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  • Students Demand Arrest of Condi Rice for War Crimes

    04/16/2014 7:31:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    April 16, 2014 9:38 AM Students Demand Arrest of Condi Rice for War Crimes By Nathan Harden Self-proclaimed “radical” students at the University of Minnesota are demanding that campus police arrest Condoleezza Rice when she visits campus for a guest lecture tomorrow. Members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at UofM accuse the former Secretary of State of “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity.” Julianne Stanford reports the details in her feature story today at The College Fix. According to Stanford, students published an open-letter calling for Rice’s arrest. “The letter goes on to offer a physical description of...
  • EPA ban puts Minnesota's ice rinks in tough position

    04/15/2014 6:23:23 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 53 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-13-14 | Nick Ferraro
    The clock is ticking for Minnesota's indoor ice rinks. By 2020, the refrigerant chemical now used at half the state's 240 arenas to make ice no longer will be manufactured or imported into the U.S. as part of a global effort aimed at ridding the world of greenhouse gases linked to depletion of the ozone layer. The phaseout of the odorless gas R-22 is expected to be costly for arenas -- most of which are publicly owned -- because of an anticipated rise in its cost. After the deadline, arenas still will be able to use the refrigerant gas for...
  • NEW VIDEO FEATURES AL FRANKEN PLAYING WITH HIS TRAFFIC CONE BOOBS

    04/14/2014 2:42:53 PM PDT · by bkopto · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 14, 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    A new video obtained by Breitbart News shows the former comedian and left-wing pundit playing with a pair of traffic cones pretending they were a pair of female breasts. Franken is seen in the video holding two cones to his chest and grinning in an apparent flash of comedy. The footage was taken in June 2012 at a fundraiser breakfast in Paradise Valley, Arizona, according to a source who provided the video. The event was held in support of Democratic Senate candidate Dr. Richard Carmona, who challenged Republican Senator Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. after Sen. Jon Kyl, R-AZ retire
  • Oh my: Obama approval rating in Minnesota 36/54

    04/14/2014 11:59:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    For the entire decade-plus of my blogging career, Republicans in Minnesota keep anticipating that they can turn the state red, or at least purple, in national elections. In the entirety of that period, the GOP routinely falls short. The high-water mark was probably the 2004 national election in which George Bush got within four points of John Kerry in the one state that never voted for Ronald Reagan, or perhaps the 2010 election in which the GOP took control of both chambers of the state legislature — while losing every statewide race at the same time. Barack Obama beat Mitt...
  • Norse Stone Authenticity Put To Test (Kensington Runestone)

    11/16/2003 9:57:09 PM PST · by blam · 38 replies · 2,338+ views
    AP ^ | 10-03-2003 | Travis Reed
    Posted on Fri, Oct. 03, 2003 ALEXANDRIA, MINN.Norse stone authenticity put to the test BY TRAVIS REED Associated Press Its authenticity may forever be in question, but the Kensington Runestone is on its way to Sweden, where a group of scientists will study it and lend their opinion to the question of whether the rock is really a centuries-old artifact or a 200-pound hoax. Scientists working with the Runestone Museum in Alexandria, Minn., are traveling with the stone and say they have new geologic findings that suggest it was buried far longer than anyone was settled in western Minnesota. The...
  • Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone

    04/11/2014 5:16:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A letter distributed Friday by the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) to the districts of 27 House Democrats calls for union members to make sure their representative "feels the power and the fury of LIUNA this November." Their crime: signing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry last month urging him to reject Keystone, which would carry oil sands from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
  • Sharia Submission: Minneapolis Mayor Proudly Wears Hijab When Meeting Somali Muslims

    04/11/2014 5:33:24 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 33 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Janna Brock
    Minneapolis is a hub for Somali Muslims, so much so that they have taken to politics to "get a seat at the table." It's not too hard to get in, because the powers that be have already kowtowed to Sharia. Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges took sharia submission a step further, in donning a full hijab when meeting with Somali Muslims. Was this to appeal to a lobby that is growing in power and prominence? It's likely, but she also importantly positions herself to fill in her city staff. Any bets on who will fill one of these positions? Wearing a...
  • New building shows what legislators truly value: Themselves

