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Minneapolis approves $471,000 for command center, with more costs on horizon.
She's praised as a hardworking, reform-minded advocate by city leaders but criticized by some of the activist crowd.
It's the second round of legal trouble for one of the landlords.
Officials have launched an investigation into the apartment buildings he owns, warning that he could be stripped of his rental licenses if he misrepresented his ownership of the properties.
Olson, who maintains he's innocent in the 1979 death of a Wright County man, was released from prison Tuesday.
A Hennepin Court housing court referee has ruled that Stephen Frenz, one of Minneapolis’ biggest landlords, deceived the court in a deliberate and elaborate scheme…
Terry Lynn Olson, who faced seven more years in prison, was resentenced to time served by a Wright County judge, under an agreement with the Wright County attorney's office.
The feud between a prominent activist attorney and the University of Minnesota appeared resolved in April when the Minneapolis City Attorney’s office dropped the charges…
In the 1960s and 1970s, Barbara Lee Wright fought systemic housing discrimination, known as “redlining,” in Washington, D.C. Moving to the Twin Cities, she continued…
Stephen Frenz is on trial in Hennepin County housing court, accused of fostering substandard conditions at a south Minneapolis apartment building. City records show he has more violations than other landlords with large apartment buildings.
The former Minnesota governor declared that the legal battle to clear his name has made the past four years "hell" for him and his wife.
Founders and supporters mark 50th anniversary of group that galvanized black pride.
An activist Minneapolis attorney says the U illegally arrested him for taking video of a disruptive protest.
The Eighth U.S. Circuit of Appeals delivered another defeat to Jesse Ventura on Tuesday, refusing to reconsider its decision to toss out the $1.8 million…
White activists agree black voices must control the narrative
Police were at Target Center on Friday after they mended their differences
On her Facebook page, Mayor Betsy Hodges wrote that the head of Minneapolis' police union "sure as hell doesn't speak for me about the Lynx or about anything else."
Lynx players did not wear T-shirts supporting the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of Tuesday's game in San Antonio.
Traffic between Hwy. 280 and downtown St. Paul began flowing in both directions around 1:15 a.m. after police cleared the freeway and many protesters moved on to a rally at the governor's residence on Summit Avenue.
Marchers blockade freeway; officers respond in riot gear.
"The blood is on our hands" after local police shooting, Levy-Pounds says
St. Anthony officers were involved in the shooting of Philando Castile.
Seward business group works to involve East African businesses in street event.
In the world of deaf education, Amy Hile had a profound impact.Her sudden death from a pulmonary embolism on June 15 has been felt throughout…
More than $214,000 has been spent on the project so far, about half of it for an executive director who retired last September.
Former Gov. Jesse Ventura plans to appeal the decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which last week overturned the $1.8 million defamation…
The battle isn’t over in the defamation lawsuit brought by former Gov. Jesse Ventura, who saw the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday…
The appeals court threw out the $1.35 million awarded to Jesse Ventura for "unjust enrichment." It ordered the district court to conduct a new trial on the $500,000 defamation judgment in favor of Ventura.
Still a rebel, Rashad Turner embraces his diplomatic side and runs for the state House.
Bullets were fired at her house and car years ago. She’s received anonymous hate calls. A businessman tipped her off that a group of men…
They walked out over teen's arrest.
"Just in case I would win, I don't want to do the job," the former governor explained. He said he'd back the Libertarian candidate.
The Twin Cities CIA office was a mystery 40 years ago. It had a local phone number but listed no address, and when you called,…
An all-white jury in the Minneapolis ISIL trial raises questions, even among the jurors themselves, but the much-studied answers are complex.
Papa Faal, who lives in Brooklyn Park, will not go to prison, receiving a sentence of "time served," plus two years of supervised release.
Forty-six years ago this month, the nation’s campuses erupted in a series of student strikes, the largest student uprising in American history. Triggering the…
The revelation came Tuesday during testimony in housing court.
Walking up the narrow stairway to the second-floor office of Ed Felien, the publisher and editor of the Southside Pride, is a little like entering…
The attorney general said she lacks authority to make such a move.
