Brandt Williams Feature Archive

The Minneapolis Tree Advisory Commission still doesn't have a final figure on how many trees were damaged. The city removed more than 2,500 trees after the May 2011 North Minneapolis tornado. (07/08/2013)
Members of the Minneapolis Tree Advisory Commission say the city needs to accelerate its efforts to combat the emerald ash borer. (07/07/2013)
Investigators are interviewing several witnesses, and Police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said there are indications the shooting was not random. (07/04/2013)
An agreement that delegated some of the Minnesota Department of Health's inspection duties to St. Paul city employees is being terminated. (07/03/2013)
Minneapolis police are investigating the death of a 9-year-old boy who was found hanging from a clothesline last week. (07/02/2013)
Safety officials are reminding Minnesotans to be careful around fireworks this Fourth of July holiday week. "Even the things we consider to be no big deal are really dangerous," one fire prevention educator says. (07/02/2013)
The number of abortions performed in Minnesota each year continues to drop, shows a report released Monday from the Minnesota Department of Health. (07/02/2013)
The recent shooting death of an African-American man by Minneapolis police officers has tattered the already-frayed ties between the city's black community and the Minneapolis Police Department. (06/28/2013)
North Minneapolis residents angry about the number of convicted sex offender being relocated to their neighborhoods called on local and state officials Tuesday night to find ways to stop the practice. (06/26/2013)
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has concluded that the trial court abused its discretion in the Amy Senser vehicular homicide trial, but the judge's errors were not enough to change the verdict. (06/24/2013)
Last year, 1,353 firearms in Minnesota were reported lost or stolen and logged into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. (06/21/2013)
It's been nearly 60 years since streetcars last ran on tracks in Minneapolis, but they could once again roll through the city's busiest corridors. (06/18/2013)
Several public open houses this week are a chance for people to ask questions about the placement of 17 planned stations along the Southwest Light Rail Transit line. (06/17/2013)
The neighbors of an alleged Nazi war criminal living in northeast Minneapolis say they would have never guessed he might have such a dark past. (06/14/2013)
City elections officials want to make this fall's election go more smoothly than in past years. Plans focus on shortening wait times at Minneapolis polling places, increasing voter education efforts and reducing the amount of time it will take to count the cast ballots. (06/13/2013)