    04/09/2014 4:44:45 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-9-14 | Joe Soucheray
    DFLers, who generally frown on grandeur as part of their ideology, are going to build themselves a marvelous new office building. They have been deaf to the idea that it is wasteful and that there are countless ways to accommodate the few of them who are going to be displaced by renovation work on the Capitol. To save a few bucks -- cutting it from $94 million to $77 million -- they claim they are going to eliminate an adjoining parking ramp. But that was to have been principally for the public anyway, and the public has been ignored in...
  • 'Wild Man' Franken Assaults Dean Critic

    01/27/2004 7:12:41 AM PST · by kattracks · 142 replies · 738+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/27/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Democratic Party's official talk radio host got violent yesterday, in an altercation he described as an effort to protect free speech. Attending a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire, unfunny funnyman Al Franken physically assaulted a heckler in the crowd, wrestling him to the ground in a bid to silence him. "I got down low and took his legs out," Franken boasted to the New York Post afterwards. The altercation was witnessed by NBC Washington Bureau chief Tim Russert, who called Franken's antics "unbelievable." "One of the Lyndon LaRouche guys got up and started screaming and yelling," Russert...
  • Wild Man Franken Assaults Dean Critic

    01/27/2004 8:44:52 PM PST · by wattsup · 26 replies · 155+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004 | With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Democratic Party's official talk radio host got violent yesterday in an altercation he described as an effort to protect free speech. Attending a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire, unfunny funnyman Al Franken physically assaulted a heckler in the crowd, wrestling him to the ground in a bid to silence him. "I got down low and took his legs out," Franken boasted to the New York Post afterward. The altercation was witnessed by NBC Washington bureau chief Tim Russert, who called Franken's antics "unbelievable." "One of the Lyndon LaRouche guys got up and started screaming and yelling," Russert told...
  • Al Franken's Mental Disorder Given a Pass by Media?

    01/24/2008 6:58:46 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 51 replies · 190+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | January 24, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    "Comedian" Al Franken is running for the U.S. Senate seat from Minnesota, this the media is happy to report. But, for some unexplainable reason, the media isn't so interested in reporting Franken's odd behavior. It seems that an ungovernable rage is always just under the surface with Franken, a rage that has several times broken free and resulted in assault and other violent or antisocial behavior. Why the media doesn't highlight this man's unstable behavior can only mean that they are lending him as much cover as they can to assist his campaign. His unprofessional and intemperate language is well-known,...
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 2:06:35 AM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 248 replies · 410+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/03 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean. The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.</p> <p>Franken - who seemed in a state of shock and out of breath after the incident - was helped back to his feet by several people who watched the tussle. Police arrived soon after.</p>
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 9:03:29 AM PST · by batmast · 103 replies · 180+ views
    The New York Post ^ | January 27, 2004 | VINCENT MORRIS
  • AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER

    01/27/2004 4:02:22 PM PST · by Matthew James · 117 replies · 563+ views
    New York Post Online ^ | January 27, 2004 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>January 27, 2004 -- EXETER, N.H. - Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean. The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.</p>
  • Franken clashes with Dean heckler

    01/28/2004 10:12:07 PM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 270+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1/29/04 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Could Al Franken's life take an unfunny turn? The liberal comedian may have crossed the line after brawling with hecklers during a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire.</p> <p>Though accounts of the fracas vary, the beefy comedian essentially bearhugged, then brought down an agitated Lyndon LaRouche supporter who screamed Mr. Dean was "a liar" from the back of the Palace Theatre in Manchester, where the Democratic presidential hopeful took questions.</p>
  • Al Franken, Seriously (NYT puff piece)

    03/19/2004 3:13:11 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 16 replies · 1,443+ views
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | 03/21/04 | RUSSELL SHORTO
    I'm in a rental car with Al Franken, and we're driving across New Hampshire on the Sunday before the nation's first primary, heading to a John Edwards rally. The Democrats are in a kooky mood following the sudden collapse of Howard Dean in Iowa, and Franken -- comedian, celebrity, scourge -- is spending two days in the state not in any official capacity but as a sort of good-will representative from the party's satiric wing. He is not, as you might think from the outrageous trappings of his comedy, an extreme lefty but rather a devout party man, one who...
  • Al Franken Issues Dire Warning Over Palin Endorsement Of GOP Rival?

