Brandt Williams Feature Archive

Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum joined three other House Democrats in asking Vice President Joe Biden to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ability to research gun violence. (01/11/2013)
Policy makers, police and prosecutors from the Upper Midwest are holding a one-day gun summit in Minneapolis Thursday. (01/10/2013)
A study shows that nearly half of the firearms recovered from crime scenes in Minnesota were first bought locally. A regional conference on gun violence takes place in Minneapolis today. Attendees include law enforcement leaders, elected officials and scholars who study crime and violence are expected to participate and share information and examples of how to reduce gun violence. (01/10/2013)
City officials say violent crime in the city increased slightly 6 percent in 2012 over the previous year, when crime was at its lowest in decades. (01/04/2013)
A broken water main in downtown Minneapolis caused major hassles Thursday afternoon. The flood of water shut down several streets, caused Metro Transit buses to be rerouted and jammed up rush hour traffic. Some local businesses also had to close because they had no water. (01/03/2013)
A water main break at one of the busiest intersections in downtown Minneapolis is causing low water pressure for some downtown residents and businesses. (01/03/2013)
Hennepin County prosecutors have charged a Minneapolis man with two felony counts for allegedly leaving a loaded handgun within reach of his children. His 4-year-old son accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old brother. (12/27/2012)
Reports of violent crime in Minneapolis in 2012 appear to have leveled off after an upswing earlier in the year. (12/26/2012)
Company records from Accent Signage released Monday by the Minneapolis Police Department show that Andrew Engeldinger was reprimanded for chronic tardiness just a week before he went on a shooting rampage that left six people dead. (12/24/2012)
Members of Minnesota's Congressional delegation respond to the National Rifle Association's proposal today to add armed police officers at all U.S. schools. (12/21/2012)
A federal jury Thursday awarded a demoted Minneapolis firefighter $420,000, plus attorneys' fees yet to be determined. (12/20/2012)
Some local gun sellers say last week's mass shooting in Connecticut has prompted customers to buy guns for personal safety as well as protection against possible future gun restrictions. (12/19/2012)
Testimony in a workplace retaliation lawsuit involving the Minneapolis Fire Department began today in U.S. District Court. (12/18/2012)
The Minneapolis Fire Department will start accepting applications next month for new firefighters. (12/17/2012)
The Minneapolis City Council approved the city's 2013 budget Wednesday night after a brief and non-contentious public hearing at City Hall. (12/13/2012)