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  • MNfusion: Tullibee Chef Crowned Prince Of Pigs At Cochon555

    02/21/2017 6:48:44 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 2/21/17 | Katie Fraser
    Where’s the beef? Well, it made way for the pork. On Sunday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis, Twin Cities foodies celebrated the pig in all of its glory at Cochon555. An event dedicated to all things pork, Cochon555 celebrates heritage pigs and sustainable farming of the animal. The competition featured five chefs, who compete head-to-head creating dishes using a whole heritage breed pig. The focus is on fine dining. Proceeds from the 14-city event go to Piggy Bank, a charity focusing on sanctuaries for heritage breed pigs and Open Access Agriculture.
  • College club clubs Trump effigy at recruitment fair

    02/16/2017 3:16:00 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 24 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 2.16.2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    A feminist organization at a Minnesota college recently invited students to batter a Donald Trump effigy during a school-wide recruitment fair. The Gustavus Adolphus College “Womyn’s Awareness Center” (the misspelling is intentional) erected an effigy of President Trump alongside its recruitment table Wednesday, encouraging passers-by to unleash their political anger on a replica of the new president.
  • State of Washington & State of Minnesota v. Trump

    02/09/2017 3:47:18 PM PST · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    Ninth Circuit Court ^ | Feb 9, 2017 | Ninth Circuit Court
    Ruling re Appeal of Visa Suspension TRO
  • Keith Ellison: Jews Are ‘Slave Traders’ Trying To ‘Oppress Minorities All Over The World’

    02/08/2017 5:15:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 8, 2017 | Amber Randall
    Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison once accused Jewish people of oppressing “minorities all over the world,” Ellison’s former college classmate revealed in an interview. Mother Jones interviewed former classmate Michael Olenick who worked as the opinions editor at the University of Minnesota’s student newspaper, The Minnesota Daily. Olenick said that Ellison, who went by Keith Hakim at the time, argued that “white Jews” were routinely oppressing minority groups. “European white Jews are trying to oppress minorities all over the world,” Olenick remembers Ellison arguing. “Keith would go on all the time about ‘Jewish slave traders,'” according to the Mother Jones...
  • Minnesota becomes a gateway to Canada for rejected African migrants

    02/05/2017 3:36:08 PM PST · by Drew68 · 24 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 2/4/17 | Mila Koumpilova
    The men pay hundreds of dollars for middle-of-the-night cab rides north to the Canadian border. They wade into the Red River to dodge border agents in summer and trudge through waist-deep snow in winter. On Christmas Eve, two wandered in the wind-swept flatness and lost their fingers to frostbite. Minnesota has become a key stop for a soaring number of migrants from Somalia and other African countries who sneak into Canada to seek asylum. More than 430 arrived in Winnipeg since April, up from 70 three years ago. Most come by way of Minneapolis, sometimes after grueling treks across Latin...
  • Somali-American Nonprofit in Minnesota Declines Federal Grant in Light of Immigration...

    02/05/2017 6:37:07 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/2/17 | Rebecca Omastiak/AP
    An internationally-recognized Somali-American nonprofit has declined to accept a federal grant in protest of President Donald Trump’s restrictions on refugees and travel. Ka Joog, which counsels and mentors young people in Minnesota, has turned down a $500,000 federal grant to show opposition to the Trump administration’s immigration policies that the nonprofit says targets Somalia and six other predominately Muslim countries. Ka Joog Executive Director Mohamed Farah told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that as much as the organization does not want to turn down such a significant grant, the board has decided it cannot ethically accept the money in light of Trump’s...
  • Mondale endorses Keith Ellison for DNC chair

    02/03/2017 8:05:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 3, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    Former Vice President Walter Mondale is endorsing Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison to become the next Democratic National Committee chair. The move gives the two top contenders to helm the party -- Ellison and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez -- one vice presidential endorsement each, after Joe Biden backed Perez earlier this week. It comes as Democrats head to Detroit for their third of four "future forums" Saturday, where candidates for party leadership lay out their visions, before the DNC's 447 voting members select their new chair in a late-February meeting in Atlanta. "Keith was a Minnesota star in the state...
  • Wisconsin Artist Who Cast Mary Tyler Moore Sculpture Dies