    04/08/2014 5:36:49 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Apr 2014 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Senator Al Franken (D-MN) is having a bit of a freak out out over Sarah Palin's endorsement on Thursday of state senator Julianne Ortman, the leading candidate to win the Republican nomination for the United States Senate in Minnesota and challenge him in the November general election. On Monday, Senator Franken sent out a dire email warning of Palin's influence on the election. He also could not resist attacking the Koch brothers as well. "Sarah Palin is now involved in the race she just endorsed the Republican who, according to the Koch-affiliated poll, is only three points down," he...
  • How it happened: The catastrophic flood that cooled the Earth

    02/25/2008 2:36:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies · 1,079+ views
    Breitbart ^ | February 24, 2008
    Canadian geologists say they can shed light on how a vast lake, trapped under the ice sheet that once smothered much of North America, drained into the sea, an event that cooled Earth's climate for hundreds of years. During the last ice age, the Laurentide Ice Sheet once covered most of Canada and parts of the northern United States with a frozen crust that in some places was three kilometres (two miles) thick. As the temperature gradually rose some 10,000 years ago, the ice receded, gouging out the hollows that would be called the Great Lakes. Beneath the ice's thinning...
  • New Yorker Cover Features Dr. Obama Giving Medicine to 'Petulant Children' Cruz, Boehner, McConnell

    04/07/2014 10:00:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    True Revolt ^ | 7 Apr 2014
    On Monday, The New Yorker revealed its newest cover: President Obama as a doctor spooning medicine to smiling children Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). The cover was designed to push Obamacares supposed great success, with artist Barry Blitt stating, The whole enterprise was just an elaborate excuse. I enjoyed drawing Ted Cruz, John Boehner, and Michele Bachmann as petulant children and I especially wanted to draw an open-mouthed Mitch McConnell being spoon-fed his meds.
  • For Dems, a problem with seniors

    04/06/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/06/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats are facing a senior problem that could get even worse this year. The party has traditionally had trouble with older voters, losing the group aged 65 and over by 21 points in 2010 when Republicans picked up 63 seats and by 12 points in the 2012 presidential race. Seniors are the GOPs most reliable voting bloc in midterm years, turning out in higher numbers than Democratic base voters. A recent Gallup poll showed seniors have become even more Republican over the last two decades; in 2013, 48 percent considered themselves Republican. That spells trouble for Democrats, who...
  • Student pushes lawmakers to fix DWI loophole

    04/06/2014 9:24:51 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-6-14 | Rubn Rosario
    Hope Baker is one determined young lady. She won't take no for an answer, even though it looks like her Don Quixote-type quest has run smack into a legislative windmill up at the state Capitol. Along with Jayne Jones, her Concordia University political science professor, and six like-minded classmates, the 22-year-old Alexandria native and law school aspirant wants to add impaired driving as a specified exclusion to a state law that grants lawmakers immunity from arrest in certain cases while the session is underway. But the push to clarify a centuries-old state Constitution provision has not gone over well with...
  • Star Tribune: Al Franken at 44% against opponents (they muttered, darkly).

    04/04/2014 5:43:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    Youre probably sourly amused at all the signalling done in these paragraphs: A new Minnesota poll, commissioned by a partisan group, finds that Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken is potentially vulnerable as he mounts his bid for re-election. It found that Franken has a 3 percentage lead over Republican Julianne Ortman and a 6 percentage point lead over Republican Mike McFadden. The poll was conducted by Magellan Strategies for American Encore, a group connected to the Koch Brothers that is already running television ads bashing Franken. It included 1,081 likely Minnesota voters in late March. because you probably also suspect...
  • John Boehner, other RINOs, Dems Take Hefty 2014 Donations from Shady Putin Ally

