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  • School Superintendent Receives $787,500 Severance Package After Being Fired for THIS

    06/27/2016 6:57:19 AM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies
    http://constitution.com/ ^ | 06/27/2016 | Dave Jolly
    If you were to be fired from your job for negative performance, do you think you would get a severance package valued over three-quarters of a million dollars? I know I wouldn’t, but Valeria Silva is. Silva has been superintendent of the St. Paul, Minnesota, school district since 2009. During her tenure, school violence has been on the rise and a number of people blame her and her policies. Apparently, Silva is a fan of the Pacific Educational Group, a radical San Francisco consulting firm that concentrates on fighting white privilege at the cost of black and Hispanic students. They...
  • MN:Discount Gas for Gun Carriers

    06/26/2016 7:01:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Another business discovers the advantages of welcoming the gun culture and supporting the Constitution.  In Minnesota, a gas station has found a way to disuade robbers by welcoming people with guns. From kstp.com: After getting robbed twice over the last three months, the owner of a Shell gas station in Sauk Rapids wanted to get more customers during the evening, hoping it would improve safety. Last week, station owner Frank Schwagel offered a 10-cent-per-gallon discount for law enforcement or people with proof of permit to carry after 7 p.m. each day. Much research has shown, over and over again,...
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Bails On ObamaCare After $500M Loss

    06/25/2016 8:29:04 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2016 | Jlhn Hayward
    The partial withdrawal of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota from the ObamaCare marketplace, driven out by staggering financial losses, is another important milestone in the collapse of the ill-conceived and inaccurately named Affordable Care Act. Providers have been bailing out of ObamaCare across the land, but not Blue Cross/Blue Shield providers. It’s not a total departure from the market, as CEO Michael Guyette took pains to explain at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: In a sign of continuing tumult in the health insurance industry, the state’s largest insurer said Thursday it will no longer offer its traditional suite of flexible...
  • Democratic platform drafters align on Israeli-Palestinian stance

    06/23/2016 8:01:06 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 23, 2016
    Two delegates to the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee — one appointed by Hillary Clinton and the other by Bernie Sanders — said the platform must reflect the hardships faced both by Israelis and Palestinians. [Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., appointed by Sanders and Clinton respectively, said] “Palestinians struggle under an unjust occupation that deprives them of the rights, opportunities and independence that they deserve. That is the reality of a conflict that has gone on for far too long and at a terrible cost.” The statement was released by J Street, the liberal Middle East policy...
  • Brother of Congressman Tim Walz Killed by Fallen Tree During BWCA Storms (MN)

    06/20/2016 8:11:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/20/16 | Jennie Lissarrague & Katherine Johnson
    The man killed in the northern Minnesota storms on Sunday night has been identified as the brother of Congressman Tim Walz. Forty-three-year-old Craig Walz was killed while camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The Cook County Sheriff's Office says Craig Walz and his teenage son were camping at Duncan Lake for Father's Day when the storm began. Powerful winds knocked a tree onto their tent. Craig Walz's son was also severely injured in the incident, taken to a hospital and later airlifted to Duluth. As of 3 p.m. Monday, he is in critical condition. The pair was also camping...
  • Keith Nahigian Hired For Trump Campaign

    06/20/2016 8:24:52 AM PDT · by proust · 50 replies
    regated ^ | 6/20/2016 | Sam Wenkert
    Earlier this morning, The Donald Trump campaign called for an emergency meeting in order to discuss the future. A few things happened: Corey Lewandowski was fired from the campaign, and another man was brought on.
  • Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson: Government Unfairly Shutdown My Parents' GM Dealership

    06/10/2009 7:11:32 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 139 replies · 5,418+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 10, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Many have claimed the federal government was playing fast and loose with the rules surrounding its takeover of General Motors and the circumstances surrounding the selection of which dealerships would remain open and those that wouldn't. Fox News' Gretchen Carlson came forward with evidence of this through a personal account of dealership closings. Carlson, a co-host on the Fox News Channel's morning show "Fox & Friends," appeared on Glenn Beck's June 9 program and questioned the logic behind the decision reached by the government and General Motors (GM) to close down a dealership that has been in her family for...
  • Fox News Host Gretchen Carlson: Government Unfairly Shutdown My Parents' GM Dealership

