Brandt Williams Feature Archive

Minnesota State Troopers on Saturday will step up enforcement of the state's "move over" law to mark the anniversary of the death of a fellow trooper. (08/30/2013)
One of the proposed options for the Southwest Light Rail Transit line would destroy a huge swath of trees along the Kenilworth corridor of Minneapolis, a top planning official told members of the Metropolitan Council today. (08/28/2013)
The Met Council has proposed three options for the new rail line to be built from downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie. Two options involve tunnels -- either a shallow or a deep tunnel under part of the Kenilworth corridor in southwest Minneapolis. (08/28/2013)
A Shorewood woman is accused of killing her boyfriend and stashing his body in a freezer. (08/26/2013)
The State Fair now has 18 designated smoking areas, and opinions on the new rules were easy to find Thursday as excited fairgoers began trickling through the main gates on Dan Patch Avenue, searching for new attractions and old favorites on opening day. (08/22/2013)
Some members of the Minneapolis City Council asked pointed questions Wednesday about the city's new system of investigating civilian complaints against Minneapolis police officers. The city recently released a report that found that out of more than 300 complaints filed, so far, none of the cases reviewed by chief Janee Harteau has resulted in disciplinary action. (08/21/2013)
Some Minneapolis City Council members are skeptical of proposals to build tunnels through parts of the city for the Southwest Light Rail line. (08/20/2013)
The city's animal care and control office takes in nearly 4,000 animals a year. Renae Elert's dog, Tucker, was the first to be reunited with its family through Minneapolis' new lost-pet website. (08/19/2013)
None of the complaints against Minneapolis police officers filed under the city's new civilian review system have resulted in punishment from the police chief, a city report released Friday shows. (08/16/2013)
Darron Luhrsen, 26, of Minneapolis drowned after the Pontiac Sunfire veered off West River Parkway, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. The car crashed through a security fence near the Stone Arch bridge and fell into the river. (08/15/2013)
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Police Chief Janee Harteau on Tuesday expressed outrage over the behavior of two city police officers heard using profanity and racially offensive language in Green Bay last month. (07/30/2013)
A community vigil will be held this evening in north Minneapolis to remember a toddler killed by a stray bullet in 2011. (07/29/2013)
For nearly two decades, Carifest has held annual fundraisers and outdoor festivals featuring the food and music of various Caribbean island nations. The group also raises money to help those nations recover from natural disasters. (07/26/2013)
Data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics between 1980 and 2008 show that most justifiable homicides occur between people of the same race. (07/18/2013)
Some Minneapolis residents who live near a proposed light rail line are becoming increasingly worried as the Metropolitan Council gets closer to making crucial decisions. This week, the Met Council will present a set of cost estimates for the Southwest light rail line at a pair of public meetings. And some fear one cost of the new light rail line will be the degradation of valuable trails and park land. (07/15/2013)