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Civil Rights Director Alberder Gillespie was terminated Friday after superiors said she 'poses an immediate threat' to police reform.
"Kings of Quests" is a magical tale about four Black teens who meet in the forest.
David Douglass plans to bring his monitoring team to Minneapolis in early March.
The city has entered a court-enforceable settlement agreement with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and continues to negotiate a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.
Darrell Robinson had been on death row for 23 years and was ordered a new trial.
The decision will help tenants in a tight rental market, advocates say.
About 25,000 people from around the United States are expected to attend Saturday's rally near the White House.
Wilson worked for the Minneapolis Star and the Star Tribune from 1968 until her retirement in 1991.
Michael Padden, who faces disbarment, denies allegations that he advised a client to jump bail and misappropriated client funds in a series of cases.
Michael Padden is alleged to have lied to a judge and mishandled client funds. He calls the matter "a witch hunt" and that he's been shown to have done nothing wrong.
The 13-year-old organization has a staff of 38 and provides a wide range of services to Somali and East African women and their families.
She made headlines in the 1980s when she was arrested at anti-nuclear protests.
They had planned a sit-in but found the offices locked.
Spurred by opposition to the Vietnam War, McDonald and her sisters took to the streets, and became peace protest fixtures in Minnesota for decades.
A hearing on the state's motion to dismiss the lawsuit is slated for Jan. 31.
Several internationally known experts on policing methodologies eulogized Bouza at a program at the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota.
In its first six months, the Community Commission on Police Oversight has handled only two cases out of the hundreds of complaints filed.
Bouza died June 26 at the age of 94.
In a 49-year-career, the doctor focused on urgently needed prenatal and reproductive health care.
In Park Rapids, Minn., a museum on Native and treaty rights opened last week in a former Carnegie library once used by pipeline builder Enbridge.
A sharply worded federal court ruling denied summary judgment motions by the city and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office to throw out the case.
Judge allows journalists' lawsuit against Minneapolis police to proceed, says evidence of misconduct exists
U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright rejected motions by the city and Hennepin County to dismiss the suit.
The death put the homicide death toll in Minneapolis at 46 so far this year, according to a Star Tribune database.
The pedestrian was stuck under the train at the Lake Street station.
The 36-year-old man was found unresponsive in his bed.
Julyen Alonzo Martin, 30, repeatedly threatened to kill his victims.
In her memorandum, Senior Judge Leslie Metzen cited injustices against Native Americans.
The youths are spending five weeks in the state this summer, visiting civic and business leaders and building skills to lead their country in the future.
Muhammad Masood, a licensed medical doctor in Pakistan, was arrested in 2020 by the FBI as he prepared to leave for Syria.
Attorney Mark Gehan, special master in tobacco lawsuit, Metro Gang Strike Force settlement, dies at 76
Researchers say statistics suggest an effort was made to create a buffer around the urban core.
"Mr. Lazzaro has not shown a shred of remorse," said the judge at the sentencing.
The businessman and former GOP donor will be sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.
The award is the largest payout in St. Paul's history, city officials said.
The ruling last week by the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision that found in favor of a couple alleging police violated their rights.
If confirmed by the Senate, Jeffrey Bryan will be the first Latino on the state's federal bench.
Two high-ranking department heads were allowed to live and work in California during the pandemic, drawing criticism.
Third parties should decide whether public safety workers can return to work and not the therapists who treat them, according to some experts.
The White House is expected to announce Bryan's nomination to the U.S. District Court next month, filling the vacancy left by Judge John Tunheim.
Many say the U.S. is using Ukraine as a pawn, but others say that view ignores Russian aggression.
The Minnesota Board of Peace Officers Standards and Training can now revoke the license of an officer who violates its conduct guidelines, based on evidence presented in an administrative hearing — regardless of whether the officer has been charged or convicted of a crime.
Similar legislation in the Senate has had one committee hearing, with another scheduled Wednesday.
The commission has no Hispanic or Asian representatives, an omission that went unmentioned by council members.
Nominees represent cross-section of professions, but not all races.
The city now has a website where residents can go to learn whether their home has a racial covenant.
St. Paul authorities say the shooting Saturday morning in the Battle Creek neighborhood appears to have been "domestic related."
Even in his final days, he lobbied for social justice.
About a dozen people with law enforcement ties are among 160 applicants for the 15-member commission.
Created last fall by the City Council, the CCPO replaces previous watchdog groups that were criticized as ineffective before going dormant last year.
The Public Employees Retirement Association estimates that police and fire pensions are costing $40 million more per year than expected.
Violations by an officer could result in sanctions by the board, up to and including revocation of their license.
After protests, the Minnesota Department of Corrections says it has begun moving toward use of electronic searches. "We want to reduce the risk of further traumatizing people," Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell said.
Another hearing will be scheduled to consider parole for Nantambu Noah Kambon in four years.
The shooting occurred inside the Nordstrom department store just before 8 p.m. and involved an altercation between two groups of young men.
Bryce Borca, 23, went missing Oct. 30. Eagan police say an "extensive search" has turned up little.
Council members critical of parts of the ordinance pushed through several amendments before the council voted 7-4 to approve it.
Size of police oversight commission could change, according to Vice Chair Palmisano.
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
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.