    06/10/2009 3:12:52 PM PDT · by ocr1 · 25 replies · 3,637+ views
    Newsbuster.org ^ | June 10, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Many have claimed the federal government was playing fast and loose with the rules surrounding its takeover of General Motors and the circumstances surrounding the selection of which dealerships would remain open and those that wouldn't. Fox News' Gretchen Carlson came forward with evidence of this through a personal account of dealership closings.Carlson, a co-host on the Fox News Channel's morning show "Fox & Friends," appeared on Glenn Beck's June 9 program and questioned the logic behind the decision reached by the government and General Motors (GM) to close down a dealership that has been in her family for 90...
  • Sauk Rapids Gas Station Gets National Attention for Permit-to-Carry Discount

    06/15/2016 7:36:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 3 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/15/16 | Joe Mazan
    A discount at a Minnesota gas station is creating headlines across the nation. After getting robbed twice over the last three months, the owner of a Shell gas station in Sauk Rapids wanted to get more customers during the evening, hoping it would improve safety. Last week, station owner Frank Schwagel offered a 10-cent-per-gallon discount for law enforcement or people with proof of permit to carry after 7 p.m. each day. A customer posted the discount on Facebook, and it went viral. "He had shared it with 111 people,” Schwagel said. “From there it went to 116,000 people in a...
  • Court overturns verdict in Ventura defamation case

    06/13/2016 10:11:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 6/13/2016 | Randy Furst
    The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Monday overruled the jury that awarded $1.8 million to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in a 2014 defamation case.Ventura won the award against the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose memoir “American Sniper” described an altercation between him and Ventura that the former governor said did not happen. Kyle’s widow, Taya Kyle, appealed the jury’s verdict, which came after a three-week federal trial in St. Paul in July 2014.In a 2 to 1 decision, the appeals court threw out the $1.35 million awarded to Ventura for “unjust enrichment.” It ordered the...
  • Anti-Trump Protester Celebrates Violence Outside San Jose Rally

    06/06/2016 10:55:07 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 4, 2016 | Jack Davis
    "... an exercise in blame-shifting." A Twitter user going by the name Houdini, who identifies himself as a Black Muslim, has been celebrating his takedown of a white Trump protester during Thursday’s anti-Trump protests in San Jose. Coverage of the man’s self-congratulating publicity on The Gateway Pundit revealed him to be Seyfudin Mohamud, a Somali native who had come to California from Minnesota. He posted selfie videos from the protest, including one in which his clothes match those seen in an ABC News video of violence at the rally.
  • STILL SHOTS=> Black Muslim Chases, Tackles White Trump Supporter After San Jose Rally...

    06/03/2016 2:16:07 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 66 replies
    GP ^ | 6/3/2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    STILL SHOTS=> Black Muslim Chases, Tackles White Trump Supporter After San Jose Rally – Then Brags on Twitter A poster on Twitter who identifies as a Black Muslim man claims to have been the person seen on news video chasing and tackling a young white male Trump supporter following a Trump rally in San Jose Thursday. Using the Twitter handle “Houdini @sizzle_seyf”, the man posted the news video and retweeted congratulations on his chasing and tackling the Trump supporter. Here are the still images of anti-Trump Muslim “Houdini” chasing and tacking a Trump supporter leaving the rally in San Jose,...
  • STILL SHOTS=> Black Muslim Chases, Tackles White Trump Supporter – Then Brags on Twitter

