Brandt Williams Feature Archive

A task force seized a large amount of drugs and cash in Minneapolis Friday, according to Hennepin County Sheriff's Office officials. (04/26/2013)
A charts shows dramatic differences in the role that guns play in the deaths of white and black Minnesotans. (04/24/2013)
This maps shows counts by county of currently valid permits from applications received May 2003 to December 2012 and valid on or before December 2012. MPR News calculated the number of permits per 1,000 residents. (04/24/2013)
Research shows dramatic differences in the role that guns play in the deaths of white and black Minnesotans. African-Americans are much more likely to be killed by firearms than whites are in Minnesota. At the same time, whites are more likely than African-Americans to use guns to commit suicide. (04/24/2013)
The federal government has seized 60 military-style rifles that prosecutors believe were bought by an unlicensed gun seller in Minnesota. (04/18/2013)
A former Minneapolis Police officer facing criminal sexual conduct charges in Anoka County was charged with similar offenses Thursday involving young girls in Hennepin County. (04/18/2013)
The fourth season for the Nice Ride bike rental program should be back on track this weekend after a snowstorm last week temporarily shut it down. (04/14/2013)
The grounds crew at Target Field is busy preparing the snow-covered ballpark for a weekend series between the Twins and the New York Mets, which begins Friday night. (04/11/2013)
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)