This weekend, the nine-year-old boy who sneaked onto a plane to Las Vegas and made national headlines returned to Minneapolis along with two bodyguards and a stealthy TV producer, who was detained and questioned here.An NBC station in Nevada says the unnamed producer tried taking a photograph of the ... More >>
Shattuck-St. Mary's School is increasingly coming under fire by authorities for the way it handled a series of inappropriate student-teacher relationships. On Monday, former drama teacher Lynn Seibel, 70, was charged with sexual misconduct while employed by the school for allegedly encouraging ... More >>
Bradlee Dean has long linked homosexuality and child sexual abuse. For instance, in a blog post from June about Larry Brinken's child porn arrest, Dean wrote, "The news about Brinken's horrific child-pornography crimes followed the conclusion of 'Pride Week,' yet again puling off the mask of the rad ... More >>
It'll be a miracle if this child turns out all right.Amanda Rae Hejl was arrested yesterday and charged with child endangerment and neglect after exposing her one-year-old baby to meth and putting the poor youngster to sleep in a bathtub.Hejl, 23 and a Northfield resident, was arrested while tryi ... More >>
Alarmists nationwide in denial
Steven Bloom gets a year of probation.Steven Bloom was once a Minnesota School Social Worker of the Year, but now he's just known as the guy who bought lingerie for a high school dropout and who couldn't stop texting a 10th grader about her menstrual periods. Yesterday, his totally inappropriate ... More >>
Craigslist: Censored, sort ofCraigslist tweaked high-minded congressmen and 18 state attorneys general over the weekend, slapping a "Censored" notice over the site's "adult services" category. But in Minneapolis and elsewhere, the marketplace took over: The "therapeutic" services category is ... More >>
Today, amnesty is a dirty word. So what happened to the immigrants given a fresh start by Reagan in 1986?
Photo: daveyninWhy were there 100 dead cats in Gabriella Bernabei's on-the-fritz freezer? She hadn't had time to bury them all. And besides, she says, there were more like 500, not 100. And the freezer was working. Really it was. Also, the Wisconsin woman and her boyfriend are being persec ... More >>
Sharkey is not under arrest, but detectives want to question him regarding his relationship with the girl.
A lawsuit filed yesterday challenges the constitutionality of Pawlenty's use of unallotment.
This week City Pages highlights ten of the city's chronic offenders -- the people who constantly commit low-level crimes in Minneapolis neighborhoods. These people are police and prosecution targets. But should they be?
Each posting will now cost $10, a five dollar increase, and be reviewed manually.
Pre-Black Friday Bah-Humbuggery How long will you be paying for Junior's iPod? The fine folks at Lutheran Social Services' Financial Counseling Service are experts in the art of monetary tough love, and they think you should know: Paying 8 percent in interest and making a minimum payment of $10 a ... More >>
In Anoka County juvenile court, meth and red tape are playing hell with the fate of children
Twin Cities teachers talk about how their schools and classrooms have changed
'Love & Diane' takes a novel approach to documenting family hardship
Ruby Myhre was 14 when she had her first baby, and 17 when she first used heroin. Now, at 23, she wants a chance to mix sobriety and motherhood.
The state's HIV task force is supposed to mirror the epidemic's demographics. So why is it filled with straight white women?
Halle France has no idea why she can't tap into state services for the mentally retarded. Neither do the pencil pushers who are sitting on millions earmarked for kids like her.
For years the Salvation Army's Harbor Light homeless shelter has been plagued by inept management, insufficient security, and unspeakable acts. And Hennepin County taxpayers are footing the bill.
The Edison Project's formula is simple: Take a Minneapolis public school, add some entrepreneurial savvy, and watch the profits roll in. Trouble is, it doesn't add up.
After a year's reprieve, the only public school serving St. Paul's homeless children is back on the chopping block.
The story of two mothers, a child, and a fair shot at the foster-care system
During his stay at a Catholic Charities boardinghouse, Greg Scott complained about everything from bathroom tissue to medication practices. And he's not done yet.
Kindred spirits: Jeffrey Peterson (left) says John Wertjes gave him the push he needed.