    06/03/2016 7:19:16 PM PDT · by boycott · 63 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6-3-2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    A poster on Twitter who identifies as a Black Muslim man claims to have been the person seen on news video chasing and tackling a young white male Trump supporter following a Trump rally in San Jose Thursday. Using the Twitter handle “Houdini @sizzle_seyf”, the man posted the news video and retweeted congratulations on his chasing and tackling the Trump supporter. Here are the still images of anti-Trump Muslim “Houdini” chasing and tacking a Trump supporter leaving the rally in San Jose, California.
  • Black Muslim Chases, Tackles White Trump Supporter After San Jose Rally – Then Brags on Twitter

    06/04/2016 11:56:01 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 75 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jun 3rd, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    A poster on Twitter who identifies as a Black Muslim man claims to have been the person seen on news video chasing and tackling a young white male Trump supporter following a Trump rally in San Jose Thursday. Using the Twitter handle “Houdini @sizzle_seyf”, the man posted the news video and retweeted congratulations on his chasing and tackling the Trump supporter. Here are the still images of anti-Trump Muslim “Houdini” chasing and tacking a Trump supporter leaving the rally in San Jose, California. Before the Trump rally, Houdini had been posting about “My Ramadan.” https://twitter.com/sizzle_seyf/status/738517345157537793 https://twitter.com/sizzle_seyf/status/738454745434578944 “#ramadanconfessions me and the...
  • Somali Muslim Chases & Tackles Trump Supporter Through San Jose (VIDEO)Somali Muslim Chases Down & A

    06/04/2016 10:27:38 AM PDT · by mericanpatriot · 77 replies
    www.DownstreamPolitics.com ^ | 06/04/2016 | Jack Knox
    A Somali muslim man was caught on video chasing a young Trump supporter through the streets of San Jose before catching and assaulting him. The man identified himself on his social profiles as Seyfudin Mohamud and appears to have moved to the Bay Area from Minnesota, which has a large Somali immigrant population...
  • Workers at 2 Minnesota Hospitals Diagnosed with Active TB, 141 Patients ‘May Have Been Exposed’

    06/05/2016 8:02:57 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4 Jun 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Two workers at Mercy Hospital and Abbot Northwestern Hospital, both located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and owned by Allina Health, have been diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). “I can confirm that one hospital worker at Mercy Hospital and one hospital worker at Abbott Northwestern Hospital were diagnosed with active TB,” Allina Health Vice President of Marketing and Communications David Kanihan tells Breitbart News.
  • Minneapolis union leader: 'Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization'

    06/03/2016 1:26:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Police One ^ | June 2, 2016 | Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis police union president spoke out against Black Lives Matter activists at a press conference following the second probe of a fatal police shooting Wednesday. WCCO reported Lt. Bob Kroll told reporters the group contributed to the “disruption and takeover” of a police precinct in the wake of the Jamar Clark protests. Clark, 24, was fatally shot by officers during his arrest Nov. 15 and his death sparked weeks of unrest. “I don’t see Black Lives Matter as a voice for the black community in Minneapolis,” he told reporters. “The disruption, the, you know, they firebombed the...
  • PhD student who shot his UCLA prof dead: Indian rubber engineer killed thesis supervisor [tr]

    06/02/2016 7:52:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 6-2-16 | Chris Pleasance
    Mainak Sarkar, 38, who lives in Minneapolis but is thought to have been born in India, shot engineering professor William Klug, 39, dead in his office before turning the gun on himself, the LAPD confirmed. Sarkar appears to have had a long-running feud with Klug. In a blog post uploaded on March 10 under his name, he writes that the professor 'stole all my code and gave it another student' and brands him a 'sick man'. The post, which was uploaded to a blog called Long Dark Tunnel but has since been deleted, says: 'William Klug, UCLA professor is not...
  • Police identify man who carried out UCLA murder-suicide

    06/02/2016 8:13:25 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    CBS 5 AZ ^ | 02 JUNE 2016 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police on Thursday identified the man they say carried out a murder-suicide that took the life of an engineering professor at UCLA. The shooter was Mainak Sarkar, said Officer Jenny Houser, a city police spokeswoman. Sarkar is listed on a UCLA website as a member of a computational biomechanics research group run by the victim, a professor of biomechanical engineering.
  • VANITY: Ok, why can't I find the UCLA shooter's name anywhere? I mean - IT'S NOWHERE!