    04/01/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    What a shock- a Russian-Ukrainian billionaire who made his initial fortunefrom dubious stock shares eminating fromthe breakup of the Soviet Union has been sending big, fat checks thisyearto establishment Republicans and Democrats who aren't too uppity re. foreign policy.Of course, most billionaire Russians who are part owners of huge Russian mining/energy companies over there are KGB/FSB and/or mafia-connected... just likePutin And London residentLeonard Blavatnik is a typical pro-Putin oligarch, getting rich off looting the Russian statethen utilizing that ill-gotten fortune to spread Russian influence around the globe. In this case, Blavatnik made almost 20 BILLION from the Russian oil/mining industries...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Julianne Ortman for U.S. Senate in MN Against 'Clown' Al Franken

    03/28/2014 5:22:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/27/14 | Tony Lee
    Framing the potential Senate contest as the "The Clown vs. The Mama Grizzly," former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Minnesota State Senator Julianne Ortman Thursday in her bid to get the GOP nomination and unseat Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). The primary is August 14. Palin slammed the former Saturday Night Live comedian's record in the Senate as a "joke" and, riffing off of Franken's Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot book, called Franken just a "Big Fat Liberal" who voted with Obama 100% of the time: Al Frankens career has been a joke; we all know this. The biggest...
  • Sarah Palin endorses Julianne Ortman's U.S. Senate bid

    03/27/2014 6:43:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 3/27/14 | Corey Mitchell
    Former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has endorsed GOP U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman, who is running in a crowded field of Republicans angling to unseat Democratic Sen. Al Franken. In a post of her Facebook page, Palin slammed Franken, a former Saturday Night Live star and liberal radio host, calling his political career a joke. Palin also heaped praise on Ortman, a state senator, calling her a conservative champion and a fighter for life and for our Second Amendment rights. Lets give voters a contrast this fall: a clown vs. a Mama Grizzly, an Obama 100...
  • In nod to cultural sensitivity, Minnesota considers renaming Asian carp to 'invasive carp'

    03/27/2014 6:35:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 3/27/14 | Mike Cronin - ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. The troublesome fish currently known as Asian carp may get a new name in Minnesota over concern that the current one casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light. Proposals advancing in the Legislature would require the Department of Natural Resources to refer to the fish as "invasive carp," a reference to the threat the non-native fish pose to Mississippi River-area ecosystems. ...
  • Minnesota: Your Immediate Action Needed to Stop Suppression of Political Speech, Anti-Gun Language

    03/26/2014 7:00:01 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 3-16-14 | NRA-ILA
    House File 1944 and Senate File 1915, politically motivated measures aimed at suppressing political speech by membership organizations such as the NRA, continue to move quickly through the Minnesota legislature. These flawed and dangerous bills pose a grave risk to freedom of speech in Minnesota and overreach to impose excessive regulatory burdens on political interests. HF 1944 and SF 1915 would require organizations like the NRA, who engage in political speech, to disclose the names of many of their donors, including those who pay membership dues. This legislation would re-brand what is now recognized as free speech as elections speech,...
  • Green Revolution leader Norman Borlaug statue unveiled at U.S. Capitol

    03/26/2014 12:07:46 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 19 replies
    WASHINGTON The father of the so-called Green Revolution has a permanent home in the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers unveiled a statue of Norman Borlaug on Tuesday in a ceremony on what would have been his 100th birthday. The Iowa native and University of Minnesota graduate is credited with saving as many as 1 billion people from hunger by creating a type of wheat that was disease resistant and high-yielding. Borlaug, who died in 2009, won the 1970 Nobel Prize for his work and has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. His likeness will join...
  • GOCRA Update: The Bloomberg Bill(MN)

    03/25/2014 5:52:48 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    GOCRA ^ | 3-25-14 | GOCRA
    Since this bill isnt going away we dont have the votes to kill it we are working with our allies AND the bills authors to transform it into something fair and constitutional. Weve come a long way, and there are still more changes to come. Theres another hearing Wednesday at 2:15 in Room 10 of the State Office Building, and if you can come to show your support for civil rights, wed love to see you there. The long version: Last Thursday and today, the Minnesota Senate and House heard their separate versions of Billionaire Michael Bloombergs domestic...
  • Keith Ellison (D-MN 5) KeyWiki Progressive/Marxist Profiles

