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  • Students protest 'centrality of whiteness' at Macalester

    04/28/2017 11:01:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 28, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    A Macalester College student organization referring to itself as “Stop White Noise” recently held a moment of silence to protest “the centrality of whiteness and Eurocentrism on campus.” “The intent of this action is to raise awareness of the space whiteness takes up in our classrooms and curriculum,” a website created for the organization explains, even revealing that protesters would be “entering various classrooms” with “the permission of professors.”
  • Big Lake Trap Shooting Team Photo Will Be Included in Yearbook After All

    04/27/2017 6:45:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies ^ | 4/27/17 | Frank Rajkowski
    The Big Lake High School trap shooting team will have its team photo included in the school's yearbook after all. School officials Thursday announced a change to a student handbook policy that excluded firearms or weapons from being displayed. The trap shooting team photo showed all 60 team members posed with shotguns by their side, and its rejection upset team members, their parents and others. The new policy still allows for images that "violate school policy, display firearms, weapons, drugs, alcohol, inappropriate gestures and poses, and revealing clothing" to be edited or excluded. But it makes an exception for the...
  • Somali-American Business Owners Plead For Help: 'Everybody Is Saying This Place Is Not Safe'

    04/24/2017 5:39:33 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 46 replies ^ | 4/24/17 | Josh Rosenthal
    Members of Minneapolis' Somali-American community say one of their main business districts -- often referred to as "The Somali Mall" -- is so ridden with crime, they no longer feel safe. Located at 24th Street East and home to dozens of businesses, more than 100 911 calls have been placed from the location since last October, according to police records. Problems include assaults, thefts, fights, and property damage. "I know a friend of mine being beaten up here badly and took his car," customer Asad Abdulahi recalled Monday. The owner of Juba Cafe, located across the street from the mall,...
  • Minnesota police department wins Twitter again with hilarious 4/20 tweet

    04/20/2017 5:49:12 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies ^ | 4/20/17 | Rachel Chazin
    The Wyoming, Minn., Police Department is at it again with its comical tweets. In just a few hours, the quick-witted officers received thousands of retweets and “likes” on their Twitter message on marijuana’s high holiday, 4/20.   “Undercover #420 operations are in place,” the department tweeted around 4 a.m. Thursday. “Discreet traps have been set up throughout the city today. #Happy420.” The "traps" are Doritos, Cheetos, Mountain Dew, White Castle and video games such as "Grand Theft Auto." Also pictured is a squad car and police officer standing by with a net.
  • Hodges Fires Back After Being Named One Of The U.S.’s Worst Mayors (Blames Trump)

    04/20/2017 9:53:25 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies ^ | 4/20/17 | WCCO Staff
    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says she welcomes the attack from President Donald Trump’s “cronies” at the New York Observer after the online newspaper named her this week as one of the three worst mayors in the country. The article, published on Tuesday, said Hodges has alienated Minneapolitans on both the left and the center, and it predicts she’ll face tough competition in the upcoming election. The list ranks her just below Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and above New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. While author Arick Wierson says Hodges “appears to genuinely want better” for Minneapolis, he slams her...
  • St. Paul City Council votes 6-1 to reject Dai Thao’s symbolic call for Trump investigation

    04/19/2017 7:38:51 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies ^ | 4/19/17 | Frederick Melo
    A proposed resolution calling for a congressional investigation of President Donald Trump fizzled before the St. Paul City Council, which voted 6-1 on Wednesday to kill the effort. “Symbolic resolutions, strictly for political purposes, when overused, become meaningless,” said council member Chris Tolbert, dressing down the proposal brought by colleague Dai Thao, who cast a lone vote in support of the resolution. Thao, a St. Paul mayoral candidate, had sought to have the council ask Minnesota’s congressional delegation to investigate the president’s ties to Russia and any personal financial benefits he receives from foreign powers. Thao’s resolution specifically called for...
  • Wabash National Corp. plans to develop manufacturing site in Little Falls - to create 70 jobs

