Brandt Williams Feature Archive

Several public open houses this week are a chance for people to ask questions about the placement of 17 planned stations along the Southwest Light Rail Transit line. (06/17/2013)
The neighbors of an alleged Nazi war criminal living in northeast Minneapolis say they would have never guessed he might have such a dark past. (06/14/2013)
City elections officials want to make this fall's election go more smoothly than in past years. Plans focus on shortening wait times at Minneapolis polling places, increasing voter education efforts and reducing the amount of time it will take to count the cast ballots. (06/13/2013)
About 100 people gathered Thursday morning in St. Louis Park to view and discuss eight possible ways the Southwest Light Rail transit line can exist near freight rail lines. (06/13/2013)
Minneapolis city elections officials Wednesday announced several measures designed to reduce lines at polling places and shorten the time it takes to count ballots cast in this fall's municipal elections. (06/12/2013)
Prosecutors say 26-year-old Yia Her, of Oakdale, and his brother-in-law, 22-year-old Cheng Vang, of Minneapolis, confronted the owner of Malina's Sports Bar on North Dale Street just after closing time. (06/11/2013)
The Minneapolis man's run-ins with police formed part of our award-winning series on illegal firearms in 2011. Minneapolis police officers arrested Jiyaad Copeland, 21, again, after they allegedly found a Sig Sauer 9mm semi-automatic pistol in a car he was riding in. (06/11/2013)
Each year in Minnesota, dozens of people accused of committing gun-related crimes are evaluated to determine if they are mentally competent enough to stand trial. (05/29/2013)
The city of Minneapolis has launched a bicycle safety campaign designed to educate people who ride bikes and drive cars on city streets. (05/26/2013)
The Minneapolis City Council Friday approved a settlement of more than $3 million in the 2010 case of a man who died after being restrained by police officers. (05/24/2013)
State legislators passed a public safety bill with bipartisan support that includes measures to shore up the state's criminal background check system and to fund school safety programs. However, they say the legislation falls short and they plan to try for a more comprehensive bill next session. (05/22/2013)
The two women convicted of using a charity fundraising network to funnel money to a terrorist group in Somalia were sentenced to prison, in a long-running investigation of al-Shabab recruitment and financing in the United States. (05/17/2013)
The investigation continues into the deaths of two men and wounding of two Minneapolis police officers. Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau released new information, but grieving relatives of the dead men say they want to know more about what happened. (05/16/2013)
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau says the squad car that collided with and killed a motorcyclist last Friday wasn't speeding. (05/15/2013)
Two Twin Cities men convicted of terrorism-related charges were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court. Kamal Said Hassan and Mahamud Said Omar will be spending many years in prison for their roles in the disappearance of nearly two dozen Somali men from the Twin Cities who traveled to Somalia to fight for the terrorist group al-Shabab. (05/14/2013)