Brandt Williams Feature Archive

Many immigrants and refugees in Minnesota face barriers to equal access in employment, education, health care and other basic needs, according to a report released Wednesday. (04/02/2014)
The new food options include the porketta 'slugger' from Chisholm's Spike said Valentini's, rib tips from The Butcher and the Boar, and Kramarczuk's offering of a hot dog inside a bratwurst, wrapped in bacon. (04/01/2014)
Snow removal has taken more time this year because of the heavy snows this winter, head groundskeeper Larry DiVito said. Workers have been melting snow and ice in the stands hosing them down with hot water. (03/31/2014)
Gun control bills typically don't gain traction in election years, but a couple of proposals are moving through the Legislature this session. Unlike the sweeping proposals that failed last year, the bills this session are more modest and have bipartisan support. (03/28/2014)
Major League Baseball is requiring all teams to have new security measures in place by the 2015 season but has not told teams how they must do so. (03/25/2014)
Drivers who don't wear their seat belts or use proper restraints for their children may end up with a traffic ticket this week. (03/22/2014)
Hennepin County prosecutors have charged a couple with assets of more than $2.6 million with welfare fraud for living a lavish lifestyle while collecting nearly $168,000 in benefits from the state of Minnesota. (03/21/2014)
Supporters of the bill say it would close a loophole in current law that lets people avoid liability by saying they didn't stop because they didn't know they hit something. (03/20/2014)
One would create new rules for people who want to carry a handgun in the Capitol and other state buildings. Another would expand current law to prohibit people convicted of stalking and other crimes from possessing long guns, not just pistols. (03/20/2014)
Sterling Horton, 17, a senior at Wayzata High School, died while walking home from a friend's house in north Minneapolis. His mother Doris Young McNeal has endured many sleepless nights since then. (03/19/2014)
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reminding people celebrating this weekend and on St. Patrick's Day to avoid drinking and driving. (03/16/2014)
In the wake of 10 deaths caused by fires in Minneapolis so far this year, chiefs from across the region gathered Friday to talk about fire safety and prevention. (03/14/2014)
More than seven years after 17-year-old Sterling Horton was shot and killed, Tarius Gresham confessed to the crime and was sentenced Thursday. (03/13/2014)
Minneapolis police officers arrested Jiyaad Copeland on May 22, 2013, after they found him in a black Dodge Durango with four other young men and two handguns. (03/13/2014)
Jiyaad Copeland was 19 years old when he spoke to MPR News from Lino Lakes prison in 2011. Now he's on trial again. (03/12/2014)