Brandt Williams

Brandt Williams

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
bwilliams@mpr.org

Brandt Williams is a reporter with MPR News' Metro Unit. At MPR, Brandt has extensively covered city government, public safety and courts; race and justice; and livability issues in the city of Minneapolis. Before coming to MPR in 2000, Brandt was the executive editor of Insight News, the state's largest African American-owned newspaper. He was with Insight for eight years. Brandt grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Speech Communications in 1991.

Brandt Williams Feature Archive

Mark Dayton, Scott Dibble, Karen Clark
The Supreme Court's decision Friday allowing same-sex marriage nationwide likely won't change hearts and minds in Minnesota, which legalized gay marriage in 2013 after an intense political battle. (06/26/2015)
Jim McDonough is suing the Boy Scouts of America.
Ramsey County Board Chair Jim McDonough filed a lawsuit today in state court alleging he was sexually abused by a Boy Scout leader more than 40 years ago. (06/23/2015)
The United States Olympic Committee on Monday announced that Four Seasons Curling Club will be one of 18 official training sites across the nation. (06/22/2015)
Prosecutors allege Dontae Peterson shot at a passing SUV thinking a rival gang member was inside. The bullet instead wounded a Minneapolis mother and her 15-month-old baby. (06/22/2015)
The three-year program aims to use social psychology research to explore the underlying issues that could lead to police misconduct. (06/17/2015)
Prosecutors are seeking to try Cody Samuel Feran-Baum as an adult. (06/15/2015)
After a 3-year-old girl went missing late Sunday, emergency personnel found the child's body in the deep end of an apartment pool. (06/15/2015)
The department still needs to decide which cameras to use. Police leaders also need to finalize the rules determining when officers should turn the cameras on and for how long. (06/10/2015)
Hennepin County prosecutors said Brian DeShawn Morse shot and killed two men as they sat in a car on Minneapolis' north side in April. (06/09/2015)
A review finds no evidence the Minneapolis group improperly used state funds. (06/05/2015)
Supporters of the near-unanimous decisions say the laws were often used by police to unfairly target people of color. (06/05/2015)
The city may be ready to make changes to the department after an ACLU report found people of color much more likely than whites to be arrested for low-level crime. (06/04/2015)
The Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday welcomed chastened running back Adrian Peterson back to the team following his suspension from the NFL last fall amid child abuse allegations. (06/02/2015)
A new analysis confirms that people of color are stopped for low-level offenses at much higher rates. (05/28/2015)
USI Wireless already has a wireless network and fiber optic lines in Minneapolis. (05/20/2015)