    04/16/2017 8:14:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Brainerd Dispatch ^ | April 16, 2017 | Staff
    ST. PAUL—Wabash National Corp. has purchased and plans to renovate a 53-acre manufacturing site—formerly Larson Boats—in Little Falls and use it to manufacture select parts for the semi-trailer and truck body market using a proprietary molded structural composite technology. Wabash National Corp. is a diversified industrial manufacturer and North America's leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems. It is headquartered in Lafayette, Ind. This is its first production facility in Minnesota. The project entails significant renovations to its 600,000 square feet of buildings and adding machinery and equipment for manufacturing. Overall, it's expected to cost $11 million, with $500,000...
  • Global Sex Trafficking Ring Busted In One Of America’s ‘Happiest,’ ‘Safest’ Cities

    04/02/2017 11:44:17 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 3/30/2017
    IRVINE ( — Authorities say they’ve uncovered a massive international sex trafficking ring in Southern California. Prosecutors announced the arrest of four people connected to the Orange County-based enterprise that allegedly placed thousands of ads for sexual services in 29 states over the past two years. The ring was based locally in Irvine, officials said. Women and girls from China were forced to sell themselves for sex and sometimes forced to work 14 hours a day in homes purchased specifically for the purposes of prostitution, according to authorities. Investigators tracked the ring through thousands of ads selling sex on
  • Electric vehicle fee proposed for Minnesota

    03/21/2017 7:31:30 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies ^ | 3/21/17 | Mike Hughlett
    Electric vehicle owners in Minnesota would have to pay a $75 to $85 annual "surcharge" under proposed legislation since they do not pay the state's gasoline tax. State governments across the country are increasingly seeking to slap such fees on electric vehicles, some exceeding $150 per year. The Minnesota fee would cover vehicles that are all-electric and plug-in hybrids based on electric motors, but exclude gasoline-electric hybrids. The fee is aimed at making electric vehicle drivers pay their fair share of road maintenance costs, which are partly funded by gasoline taxes, said Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, the author of the...
  • Digi-Key plans to generate 1000 jobs in Thief River Falls (Minnesota)

    03/08/2017 9:51:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WDAZ-TV ^ | March 8, 2017 | Ken Chase
    THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN (WDAZ-TV) – One thousand new jobs could come to one local town. But if they don't get what they need, they could go elsewhere. Electronics like iPhones and computer electrical components were made using parts distributed by Digi-Key. The company says they're growing, and that's why they want to build a brand new one million square foot building in Thief River Falls. Brian Holmer, Thief River Falls mayor: "You take a look at a project his magnitude, you know, $200-300 million. The construction of the building is gonna cover like 23 acres, which is enormous." In...
  • Tim Kaine's son forcefully arrested at Trump rally at Minnesota Capitol (2nd Degree Riot)

    03/07/2017 9:57:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Pine and Lakes Echo Journal ^ | March 7, 2017 | The St. Paul Pioneer Press
    ST. PAUL—The youngest son of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate, was one of six people arrested Saturday after counter-protesters disrupted a rally in support of President Donald Trump at the Minnesota State Capitol. Linwood Michael Kaine, 24, and four others were arrested on suspicion of second-degree riot after the "March 4 Trump" rally in St. Paul; a sixth person was cited for disorderly conduct. Counter-protesters clashed with Trump supporters in the Capitol rotunda after they attempted to disrupt the proceedings with air horns, whistles and chants. At one point, someone set off a smoke bomb....
  • Constitutional Carry and Self Defense Law Reform to be heard Wednesday! (MN)

    03/05/2017 10:52:19 PM PST · by dustind · 5 replies
    NRA National Rifle Association ^ | 3-3-2017 | Bryan Strawser
    Two critical pieces of pro-gun rights legislation are coming up for a hearing in the House Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance Committee on Wednesday, March 8th at 10:15am: HF188: Constitutional Carry (also known as Permitless Carry) HF238: Defense of Person and Dwelling Act (also known in other states as "Stand your Ground") These are the two centerpieces of our 2017 legislative agenda --- and this year we have the best chance of passing them through the legislature because of the work that supporters like you did during the 2016 elections - by putting a pro-Second Amendment legislature in...
  • Columbia Heights Man Held in Late-night Minnetonka Fatal Shooting

    03/04/2017 5:33:39 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies ^ | 3/4/17 | Michael Oakes and Cleo Greene
    One man is dead and a Columbia Heights man is in custody after a late Friday shooting at a Minnetonka park-and-ride. Minnetonka police say they were dispactched to the park-and-ride at 11201 Wayzata Blvd about 11:15 p.m. on a report of a shooting. On arrival, they found an adult male with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses told police the suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Marcus Wayne Hallmark, had fled on foot. Police found Hallmark in the woods near Crane Lake just before 2 a.m. Saturday and apprehended him without incident.
  • 6 Arrested at Minnesota Rally in Support of Trump

