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  • Family of Minnesota Native Shot in Las Vegas Says He Had Divine Help

    10/12/2017 5:05:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies ^ | 10/12/17 | Jessica Miles
    The Aurich's are a family of faith. And they have no doubt there was divine intervention in play to help get their son Phil to the people he needed to see and the places he needed to be. Phil Aurich, 36, was hit by a bullet during the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Concert in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. And the 12 days since have been unlike any other for his family. But he made it out, thanks to his girlfriend's insistence on keeping running. And thanks to a police officer, who was supposed to be setting up...
  • Tim Kaine’s son, accused of crashing MN Capitol Trump rally, appears in court

    09/26/2017 2:34:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | September 26, 2017 | Sarah Horner
    The son of U.S. senator and former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine made his first court appearance Tuesday on allegations he was among a group of protesters who disrupted a rally in support of President Donald Trump at the Minnesota State Capitol in March. Linwood “Woody” Kaine stood with his hands clasped behind his back while his attorney, John Michael Barham, addressed the judge during the brief hearing in Ramsey County District Court. The parties quickly agreed on a date for Kaine’s next court appearance before the judge excused them. The 25-year-old had his long hair pulled back into a...
  • Jacobs Engineering wins 10-year PA traffic management contract

    09/20/2017 11:09:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 27, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a 10-year, multimillion dollar contract to design an active traffic management (ATM) system for Interstate 76 through Philadelphia, according to Traffic Technology Today. Jacobs' services for the Schuylkill Expressway will include preliminary and system engineering, design, analysis of alternatives, right-of-way acquisition and construction consultancy.The final ATM system could include occasional use of the shoulder, connected vehicle technology, variable speed limit signage and traffic jam detection and alerts. PennDOT could also implement features like ramp metering, junction control, dynamic lane assignments, and multimodal strategies in tandem with shoulder use....
  • Minnesota Deals New Blow To Enbridge Pipeline Project

    09/12/2017 8:59:57 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies ^ | 12-09-2017 | Irina
    Minnesota’s Department of Commerce dealt a blow to Canadian pipeline-maker Enbridge with a report that said the replacement of the Line 3 pipe that runs through the state is unnecessary, as is the pipe itself. Line 3 brings in crude from Canada to a terminal in Wisconsin and passes through northern Minnesota. Enbridge plans to replace the pipeline, which was built in the 1960s, with a new, extended one. This will cost some US$6.5 billion, but environmentalists and the state government believe it will threaten water resources in the area.
  • Mark Dayton Vetos state legislature. Upheld by state supreme court.

    09/10/2017 1:41:56 PM PDT · by cableguymn · 10 replies
    The Minneapolis Star and tribune ^ | 9/8/2017 | Star and Tribune
    this is the excerpt.. The Minnesota Supreme Court said Friday that it was within Gov. Mark Dayton’s authority to veto funding for the state Legislature, ordering the DFL governor and Republican legislative leaders to work with a mediator to finally resolve their long-simmering constitutional dispute.
  • Will Minnesota Finally Go Red?

    09/09/2017 4:10:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 14, 2017 | Barry Casselman
    Minneapolis When Donald Trump stopped off in Minnesota the Sunday before the election, it raised eyebrows. No Republican had won the state since Richard Nixon in 1972. But two days later, the outcome was in doubt until late in the night. Hillary Clinton’s 1.5 point margin over Trump was the narrowest victory for her party there since Walter Mondale barely won his home state over Ronald Reagan in 1984.
  • Kidnapped Minnesota teen girl swims across lake to flee abductors

    09/07/2017 12:25:15 PM PDT · by topher · 59 replies ^ | 7-Sept-2017 | FoxNews
    Published September 07, 2017 Fox News Now Playing Teen girl swims across lake to escape 'nightmare' kidnapping A Minnesota teen who was kidnapped for almost a month swam across a lake Tuesday to escape her abductors, officials said. The teenager, from Alexandria, Minn., made it safely across the lake before running onto a property where she received help, CBS Minnesota reported. Authorities said the young girl was kidnapped on Aug. 8 by Thomas Barker, 32, who urged the teen to get into his car and drove her to a residence in Carlos. Barker, his roommate and another friend physically and...
  • Al Franken will use Senate blue-slip tradition to block Trump judiciary nominee

    09/05/2017 4:46:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 5, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    Sen. Al Franken said Tuesday that he will use an arcane Senate tradition to try to derail one of President Trump’s appeals court nominees, marking an escalation in what has become a nasty fight over the shape of the federal judiciary. Mr. Franken said he won’t return his “blue slip” for Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras, Mr. Trump’s nominee for the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Under Senate tradition, the chamber won’t proceed on a judicial nominee unless both home-state senators return their blue slips, signifying acquiescence in the pick. Left with little power to filibuster, the blue...
  • Muslim group calling for hate crime charge after man threw a pig's foot at Somali-American (CAIR)

