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Ron Edwards

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Washburn High students hung black doll from neck in school stairwell [IMAGE]

    A handful of Washburn High School students were disciplined after a black doll was found hanging from a noose in a school stairwell on January 11.SEE ALSO: Obama effigy hangs from Duluth billboard [PHOTO] The Independent Business News Network's Don Allen reports that three students were suspend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    T-Wolves' 'Cream Team' roster is about selling tickets to white fans, black council leader says

    In a piece published over the weekend, the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda and Dennis Brackin went there -- they wrote a story about the Timberwolves' historically white roster, which has been dubbed the 'Cream Team.'SEE ALSO:-- Wolves acquire Chase Budinger, white guy who jumped over P. Diddy at Dunk Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    David Carr: from public access TV to the Times

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    David Carr's recent 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

  • News

    April 12, 2006

    Number 26

    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.

  • News

    January 25, 2006

    The Gang That Shot Itself in the Foot

    The May medal: How the MPD managed to embarrass itself and reopen old wounds

  • News

    January 4, 2006

    Splitsville?

    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

  • News

    June 15, 2005

    Fixing a Leak

    What happens when a reporter doesn't keep his word to an anonymous source?

  • News

    May 19, 2004

    Department of the Living Dead

    Why is the city's civil rights office such a chronic mess?

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    MPD Scandals, Continued: A Primer

    The Duy Ngo case: McManus bets the farm; Will Olson land on the hot seat?

  • News

    December 24, 2003

    And Then There Was One

    Rybak picks a reformer for the MPD

  • News

    November 5, 2003

    Playing Dead

    Tht NAACP abandons its watchdog role over Hollman

  • News

    October 8, 2003

    The Classes and the Masses

    Will bitter infighting spell doom for the Minneapolis NAACP?

  • News

    September 10, 2003

    Skin Tight

    Samuels and African Americans, pt. II; Another Sabri Snafu

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    The Usual Suspects

    Federal mediation goes forward, critics say city stacked deck

  • News

    May 7, 2003

    Cops Like Us

    Critics fear the MPD's latest spin on community mediation is all about window-dressing--and grooming snitches

  • News

    February 5, 2003

    Waiting for Chief Olson

    Federal mediation is delayed; this is a recording...

  • News

    December 25, 2002

    Busted

    Is Minneapolis police chief Robert Olson trying to stop federal mediation?

  • News

    December 25, 2002

    Reckless Eyeballin'

    Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates

  • News

    December 4, 2002

    Dancing as Fast as She Can

    Is the director of the Minneapolis Civil Rights department really doing anything?

  • News

    September 25, 2002

    The Jordan Shuffle

    The city plays politics with police/minority relations

  • Books

    December 13, 2000

    Inflationary Pressuring

    Minneapolis leaders want the feds to make up the shortfall in funds for the Hollman redevelopment

  • Books

    November 29, 2000

    Case Closed

    A 30-year-old lawsuit against the City of Minneapolis finally grinds to a halt

  • Books

    July 19, 2000

    Off the Map

    Will the shiny new near north side need social-service agencies?

  • Books

    June 7, 2000

    Civil Unrest

    A spat in Minneapolis's Civil Rights department re-ignites a feud

  • News

    April 19, 2000

    Station Break

    Can the Cities' oldest black radio station survive a date with the bulldozer?

  • News

    March 1, 2000

    The Belle of the Block

    Tame the wilds of Park Avenue? There's the right way, the wrong way, and the Donna Ellringer way

  • News

    January 26, 2000

    Rank Discord

    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?

  • Books

    November 10, 1999

    Smoke Screen

    After 27 years, the City of Minneapolis still can't figure out which of its firefighters are Native American

  • News

    August 4, 1999
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    March 17, 1999
  • Books

    November 11, 1998

    You Make Me Blush

    City officials call Minneapolis's numbers on minority contracting "an embarrassment." So what are they doing about it? Uh, well, gosh...

  • Books

    October 21, 1998

    Civil Disobedience

    Don't want to play by the city's rules? No problem, if you're Dayton Hudson

  • Books

    July 8, 1998

    Not His Forte?

    Minneapolis's troubled Fire Department gets a new boss with some old baggage

  • Books

    May 27, 1998

    Along Comes Jones

    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

  • News

    September 3, 1997

    The Riot Card

    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

  • News

    July 2, 1997

    Anatomy of a Sellout

    Teachers' unions lose a big one as DFL lawmakers find reasons to support the governor's education tax break

  • News

    June 18, 1997

    Coming Home to Roost, Again

    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

  • News

    April 16, 1997
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    February 26, 1997

    Mr. FixIt

    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.

  • News

    January 22, 1997

    Another Day, Another Lawsuit

    Business as Usual at the Minneapolis City Hall

  • News

    December 11, 1996

    Trash Talk

    THE TAXPAYERS OF HENNEPIN COUNTY ARE SUING...

  • News

    November 20, 1996

    Last Man Standing

    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

  • News

    November 13, 1996

    THE ACLU JUST SAYS NO TO A POWER GRAB

    Taking Liberties

    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

  • News

    September 18, 1996

    KILLING THE MESSENGER

    For 17 years Larry Blackwell has been incurring the wrath of Minneapolis officials in his position as city affirmative action director.

  • Feature

    June 12, 1996

    Bob & Weave

    Relations between Chief Bob Olson and Minneapolis's black cops take another hit.

  • News

    March 6, 1996
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    February 21, 1996
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    November 15, 1995

    Swept Away

    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?

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