Brandt Williams Feature Archive

This winter is on pace be one of the deadliest for ice-related fatalities. (02/22/2013)
Gun rights advocates say many of the gun control proposals being considered by state legislators will do more to infringe on their rights than to reduce violence. (02/22/2013)
A state legislator says a second round of gun control hearings at the state Capitol starting Thursday will not include discussion of the most controversial proposals. Earlier this month, hundreds of people listened to testimony on the merits of several bills aimed at curbing gun violence. Some legislators want to focus on proposals that are less polarizing and have the most potential to become law. (02/21/2013)
Hennepin and Ramsey counties are suing a national registry of mortgages to recover unpaid fees. (02/15/2013)
Minneapolis police officials say the officer charged Friday with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with young girls is no longer on the force. (02/08/2013)
The Hennepin County Attorney's office Thursday charged a Minnetrista man with criminal vehicular homicide. (02/07/2013)
Investigators discovered that the officer allegedly used social media websites to contact several girls between the ages of 12 and 14. (02/07/2013)
A half dozen police chiefs and sheriffs argued Tuesday in a packed Capitol hearing room that Minnesota isn't doing enough to protect against gun violence, kicking off three days of hearings on a host of new proposed limits on firearm ownership. (02/05/2013)
Local police officials say new gun laws can help reduce gun violence in north Minneapolis. But some say Obama's proposals don't do enough to protect the people most at risk to be victimized by gun violence. (02/05/2013)
President Barack Obama planned to be in Minneapolis on Monday to push for tougher gun laws and highlight some of the things Minneapolis has done to reduce gun violence. He comes here as Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and other mayors from across the country are looking at a way to put direct pressure on gun makers. (02/04/2013)
Mayor R.T. Rybak wants to know if the companies that manufacture the guns and ammunition for the city's police officers also are lobbying against tighter gun laws. (01/30/2013)
An advocacy group for Muslims in Minnesota has asked the FBI to investigate claims that some of its agents repeatedly tried to intimidate a Somali man. (01/30/2013)
Hennepin County prosecutors Tuesday charged a Maple Grove city council member with perjury and for financially exploiting her ailing father before he died last year. (01/29/2013)
A racketeering trial involving three members of a Native American gang began Monday morning in federal court. (01/28/2013)
The Minneapolis City Council on Friday approved a post-verdict settlement of $595,000 to a firefighter who successfully sued the city last month. (01/25/2013)