Brandt Williams Feature Archive

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)
Prosecutors have filed felony charges against two men suspected of robbing and beating a man in a Lifetime Fitness locker room Sunday. (03/11/2014)
Proponents of the bill say there is strong scientific research showing that the brains of people under 18 are still developing and that that has an effect on a young person's ability to make rational decisions. (03/07/2014)
Residents who live near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport could hear their complaints about airplane noise discussed at a legislative hearing tonight. (03/04/2014)
Prosecutors say Shane Maurice McPike, 35, took part in the murder of 34-year-old Adrian Carr of St. Louis Park on Feb. 23, according to the charges. (03/03/2014)
The big year-to-year jump may be a statistical quirk, since 2013 was a big renewal year. Still, some of the increases were partly reactions to events in the news. (02/28/2014)
Lyft allows people to use their own cars to give other people rides. Riders can use a mobile phone app to find a participating driver in their area. The company is already operating in St. Paul and about 20 other cities around the country. (02/27/2014)