Recent content from James Eli Shiffer
E-mails, public records reveal what happened before Third Precinct was abandoned
Three days of rage culminated in the burning of the Third Precinct, an event unprecedented in modern American history.
Bookmark: An old book resonates in these modern times
In times like these, I find myself turning to literature to remind me that people haven’t changed that much in 300 years or so. In…
64 years later, neighbor of mystery girl in haunting photos introduces himself
The revival of Janet Lee Dahl's memory sparked a flurry of e-mails and phone calls. A former neighbor remembers her life and death.
Discarded photos reveal the haunting story of a Minnesota girl
More than 200 snapshots discovered in a California flea market trace the life of a Minnesota child.
On an accidental safari, a park in Uganda boasts a wealth of wildlife
During a surprise safari, Queen Elizabeth National Park offered up a host of sights.
Review: 'Dirty Doc Ames and the Scandal That Shook Minneapolis,' by Erik Rivenes
NONFICTION: Minneapolis Mayor "Doc" Ames was known for his visits to brothels, rigged poker games, and free-flowing booze.
UFOs and aliens thrive in the vacuum created by secrecy
Lack of government transparency plays a big role in propagating wild theories of alien landings and coverups.
Sexual harassment shielded by secrecy at Minnesota Capitol
The sexual harassment scandal has brought new attention to the different disclosure practices that apply to Minnesota institutions.
Minneapolis' posting of 'deleted' EPA pages is a bit overheated
One problem: The web pages in question are still on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website. You can find them linked from the EPA home page.
Mille Lacs County sues feds to get FOIA response
And since November 2016, county officials have been waiting.