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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Meet the new e.d. of Legal AidMinnesota 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 >>
Both Minnesota senators voted today to prevent ACORN from receiving any federal housing grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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 >>
For 35 years, Larry Blackwell has worked on civil rights issues at city hall. Now he's been shown the door--again.
How Minnesota philanthropist and developer Henry McKnight's utopian vision of suburbia became a blueprint for modern exurban nightmares
Budget cuts and Bush are leaving victims of domestic violence out in the cold
Budget shenanigans by HUD and Bush threaten section 8 housing
The White House's new anti-poverty program: Shotgun weddings
Tht NAACP abandons its watchdog role over Hollman
The Hollman redevelopment project is finally under way on Minneapolis's near north side. Now it's time to follow the money.
The mayor talks herself into a hole
There's new controversy surrounding the Hollman project: Who's getting the jobs?
Minneapolis leaders want the feds to make up the shortfall in funds for the Hollman redevelopment
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.
City council members vow to pay closer attention to the Hollman project
Donna Ellringer threatens to decamp from Phillips before the hell she's predicting breaks loose
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.
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."
Does Minneapolis's war on "bad buildings" throw tenants out on the street? Yes, officials say--and that's just tough.
Minneapolis quietly backs away from its commitment to replace demolished north side public housing with other low-income units.
Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
"Invulnerable" or not, Sharon Sayles Belton may be in for a rough year
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Developer and Sports Facilities Commissioner Peggy Lucas pursues both a new ballpark and upscale condos
COWLES MEDIA DENIES ITS LOBBYISTS ARE PRESSING CITY HALL FOR A NEW BALLPARK.
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The city embarks on a program of destroying low-income inner-city housing to save itself.
How a growing number of Twin Cities neighborhoods are driving out the poor.
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?