Is sprawl really a problem? Some people cringe at the thought of spreading suburban housing developments. But Robert Bruegmann thinks sprawl has gotten a bad rap. Bruegmann argues that sprawl is nothing new and not necessarily a cause for worry.11:06 a.m.
Robert Bruegmann: Professor of art history, architecture and urban planning at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Bruegmann, author of "Sprawl: A Compact History," was in Minneapolis Thursday to speak at the Center of the American Experiment, a conservative think tank.
Keith Ellison's view of politics Keith Ellison has garnered a fair amount of attention since he was elected to Congress in November. He is the state's first black congressman, and the first and only Muslim in Congress. Ellison called for a "new politics of generosity and inclusion" Thursday at the University of Minnesota Law School.12:06 p.m.