Just about everyone who's met privately with Minnesota's top cops to talk medical marijuana has walked away from negotiations using the same two words -- brick wall. "They had blanket opposition to marijuana reform," State Rep. Carly Melin (DFL) told us last month while we were researching a stor ... More >>
The investigation into Chris Kluwe's allegations against the Vikings is on."Our goal is that at the end of the day, for sports teams to adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward any form of discrimination against any member of the LGBT community," said Kluwe's lawyer, Clayton Halunen, in a phone intervie ... More >>
No doubt, smoking ganja makes folks aggressive -- toward snack foods. But toward humans?SEE ALSO: The new Green Giant looks like he just took a bong rip [PHOTO]As counterintuitive as that may seem, it's the sincere belief of Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, who argued in a Sunday Star Tribune op ... More >>
On a day too hot for hoodies, the protestors packed into Government Plaza on Monday night instead showed their solidarity with Trayvon Martin through black armbands, loud chants, and homemade posters. "No justice, no peace," was a recurring chorus, and attendees walked through the throng wearing t-s ... More >>
A U.S. Defense Department contractor branded a widely read Minneapolis-based Somali news site as "extremist," with its "chief goal" characterized as "to disseminate propaganda supportive" of the al-Shabab Islamist militia, according to a Washington Post report.SEE ALSO: Cindy Pugh, candidate for sta ... More >>
Keith Ellison says Congress knew "almost nothing" about Prism ahead of last week's leaks. But Al Franken says he wasn't at all surprised by The Guardian's string of reports about how the NSA monitors internet and telephone communications.SEE ALSO: Al Franken concerned about Obama's authority to kill ... More >>
Former state representative and decorated war hero John Kriesel is known for being an outspoken gay rights advocate, but he's no liberal when it comes to national security.SEE ALSO: Bob Koss, MNGOP Senate staffer, calls John Kriesel a "piece of shit" -- and gets fired On Friday night, Kriesel got in ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann sounds alarm about "suicide-bomber conference" in Chicago-- Michele Bachmann is making shit up in her latest fundraising email-- Bachmann: Contraception mandate step toward one-child policy [VIDEO]Michele Bachmann thinks the Muslim Brotherhood has made "deep penetration" ... More >>
Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, the transgender woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter last month, will remain in a male prison for the duration of her sentence, despite safety concerns from her attorneys and supporters. Minnesota prisons do follow transgender placement guidelines that c ... More >>
A group claiming solidarity with Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman who recently pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in Hennepin County, is taking credit for an unlit Molotov cocktail found inside a Wells Fargo in Portland, Oregon last week. The bank manager found the homemade ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could cost Obama votes
National security laws have transformed America's most vulnerable immigrants into terrorists
Anderson Cooper talked to Kyle, bullying victim and scene-stealer.Anderson Cooper is making it something of a personal mission to take on the school bullying issue, and every night this week on CNN is devoted to his "Bullying: It Stops Now" campaign.To kick off the series on Sunday night, Cooper ... More >>
One student's tragic struggle inside the school district
The controversial policy mirrors Bachmann's position on homosexuality in schoolsThe teenagers who have committed suicide in the school district Michele Bachmann represents have begun to haunt her campaign like activist ghosts.Bachmann's district includes the Anoka-Hennepin County School District, ... More >>
Kenneth Kratz: I am the prize!In Wisconsin, it might be shocking and totally inappropriate for a district attorney to send racy text messages to a "young, hot nymph" while prosecuting her ex-boyfriend for nearly strangling her to death, but evidently it's not criminal. That's what former Cal ... More >>
Sellers of the "herbal incense" say the feds are overstepping their bounds.The lawyer for four Minnesota head shops suing the Drug Enforcement Agency over its plans to ban synthetic marijuana says it's the DEA that's jumping the gun, not his clients.
This man told a "tall, young, hot nymph'" that HE was "the prize!"Kenneth Kratz thought it would be cool to use his position of power as a Wisconsin district attorney to try to get some love. You know, the kind of love with a 26-year-old "tall, young, hot nymph" that makes a married, 50-year-old ... More >>
While the number of homicides in Minneapolis ticks steadily upward - 33 so far this year - the coffers of a fledgling anti-violence program will stay empty. The city has lost out on $2.2 million worth of Department of Justice funds, seemingly because community friction.
burge5000Thanks for your legal expertise.Another year is starting at St. Thomas University Law School, torture-memo author Robert Delahunty is preparing to teach his classes, and protesters are once again dressing up like Abu-Grahib detainees to protest his continued presence on the faculty.
Photo: drcuervoNot what Dolan and Rybak want in MinneapolisMinneapolis Police Chief Tom Dolan is wading further into the debate over Arizona's controversial new antiimmigrant law. He was among a gathering of nine top cops from around the nation who met with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder i ... More >>
The retiring St. Paul police chief was one of three finalists for the New Orleans job, but someone else got picked.
Governor shakes hands with crazy
Thirty-one people in Minneapolis have been arrested in federal raids on a dangerous Mexican drug cartel. More than 1,000 have been busted across the country.
Prior to Sunday's Liberty Parade festivities, we took a moment to ask organizer Chris Pennington a few questions about his unique approach to interacting with the RNC.
Local daily gets the headline blues
A local prof rides the Gonzales Eight to fame, but there are holes in the research
Why did the Minneapolis Police Community Relations Council vote to oust the Rev. Ian Bethel as one of its co-chairs?
Are Minneapolis cops trying to illegally bust immigrants?
Fewer jobs. More debt. And more outsourcing.
Before Coleen Rowley, another whistleblower rose from the ranks of the Minneapolis FBI division. Retired agent Jane Turner talks at length for the first time about the Bureau's good old boy management culture--and how it goes about silencing its internal
How Minnesota cops and the war on drugs made a successful entrepreneur out of a small-time hustler and snitch named Michael Felix
Minneapolis loses millions on convention center; federal mediation confidential
The Minneapolis police team up with Target to keep an electronic eye on the corporation's corner
The war on terror is keeping musicians out of the U.S.
When it comes to police brutality, the mayor is all talk
Thousands of Somalis fled when their country committed suicide a decade ago. Now the local INS office has found a way to send them back.
Bootleg basher Microsoft puts the kibosh on local computer resellers
Gary Webb's new book Dark Alliance exposes the CIA/crack connection--and the media's complicity in killing the story
Sure, he's got an unfortunate knack for running afoul of the law. But that's nothing compared to his talent for getting himself set free.
When a controversial nonprofit set out to open a foster program for violent teens in Tangletown, it failed to apprise neighbors of its plans. Minneapolis and Hennepin County officials quashed the project, adding that they want to put new group homes in "p
Democrats and Republicans are happily engaged in a folie à deux to forestall any real congressional probe into campaign finances
In the wake of Najarian and Shabazz, the U.S. attorney and former DFL prodigy finds his once-bright political future in question.