Civil Rights

Ex-wife of Minnesota GOP communications director Jack Tomczak granted restraining order...

A judge granted a restraining order Friday against John “Jack” Tomczak, communications director for the Minnesota Republican Party. Careen Holly Martin, Tomczak’s ex-wife, was first...

Minneapolis continues contentious debate over future of police

Mayor Jacob Frey, the Minneapolis City Council and key community groups are divided over the direction of the Police Department amid a crime wave,...

Frey, Arradondo clash with influential council members over police overtime, future...

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo are sharply at odds with City Council President Lisa Bender over cutting rising police overtime...

From building damage to police payouts, the costs of Floyd’s killing...

Soren Stevenson was standing on a ramp to I-35W on May 31, arms linked with other protesters, when police started firing rubber bullets. Stevenson...

Minneapolis Council proposal shifts $8M from police to mental health response,...

Three Minneapolis City Council Members proposed shifting $7.9 million from the mayor’s $179 million Police Department budget, to fund a 24/7 mental health response...

Returning the ‘three sisters’ — corn, beans and squash — to...

Historians know that turkey and corn were part of the first Thanksgiving, when Wampanoag peoples shared a harvest meal with the pilgrims of Plymouth...

Prosecutors say Chauvin kept his knee on teenager’s back for 17...

Prosecutors of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd filed a memorandum on Monday to introduce body camera footage showing a...

The nightmare of having a loved one contract COVID-19 in prison

“Mom. I have COVID.” My heart sunk at the words I’ve been simultaneously dreading and expecting to hear since spring. The only surprise is that...

Mapping prejudice: How the legacy of racial covenants still haunts Minnesota...

The Minneapolis City Council recently formed a “truth and reconciliation commission” to examine the city's history of racial oppression. A fertile area for examination:...

From hero to pariah: A cop reflects on policing in the...

When the 35W bridge collapsed in 2007, Anna Hedberg was 24 years old and six days into her job as a Minneapolis Police officer....
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