    06/02/2016 6:39:56 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 100 replies
    Self ^ | 6/2/16 | Self
    Plenty of articles of Professor Klug, whom the shooter killed (a young father and excellent teacher, by all accounts) -- but no articles or photos of the shooter himself! Praying for Prof. Klug and his family.
  • Two dead in murder-suicide at UCLA; LAPD says 'campus is now safe'

    06/01/2016 1:27:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 1, 2016 | Joseph Serna , Richard Winton and Hailey Branson-Potts
    campus shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning left two men dead in a murder-suicide that sent thousands of students running for safety and barricading themselves in classrooms, authorities said. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck confirmed that the shooter was one of the two men killed in a small office in a building in the campus’ engineering complex.
  • Shooting at UCLA prompts campus lockdown

    06/01/2016 11:03:17 AM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 1, 2016 | Joseph Serna , Richard Winton and Hailey Branson-Potts•
    Two people were injured in a shooting at UCLA on Wednesday morning, prompting a massive response from local and federal law enforcement, according to a police and university spokespersons. The campus was placed on lock down just after 10 a.m., as police searched for the gunman, according to the university.
  • From FOX News: Active shooter on campus at UCLA

    06/01/2016 10:20:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 170 replies
    FOX News | June 1, 2016 | FOX News
    Campus on lockdown. Request to shelter in place.
  • Bomb Threat Ends Milo Yiannopoulos Event at UCLA [Active Shooter kills 2]

    06/01/2016 12:12:19 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 Jun 2016 | Jen Lawrence
    The latest stop on Milo Yiannopoulous’s “Dangerous Faggot Tour” at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) was blocked by protests at the beginning, and evacuated by a bomb threat at the end. Before the event started, groups of protesters gathered outside of the Broad Art Building, where Milo was to speak. A large banner was hung from the third story of a neighboring building, which read: “Bruins Against Hate.” Groups of women and men stood outside holding pro-feminism signs — with black duct tape over their mouths (above).
  • UCLA Gunman Mainak Sarkar Had Kill 'List,' May Have Killed Minnesota Woman: LAPD

    06/02/2016 9:49:21 AM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 2, 2016 | Elizabeth Chuck and Andrew Blankstein
    The former UCLA doctoral student who killed a professor in an apparent murder-suicide had a "kill list" that included the name of a woman found dead in Minnesota, as well as another UCLA instructor, the Los Angeles police chief said. Chief Charlie Beck told the KTLA television station that a victim was found shot to death in Minnesota after authorities found information in Mainak Sarkar's home that led them to her.
  • UCLA Gunman Mainak Sarkar Had Kill 'List,' May Have Slayed Minnesota Woman: LAPD

    06/02/2016 9:33:51 AM PDT · by GilGil · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/1/2016 | Elizabeth Chuck and Andrew Blankstein
    The former UCLA doctoral student who killed a professor in an apparent murder-suicide had a "kill list" that included the name of a woman found dead in Minnesota, as well as another UCLA instructor, the Los Angeles police chief said. Chief Charlie Beck told the KTLA television station that a victim was found shot to death in Minnesota after authorities found information in Mainak Sarkar's home that led them to her. "That person was shot," Beck said. "The connection is very strong. We still have to do the various ballistic tests ... but it's very strong." "It was a list...
  • Meet Mainak Sarkar: the UCLA Shooting Who Killed a Father

