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From 2007 to 2017, Minnesota jurisdictions made at least 933 payouts for alleged misconduct. And they're on the rise.
Sorrow, frustration and anger exploded locally after 1968 assassination.
If the family filed a lawsuit related to her shooting death by Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, legal experts suggest settlement may set record.
Some Somali-Americans worried their community, rather than the use of deadly force by an officer, will end up on trial.
Three months after Khan lost landlord licenses, tenants are frustrated that most major repair work has not yet begun, leaving some of them in uninhabitable conditions.
Attorney said a boy who talked of shooting students, was responding to a school bully and didn't mean it.
It was the second murder trial for Lannon Burdunice after a mistrial last fall.
Mai Yer Cha was heading home after a night out with friends when she was killed.
"The video is appalling," Metro Transit police officer Michael Leubner wrote in the criminal complaint.
Anoka County authorities say driver was taunted by another motorist, followed home and badly beaten.
Benjamin Love, 44, faces a sentence of 24 years in prison in death of Mai Yer Cha.
Boy, now 15, said he was made to run in place all night as punishment.
Sa'Lesha Beeks sobbed as she poured out her contempt toward the gangland atmosphere in her Minneapolis neighborhood and the man who shot and killed her…
Social workers responsible for dealing with child abuse are stretched thin, director says.
A 42-year-old woman recovering from heroin addiction said that Hennepin County Drug Court saved her life.
A Hennepin County judge says that during fraud, one landlord threatened to expose the other.
Mahad A. Abdiraham raised an index finger after being sentenced, an ISIS symbol.
Daycare operator Nataliia Karia testified in court that she did not have a clear memory of hanging a baby in her basement.
Others note disparities in arrests required by state law or department policy.
As president, Roy led the process to determine the best place to build the $60 million Minnesota History Center, which opened in 1992.
He rejects buyer's claim of racial discrimination in city's handling of sale.
Settlement in fatal Toyota case left $1 million in legal fees.
Michael Cockson goes after problem landlords.
One alleged victim thought he was sending $205,000 to a title company to complete a real estate deal.
He doesn't feel like 90, he said in an interview, and he still enjoys talking politics.
Hennepin County District Judge Kevin Burke said a company controlled by landlords Stephen Frenz and Spiros Zorbalas may have committed fraud.
Ricky Misco claims bias while challenging a ruling stripping him of control of five buildings.
After a yearlong human trafficking investigation, authorities say they plan to bring charges soon.
Buyer of five buildings from landlord Stephen Frenz is accused of failing to cooperate.
Party images in ads worry neighbors; developer says not to worry.
Never before has the city sought an administrator to run so many apartment buildings.
The governor said he regrets it took seven years into his administration to create affordable housing task force.
An independent administrator was granted control of five properties sold by him.
A Hennepin County housing court referee on Monday appointed an administrator to oversee 43 rental properties owned by Mahmood Khan after the embattled Minneapolis landlord…
The Minneapolis City Council unanimously revoked 60 rental licenses belonging to landlord Steve Frenz on Friday, culminating a two-year saga that began when low-income…
The 4.5 percent jump from 2016 to 2017 still puts the total below 2010 levels.
"Apology is in the bank," former governor says.
Many in the western suburbs can't stretch their limited earnings enough to get by.
Minnesota's former governor declined to comment on Friday about the apparent settlement of his defamation suit.
After fleeing a war-torn country, living in refugee camps and starting new lives in the United States, the two Bloomington men now face a new ordeal.
David Nasby committed his life to helping the less fortunate — from his days as the head of a small alternative school in south Minneapolis…
The city is refusing to grant rental licenses for buildings Steve Frenz sold, saying he did not give up his ownership, leaving hundreds in limbo.
U.S. Supreme Court action allows Minneapolis to strip landlord's licenses.
Twin Cities activists discouraged people from attending a July 2016 rally organized by a Facebook group called "Don't Shoot," after the event description raised red flags.
John Gordon was chosen from 140 candidates to lead state civil liberties group.
The report ranges from training methods to transparency.
Renters demonstrate in Minneapolis and St. Paul over issues of gentrification and housing deterioration this week.
Major landlord Spiros Zorbalas continued to have majority ownership and controls of apartment complexes, documents show.
A $400,000 federal grant offered to Minneapolis is at the heart of a debate over the best way to help the city's homeless.
Landlord mogul Spiros Zorbalas, who was banned by the Minneapolis City Council from renting property in the city for five years, has filed a defiant affidavit saying he has every right to co-own apartment buildings with Stephen Frenz.
Hennepin County effort has collected 100,000 pounds of expired and unused drugs.
Tenants say it clears him of what 'they are due.'
As many as 10,000 or more Minneapolis homeowners have property deeds with so-called "racial covenants." A team of University of Minnesota researchers is determined to find them all.
Minneapolis resident woke up to a crash as part of an apartment facade collapsed.
The Elliot Park building is owned by Stephen Frenz, an apartment owner who faces revocation of all his rental licenses.
Maple Plain manufacturer makes a small device that records a gun's movements; several departments have offered to try them out.
Hamilton traveled to some of the world's hot spots, including Hanoi during the Vietnam War, to advocate for peace while also working at home.
Canning presided over the newsroom at the Minneapolis Star, the afternoon newspaper that would merge with the morning Tribune in 1982.
A rare class-action lawsuit against two Minneapolis landlords could cost them millions of dollars and benefit thousands of low-income tenants if they prevail.
Eight years after the scandal-ridden Metro Gang Strike Force was shut down, a law enforcement training course mandated as part of a settlement with victims has cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and is still in development — with no firm date of completion.
"It's really so mean and unjust," says Jose Lopez, whose family is being evicted from an apartment in the Whittier neighborhood where he's lived for 23 years. "How can someone come in and buy the building, and we have to leave in 30 days?"
Justine Damond spent her last moments trying to help a stranger, according to a 911 transcript. Soon afterward, a responding Minneapolis officer, Mohamed Noor, fired his gun from inside a patrol vehicle and killed her.
He declined to draw parallels between it and other police shootings.
This is a place where neighbors help each other find lost pets. It’s where tidy yards are filled with flower beds and children pedal their…
Walk-in counseling and listening sessions are being set up in Minneapolis on both the north and south sides for people coping with trauma after the…
Activists and police say the case's outcome adds to longstanding tensions.
Young people mired in poverty need help to build more peaceful lives, attendees said.
Judge rules that news media aired false statements and a jury must consider that in Cold Spring defamation case.
The appeals panel said a jury had sufficient evidence to find Toyota 60 percent at fault in 2006 fatal crash the led to the imprisonment of Koua Fong Lee.
Managers deny the claim and say they'll work toward holding election.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he is now working for "the enemy of mainstream media."
Sharif Willis, a Vice Lords leader, is back from prison, playing role in parley to be held in June.
Ramsey County attorney said the right to assemble peacefully was at stake.
It is believed to be the largest rent abatement for multiple tenants in the 27-year history of housing courts in Minnesota.
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his office will closely watch the company.
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