    03/04/2017 4:50:30 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 25 replies ^ | 3/4/17 | AP
    Six counterprotesters were arrested in St. Paul during a rally in support of President Donald Trump. St. Paul police say five of the arrested face felony riot charges after they allegedly lit fireworks inside the Minnesota State Capitol then ran away. The Minnesota State Patrol arrested a sixth counterprotester for disorderly conduct
  • Philando Castile’s Fmr. Girlfriend Arrested In Connection To Hammer Attack

    03/03/2017 3:23:01 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies ^ | 3/3/17 |
    The woman who gained international attention last July after she live streamed the aftermath of her boyfriend’s fatal shooting by police was arrested Thursday in connection to a hammer assault. Diamond Reynolds, from West St. Paul, was arrested with two other women in connection to an assault that happened Tuesday morning on St. Paul’s east side. Police say officers were called to the 1500 block of Jessamine Lane at about 10:30 a.m. on a report of an assault in progress. The victim suffered serious injuries from being struck in the head with a hammer, and was taken to Regions Hospital....
  • Hoax alert: ‘Non-Caucasian’ student behind racist graffiti at Minnesota high school

    03/03/2017 7:24:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 2, 2017 | Dave Huber
    A “non-Caucasian” Minnesota high school student has been disciplined after it was determined he was responsible for racist and antisemitic graffiti found in a school bathroom. The scribblings included a picture of a lynching, the phrase “Hail the Ku Klux Klan,” the “N” word, and a swastika.
  • More Carry Permits Issued In 2016 Than Any Year Before (MN)

    03/01/2017 8:02:41 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies ^ | 3/1/17 | Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield
    A record number of people are legally carrying handguns in Minnesota. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says sheriffs issued more than 71,000 permits to carry last year.  That’s a dramatic spike since the year before, when about 45,000 people received the permit. Shooting off a lunchtime round at Bill’s Gun Shop and Range in Robbinsdale, we found Heather Evans. She has been carrying for five years. “For me I do a lot of solo backpacking so I carry with me for safety purposes, not only from people but from animals,” Evans said. She’s teaching her friend Stella, who is considering getting...
  • U.S. Bank Stadium is a bird killing machine

    02/28/2017 1:46:25 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    City Pages ^ | 28 Feb 2017 | Cory Zurowski
    Jim Sharpsteen started around sunrise. He was among half-dozen or so bird-loving volunteers who, over an 11-week span beginning last August, made the walk of shame around U.S. Bank Stadium. Their mission was to confirm the worst: To see if the stadium, with its 200,000 square feet of clear and reflective glass, is so indistinguishable to birds that the creatures crash into it like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Welcome to the avian killing fields.
  • Protesters snarl rush-hour traffic, denounce Trump, urge $15 minimum wage (Minneapolis)

    02/27/2017 8:24:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Star Tribune ^ | February 27, 2017 | Pat Pheifer
    Voices of protest rose high once again when dusk fell Monday in downtown Minneapolis. The group of 150 to 200 people snarled rush-hour traffic in some spots but stayed peaceful — both protesters and police, who were leading and following the group. Several causes were represented: rallying for a $15 minimum wage, denouncing President Donald Trump and his immigration policies, supporting Black Lives Matter and denouncing law enforcement actions at the pipeline protests in North Dakota. At the group's final stop outside Hennepin County jail, demonstrators hurled insults at the Sheriff's Department and the city of Minneapolis. Protesters said they...
  • Must love heavy metal: Local manufacturers feeling that worker shortage too (Minnesota)

    02/26/2017 6:22:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Detroit Lakes Tribune ^ | February 26, 2017 | Kaysey Price
    When BTD employee, Derrick Cariveau extends a hand to introduce himself mid-shift, his palms are a little dirty, and he talks a little louder to make sure his voice carries over the noise of welding robots. The faint smell of welding smoke and coolant is detectable in the air—it's a shop where work gets done, but it's far from the sweatshop some may think when they hear "manufacturing." Safety is always put first, and the reality is that with robots breaking into—and reshaping—the manufacturing industry, a lot of the heavy lifting is being taken care of by robotic hands rather...