Sharon Sayles Belton

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    September 13, 2012

    Block E blight: With AMC theater closing Sept. 23, there's only one business left inside [PHOTO]

    SEE ALSO:-- AMC Theater, one of Block E's last tenants, seemingly on way out-- Ira Glass thinks Block E is a prison [AUDIO]Block E, or whatever it was called back then, used to have lots of character (see above photo). Now, it has the character of a black hole.On September 23, the AMC Theater will c ... More >>

  • News

    May 19, 2004

    Department of the Living Dead

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

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    April 21, 2004

    If You Lived Here,You'd Be Downtown By Now

    Demographics, interest rates, and shrinking office rentals make for a downtown residential boom

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    September 17, 2003

    My Corona

    Rybak's crowning moment comes with police-chief search

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    March 19, 2003

    Razed and Abandoned

    Say, about that library we promised you...

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    March 5, 2003

    Hard Times at City Hall

    The State of the City? We're Broke.

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    November 6, 2002

    Habitat for Humbuggery

    Why is the city of Minneapolis dragging its feet on affordable housing?

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    September 11, 2002

    Off Beat

    It's a Hard Rock Life

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    July 10, 2002

    A Road by Any Other Name

    Which local heroes deserve their own stretch of asphalt?

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    September 26, 2001

    Erector Set

    The Hollman redevelopment project is finally under way on Minneapolis's near north side. Now it's time to follow the money.

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    July 25, 2001

    Who Knew?

    What happened in the hours before Brian Herron announced his resignation? Key players can't seem to get their stories straight.

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    February 28, 2001

    So you want to be a public servant?

    You too could be mayor of St. Paul! Just answer a dozen of the most preposterous, frivolous, and insultingly direct questions you could ever hope to encounter in your whole squirming political life.

  • Books

    November 29, 2000

    Case Closed

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

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    October 11, 2000
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    September 13, 2000
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    June 7, 2000

    Civil Unrest

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

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    May 24, 2000

    Money Pit

    Ten years, $200 million, and one heck of a political headache: Minneapolisís grand plan for neighborhood revitalization enters the home stretch.

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    March 15, 2000
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    March 8, 2000
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    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?

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    August 4, 1999
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    August 4, 1999
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    April 21, 1999
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    April 7, 1999

    CODE Red

    For the last year, Minneapolis's CODEFOR strategy has been packing the jails. Now state taxpayers are being asked to pay the price.

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    March 17, 1999
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    March 17, 1999

    Black Like Us

    Political machinations, intrigue, and good old-fashioned mudslinging: A look behind the scenes of the Minneapolis NAACP election scandal

  • Books

    March 3, 1999

    Turn Your Public Sector Know-How Into Big Bucks!

    Stuck in a dead-end government job? Revolving Door Career Counseling Services® can help you cash in!

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    February 24, 1999

    Hard and Fast

    Recent embarrassments notwithstanding, Minneapolis isn't softening its stance on high-speed chases

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    December 23, 1998

    The Enemy Has Been Met

    Still reeling, ousted Highway 55 protesters plot their next move

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    October 21, 1998

    Civil Disobedience

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

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    September 16, 1998
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    August 12, 1998

    Whitewater Affair

    The current investigation into rafting the rapids on Minneapolis's stretch of the Mississippi

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    June 24, 1998

    Three-Time Losers

    Does Minneapolis's war on "bad buildings" throw tenants out on the street? Yes, officials say--and that's just tough.

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    March 18, 1998

    Tag Team

    Defense attorneys say Minneapolis's crackdown on graffiti artists is a waste of time and money for a court system that's already stretched thin.

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    November 12, 1997

    Honey of a Deal

    Since its plan to tear down up to 100 Phillips rentals is privately funded, Honeywell won't have to pay tenants' relocation costs. Once the low-income families are out, however, the city of Minneapolis stands ready to kick in tax dollars for the company's

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    November 5, 1997

    Timing is Everything

    At the 11th hour, candidates learn to love shrink-wrap, use the city postage meter, and broadcast platitudes to no one.

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    October 29, 1997

    Air Barbara

    With a week to go until Judgment Day, Barbara Carlson returns to her roots.

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    October 22, 1997
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    September 24, 1997

    Radio Free Babs

    Barbara Carlson says she's ready for prime time, but some local radio stations would rather keep her off the air.

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    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

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    June 11, 1997

    Paranoid Delusions

    Minneapolis City Council members go to great lengths to keep meeting private so they can discuss... nothing?

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    January 29, 1997

    PC or not PC: That is the Question at the MPD

    Cops, hard-ons, and the First Amendment

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    December 11, 1996

    Trash Talk


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    October 9, 1996

    October Reprise


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    October 2, 1996

    Sex and the Single Crusader

    A broken heart led Gregg DesElms to a one-man war on prostitution that could result in a tough new set of sex-industry ordinances for the city of Minneapolis.

  • Feature

    May 22, 1996

    Anchors Awry

    Arabs stole the anchorwoman! and other tales of sweeps month.

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    May 15, 1996
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    March 6, 1996
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    January 17, 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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