This year, active until the end, Arvonne applauded the dramatic increase in the number of women running for public office.
Not only will Council Member Cam Gordon’s proposal weaken the city’s authority over the MPD, it represents the wrong response to the very real issues affecting police-community relations in Minneapolis.
“Let’s not tear up our own neighborhood,” Harry Davis told a group outside the Sumner Library. “Dr. Martin Luther King was shot and killed. Our leader is lost, but this does not end our march for freedom.”
Three local NAACP organizations urged University of Minnesota Vice President W.T. Middlebrook to insert an anti-discrimination clause in the sales contract. He refused.
The leadership group was formalized in 1989 in the City Charter at the instigation of Don Fraser, who served as mayor for four terms in the 1980s and early ’90s.
No longer an industrial wasteland, the Minneapolis riverfront has become a source of civic pride and the focal point of a new residential district attracting people of all ages, from millennials to empty nesters.
Even before war was declared on April 6, 1917, “liberty leagues” called for statewide surveillance of labor and ethnic groups whose loyalty they considered suspect.
FDR had come to the Michael J. Dowling School for Crippled Children on Oct. 9 to dedicate the school’s therapeutic swimming pool, but his whirlwind Minnesota visit had a broader political purpose: his re-election.
Shortly after City Hall’s opening celebrations, investigative journalist Lincoln Steffens wrote “The Shame of Minneapolis,” putting the scandal in the national spotlight.
Hubert Humphrey’s “right-wing” forces managed to outmaneuver their intra-party foes and take firm control of the DFL.
Calling themselves the Minnehaha Free State, protesters occupied a proposed Highway 55 route for months at a time in 1998.
With another presidential election campaign now under way, Sherman’s account of 1968’s Humphrey-McCarthy nomination battles delivers a contemporary message.
When he was elected mayor in 1916, Thomas Van Lear represented a sharp break in the string of mainly wealthy businessmen who preceded him in office.
In 1917, Horace Lowry became embroiled in a strike that convulsed the Twin Cities for months on end, just as the U.S. was rushing troops to the European battlefields.
In 1933 a ripple of bank closures reached Minnesota on March 4, the day Franklin Roosevelt was inaugurated as president in Washington.
In the summer of 1964, a fledgling British band rolled into town for a one-night stand at a suburban dance hall.
Oak Lake was a busy residential neighborhood and an important way station for Minneapolis’ Eastern European immigrant Jewish community.
The soon-to-be-demolished Star Tribune building on Portland and Fifth contains the remnants of a nearly century-old building that occupied the same block.