Some people put out pumpkins for Halloween. James Broden prefers zombie babies (the plastic kind, of course). For the past six years, James has transformed his front yard into a holiday wonderland — complete with killer motorcycle clowns and rubber rats dining on a deer carcass. It’s the kind of thing that makes you stop Read more →
Archives for October 2013
A program that aims to close the academic achievement gap in Minneapolis and put economically disadvantaged children on a path to college is celebrating a milestone today. The Northside Achievement Zone — which provides a variety of social and educational services in a 13- by 18-block area of north Minneapolis, has enrolled its 500th family. Read more →
Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew and a political action committee backing him have together raised $200,000 more than any other campaign. Coalition for a Better Minneapolis, an independent PAC running T.V. ads and sending mail promoting Andrew’s candidacy, reported raising $136,500 in campaign finance documents filed today. In a campaign document released Monday, Andrews reported Read more →
For Surly Brewing Co. founder Omar Ansari, Tuesday was a long time coming.
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Ranked choice voting. Explained. Read more →
Nine Minnesota organizations have teamed up to help build cultural competence in workplaces, schools and communities.
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Voters still befuddled by the dizzying array of candidates for mayor of Minneapolis have three opportunities this week to size up the leading candidates. Read more →
Betsy Hodges’ campaign for Minneapolis mayor received a boost today from the city’s daily paper. The Star Tribune endorsed Hodges as its first choice in the crowded, 35-candidate field. The paper applauded her work on the city’s budget and her willingness to challenge powerful police and firefighter unions on pension issues. “I couldn’t have predicted Read more →
A question about the history of Amtrak passenger trains in the Twin Cities surfaced this week after we published a story about the trains moving from their Midway station in St. Paul to the St. Paul Union Depot later this year. Did Amtrak’s Empire Builder train ever use the St. Paul Union Depot station? Now, Read more →
The Minneapolis Police Department on Thursday launched an app and a texting program for smart phones that allow users to submit anonymous tips to police.
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