    01/31/2017 7:26:53 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/31/17 | AP
    Gwendolyn Gillen, a Wisconsin artist whose bronze sculpture of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat became a downtown Minneapolis landmark, has died. She was 76. Gillen's daughter, Alessandra Gillen, says her mother died Friday in hospice care at Madison Heights Senior Community in Madison, where she had lived since 2013. Gwendolyn Gillen died two days after Moore died at the age of 80.
  • Keith Ellison, first Muslim congressman, calls for ‘mass rallies’ to stop Trump orders

    01/28/2017 11:21:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Post's Power Post ^ | January 28, 2017 | David Weigel
    HOUSTON — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who in 2007 became the first Muslim member of Congress, said in an interview Saturday that opponents of President Trump’s executive orders on immigration and refugees should oppose them in the streets. “It’s time for people to get active, to get involved, to vote and to organize,” said Ellison, who was in Houston to campaign for chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “Trump must be stopped, and people power is what we have at our disposal to make him stop. We need mass rallies. We need them all over the country. We need them...
  • Did Donald Trump Carry Minnesota?

    01/26/2017 1:35:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Powerline ^ | January 26, 2017 | John Hinderaker
    Voter fraud is in the news again, with President Trump vowing an investigation and the liberal media assuring us that voter fraud does not exist. My question is always: why are they so confident that there is little or no fraud, when so few efforts are made to look for it? Here in Minnesota, there is no possible way for anyone to know how much voter fraud occurred last November. Minnesota is a same-day registration state, and more than 500,000 voters register on the day of a presidential election. The Minnesota Voters Alliance explains why that is a problem: Two...
  • Protesters Shut Down House Committee Meeting Over HF 322 (Govt. can sue protesters for costs)

    01/24/2017 10:17:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WCCO-TV ^ | January 24, 2017 | Esme Murphy
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Angry protesters forced a Minnesota House committee to briefly recess Tuesday morning after it passed a bill that would let local governments sue protesters to recover law enforcement costs. The measure passed 9-to-6 along party lines in the House Civil Law and Data Practices Policy Committee. Immediately after, an angry crowd erupted in protest over the bill, known as House File 322. Among the protesters shouting at lawmakers was John Thompson, a friend of Philando Castile, who was shot and killed last summer by a St. Anthony police officer. “Shame on you,” Thompson yelled at lawmakers. “You...
  • Abortion Activists Vandalize Pro-Life Office With Upside Down Cross and “F— Trump” Message

    01/23/2017 11:03:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 23, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    The St. Paul, Minnesota headquarters of Pro-Life Action Ministries was vandalized overnight with anti-child, anti-Trump and anti-Christian messages. The messages included “Another f- mouth to feed,” “F- Trump,” and an upside-down cross. As a non-profit, Pro-Life Action Ministries never endorsed Donald Trump. The leader of the organization, Brian Gibson, also received a harassing phone call the afternoon of January 22. That date is the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Pro-Life Action Ministries conducted a prayer service, attended by 180 Christians, outside the Planned Parenthood abortion center in St. Paul Sunday afternoon to...
  • Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton collapses during State of the State

    01/23/2017 6:00:49 PM PST · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    BNO News ^ | January 23, 2017
    Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has collapsed while delivering the annual State of the State address in the House Chambers. The governor is receiving medical attention but his current condition is unknown. (more)
  • Supporters Guard Veterans Memorial After City Pulls Cross (Minnesota)

    01/23/2017 8:39:37 AM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-23-2017 | Fox News
    The makeshift crosses in Belle Plaine. (Fox 9) A veterans memorial in Minnesota lost one cross but gained more than a dozen others -- and a security detail -- over the weekend after supporters argued that the city caved to the Freedom from Religion Foundation. The memorial at Belle Plaine Veterans Memorial Park showed a silhouette of a soldier kneeling in front of a cross that served as a headstone for a fellow soldier's grave, Fox 9 reported. Workers installed it last summer, but opponents were quick to argue that it violated the separation of church and state because it...
  • Charges: Man Drove Into Ditch Drunk, Had Sex & Assaulted Deputy Attempting Arrest

    01/18/2017 10:22:54 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/18/17 | WCCO
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 27-year-old White Bear Lake man faces charges after he allegedly drunkenly drove into a ditch, had sex there with a female passenger, and spit on a deputy attempting to arrest him, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. Alan Krueger is charged with one felony count of fourth-degree assault and one gross misdemeanor count of DWI with a refusal to submit to chemical test in connection to the Jan. 16 incident. ~SNIP~ After failing standard field sobriety tests, Krueger was asked to provide a preliminary breath test sample. Before that, deputies told him to form a...
  • Trump's inauguration brings high stakes, hopes in rural Minn.

