Tom Dickinson

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    July 23, 2012

    Minneapolis fire union calls on Rybak to restore staffing levels

    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 >>

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    May 31, 2006

    A Hunk of Burning Love

    Minneapolis Fire Chief Bonnie Bleskachek had a way with the ladies--as firefighter Kristina Lemon claims she learned the hard way

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    November 29, 2000

    Case Closed

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

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    March 17, 1999
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    July 8, 1998

    Not His Forte?

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

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    May 20, 1998

    Turning the Tables

    For 19 years, Larry Blackwell fought other people's discrimination battles. Now he's getting ready for his own.

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    January 14, 1998

    Snuffed Out

    Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton praised fired fire chief Tom Dickinson for "bringing professionalism and racial diversity to the Fire Department," as if minority hires had been prompted by a sense of fairness rather than contempt-of-court citations and whopper

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    October 29, 1997
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    October 22, 1997

    Four More Years in Minneapolis?

    Race discrimination in the fire department has cost Minneapolis millions, infuriated the courts, and divided the force. Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton's response? Zilch.

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    August 13, 1997

    Mayoral Tag Team

    Sharon Sayles Belton's office is vowing to increase its commitment to an anti-graffiti campaign that's popular with business owners. Must be election season in Minneapolis.

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    July 16, 1997

    Tape Drive

    If a new stadium goes where Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton wants it, the City will pay--again--to move Precision Tapes.

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    April 23, 1997
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    April 16, 1997
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    January 22, 1997

    Another Day, Another Lawsuit

    Business as Usual at the Minneapolis City Hall

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    December 11, 1996

    Trash Talk


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    September 18, 1996


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

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    February 21, 1996
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    November 8, 1995