    06/02/2016 9:22:27 AM PDT · by blueyon · 19 replies
    DML ^ | 6/02/6 | Admin DML
    The suspect in the shooting of a UCLA professor has been named as PhD candidate Mainak Sarkar. The victim was Professor William Klug, 39, a teacher in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Sarkar was first identified in a report by CBS News. He was a native of Minneapolis and had a PhD in solid mechanics from UCLA. The shooting prompted a two-hour lockdown at the school with LAPD Charlie Beck telling the media when it was over, “The campus is entirely contained. We believe there are no suspects outstanding and no continuing threat to UCLA’s campus.” Things to Know About the...
  • UCLA Murder-Suicide Suspect Had ‘Kill List’; Woman on List Found Dead: LAPD Chief Beck

    06/02/2016 9:05:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    KTLA ^ | June 2, 2016
    The man suspected in an apparent murder-suicide on the UCLA campus had a “kill list,” and a second victim named on that list has been found dead in Minnesota, Los Angeles Police Department Charlie Beck said Thursday. Based on a note found at the crime scene, authorities performed a follow-up investigation at the former UCLA Ph.D student's residence and Minnesota, where they found an alleged "kill list" with multiple names on it, Beck told KTLA during an interview Thursday.
  • Sanders' pro-Palestine backers could spark uproar at Dem convention

    06/01/2016 6:01:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    'Justice for Palestinians cannot be attained without the lifting of the occupation,' Cornel West was quoted as saying by 'The New York Times' on Wednesday. The Democrat party is facing a possible dilemma as supporters of the two candidates vying for the nomination gear up for a debate on what to do with its Mideast policy. The Israel issue is threatening to tear the party apart as Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator who has mounted a considerable presidential campaign that has earned him greater clout within the left-wing camp, has tapped two individuals to a key committee who seek to...
  • BREAKING=> TRUMP Camp Releases List of 9 of 15 States In-Play This Cycle Including NY and California

    05/29/2016 5:12:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 145 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump announced this weekend he puts 15 states potentially into play in the general election this year. The states include: — Ohio — Florida — Virginia — Minnesota — Michigan — Pennsylvania — Wisconsin — New York — Maine — California ** Plus Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton in the latest Oregon poll and is essentially tied with Hillary in New Hampshire -two more traditional blue states. And Hillary Clinton hasn’t even been indicted yet!
  • K-12 School Proposes Removing Urinals and Making Bathrooms Gender Neutral

    05/25/2016 9:32:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    A nationally ranked Minnesota charter school facing a discrimination complaint by the parents of a former kindergarten transgender student approved a controversial new gender inclusion policy at a school board meeting. While the school board, which consists of a mix of parents, teachers, and community members, overwhelmingly voted in favor of the new policy Monday night, some parents are upset with the outcome. “What has happened at Nova is unthinkable,” a mother with two children at the school told The Daily Signal. “A classical school based in logic and reason has taken the most radical approach possible, that of affirming...
  • Congress votes to ban Confederate flags from VA cemeteries

    05/22/2016 6:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 22, 2016 | Madison Margolin
    Congress passed a proposal on Thursday that essentially bans Confederate flags from national cemeteries. With a 265-159 vote, the proposal makes it illegal to display the Confederate flag in Department of Veteran Affairs cemeteries – even on individual grave sites that honor soldiers who fought for the Confederacy, except on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day. Introduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D) of California, the proposal received support from 84 Republicans and all but two Democrats. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) of Georgia, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, voted against the amendment, while Representative Betty McCollum (D) of Minnesota...
  • Democrats’ demons: reason to fear convention chaos

    05/22/2016 1:36:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 May, 2016 | Seth Lipsky
    The Democratic warhorse Dianne Feinstein is warning that Bernie Sanders’ campaign against Hillary Clinton could turn the party’s convention in Philadelphia into the kind of disaster that erupted in Chicago in 1968. “It worries me a great deal,” she tells CNN. I can understand why. I was there. Covering the Democrats’ 1968 convention for one of America’s greatest newspapers, the Anniston (Ala.) Star, I saw a bitterly divided party, riven by the Vietnam War and Jim Crow, met with violence in the streets. The convention finally handed up, in Vice President Hubert Humphrey, one of the finest liberals in history....
  • Obama Names Transgender to Faith Post (Presidential Council of Faith Partnerships)