    01/15/2017 5:30:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/14/17 | Mark Brunswick
    Donald Trump didn't win Minnesota. And he never visited Mower County. But his message resonated with voters in LeRoy and Lyle. Now they wonder: What's next? ~SNIP~ With Fox News on a nearby TV, the coffee crowd, which included a former deputy sheriff and retired and semiretired farmers and truckers, was decidedly optimistic about President-elect Donald Trump. “We’re the kind of people who believe in country, family and faith — not necessarily in that order,” said Dave Johnson, a semiretired cattle and hog farmer, Trump man and the table’s informal alpha dog. “We’re concerned about the future, and a lot...
  • St. Louis Park High School Reports Tuberculosis Case (MN)

    01/12/2017 6:07:57 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/12/17 | Nate Leding
    The superintendent of St. Louis Park High School reported a case of tuberculosis. The school district says it was notified by the Hennepin County Department of Health that one individual at the high school had been diagnosed with active TB in late November. The individual was receiving medical care by the time the school district was notified. But the school district says the person was contagious in September, October and November before the diagnosis was determined. The superintendent says the Hennepin County Department of Health asked the district to wait to communicate the information until they could determine who else...
  • 7 Juveniles with Packing Tape on Mouths, Woman in Labor Found in Stolen Vehicle (MN)

    01/11/2017 6:44:13 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 48 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/11/17 | Nate Leding
    A police officer stopped a vehicle for a driving violation just after midnight Tuesday in the city of Ramsey. During the stop, the officer found out the vehicle had been stolen and discovered a woman in labor and seven juveniles with packing tape over their mouths. There were three adults in the vehicle. The woman who was in labor was transported to a hospital, according to the Ramsey Police Department. Seven juveniles who were also in the vehicle were initially found unresponsive with the tape over their mouths. Police say there was no immediate threat to their safety and released...
  • Ventura Loses Appeal to Reinstate $1.8M Verdict

    01/09/2017 9:42:24 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 42 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/9/17 | AP
    The Supreme Court has turned away former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's bid for reinstatement of a $1.8 million verdict in his defamation case against the estate of slain Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving intact a decision by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to upend the verdict.
  • State Record Eelpout Caught on Lake of the Woods

    01/06/2017 6:32:46 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/5/17 | Brent Palm
    A northwest Minnesota man now holds the state record for largest eelpout. The DNR says Brent Getzler of Roosevelt caught a 19 pound, 9 ounce eelpout in the Minnesota waters of Lake of the Woods. The fish was 33 inches long with a belly full of girth at 23 and 7/8 inches. Getzler caught it while fishing for walleye with an orange jigging spoon tipped with a minnow on Dec. 19. "Brent along with his buddies thought he was battling with a monster walleye and they were recording the three-minute fight. But after realizing it was just a pout they quit filming, "DNR coordinator Mike Kurre said...
  • Obama to Wolves: Play better defense

    01/05/2017 7:41:19 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/5/16 | Jerry Zgoda
    The Timberwolves received a 90-minute tour of the White House that included a visit with President Obama during one of their two days between games in Philadelphia and Washington. The commander in chief and leader of the free world for the next two weeks offered them a scouting report of themselves. “Yeah,” Wolves guard Ricky Rubio said with a grin. “He said we’ve got to play better defense.”
  • Minorities are joining the rush to buy guns in Minnesota

    12/31/2016 7:43:51 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 56 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/31/16 | Faiza Mahamud
    Abdul Yusuf and Jamal Abdulahi hadn’t seen the need before, but a few weeks after the November election the two men went to a gun store and started the paperwork for permits to carry. They are among the Muslims and members of other minority groups who are joining the ranks of Minnesotans who applied to become gun owners in 2016. For Abdulahi, it’s a natural response to an uptick in hate crimes since the election of Donald Trump. “Donald Trump has directly pointed fingers at the Somali community,” Abdulahi said, referring to the president-elect’s statements before the election that Somalis...
  • EIGHT underage boys had accused a Minnesota teacher and his husband who died in a murder-suicide....

