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By almost any measurement, Minnesota is plagued by racial disparities — in unemployment, in poverty, in homeownership. Readers want to know what's behind the inequities.
The controversial landlord has filed formal eviction papers for residents living in apartment buildings in south Minneapolis.
One was slightly injured when he was hit by a stolen car. The other fired shots at the car, which fled.
A Marine security guard is accused of taking out his pistol and "pulling the trigger in jest" in the killing of a fellow Marine.
As Frenz landlord controversy continues, tenants arrive home to find apartment demolished, belongings tossed
"They took our memories," laments tenant after they return to their south Minneapolis apartment to find it stripped.
The city of Minneapolis says it wants to make an effort to keep low income tenants from losing their apartments.
An attorney for the woman who alleged Richard Liu raped her called the allegations of extortion "ridiculous."
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a decision to release a prolific child molester from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) over the…
His medical career spanned three continents as he became a respected and influential doctor.
Their goal is to buy buildings from the landlord and create renter-owned cooperatives.
A housing court referee said he wanted an exit strategy to resolve dispute.
A Minnesota State Trooper has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in a series of encounters that began in April 2018 and continued…
Tracy Schutt's successful fight to regain her job raises questions about 18 others who quit under pressure.
Tenants ask court to name overseer after threat to cut off natural gas utilities.
They endured years of infestation and disrepair before the settlements
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell declined to go into specifics about the incident, citing data privacy laws. He called it "an ugly day in our department's history."
Decision says he had right to challenge his eviction.
Project at the U to uncover racial housing prohibitions spurred Legislature to act.
Contracts signed for Mpls. houses formerly rented out by Mahmood Khan.
Landlord Stephen Frenz's attorneys told eviction history of tenants who may testify against him is irrelevant.
Deeply rooted sense of justice drives Minnesota's vigorous pro bono work.
The investigation into the fire continues, police said.
William Butler avoided incarceration, but must file returns for 2012 to 2019.
A judge said Deea Elliott, who attacked Mark Andrew at the mall, "had great potential for rehabilitation."
Randy Shaver, the weeknight news anchor on KARE 11, has won a second round in his battle with cancer.
As a teenager, Meghan Graham of Minnetonka was a five-time national snowboard racing champion for her age group. By 2012, Graham was crowned the U.S.…
There is no explicit deadline for release, according to requirements.
Antiwar demonstration has gone uninterrupted every Wednesday.
St. Paul recognized a patrol officer, a detective and a civilian for their work.
An attorney for Richard Liu said the suit is without merit.
The city of Minneapolis has settled with landlords who bought 18 properties from Stephen Frenz.
Thirty-three criminal justice agencies arrested 11 over sex trafficking and 47 for soliciting a minor in undercover sting.
The group, which works to free people unjustly convicted, is expanding operations.
A prosecutor opposes expunging the criminal record of a 22-year-old Minneapolis woman who severely beat Mark Andrew in 2013 at the Mall of America.
Residents in buildings owned by embattled landlord raised $7,400.
Attorney William Butler, who once said Jesus consider tax collectors, "sinners," faces up to 5 years prison on each of two counts.
Landlord is facing felony perjury charges while trying to evict renters.
Landlord Andrew Ellis had been targeted by tenant protests as far back as 1976.
A Minneapolis landlord who has been in a legal battle with the city for years suffered another defeat at the state Court of Appeals on Monday.
While Minneapolis residents complain of delivery problems, Postal Service says it is "consistently reaching nearly all delivery points."
Marie Kemper, an Army nurse who lived through the horrors of war in the South Pacific during World War II, was proud of her service…
Despite cancer, AIM co-founder Clyde Bellecourt still leads charge for change
About 1,000 tenants in 18 buildings tied to Stephen Frenz are stuck in limbo as the case proceeds.
A study revealed that large numbers of the inmates overdose and die shortly after they are released from custody.
A homeowner who has a title that says the house cannot be sold to blacks may be able to repudiate it.
Accuser's attorney contends U officials ignored "sexually hostile environment."
In three decades, Emmett Eastman, 87, has missed only one Dakota 38+2 Run
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday that Chinese billionaire Richard Liu will not be charged with rape in connection with an incident involving a University of Minnesota student.
Dozens of Minneapolis tenants could get reprieve after referee overturns evictions sought by Stephen Frenz.
Mike Freeman said a police officer acted reasonably in shooting a knife-wielding 50-year-old man.
For 45 years, John and Marie Braun were inseparable, as a couple and as socially concerned Catholics and antiwar activists, protesting war, weapons production and…
Internal affairs investigators are examining the video for evidence about tree decorated with racist items.
The sort of "winter state fair" is expected to draw 250,000 to Minneapolis' Loring Park.
Twins officials say Jason Gabbert, who chases baseballs thrown to fans in stands, has been disruptive, but he disagrees. One judge already has backed the team.
Prosecutors intend to seek a longer sentence than called for under the state guidelines if they obtain a conviction against a man charged on Friday…
The Hennepin County attorney is weighing whether to charge Richard Liu with a sexual assault
Dozens of Travis Serafin's cases are under review after he admitted falsifying a search warrant.
Up to 5,400 tenants will share in a recordbreaking class-action lawsuit against Stephen Frenz and Spiros Zorbalas.
Students say legislation is key to fighting violence committed with guns.
Controversial landlord has ordered 160 tenants from 5 apartment buildings to vacate by Sunday.
The 97-year-old's children remember him as a warmhearted man who stood up for his principles and conveyed them to his family.
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said it would seek a higher sentence than recommended under state guidelines.
Unusual step makes city a landlord – and saves families from eviction.
Critics of state's child custody system say many children are being wrongfully removed from the home.
Minneapolis mother and daughter charged with animal cruelty after 46 cats and dogs discovered in home
A mother and daughter have been charged with mistreating animals after authorities discovered 46 cats and dogs in their north Minneapolis house in such poor condition that 33 of the animals had to be euthanized.
White House's slow reaction to McCain's death is latest sore point.
In Minneapolis for conventions, veterans talk about health care needs.
It's been a popular site, even that very first national convention in early November 1919, with 11-degree temps and light snow.
Until a reconfiguration of the industry building is complete, offenders will not be participating.
While a suburb says gun-mounted cameras are cheaper than body cameras, the Minnesota ACLU said they should not be a substitute for them.
William B. Butler, who has long history of battling judges, is charged with not filing state income taxes.
For 44 years Wright plied his craft from skid row to hot spots around the world.
A passenger in a car was shot in the head in south Minneapolis last October.
Patrick Hayes blamed a fatal crash on a medication change he had known would make him more prone to seizures.
The family had wanted to keep some documents nonpublic.