    03/25/2014 4:40:40 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 5 replies
    http://www.trevorloudon.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Trevor Loudon
    Catch award-winning, acclaimed author, Trevor Loudon with Glenn Beck on TheBlaze TV March 26th at 5:00 PM EST KeyWiki.org Page: http://keywiki.org/index.php/Keith_Ellison Election Facts for 2014: Party Democrat State Minnesota Location Minnesota 5 First Elected 2006 Candidates in 2014: Keith Ellison D Incumbent Undeclared No Declared Opposition Listed Keith Maurice Ellison is a Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 5th District of Minnesota. He is also a Co-Chair on the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and of the...
  • TEXAS SEES GREATER DECLINES IN WELFARE THAN NATION, CALIFORNIA NUMBERS RISE

    03/25/2014 11:32:25 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | March 25,2014 | by CHUCK DEVORE
    The number of food stamp recipients (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) fell in Texas in 2013, dropping 4.6 percent from a year earlier to 3.9 million recipients in December 2013. Nationally, SNAP caseload declined by 2.1 percent from December 2012 to December 2013 as the job market gradually warmed up. Californias SNAP caseload bucked the national trend, increasing 4.1 percent to 4.3 million recipients, the second-largest percentage increase in the nation behind Maryland. Eleven states saw an increase in their SNAP rolls, Maryland, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Nebraska and Rhode Island , while...
  • Rep Ellison: 'Get Rid of Them Crazy Military-Style Assault Weapons'

    03/25/2014 8:08:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/25/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    During an March 23rd appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said it's okay to have shotguns "but get rid of them crazy military-style assault weapons."
  • House Bloomberg bill hearing Tuesday morning (MN)

    03/24/2014 8:48:30 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    GOCRA ^ | 3-24-14 | Andrew Rothman
    The House version of Michael Bloombergs unconstitutional gun grab bill, HF3238, will be heard Tuesday morning in Rep. Paymars Public Safety committee. The bill strips accused individuals of fundamental Second Amendment and property rights without due process, and imposes, practically, a gun forfeiture on such accused individuals. In the Senate, bill author Ron Latz successfully urged his fellow DFLers on the committee to pass the bill, promising that the bill would be fixed after it was passed out of committee. This is, in the words of GOCRA co-founder and attorney David M. Gross, backwards, upside-down, and inside out: bills are...
  • Minnesota Bill Would Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks on Babies Who Feel Pain

    03/20/2014 9:20:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life news ^ | Bill Poehler
    Legislation to stop abortions after the point at which the unborn child can feel pain was introduced in the Minnesota Senate today. The measure would prohibit the killing of innocent unborn children at 20 weeks from conception. For far too long, Minnesotas abortionists have been inflicting unconscionable suffering on unborn babies by killing them when they are already extraordinarily developed and pain-sensitive, explained Scott Fischbach, Executive Director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL). It is illegal to treat animals in such a brutal way; this bill will finally protect unborn children at 20 weeks and older from the torturous...
  • Veterans Affairs wind turbine, built for $2.3 million, stands dormant

    03/20/2014 6:40:02 AM PDT · by woodbutcher1963 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 20, 2014 | Tom Steward
    <p>ST. CLOUD, Minn. A $2.3 million federal stimulus project at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Cloud is giving green energy initiatives a bad name. A 600-kilowatt wind turbine -- some 245 foot tall -- stands on the wintry VA grounds, frozen in time and temperature, essentially inoperable for the past 1 1/2 years.</p>
  • Will NFL's Super Bowl bullying be too much for our lawmakers?