    12/28/2016 7:52:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 68 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 28, 2016 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: EIGHT underage boys had accused a Minnesota teacher and his husband who died in a murder-suicide of sexual abuse A Minnesota elementary school teacher and his husband had sexual conduct with eight underage boys, according to a police report following a four-month investigation. South St. Paul police closed the investigation into teacher Aric Babbitt and his husband, Matthew Deyo, and released the documents this week. The couple was found dead August 25 in an apparent murder-suicide with gunshot wounds on Lopez Island in Washington state. Neither was charged in relation to the abuse allegations.
  • Superweed introduced to Minnesota with conservation seed mix

    12/27/2016 11:33:40 PM PST · by Ray76 · 37 replies
    StarTribune ^ | Dec 27, 2016 | Tom Meersman
    Federal programs designed to help farmers set aside more habitat for bees and wildlife have produced a dangerous offshoot this year: Some mixes used to plant native grasses and flowers were contaminated with harmful weed seeds that have now been introduced onto hundreds of farms in several Midwestern states, including Minnesota. The weeds include Palmer amaranth, one of the most prolific and devastating weeds in the country for corn, soybeans and other row crops. There’s reason for concern, said University of Minnesota Extension weed scientist Jeff Gunsolus, because a single female Palmer amaranth plant produces more than 250,000 seeds, grows...
  • Terrorist cell is alive in Minneapolis, U.S. judge in ISIL case says

    12/27/2016 11:57:34 PM PST · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    StarTribune ^ | Nov 19, 2016 | Stephen Montemayor
    In sentencing nine young Somali-Minnesotans on terror conspiracy charges this week, U.S. District Judge Michael Davis closed a chapter in the federal government’s long, extraordinary investigation of ISIL recruitment in Minnesota. In nine hearings over three days before a courtroom packed with the families of the young men who sought to give their lives to ISIL, Davis repeatedly underlined a clear message: There is a terrorist cell in Minneapolis and it is still alive today. “Everyone talks about Brussels or Paris having cells,” Davis said one day, then, raising his voice: “We have a cell here in Minneapolis.”
  • Minnesota Rep. Susan Allen Is Two-Spirit, a Lesbian, and She Won’t Be Assimilated

    12/24/2016 8:56:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Slate ^ | December 21, 2016 | Stephanie Weber
    When Susan Allen was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012, she became the first openly lesbian Native American woman to win office in any state legislature. But framing that achievement as one for the lesbian community alone obscures another aspect of Allen’s identity, and one that is directly connected to her Native American ancestry: Allen also identifies as “two-spirit.” While Americans are increasingly familiar with the elements that make-up our modern LGBTQ abbreviation, other, often older queer identities like two-spirit remain unappreciated to the point of erasure. But if Allen and other two-spirit folks have their way,...
  • Good Samaritan Helps Save Christmas For Minn. Family

    12/24/2016 5:47:00 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies
    WCCO.com | 12/24/16 | Kate Raddatz
    It was Thanksgiving night when Allison Wicklund and her husband, Dan, were on the hunt for a new TV at a Walmart in Cambridge. They were hoping for an early Black Friday deal, but then Allison spotted something. “I noticed there was an envelope laying on the ground,” Allison said. She opened the envelope and found cash, but there was no name or contact info. She turned it in to a store employee. “I said, ‘Just kind of keep me updated with what happens, I’d really like to know if it gets back to the family,'” Allison said. She went...
  • Recent Somali Migrant Charged With Criminal Sexual Conduct in Minnesota

    12/17/2016 8:30:06 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Dec 2016 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    A 22-year old Somali man who arrived in the United States in September faces charges of criminal sexual conduct, a felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison. “A Minneapolis man is being charged with criminal sexual conduct after being accused of raping a woman on a bus passing through Crookston Friday,” according to the Crookston Times. “Mohamed Harir Ayanle, 22, was released from the Northwest Regional Correction Center Monday on a $5,000 bond and on the condition that he does not leave Minnesota,” the Times reported. According to the criminal complaint filed with the Minnesota 9th Judicial District...
  • Minnesota players end boycott, resume practice for Holiday Bowl

    12/17/2016 3:56:45 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 46 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | December 17, 2016 | Graham Watson Dr. Saturday
    Minnesota players have ended their boycott of the Holiday Bowl. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Minnesota football players ended their boycott Saturday morning and will begin preparation for the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27. The Gophers had been protesting the suspension of 10 players linked to a sexual assault allegation. The team was demanding the suspended players be reinstated immediately. [Forde-Yard Dash: Every bowl game, parsed and personified and predicted] Senior wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky read a team statement Saturday morning: “As a team, we understand that what has occurred these past few days, and playing football for the University...
  • 10 U Of M Football Players Suspended Indefinitely

    12/14/2016 7:01:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 68 replies
    CBS MINNESOTA ^ | 12/14/16
    Ten University of Minnesota Gopher football players were suspended indefinitely Tuesday night. It is unclear if this suspension is related to an earlier allegation of sexual assault....
  • Minneapolis Hiring More Cops - "An Act of Violence"?

