3 convicted in Minnesota Indian gang trial


STEVE KARNOWSKI (Associated Press) | March 19, 2013 MINNEAPOLIS—Three alleged members of a violent American Indian gang known for terrorizing people in the Upper Midwest were convicted Tuesday in what authorities called one of the largest gang cases to come out of Indian Country. An alleged leader of the Native Mob, 34-year-old Wakinyon Wakan McArthur, […]

Indictment: 29 indicted in sex trafficking ring allegedly run by Somali gangs in 3 states


AMY FORLITI (Associated Press) | November 8, 2010 MINNEAPOLIS — Twenty-nine people have been indicted in a sex trafficking ring in which Somali gangs in Minneapolis allegedly forced girls under age 14 into prostitution in Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio and other unnamed places, according to an indictment unsealed Monday. The indictment, unsealed in U.S. District Court […]

Lake Calhoun shooting was gang-related, police say


by Brandt William (Minnesota Public Radio) May 26, 2010 Minneapolis — Minneapolis police say a gang feud led to the killing of a man near Lake Calhoun earlier this week. And they say an uptick in gang activity has led to more shootings and killings in the city than last year. Derrick Gregory Martin, 20, […]

Twin Cities Hip-Hop Awards erupt into brawl


Posted by Chris Riemenschneider Last update: January 24, 2010 – 9:49 AM I can’t remember the last time I saw a fight break out at First Avenue or even at a hip-hop concert. In fact, the last bad fight I saw was out in the Home Run Porch at a Twins game. So it’s somewhat […]