    03/19/2014 7:03:08 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-18-14 | Joe Soucheray
    The National Football League sent six of its lieutenants to Minneapolis the other day to advertise what essentially is a take-it-or-leave-it offer. Either you people give us the tax breaks we want so that we might not be fettered by the reasonable expectations of doing business or you don't get a Super Bowl. Capiche? "It's an incredibly competitive environment,'' said Frank Supovitz, NFL senior vice president of events. If Supovitz wasn't wearing a tie, he would have said, "Look, we've got other cities that will do what we want, so you either play by our rules or you can stuff...
  • Only in Minnesota: Lesbian police chief participates in city's 'Hijab Day'

    03/17/2014 6:00:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 52 replies
    One News Now ^ | 17Mar14 | Chad Groening
    A messianic Jewish leader says a recent "Hijab Day" in Minneapolis is another example of people bending over backwards to accommodate Muslim demands. Breitbart.com reported that female Muslim employees at Minneapolis City Hall declared February 28 to be "Hijab Day," then convinced most female employee at work to don the traditional headwear to pose for pictures that were posted on Facebook. "Christians cannot and would not make demands of people of other faiths. Jews would never make such demands of people of other faiths," says Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries. Markell's ministry is based in Minnesota....
  • Six-year-old girl who froze to death outside Minnesota home identified .....

    03/14/2014 7:58:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    FULL TITLE: Six-year-old girl who froze to death outside Minnesota home identified as her cousin is arrested for manslaughter Police have arrested a Minnesota woman in connection to the death of her 6-year-old cousin, who was found frozen outside her home last month. Rachel Downer, 22, was taken into custody Friday and charged with second-0degree manslaughter and felony neglect of a child. Downer's cousin Mercedes Mayfield was discovered unconscious in the entrance to an apartment building in Bemidji on the morning of February 27 after spending hours in temperatures that fell to nearly 30 degrees-below-zero with windchill of -40.
  • 2 charged in Eden Prairie Lifetime Fitness locker room beating

    03/14/2014 8:53:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    FOX (Minnesota) ^ | March 11, 2014 | Shelby Capacio
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) - Police say the case began with a man who was brutally beaten in the locker room of the Lifetime Fitness gym in Eden Prairie -- but charging documents claim that's far from where the violence ended. Many have wondered how Dalal Bayle Idd and Kamal Elyas Maqadin were able to get into the health club in the first place -- and the answer is simple: They walked in just like everyone else. They only difference is that they didn't stop to check in because they weren't there to work out.
  • POLL: FRANKEN AND DAYTON LOSING SUPPORT AMONG MINNESOTA VOTERS

    03/13/2014 5:18:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    Big government ^ | March 13, 2014
    Support appears to be crumbling among constituents of Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and Minnesota Democratic Governor Mark Dayton, according to new poll data posted from Public Opinion Strategies this week that the Minnesota GOP is touting.
  • Back-to-back Eden Prairie attacks start with man assaulted, robbed in Life Time Fitness

    A bloody ambush robbery of a Life Time Fitness member in an Eden Prairie locker room left the man badly beaten, and one of his two assailants unleashed a similar attack on a resident in a randomly chosen home in the city about an hour later, according to charges filed Tuesday. Arrested and charged in the Sunday attack at Life Time Fitness were Dalal B. Idd, 18, of Eden Prairie, and Kamal E. Maqadin, 26, of Shakopee. Both remain jailed pending appearances Wednesday in Hennepin County District Court. The fitness center victim was punched repeatedly Sunday afternoon by Idd and...
  • Minnesota GOP State Representative Pens Racist Tweet About NBA Players

    03/10/2014 5:34:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014 | Adam Edelman
    Lets be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime, tweeted state Rep. Pat Garofalo Sunday.A Minnesota state lawmaker is under fire after making comments about the NBA that many feel were out of bounds. Gopher State Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo tweeted Sunday that 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime. The offensive tweet was met widely with criticism: more than 1,200 people retweeted it and hundreds of others replied to the...
  • You Are Invited! Power Line, Ricochet, Fraters Meet-Up on Saturday

    03/07/2014 5:56:14 PM PST · by DManA · 12 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 3/7/2014 | John Hinderaker
    You Are Invited! Power Line, Ricochet, Fraters Meet-Up on Saturday [Bumped] All Power Line readers are invited, along with their friends and relatives. If you live in or near the Twin Cities, you should comewe are having a Power Line, Ricochet and Fraters Libertas meet-up at Keegans Irish Pub at 5:00 on Saturday. Brian Ward and I will record our next episode of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience live at the pub, beginning at around 6:00, depending on the rowdiness of the crowd and other factors. It will be fun; if you can make it, please say hello and introduce yourself. Keegans...
  • School forces half-naked, sopping wet student to stand outside, frostbite results

