Minneapolis Police Department pays out big sums for misconduct

Over the past seven years, the Minneapolis Police Department, has paid out around $14 million in misconduct payouts. But, the MNPD almost never admits that the officers were in the wrong. Over a period of six years, starting in 2006, there have been a little over 90 misconduct payments. The payments were made to victims and family members of victims.… Read More
International Minnesota 

MNworks fighting to “Unlock Our Future”

More then 6,000 janitors and security guards are facing an unsure future and have been working without a contract since the beginning of this year. Their contracts expired at the end of last year and their employers aren’t willing to agree upon the terms of the new contract(s). The groups representing them, don’t see the situation getting any better in… Read More
International Minnesota 

Erasing free market capitalism becoming a trend in Minneapolis

City officials want to place occupational restrictions on ‘pedal pubs.’ The city wants to schedule formal hearings concerning the bars on wheels, so that they can be formally recognized by the city. “A people… who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything.” George Washington This formal recognition isn’t… Read More
International Minnesota 

Loon liquors has positive environmental impact

Is it possible to create and operate a company that has a zero impact on the environment? Loon Liquors is putting this question to the test. Mark Schiller & Simeon Rossi Loon Liquors is the brain child of Minneapolis residents Mark Schiller and Simeon Rossi, who are originally from Northfield, MN. Loon Liquors was started by Schiller and Rossi after… Read More
International Minnesota 

Boozing replaced with Somali community outreach

The 400 Bar has been closed for about a month now. The building has been purchased by Abdighani M. Ali. Ali, plans on converting the building into a much needed community center for Somali-American children. The building is located in the Minneapolis Cedar-Riverside neighborhood aka Little Somalia. It is fair to say that the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood has become a Somali… Read More