    05/20/2016 7:03:13 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 89 replies
    World net Daily ^ | 5-20-2016 | Bob Unruh
    Obama’s statement said Satin was the assistant faith work director for the National LGBTQ Task Force. “She is an active member of the United Church of Christ and served on the denomination’s executive council as its first openly transgender member. Ms. Satin recently worked on the development of Spirit on Lake, a LGBTQ senior housing project in Minneapolis. She served on the board of directors for OutFront Minnesota from 2001 to 2008 and has served as chair of GLBT Generations since 1999. She has also served on the board of directors of PFund Foundation, a regional LGBTQ community foundation advancing...
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

    05/18/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I...
  • Trump's 11 potential Supreme Court Justices (bio and Wiki link)

    05/18/2016 12:48:45 PM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2016-05-18 | Me
    Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court justice:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Willett David Stras is an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stras Allison Eid is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_H._Eid Joan Larsen is a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Larsen Steven Colloton is a federal judge who has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Colloton Raymond Gruender is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Gruender Thomas Hardiman is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardiman Raymond M. Kethledge is a federal judge...
  • Donald Trump releases list of potential supreme court nominees – live

    05/18/2016 11:09:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 05/18/16 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump said in March he planned to release the list to ease concerns about his conservative credentials...
  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:31:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | JILL COLVIN
    Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • Illegal Aliens Sentenced For Beating Elderly Minnesota Farmer to Death

    05/11/2016 10:01:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 11,2016 | Katie McHugh
    Local news stories simply identify the two illegal alien criminals as “men.” Two illegal aliens will spend decades in prison after tying up a 90-year-old farmer in Minnesota and beating him to death last April. Reinol Vergara and Edson Benitez pled guilty to second-degree murder and assisting to second degree murder. “They left him helpless on his living room flow as they ransacked his home, as he was bleeding to death, they cut the phone line and left him for dead,” Carver County Attorney Mark Metz said at the sentencing, ABC 5 Eyewitness News reports. The alien killers preyed on...
  • Jury Seated in Minnesota (ISIS) Terror Trial: 8 Men, 8 Women

    05/10/2016 6:27:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/10/16 | Jennie Lissarrague
    7 p.m. The jury in the Minnesota terrorism trial has been seated. Court went two hours later than expected Tuesday night, with U.S. District Court Judge Michael Davis saying, "As you can tell, I'm trying to get a jury tonight." The jury consists of eight men and eight women. There are no minorities in the group. Opening statements are expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Downtown Mpls. Assault Victim's Call for Action (Knockout Victim wants "Better Lighting")

    05/08/2016 4:23:07 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 38 replies
    NBC ^ | 5-5-2016 | Jay Olstad
    Evans was walking home from a charity event near 8th St. and Hennepin Ave. early Sunday morning when he was attacked by six people. Court records say Derrick Houston hit Evans in the head - knocking him down and out. Then, while on the ground and unconscious, several others rifled through his pants, taking his money. He believes people should not be allowed to loiter as much as they do, and thinks better lighting would help things.
  • Violence Against Teachers Raising Concerns Locally, Statewide

    05/06/2016 6:07:57 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 15 replies
    WJON ^ | 5/9/16
    A report released this week by the Bureau of Justice Statistics says 6.5 percent of teachers in Minnesota public schools have reported being physically attacked by a student. The report adds that 11.4 percent of Minnesota public school teachers have reported being threatened by a student. This is above the national average of 10 percent. The Bureau of Justice numbers are from the 2011-2012 school year, during a 12-month reporting period. Mary Broderick is the President of the St. Cloud Education Association, she says violence against teachers is creating concern at local school districts and statewide. “We really feel it’s...
  • Hennepin County Opens New Office to Handle Increase in Permit to Carry Applications