    03/04/2014 7:21:17 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/03/2014 | Robby Soave
    <p>A Minnesota public high school was so committed to obeying its fire drill policy to the exact letter of the law that it forced a female studentdressed only in a swimsuit, and sopping wetto stand outside in the freezing cold for ten minutes. As a result, she suffered frostbite.</p>
  • Minnesota: St. Paul Police Dept bows down, approves police-issued hijab

    03/04/2014 7:11:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    In Somali culture, women dont strive to become police officers, Kadra Mohamed said. On Saturday morning, Mohamed was recognized as the first Somali-American woman to join the St. Paul Police Department, a move made possible by the departments announcement that it has approved an option for employees to wear a police-issued hijab. Its nerve-wracking in a way, Mohamed, 21, said of being the first woman of Somali descent in the department. I want to be a good role model for others, especially Somali women. Mohamed was recognized at the polices Western District building during a graduation ceremony for youth who...
  • Wells Fargo cuts 700 mortgage jobs

    02/27/2014 5:50:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Minneapolis/St Paul Star Tribune ^ | February 27, 2014 | Jennifer Bjorhus
    Wells Fargo cuts 700 employees, including 203 in the Twin Cities, as demand for mortgages declines.Wells Fargo & Co. said Wednesday that it is cutting 700 employees, including 203 in the Twin Cities, as demand for mortgages continues to shrink. The San Francisco-based bank said it notified affected employees Wednesday, and that almost all of them work at the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage campus in south Minneapolis. Some work elsewhere in the Twin Cities. The cuts follow scattered layoffs in the Twin Cities in January in which Wells Fargo laid off fewer than 30 mortgage-related workers. We currently expect mortgage...
  • South Carolina House Panel Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

    02/25/2014 1:38:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A South Carolina state House committee has a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks based on scientific evidence showing unborn children feel pain. Currently the state allows abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy unless the life of the mother is at risk. A National Right to Life Committee poll found that 63 percent of Americans, and 70 percent of women, support a ban on post-fetal pain abortion in Washington, D.C. The same poll also found that American women, by an overwhelming majority of 62-27 percent, would be more likely to vote for lawmakers who support this bill....
  • Demand For High-Interest Payday Loans Soars In Minnesota

    02/23/2014 8:22:16 AM PST · by Son House · 24 replies
    MinnPost ^ | 01/28/13 | Jeff Hargarten, Kevin Burbach, Calvin Swanson, Cali Owings and Shayna Chapel
    Call it predatory lending. Or call it financial service for the neediest. Either way, more Minnesotans are turning to high-interest payday loans and other services outside the mainstream banking system, controversial enterprises that operate through a loophole to dodge state restrictions. On a typical morning throughout Minnesota, customers stream into any one of some 100 storefronts where they can borrow hundreds of dollars in minutes with no credit check at Super Cash on the north side of Bloomington, for example, at Ace Minnesota Corp. on Nicollet Avenue in Richfield and across the metro on Rosevilles Rice Street at PayDay...
  • Something Incredible Happens When a Citizen Asks MN Dems Simple Obamacare Question

    02/21/2014 1:52:14 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 20, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    During a town hall-style agricultural symposium in Mankato, Minn., on Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers were left speechless after a citizen asked a very simple question about Obamacare.Screengrab via KEYC-TV The question: “I thought the Affordable Care Act would save $2500 per family. What happened?”Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Tim Walz, both of Minnesota, seemingly didn’t know how to respond. In fact, the room erupted in laughter after the two just stared at each other. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), who also attended the meeting, was the only one prepared to respond.“I voted ‘no’, so I’ll let these guys handle that,” he said,...
  • Minnesota Dems Laugh When Asked Why Obamacare Doesnt Save Families Money

    02/20/2014 2:33:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/20/14
    **SNIP** I thought the Affordable Care Act would save $2,500 per family, a constituent asked. What happened? Klobuchar and Walz looked at each other sheepishly, before laughing uncomfortably. Peterson said, Well I voted no, so Ill let these guys handle that, eliciting laughter and applause from the crowd.