Andrew Moore, who is unemployed, said he was arrested for the crime of being unable to afford to paint his house. In one day he had gone from feted good neighbor to jailbird.
Updated: November 29, 2011, - 09:42 PM
Last April, state Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, was one of the authors of a bill that would have made it illegal for someone to enter a farm or animal-producing facility and take videos or photos without the permission of the owner. The bill didn't get anywhere, in part because a lot of people thought it would be overturned as being unconstitutional.
Updated: November 22, 2011, - 07:59 PM
Last week, Mayor R.T. Rybak tweeted the following message: "Number 1 again! Minneapolis ranked top city for drivers by Delivery Times Magazine due to abundance of bike lanes."
Updated: November 19, 2011, - 09:32 PM
They say that good fences make good neighbors. Some people on Pillsbury Ave. in Minneapolis, however, are finding out that knocking down barriers can make for even better neighbors.
Updated: November 15, 2011, - 09:34 PM
When I received a press release a few weeks ago announcing that a new Center for Somalia History Studies had been founded by, among others, former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher, I almost could hear something ticking.
Updated: November 11, 2011, - 07:39 PM
On Thursday the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota will hold a free screening of a gripping documentary, "Tony & Janina's American Wedding" at the Riverview Theater. The movie, by filmmaker Ruth Leitman, chronicles the heart-wrenching travails of a family (the Wasilewskis) torn apart when the mother is forced to return to Poland after 15 years because her bid for asylum was denied.
Updated: November 08, 2011, - 11:18 PM
She was found at 7 a.m. in Martin Luther King Park, shot twice in the head. The year was 1985, and the victim was a 16-year-old by the name of Christine Kreitz. Grailon Williams shot Kreitz because the leader of the Black Gangster Disciples -- "The Sheik" -- thought she was snitching on them.
Updated: November 05, 2011, - 09:47 PM
There is still a lot we don't know about the shooting near the Cub store in south Minneapolis, in which a passerby with a permit to carry a gun killed a mugger who had just pistol-whipped a woman. But we now know that Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman does not plan to press charges against the man, whose identity has not been released.
Updated: November 01, 2011, - 11:21 PM
In the past week our politicians have chased after the Minnesota Vikings with more enthusiasm than a bunch of Target shoppers after Missoni bath towels. They've suggested every convoluted idea to raise funds short of freeing Tom Petters from prison.
Updated: October 28, 2011, - 09:32 PM