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Rigert won many state and national awards for public service reporting during 35 years with the Minneapolis newspaper.
Most speakers at a public hearing denounced the proposal to revamp the civilian police oversight process.
Activists and past leaders of the city's civilian review process say the proposed changes fail to tackle some of the current system's most serious shortcomings involving police misconduct.
Amwati Pepi Mckenzie, whose life sentence was reviewed for possible supervised release Tuesday, was one of four men convicted in 1993 in Haaf's murder in south Minneapolis.
Amwati Pepi Mckenzie faces a hearing Tuesday to consider whether he should be granted supervised release — an outcome opposed by a number of police.
"That was one of many reasons why I endorsed Gov. Walz," the former governor said Friday. "He would legalize cannabis, whereas Republicans are the ones stopping it."
Authorities allege criminal activity at Great River Landing, but the displaced men say they weren't given any specifics.
'I thought I was going to be George Floyd before George Floyd,' says man stopped, cuffed by Minneapolis officer
Ramone Brown sues Minneapolis, former officer after he was pulled over for no reason and car searched.
Attorney General Keith Ellison is suing in Hennepin County District Court. At least one of those guns acquired in such a "straw purchase" was used in a 2021 shootout at Truck Stop bar in St. Paul
Legal experts believe that Chinese billionaire Richard Liu paid a huge price to settle the lawsuit brought against him by a former University of Minnesota…
The settlement was announced late Saturday, just before the civil trial in Hennepin County was set to begin.
Jury set for trial of Chinese billionaire Richard Liu, accused of raping University of Minnesota student
Opening statements are expected Monday in the civil trial, held in Hennepin County District Court.
Jurors will decide whether Richard Liu plied a University of Minnesota student from China with alcohol and raped her, as she claims, or whether the student fabricated the accusation in hopes of a financial windfall.
A native of Thief River Falls, Minn., she was honored numerous times for her work in her 18 years with the Minneapolis Tribune.
A crew will sail down the Mississippi, up the East Coast and through the Great Lakes to back the prohibition of nuclear weapons.
The civil trial of Richard Liu is scheduled to begin this month.
His songs appeared on a professionally produced album supporting strikers at Hormel in the 1980s.
A sex scandal during the 1990 gubernatorial election resulted in a last-minute candidate becoming governor in an upset.
Peltier is imprisoned in connection with the murder of 2 FBI agents in 1975.
Social media accounts sharing information sympathetic to the student are being suspended or shut down.
Rosemary Zeno, who operated the small Black-owned family company, was in tears after the vote.
Black-owned shoeshine stand started at the airport in 1969.
Judge Edward Wahl also said the University of Minnesota student can seek punitive damages against billionaire Richard Liu.
A U official helped find a lawyer for a Chinese billionaire after a student alleged she was raped, according to court filing.
The thousands of "No war in Iraq" signs that popped up in neighborhoods were courtesy of Marie and husband John.
The research is far from complete, but the Mapping Prejudice group plans to launch a dialogue about the consequences of racial covenants in Ramsey County as it has in Hennepin County.
The bill requires first responders to undergo treatment before they would be eligible for permanent disability pension benefits.
Ty Jindra was convicted last year and later admitted to the thefts.
He died May 12, 2021, at the age of 93, and was buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. The public service was postponed until Friday due to COVID-19.
The POST board approved new rules this spring that would allow it to revoke the license of an officer who violates its conduct guidelines, whether or not the misbehaving officer has been charged or convicted of a crime.
Kathryn 'Jennie' Lightfoot, who played key role in Twin Cities Native American community, dies at 83
Kathryn Jeanette "Jennie" Lightfoot devoted a lifetime of service to the American Indian community in the Twin Cities. For decades, she played a central role…
The Twin Cities hosted the 1991 International Special Olympics, which drew nearly 130,000 fans over seven days of competition in 16 sports. About 6,000 athletes from around the world participated.
