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 >>
Minneapolis Fire Chief Bonnie Bleskachek had a way with the ladies--as firefighter Kristina Lemon claims she learned the hard way
A 30-year-old lawsuit against the City of Minneapolis finally grinds to a halt
Minneapolis's troubled Fire Department gets a new boss with some old baggage
For 19 years, Larry Blackwell fought other people's discrimination battles. Now he's getting ready for his own.
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
Race discrimination in the fire department has cost Minneapolis millions, infuriated the courts, and divided the force. Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton's response? Zilch.
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.
If a new stadium goes where Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton wants it, the City will pay--again--to move Precision Tapes.
Business as Usual at the Minneapolis City Hall
THE TAXPAYERS OF HENNEPIN COUNTY ARE SUING...
For 17 years Larry Blackwell has been incurring the wrath of Minneapolis officials in his position as city affirmative action director.