    12/11/2016 8:38:54 AM PST · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Law Officer ^ | December 8, 2016
    The mayor of Minneapolis proposed to hire 15 more police officers to help reduce rising crime - but the proposal has become controversial, with one citizen calling it "an act of violence against people of color," according to a news report from the StarTribune. With the number of violent crimes increasing throughout Minneapolis, and the number of gun-related injuries up 27%, mayor Betsy Hodges proposed hiring 15 more police officers. [Snip] The overall message from those who spoke at the hearing seems invariably clear: do not hire more police officers. Some characterized the hiring of more police officers in more...
  • Congressman Keith Ellison’s Son To Run For Minneapolis City Council

    12/08/2016 7:17:45 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 12/6/16 | WCCO staff
    Congressman Keith Ellison’s son is set to start a political career of his own. Jeremiah Bey Ellison, a self-described “artist and organizer,” will challenge incumbent council member Blong Yang in Ward 5, which includes most of north Minneapolis. Ellison’s campaign website — which makes no mention of his father — calls for “a future for the Northside authored by Northsiders.” The campaign bio makes mention of his experience as a homeless youth counselor and teaching artist, and lays out a campaign platform for the city. Yang, the first Hmong-American elected to the Minneapolis City Council, won his first term in...
  • Medical Examiner Identifies Man Shot, Killed in Confrontation with Security Guard in Eagan

    12/07/2016 7:50:36 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Rebecca Omastiak & Ellen Galles
    A man who died early Monday morning after being shot by a security guard has been identified. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man as 25-year-old Davon O'Keith Wiley.  The ME report says he died of multiple gunshot wounds. According to Wiley's Facebook page he was an engineer for the U.S. Army and an intake worker at Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  The U.S. Army confirmed Wiley entered the Army Reserves in 2012.  Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis would not confirm Wiley's employment, despite multiple attempts. Wednesday afternoon two of Wiley's family members...
  • 13 Minnesota churches eye ‘underground railroad’ for those facing deportation

    12/06/2016 6:53:41 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 70 replies
    TwinCities.com ^ | 12/6/16 | Frederick Melo
    The rhetoric on immigration during the presidential campaign season has struck fear into the hearts of many foreign-born families, and a new network of Minnesota churches is mobilizing to respond. The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer on St. Paul’s Dale Street already maintains 22 shelter beds for the homeless in its basement, where families with no other place to go often spend the night on a temporary basis. The Rev. James Erlandson said those beds may soon serve a different purpose: offering sanctuary to those facing deportation. “That’s a moral stand that we’ve taken,” Erlandson said. “We want to say: ‘Don’t increase...
  • MN Restaurant Puts Up ‘Muslims Get Out’ Sign – Has MASSIVE IMPACT On Business [VIDEO]

    12/02/2016 9:24:55 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 49 replies
    US Herald ^ | 12-2-2016 | Bob Amoroso
    When it comes to the national debate on terrorism all one needs to do is look towards Minnesota which has unwittingly become a microcosm of where America is heading. "Little Mogadishu" which is another name for Minnesota, and which is now the home to the largest Somali population in the country, also has the distinction of producing more homegrown terrorist then any other state in the union, just recently over 20 Somali/Americans from Minnesota left the U.S. to join ISIS and the recent Muslim extremist knife attack in a Minnesota mall. It's within this backdrop that this one very brave...
  • Cops To Drunk Drivers: We’ll Make You Listen To One Direction

