Brandt Williams Feature Archive

Minnesota lawmakers continue to debate two competing background check bills. If a universal background check law is passed by Congress, what does that mean for the debate over gun control at the state Capitol? (04/09/2013)
A side-by-side comparison of gun control bills currently being considered in the Minnesota Legislature. (04/09/2013)
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek will be in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with President Barack Obama to talk about gun control proposals. (04/07/2013)
A sellout crowd braved near-freezing temperatures at Target Field on Monday to watch the Minnesota Twins open the 2013 season against the Detroit Tigers. The Twins lost 4-2 in the earliest outdoor season home opener in team history. The cold may have slowed the Twins batters, but many fans didn't seem to mind the chilly weather. (04/02/2013)
The Minnesota Twins played the earliest outdoor home opener in team history on Monday afternoon at Target Field against the Detroit Tigers. Temperatures were expected to be in the 30s. (04/01/2013)
A new facility opening soon in Blaine will serve people with medical conditions that are not serious enough for an emergency room but still require care unavailable in most medical clinics. (03/31/2013)
Washington County officials said Monday a psychological exam of a murder suspect shows the man is not competent to stand trial for a February shooting that took the life of a nine-year-old boy. (03/25/2013)
After a key lawmaker abandoned his push for universal background checks for gun buyers, House DFLers are now crafting a bill to expand background checks to private sales that occur at gun shows. Lawmakers say the revamped bill will also include provisions that are popular with Republicans and more conservative Democrats. The bill is scheduled for a hearing Thursday night. (03/21/2013)
A House proposal to extend background checks to nearly all state gun sales may face a close committee vote Tuesday. (03/19/2013)
A federal jury in Minneapolis on Tuesday found three men guilty of multiple racketeering charges for their affiliation with a Native American gang. The three men are involved with the Native Mob, which the FBI describes as one of the largest and most violent crime organizations in the country. After deliberating for more than five days, the jury found the three men guilty on several counts. (03/19/2013)
Authorities are investigating a vehicle-LRT collision in south Minneapolis, a Metro Transit spokesman said. (03/18/2013)
The Dakota County Attorney's office filed burglary charges this week against an Eden Prairie man suspected of breaking into several assisted-living complexes. (03/15/2013)
Closing arguments are under way Tuesday in the racketeering trial of three men in a Native American gang. (03/12/2013)
The relatively high rate of rape in Minneapolis compared to other major cities is due to a broader definition of assaults, according to police. (03/11/2013)
The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act by Congress earlier this week will have some impact in Minneapolis. (03/08/2013)