    05/04/2016 11:25:20 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 2 replies
    kstp.com ^ | 5/4/16
    Gun sales are up in Minnesota, so much so that some counties are having trouble keeping up with permit applications. Hennepin became the latest county to expand their permit application services, opening a second full-time permit to carry office in Brooklyn Park this week. "We've seen an exponential increase," Sheriff Rich Stanek said. In fact, the Sheriff's Office released numbers Tuesday showing they've seen a 16 percent increase in permit applications since 2014. Stanek said some attribute the rise in applications to recent mass shootings, a rise in violent crime, or Obama administration policies. Regardless, Stanek said the increase does...
  • Minnesota House Rejects Universal Background Checks

    05/02/2016 9:52:31 AM PDT · by rktman
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/1/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    The Minnesota House has rejected an amendment that would have required universal background checks for almost anyone carrying or possessing a gun.
  • Disease-Carrying Ticks Already Out and Active in Minnesota

    04/30/2016 9:06:39 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 30 replies
    This mild, short winter means most of Minnesota's tick population survived. Even though it's only early March, the disease-carry blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks, are already out and active. "We know they can be active when the temperatures are in the mid -to upper-30s, so that could be today," University of Minnesota Entomologist Jeff Hahn said. "They are out there, and we have already seen them looking for hosts," he said. Blacklegged ticks are becoming more of a problem here in the Twin Cities metro. As a result, the number of reported cases of Lyme disease are on...
  • Editorial: The heretical Minnesota heart study: When science stops asking questions

    04/30/2016 4:16:08 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 30 apr 2016
    In the second half of the 20th century, conventional wisdom in the medical community held that overconsumption of saturated fats — the kind found in milk, cheese, meats and butter — was dangerous. And so, between 1968 and 1973, a well-planned, well-executed study involving more than 9,000 patients was performed to test this widely accepted relationship between diet and heart disease. The results of the Minnesota Coronary Experiment were notable for two reasons. First, the findings contradicted much of what was believed at the time: The study demonstrated that people who ate a diet rich in saturated fats did not...
  • Minnesota man is claiming to be Prince's 'love child' from a fling with his mom in the '80s ...

    04/29/2016 12:16:54 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 35 replies
    daily mail ^ | 4/29 | parry
    The Heir Hunters International team is now working around the clock on the genealogy of the alleged 'love-child' to establish a firm connection with Prince. Once the investigators are happy that the heir is genuine on paper they can demand a DNA test and submit a legal claim against Prince's estate. John Hilbert, partner in Heir Hunters International based in Los Angeles, also told Daily Mail Online of a SECOND potential heir who has come forward with another seemingly 'legitimate' claim. This individual claims to be offspring of Prince's father, John Nelson. Mr Nelson, better known as jazz musician Prince...
  • 1.2% of Somalia’s population has been resettled in America

    04/24/2016 5:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | April 23, 2016
    For all the talk about the security risks of Muslim “refugees” coming from Syria, little is said about another refugee program that has been delivering thousands of Muslims annually to U.S. cities for 33 years. That country is Somalia, which, just like Syria, is a hotbed of Sunni jihad terrorism and warring factions of Shariah-compliant tribal clans. Every president since Ronald Reagan has his fingerprints on the Somali refugee program, but it really found its footing under President Clinton and hasn’t slowed down since. President Obama has, during his more than seven years in office, approved the resettlement of 47,500...
  • The Vatican Just Put a Convicted Rapist Back in a Parish

    04/24/2016 7:07:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 04/23/2016 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    ROME — Just what is it that the Vatican does not get about predator priests? Apparently a lot. Father Joseph Jeyapaul is a priest from India who admitted to raping two adolescent girls in Minnesota when he served the Crookston diocese from 2004 to 2005. After being charged with the abuse, which included rape and forcing at least one of the girls to perform fellatio on him, he fled home to India, where he was eventually arrested on an Interpol warrant. He was then extradited back to Minnesota, where he admitted his heinous crimes and entered a plea bargain in...