    11/26/2016 5:02:08 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 11/26/16 | WCCO.com
    A small Minnesota police department’s tweet went viral this week after it threatened to subject drunk drivers to the music of One Direction. Just before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, police in Wyoming, a city 30 miles north of the Twin Cities, tweeted the warning, which went on to garner, as of Saturday afternoon, more than 5,000 retweets and 9,000 likes. In the tweet, police warned that drunk drivers will be caught, arrested and made to listen to “One Direction cover bands on the way to jail.” There was no mention of the Eighth Amendment, which protects citizens from “cruel and...
  • Trump-assassination threat displayed in school trophy case

    11/19/2016 6:01:43 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/18/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The U.S. Secret Service has been notified of an incident at Ordean-East Middle School in Duluth, Minnesota, in which a photo of President-elect Donald Trump was placed in a trophy case with the caption “You’re a dead man.” Duluth was one of only two areas in Minnesota that voted heavily for Hillary Clinton, the other being Minneapolis-St. Paul. The rest of the state was solid red in voting for Trump, with the overall popular vote going to Clinton by a much more narrow margin than predicted by pollsters. The principal of the school was notified of the threatening image only...
  • POLICE OFFICER CHARGED IN FATAL SHOOTING OF PHILANDO CASTILE

    11/16/2016 9:21:16 AM PST · by toast · 48 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 11/16/2016 | Chao Xiong
    Officer Jeronimo Yanez faces three criminal charges for the killing of Philando Castile, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced Wednesday. Choi said it was his conclusion that “use of deadly force by Officer Yanez was not justified.” Yanez was charged Wednesday with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm.
  • Lino Lakes police: Driver at .33 BAC blames crash on anger over Trump's victory

    11/14/2016 10:10:58 AM PST · by tekrat · 41 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11/14/2016 | Paul Walsh
    The St. Paul woman said one day after voting concluded, "I am upset over the election and you should let me go home," according to police. A day after Americans voted for president, an extremely drunken motorist rammed into two vehicles stopped at a traffic signal in Lino Lakes and explained to police afterward that she was drinking to drown her sorrows over Donald Trump’s victory, authorities said. Elizabeth L. Lundberg, who turned 33 years old while in the Anoka County jail, remains held Monday morning on gross-misdemeanor charges of criminal vehicular operation and third-degree driving while intoxicated in connection...
  • DEMOCRAT MAYOR THREATENS TO IGNORE TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION ORDERS

    11/13/2016 3:54:26 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 176 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | November 13K 2016 | Dennis Michael Lynch
    During his campaign, Trump said he would cancel all federal funding to so-called “sanctuary cities.” On Saturday, Hodges pledged to ignore President Trump when he takes office. According to Hodges, she will see to it that Minneapolis law enforcement officers will not assist federal agents in tracking down illegal aliens. Hodges released a statement Saturday titled “Support for Immigrant Community Keeps Minneapolis Safer”: “I will continue to stand by immigrants in Minneapolis. For years, Minneapolis has codified in ordinance that our police officers will not do the work of the Federal government and ICE regarding immigration status. If police officers...
  • Veteran's Day 2016 (The Eagle's Watch)

    11/11/2016 5:58:12 PM PST · by Kartographer · 3 replies
    11/11/16 | Kartographer
    Frank Glick took this photo at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. When he recorded the shot, he never could have guessed how much it was going to mean to the widow of the World War II veteran buried there.
  • Trump to make first public Minnesota visit today; Pence in Duluth on Monday

    11/06/2016 10:19:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | November 6, 2016 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has said in recent days that Minnesota is his to win, will make his first public visit to the state Sunday afternoon. “We’re going up to Minnesota which, traditionally has not been Republican at all,” Trump said at a rally in Florida. “And we’re doing phenomenally. We just saw a poll.” The Trump rally will be at 2 p.m. at the Sun Country hangar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, located at 2005 Cargo Road. Gates will open at 11 a.m. Tickets are required and can be requested on Trump’s website....
  • 5 Rallies Today! Sioux City, IA-Minneaepolis, MN- Sterling Heights, MI-Moon Twp, PA-Leesburg, VA.