Derrick Hacker is accused of looking up data of ex-girl friend and lying to investigators.
Jindra's attorneys insisted at his trial that he was innocent and had been unfairly targeted by federal officials.
Lawyers are concerned about the question of public access under the new plan for Minnesota courts.
The Senate bill would have Ramsey County reporting to the commissioner of public safety, but the commissioner knew nothing about it.
NONFICTION: Minnesota's long anti-Black history is focus of new book.
In Minneapolis, the city has already paid out more than $20 million in workers' comp claims to cops.
They're pushing for legislation that would spend nearly $84 million on a series of projects.
George Floyd protester receives $2.4 million payout from Minneapolis after losing eye to a police projectile
Soren Stevenson sued the city in federal court after he was hit by a 40mm blunt impact projectile fired by police officer.
The board unanimously chose Tom Fay, never mentioned Helton in public comments.
As part of a settlement agreement, Hennepin County will pay Helton $60,000 for "emotional damages."
The president of Communities United Against Police Brutality says she believes in policing "that serves the needs of the community."
Helton was interviewed virtually for the job of chief librarian in Seattle on Thursday.
Helton has taken criticism for directing the library system from his home in Los Angeles.
David Garman was one of several officials with checkered pasts who have been elevated by interim Chief Huffman.
A man's battle against bigotry becomes the subject of a play inspired by his daughter.
Unlike Derek Chauvin's trial, which focused on his actions in the killing of George Floyd, this time the Minneapolis Police Department's culture and practices are under the microscope.
Truck was stolen from Brooklyn Park dealership
The man was declared dead at the scene.
No one was injured, and the vehicle has been recovered.
Helton has drawn criticism for his decision to direct the library from Los Angeles.
Some stores have been hit several times, making workers quit and scaring away customers.
One of the most important leaders in the history of the American Indian struggle for civil rights, he was 85.
Reeves, 64, was at the forefront of community activism.
He was an outspoken advocate on issues of peace, social justice and inclusion of women and gays in the ministry.
The library chief can ask for exemption, but new policy says if your staff interacts with the public, you can't live out-of-state.
A crowd erupted in cheers outside the Hennepin County Courthouse on Thursday as the two guilty verdicts were announced in former police officer Kimberly Potter's manslaughter trial for shooting Daunte Wright.
Those with a law enforcement background had a different take from community activists on the Potter trial
A jury of three women and three men took only an hour of deliberation to convict Lisa Hanson.
Lisa Hanson, who is representing herself in court, again found herself battling officials in the legal establishment, who found many of her arguments without merit or in violation of law or court procedure.
Minneapolis mental health responders will not go into situations where violence is possible until police consider it safe.
Landlords benefit from a court directive that is a violation of due process, housing litigators say.
The judge issued a permanent injunction to stop the landlord from engaging in illegal and deceptive practices.
Drugs taken in unlawful searches.
Ty Jindra, who was fired by the Minneapolis police in 2020, was found guilty of 5 of 11 counts of a federal indictment.
A federal jury will decide whether Ty Jindra seized drugs in good faith or was a thief.
Emmett Eastman, Native American marathoner who ran to carry the message of the Dakota culture and social justice, has died
For nearly half a century, Emmett Eastman Sr., a Native American activist, ran marathons."My runs represent a prayer step," he said in 2018, on the…
They plan to turn them over to the Justice Department.
Gregory Ulrich remains in the Wright County jail; a trial date has not been set.
Archeologists and historians believe Native Americans have lived in Minnesota since the glaciers receded 13,000 years ago.
As a 19-year-old, she was propelled into the national spotlight when she and seven other female bank workers went on strike in December 1977 over sex discrimination.
They say more are workers needed as Hennepin County plans to extend hours of operation.
The program, called ABLE, is being used by 180 police departments nationwide. Some say it can change police culture.
Thurston Morton recalls the talk he gave to his class on the fundamentals of public speaking at Normandale Community College nearly two years ago. His…