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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    U.S. Bank "Categorically Rejects" Minneapolis Racial Discrimination Allegation

    U.S. Bank isn't taking accusations it illegally neglects foreclosed homes in Minneapolis's "neighborhoods of color" lying down.Yesterday, Dana Ripley, senior vice president of corporate communications for the Minneapolis-based bank, told us, "We categorically reject the NFHA's [National Fair Housing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    U.S. Bank Accused of Racial Discrimination in Minneapolis

    This week, the National Fair Housing Alliance plans to officially add Minneapolis to the list of more than 40 cities in which Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank is accused of illegal discrimination in "neighborhoods of color."In a release, the alliance alleges, "U.S. Bank fails to perform basic maintenance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Have Minnesota home buyers overspent by $63 million since 2010?

    If you bought a house in Minnesota in the past two years, a real estate watchdog group says you might have overpaid. Consumer Advocates in American Real Estate -- a non-profit that monitors the housing market -- says Minnesota home buyers have collectively spent more than $63 million in needless f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Ron Paul focusing on MN caucus, buys "substantial" airtime in state

    ​Ron Paul, for one, isn't overlooking the Minnesota GOP presidential caucus, coming up on February 7. Paul's campaign recently announced that it has purchased "substantial" airtime in Minnesota in advance of the oft-inconsequential event, which has added significance this year as Republicans conti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    James and Wendy Ober charged with massive, $10 million mortgage fraud

    Hennepin County Attorney's OfficeThe Obers allegedly used these and other fake business identities written on the back of a cell phone.​Hennepin County prosecutors filed racketeering charges Tuesday against husband and wife real estate team James and Wendy Ober of Hudson, Wis., and two Minnesota m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Cathy Haukedahl, new director of MN Legal Aid, bracing for tight budget

    Meet the new e.d. of Legal Aid​Minnesota Legal Aid has a new director: veteran attorney and former state solicitor general Cathy Haukedahl--and already, she's bracing for potential impact from the Republican budget. "The Legislative proposals indicated slight cuts for the court system," Haukedahl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Franken, Klobuchar vote to prevent federal funding for ACORN

    Both Minnesota senators voted today to prevent ACORN from receiving any federal housing grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Bachmann calls for Fannie and Freddie execs to testify, ACORN investigation

    Michele Bachmann is hitting the financial meltdown issue hard, particularly since it is one of the few issues she can get some voters to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008
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    March 7, 2006
  • News

    January 18, 2006

    Messenger, Shot

    For 35 years, Larry Blackwell has worked on civil rights issues at city hall. Now he's been shown the door--again.

  • News

    July 13, 2005

    Arrested Development

    How Minnesota philanthropist and developer Henry McKnight's utopian vision of suburbia became a blueprint for modern exurban nightmares

  • News

    December 1, 2004

    Gimme Shelter

    Budget cuts and Bush are leaving victims of domestic violence out in the cold

  • News

    July 7, 2004

    Home Wreckers

    Budget shenanigans by HUD and Bush threaten section 8 housing

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    Marry or Burn

    The White House's new anti-poverty program: Shotgun weddings

  • News

    November 5, 2003

    Playing Dead

    Tht NAACP abandons its watchdog role over Hollman

  • News

    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.

  • Books

    August 15, 2001

    Spin City

    The mayor talks herself into a hole

  • Books

    July 25, 2001

    Help Wanted

    There's new controversy surrounding the Hollman project: Who's getting the jobs?

  • Books

    December 13, 2000

    Inflationary Pressuring

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

  • News

    November 29, 2000

    Crippled Creek

    After a century of empty promises, Minneapolis officials are finally poised to spruce up the polluted waterway that meanders through the city's north side. What changed? The buying power of the people who will live there.

  • Books

    September 6, 2000

    Watchdog Training

    City council members vow to pay closer attention to the Hollman project

  • Books

    March 29, 2000

    Ciao, Belle

    Donna Ellringer threatens to decamp from Phillips before the hell she's predicting breaks loose

  • News

    September 29, 1999
  • News

    July 28, 1999

    Bringing Down the House

    Taxpayers spent $65,000 to demolish the old Victorian at 1816 15th Ave. S. A buyer wanted to invest at least that much to fix it up. Make sense? You bet, says the Minneapolis Community Development Agency.

  • News

    March 31, 1999

    Sherlock Homes

    Minneapolis's Victorian gems have endured boom times, bad times, and some godawful weather. Now they face their greatest danger yet: government ownership and a new brand of antique "collectors."

  • Books

    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.

  • News

    January 7, 1998

    Presto Change-o

    Minneapolis quietly backs away from its commitment to replace demolished north side public housing with other low-income units.

  • News

    January 7, 1998

    Sold Down The River

    Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?

  • Feature

    December 17, 1997

    Will They Ever Learn?

    Polls show that a majority of swing voters disapprove of Janet Reno's decision not to seek an outside prosecutor for Donorgate. That's bad news for the liberals who keep pooh-poohing the corruption issue.

  • News

    December 17, 1997

    The Bossen Plantation

    Bossen Terrace unsuccessfully tried to evict Linda Banks (foreground) as she lay in a hospital bed. Her sister, Sandra Battle, has filed a complaint about the complex's management practices with the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department.

  • Feature

    October 1, 1997

    Still For Sale

    Replacing the current system of special-interest money in its entirety with public financing is the only way to unblock the clogged arteries of our democracy.

  • Feature

    August 20, 1997

    Embracing Suburbia

    Throwing more poor kids onto the social trash heap while making a present of $50 billion to the nicotine merchants hasn't harmed Clinton's popularity in the slightest.

  • News

    July 2, 1997

    On Your Own

    The vacancy rate among buildings that accept Section 8 already hovers between zero to 2 percent, and it's going to get worse. According to a recent study, landlords are "increasingly reluctant to accept Section 8 tenants."

  • Feature

    June 25, 1997

    Her Own Petard

    "Invulnerable" or not, Sharon Sayles Belton may be in for a rough year

  • News

    May 14, 1997
  • News

    April 30, 1997

    Welfare Reform

    by the numbers

  • News

    April 2, 1997

    Riverfront Double Play

    Developer and Sports Facilities Commissioner Peggy Lucas pursues both a new ballpark and upscale condos

  • Feature

    February 12, 1997
  • Feature

    January 1, 1997
  • News

    December 18, 1996

    Selling Blue Sky

    COWLES MEDIA DENIES ITS LOBBYISTS ARE PRESSING CITY HALL FOR A NEW BALLPARK.

  • News

    December 18, 1996
  • News

    October 9, 1996

    October Reprise

    MORE GRANDSTANDING ON DRUGS AND WELFARE

  • News

    August 28, 1996
  • News

    August 7, 1996

    Razing Minneapolis

    The city embarks on a program of destroying low-income inner-city housing to save itself.

  • News

    May 22, 1996

    Deconcentrating Poverty and Other Scams

    How a growing number of Twin Cities neighborhoods are driving out the poor.

  • News

    May 8, 1996
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    May 1, 1996
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    January 24, 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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