Stephen Frenz's trial resumes Thursday after allegations of fake tenants, staged apartments and false leases.
Demonstrators blocked streets and light rail tracks near Target Field
Jordan Kushner had been arrested during a demonstration at U. The city attorney said the charges were valid, but she wants to focus on other priorities.
Minneapolis' chief from 1980 through 1988, Bouza also says he believes the two officers were acting in good faith.
The stakes are highest on the North Side, where many residents fear a decision not to indict the officers in the death of Clark is a foregone conclusion.
Case involves arrest of attorney Jordan Kushner at U demonstration.
A coalition of civil rights groups called for a rally and march Saturday in Minneapolis, ahead of a pending decision about whether to prosecute police in the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark.
A series of articles and videos about “wage theft” appeared last month on a University of Minnesota website, describing how a large number of workers…
Landlord Stephen Frenz has been accused of fabricating leases.
The group will host a community meeting Saturday.
Attorneys said they would no longer represent one of the city's biggest landlords after he was accused of submitting phony leases to a Hennepin County housing court.
City records show Stephen Frenz has more violations than other landlords with large apartment buildings.
The elder statesman of the DFL Party in Minnesota acknowledges that he’s aghast at the level of discourse in the Republican Party debates. “I’ve watched…
Wayne Wittman devoted his life to social causes."He had a passion for helping folks in the community unlike anyone I have ever been around," recalls…
Protesters turned out at the Mall of America in large numbers that December day, but they left to demonstrate at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport without holding a rally at the mall.
Group leaders say that St. Paul officials have addressed their demands.
Skip the grand jury and charge cops in police shooting, activists say.
Appearances can be deceiving when you meet Polly Mann. “She dresses up like a Southern lady,” said Mary Beaudoin, the editor of the newsletter for…
The Hennepin County attorney said "a number of things were not completed and they were sent back [to the BCA] to get done." He still hopes to have decision on charges by the end of March.
The demonstrators plan to rally weekly at the Government Center.
There were signs outside the Mankato house saying there was a room for rent, but when the Mankato State College student knocked on the door…
Jordan Kushner, who has clashed frequently with the city attorney's office, maintains he's innocent and is being politically targeted — something the city attorney's office denies.
For nearly four years, B. Todd Jones was one of the nation’s top law enforcement officers, overseeing the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives…
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., will be among the speakers at a fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Sunday on behalf of Syrian refugees at the Minneapolis…
A man identified last week as a "person of interest" in the kidnapping of Jacob Wetterling 26 years ago will remain in custody on child pornography charges, a federal magistrate ruled Wednesday morning.
Want to look up a federal-court case, read the indictment or lawsuit, evaluate what the prosecutor and the defense attorney had to say, or review…
A brainstorming session in the summer of 2014 led investigators to arrest a ''person of interest'' in the abduction of Jacob Wetterling.
Jacob Wetterling was 11 when he was abducted while riding on his bike near St. Joseph, Minn., 26 years ago. Danny James Heinrich, who was charged with possessing child pornography, is a person of interest in the case.
Joe Balzer says he is a very different man from the one I covered 25 years ago. Back then Balzer was one of three Northwest…
Ventura says he is prepared to fight the case again if retrial is ordered.
Top news corporations have enlisted prominent First Amendment attorneys in an attempt to overturn the $1.8 million verdict.
Legal expert calls state Appeals Court ruling an "important constitutional decision."
ICE frees Nelson Kargbo, who had been detained for more than 2 years, after magistrate judge's ruling.
Fifty federal prisoners will be released in the state on Oct. 30 and another 25 will be released in November, said Chief U.S. District Judge John Tunheim.
Novelist, poet and essayist Alvin Greenberg charmed generations of readers with his wit and cerebral musings and ability to manipulate the English language. “He was…
In the remote Alaskan arctic, Stephanie Jenkins felt cornered. The 29-year-old woman and her academic mentor, Ted Swem, had rappelled down a cliff to a…
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