as city affirmative action director.
Relations between Chief Bob Olson and Minneapolis's black cops take another hit.
The likely demolition of over 700 public housing units in north Minneapolis will scatter people who live there and open up 73 acres of prime real estate at downtown's edge. Is it a matter of civic renewal or a land grab?