The federal government has a load of money to give away for “Promise Zones,” where cities are to use the money to help erase crime and poverty. Minneapolis was racing to get a piece of the action, but a couple of council members suggested the allure of money could turn the area into a zone of broken promises instead.
Updated: November 15, 2014, - 05:11 PM
A nonprofit agency that helps clients deal with “mental health, substance abuse and sexual health” issues threw a Halloween party for employees last year and hired a hypnotist as entertainment. What could go wrong?
Updated: November 13, 2014, - 08:10 PM
Last week, few people had heard of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC). Then a silly television story dubbed “Pointergate,” in...
Updated: November 13, 2014, - 02:10 PM
The ethics panel is supposed to be bipartisan. It clearly is not. The two Republicans repeatedly tried to push for opening an official inquiry. The two Democrats repeatedly argued they didn’t have enough information to decide if they should seek more information.
Updated: November 08, 2014, - 06:29 PM
A south Minneapolis church plans to bring in controversial Irish Redemptorist priest Tony Flannery to speak on Wednesday, despite warnings...
Updated: November 04, 2014, - 10:59 PM
First corporations wanted to be treated like people, so they could give more money to influence elections.Now they want your...
Updated: November 01, 2014, - 04:01 PM
My wife always marvels at how many details I can remember of my “glory days,” such as they were, playing...
Updated: October 25, 2014, - 11:36 PM
They came dressed in business suits and bluejeans, for the most part, though one dressed in a prison jumpsuit and...
Updated: October 22, 2014, - 11:42 PM
During a recent hearing on the treatment of Guantánamo detainees in Washington, D.C., the debate turned to various medical treatments...
Updated: October 22, 2014, - 11:23 PM