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

Hodo Nour
Superintendent Willie Jett says school staff and administrators are listening to suggestions from students and may make policy changes. (03/27/2015)
Cadet training
Of the 26 cadets who started their training Monday at the Minneapolis Police Academy, eight are women and seven are people of color. (03/23/2015)
Fair research
Drivers who drink, for example, tend to believe they can handle their alcohol. (03/17/2015)
A Brooklyn Center man scheduled to be sentenced this week for attempted murder is involved in a feud that law enforcement officials call one of the most violent they've ever seen. (03/17/2015)
Federal prosecutors say 33-year-old Angela Carter, a former school lunch cook, admitted to buying two guns for her boyfriend, 20-year-old gang member Keniko Bland. (03/11/2015)
Eleven people who participated in a Dec. 20 demonstration at the Mall of America are charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly. They have pleaded not guilty. (03/10/2015)
Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson said that protest organizers face thousands of dollars in fines and restitution, for extra security costs. (03/09/2015)
Kibbie Shakeel Walker, 23, admitted to firing multiple shots at a car outside the Hennepin County Medical Center, hitting a pregnant female passenger in the leg. (03/05/2015)
According to court documents, members of the Young N Thuggin and Taliban gangs frequently travel to St. Cloud and Duluth in Minnesota, and to Fargo, N.D., to sell drugs. (03/04/2015)
A report released Monday by the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension shows more Minnesotans have valid permits to carry firearms than at any time since the state revamped the gun law in 2003. (03/02/2015)
The Minneapolis police officer shot and wounded over the weekend has been released from the hospital. Community leaders say the incident is helping bring police and neighbors closer. (02/23/2015)
Hennepin County prosecutors declined to charge a man who drove into a teen during a November protest in Minneapolis. Police have sent their findings to the city attorney for possible action. (02/12/2015)
The lawsuit brought by a teenager alleges a police officer at Patrick Henry High School put the teen in a neck restraint until he lost consciousness. (02/06/2015)
A Minneapolis woman has been charged with 53 felony counts for filing false income tax statements on behalf of her clients and failing to file her own returns. (02/06/2015)
David Winters died of a self-inflicted gunshot and was dead when officers entered the Jordan, Minn., home where he was hiding, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said Wednesday. (02/04/2015)