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Past articles by Andy:

Ex-Minneapolis police officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng reject plea deal offered by state prosecutors in George Floyd killing

The two are scheduled to stand trial in October. → Read More

Gunfire disproportionately claiming Black victims in Minneapolis, new data show

Last year, police counted one Black shooting victim for every 150 Black residents in the city, according to new police data. → Read More

In Minneapolis, downtown is back. So is the violent crime

Still below 2019 levels, violent offenses are creeping up in the city's downtown west neighborhood as business and night life returns to a semblance of normalcy. → Read More

Family of man killed by Minneapolis police calls for more details, release of body-camera video

Speaking publicly for the first time, Mark and Cindy Sundberg, who were called to the scene during the six-hour standoff with police, said family and friends are "beyond shocked and grieving." → Read More

Gunfire hits 7 and fireworks used as weapons, unnerving Minneapolis after dark on July 4th

Mayor Jacob Frey calls the incidents "idiot behavior." And he said police and city leaders cannot fight this type of crime alone. → Read More

After weeks of deadlock, Minneapolis will return to negotiations with state over charges of racist policing

Six weeks ago, Minneapolis leaders pledged to cooperate with the Human Rights charge of systemic racist policing. The negotiations have since taken on an adversarial tone, making the future of a court-enforceable agreement uncertain. → Read More

Lawsuit: In botched drug case, Minneapolis police fabricated informant and evidence

A judge threw out evidence against Andre Moore in September 2020, citing police's "reckless disregard for the truth." Moore's new lawsuit says the officers falsified evidence to raid his home. → Read More

Minneapolis again asks for evidence on Human Rights department findings of police social media spying

In a letter, the City Attorney's Office say it needs more corroborating evidence to continue negotiations over a consent decree. → Read More

Minneapolis delays police talks with human rights officials, while requesting evidence on spying

Since releasing its damning report April 27, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights has refused to release underlying evidence on covert social media spying to city officials, the media or targets of the surveillance. → Read More

Jury hears closing arguments in trial of Hopkins man accused of killing 11 people in online drug conspiracy

Prosecutors say Aaron Broussard sold a knockoff Adderall mixture he bought from China, which his customers were unaware contained fentanyl. → Read More

Head of Minneapolis police oversight commission resigns, renewing criticism of city's civilian review

Abigail Cerra, chair of the Police Conduct Oversight Commission, said a combination of passivity and active resistance within the city made the work futile. → Read More

After guilty verdict for ex-Minneapolis officers, prison sentences, state trial's fate hangs in balance

Former prosecutor says judge has wide latitude and will look to Derek Chauvin's sentence. → Read More

Ex-Minneapolis officers guilty on all civil rights charges related to George Floyd's death

J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao were convicted by a federal jury Thursday of depriving George Floyd of his constitutional rights during the fatal restraint outside Cup Foods on May 25, 2020. → Read More

What you need to know about the federal trial of three ex-Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd's death

The federal civil rights trial is set to begin Thursday in St. Paul. → Read More

Both sides ask for delay in state trial for three former Minneapolis police officers in George Floyd's death

The officers face federal and state trials this year in connection to the killing of George Floyd. → Read More

Minneapolis closes in on homicide milestone at end of violent year

As 2021 comes to a close, shootings are up by every metric, and the city nears the homicide record set in 1995. → Read More

Lawsuit: After Mpls. police kicked suspect, officer's father helped clear him of wrongdoing

City attorney says allegations of brutality and conspiracy are vague or without evidence. → Read More

Derek Chauvin to change plea in federal civil rights case

Ex-Minneapolis officer Chauvin is serving a state sentence for the murder of George Floyd. → Read More

Substitute teacher admits using 'sextortion' to elicit nude images from 10 minors

Mitchell James Ottinger, 25, pleaded guilty to the so-called "catfishing" scheme in U.S. District Court this week. → Read More

More than 180 Minnesota health care workers sue over vaccine mandate

The federal lawsuit alleges the mandate violates religious freedoms and state and federal laws. → Read More