Minneapolis police records shed light on 2014 military training

In August of 2014, military helicopters flew low over residential neighborhoods of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, engaged in a series of night-time training exercises.  The exercises involved the


Dueling State of the City Events Reveal Rift Between Rhetoric and Reality of Inequality

Mike Griffin of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) leading a chant of "black lives matter" on the steps of City Hall during last week's "People's State of the City" rally.  Photo by Bill Lindeke.

These days it’s hard to tell whether Minneapolis is united about being divided.


St. Patrick’s Day disturbances create concerns

“Banish bias, but keep downtown livable,” blared the Star Tribuneeditorial of Monday, March 23, 2015, warning about unacceptable public behavior threatening urban revival while avoidi


MOA outwitted after Twitter fiasco

A warning at the #blacklivesmatter demonstration at the Mall of America.



We Can Make 28th Avenue Better for People

Crosswalks at 40th Street and 28th Avenue Are Heavily Used

Driving 28th Avenue from 38th Street to Minnehaha Parkway in south Minneapolis is a pleasure, a little too much so.


MOA spying must be curtailed now

Image from the December #blacklivesmatter demonstration at the Mall of America

The Mall of America used highly inappropriate measures to spy on Black Lives Matter protesters.


#BlackShoppersMatter: Racially profiled at Eagan outlet mall

Still from a video of police interacting with Art Haggins and others at an Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan.

A viral video that shows four African-American shoppers being accused of theft at the Twin Cities Premium Outlets in Eagan has caused anger and outrage and sparked accusations of racism of ma


Gordon eyes minor crimes

Ward 2 City Councilmember Cam Gordon speaks at a City Council meeting at City Hall on March 20, 2015. At the meeting, Gordon announced his proposal to repeal lurking and spitting on Minneapolis sidewalks as criminal offenses.

Photo by Alex Tuthill-Preus.


The Ward 2 Councilman wants to stop arrests for lower-level offenses like lurking or spitting.

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