    11/06/2016 1:43:51 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,520 replies
    Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald Trump for President rally in Sioux City, IA at the Sioux City Convention Center at 12:00 PM CT. Sioux City Convention Center trump Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Minneapolis, MN at Sun Country Airlines Hangar at 2:00 PM CT. Minneapolis, MN at Sun Country Airlines Hangar Sunday, November 6, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Sterling Heights, MI at the Freedom Hill Amphitheater. Live coverage at 6:00 PM ET. Freedom Hill Amphitheater...
  • Oodles of Poodles: Minnesota Dog Ties Breed Record for Largest Litter

    11/05/2016 11:45:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | November 3, 2016 | April Baumgarten
    Kelli Hewitt’s standard poodle looked like any other pregnant dog, the dog breeder from far northwestern Minnesota said. But she and her family couldn’t believe how many puppies were coming as the poodle named Crystal Diamond RD — Crystal, for short — gave birth Aug. 28 at their farm. When Crystal’s labor was over, the registered, purebred poodle had 16 puppies squirming around. “She didn’t look really bigger than average, so we were pretty shocked when she kept having babies,” Hewitt said. The Hewitts believe the birth has tied a record for the largest standard poodle litter. Another poodle named...
  • 250,000 Minnesotans Have Already Voted. Here’s What We Know

    11/06/2016 12:01:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | November 3, 2016 | RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER
    More than a quarter of a million people have already voted in Minnesota and the record-breaking numbers are expected to surge as Election Day approaches. “We are on track to have about 50,000 people voting prior to Election Day in Ramsey County,” said Joe Mansky, the county’s election manager. If that comes to pass, more than 15 percent of Ramsey County residents will be all done with voting before Nov. 8. RELATED ARTICLES Trump to make first public Minnesota visit Sunday; Pence in Duluth on Monday In Twin Cities, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson rallies third-party supporters Will Trump or Clinton...
  • Donald Trump to make first public Minnesota visit Sunday

    11/05/2016 9:21:07 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 148 replies
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press.com ^ | Nov 5 2016 | Rachel AE. Stassen-Berger, David Montgomery
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has indicated in recent days that he thinks Minnesota is his to win, will make his first public visit to the state Sunday. “We’re going to Minnesota,” Trump said at a rally in Florida, according to reporters who were there. Trump’s Minnesota campaign confirmed the visit. Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey said the rally will be at 2 p.m. at the Sun Country hangar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, according to initial information from the Trump campaign.
  • National Democrats Slander Minnesota's Jason Lewis

    11/04/2016 7:32:21 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/04/2016 | Dr. John R. Lott Jr.
    Desperate Democrat Angie Craig is accusing Jason Lewis of justifying rape and slavery. Rarely has an electorate been subject to such a brazen and transparent example of raw political ambition and outright duplicity than those unfortunate souls living in Minnesota’s second congressional district. While the race for the hotly contested open seat, which covers the southern half of the Twin Cities metro region and areas to its southeast, remains a “toss up” between Republican Jason Lewis and Democrat Angie Craig, according to the Cook Political Report — it has been the campaign of Craig and her Democrat surrogates at the...
  • Minnesota students pick Trump in first statewide mock election

    11/01/2016 12:39:07 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 52 replies
    Minnesota high schoolers have spoken, and they’re choosing Donald Trump. Trump clinched a narrow win over Hillary Clinton in the first round of results in the inaugural statewide mock election for high school students, run by Secretary of State Steve Simon’s office. About 77,000 students from 213 high schools filled out ballots for U.S. President.
  • Working Class District in Minnesota Trump Up by 12 and Dems are Going Independent

    10/26/2016 2:19:31 PM PDT · by MMaschin · 61 replies
    American Lookout ^ | 10-26-2016 | Tom Franklin
    The eighth Congressional District of Minnesota is a working class area in Eastern Minnesota. It has voted for a Democrat in the last four Presidential elections. It has a Democrat Congressman and will likely be the most expensive Congressional race this year. Usually, a Democrat Presidential candidate would win. But a recent poll held a shock: Trump is up 12 points! And more: Trump is winning among women. And the Democrat Party is losing members. They’re becoming Independents. What The Data Says did this analysis of the Eighth Congressional District of Minnesota: – Trump is beating Hillary by 12 points:...
  • Police brutality protest briefly blocks Edina intersection

    10/22/2016 4:03:24 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 10/22/16 | Liz Sawyer
    About 100 people rallied and marched in Edina on Saturday to protest police brutality, blocking the busy intersection at 50th and France for about 40 minutes. The gathering, organized around the theme of "I Am a Man," was held to address the issues of racial profiling and police violence against black men, including fatal police shootings of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile. Its initial inspiration was last week's encounter between a black pedestrian and a plainclothes Edina police officer, part of which was caught on camera. Black men were invited to stand together on the steps of City Hall, where...