    08/16/2017 10:33:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Echo Press ^ | 8/16/17 | Shelby Lindrud
    WILLMAR, Minn. — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations wants a Willmar man charged with a hate crime after an incident at a farmer's market last weekend. Willmar police were called to the farmer's market about 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, on a report that an individual had allegedly been cursing at a young adult male Somali-American selling vegetables at a stand. According to law enforcement reports, he then threw a pig's foot at the Somali. The Willmar Police Department identified the man as Joseph Fernkes, 61, of Willmar. CAIR-MN now wants Fernkes charged with a hate...
  • Muslims Deserve President Who Defends Them When Attacked: Mosque bombed, Trump still silent

    08/12/2017 8:23:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | August 11, 2017 | Lincoln Anthony Blades
    President Donald Trump desperately needs us all to know how important the battle against terrorism is to him. He tells us in speeches that he's "working night and day to keep our nation safe from terrorism." He flexes his Twitter fingers after any act of terror allegedly caused by a Muslim person hits nearly anywhere around the globe. But when an act of extremism appears to have been carried out against the Muslim community in the United States, he serves up radio silence. At around 5 a.m. on August 5, a bomb exploded at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center...
  • The Latest: Group offers $10K reward after mosque explosion

    08/05/2017 2:53:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    abc ^ | 8/5
    It comes after a different group earlier said it was also offering a $10,000 reward. The blast occurred around 5 a.m. Saturday at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. Police say there were no injuries. The FBI is leading an investigation into the explosion. CAIR's local chapter says its national office is urging Islamic centers and mosques to step up security.
  • School Bus Survivors Recall the I-35W Bridge Collapse

    08/01/2017 4:14:19 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies ^ | 8/1/17 | Jessica Miles
    Moments after the Interstate 35W bridge fell into the Mississippi River, 10-year-old Kaleigh Swift called her mom. Stuck on the school bus and unable to reach her, she left a voicemail. "The bridge broke as we were crossing it," Swift screamed into the phone. The mother and daughter shared the message with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reporter Jessica Miles 10 years ago. "Are you there momma? Momma, are you there?" Swift cried out in fear. Many parents of children on the bus were at the Waite House in south Minneapolis, waiting to pick them up from a field trip. "I remember...
  • Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Proposes Police Officers Be Required To Leave Their Guns In Cars

    07/28/2017 5:35:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 7/26/2017 | Cowgirl
    Minneapolis, MN – Raymond Dehn, candidate for Minneapolis mayor, is proposing police officers leave their guns in their cars, but says it’s okay for them to have nightsticks or pepper spray. Raymond Dehn, who is also a State Representative, is running against current mayor Betsy Hodges in this fall’s election, according to Fox9. He said, “Officers don’t need to carry guns on their person all the time…I’m not saying they don’t have access to that, just like they have access to more lethal weapons in their cars, I would believe they would still have access to their guns in their...

    07/26/2017 5:11:50 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    Law Officer ^ | 26 July 2017 | Law Officer
    State Representative and Minneapolis mayoral candidate Raymond Dehn is calling for major policing changes, proposing to take away guns from the majority of officers. Dehn is one of several candidates running to beat current Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges in the fall. Fox9 reports that he recently won the support of voters at the Democratic Farmer Labor convention and now his call to disarm police of their side guns is garnering major attention. Dehn believes that officers should leave guns in their cars and only access them when needed. But not to worry, Dehn would be open to officers using...
  • Key witness identified in Minneapolis officer-involved shooting that killed Australian bride-to-be

    07/22/2017 10:27:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 22, 2017 | Morgan Winsor
    Minnesota officials have identified and located a key witness to the officer-involved shooting that killed an Australian bride-to-be in Minneapolis last weekend. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced in a press release Friday night that its agents interviewed the witness, who was seen riding a bike in the area immediately before the shooting and stopped at the scene to watch as two Minneapolis police officers provided medical assistance to Justine Ruszczyk.
  • Transgender Toolkits For Kindergartners At Minnesota School: The Village Of Idiots Are Raising Kids

    07/22/2017 9:30:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | July 21, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    Transgender Toolkits For Kindergartners At Minnesota School: The Village Of Idiots Are Raising Kids
  • Mayor Apologizes for Police Shooting [semi-satire]

    07/21/2017 6:16:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 July 2017 | John Semmens
    This week, Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor shot Justine Damond to death. Damond was unarmed and in her pajamas at the time of the slaying. The incident occurred after, Damond made a 911 call reporting a possible rape in progress outside her home. She was killed as she spoke to Noor's police partner through the open window of the patrol car. Whether Noor should have been employed as a cop seems more of a triumph of "diversity" than good sense. Those who know him have used words like "extremely nervous," "jumpy," and "the least little thing can set him off."...
  • Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of fatal shooting of bride-to-be

    07/21/2017 4:26:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 71 replies
    Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau announced that she is resigning in the wake of the officer-involved shooting of an Australian bride-to-be. "[L]ast Saturday’s tragedy, as well as some other recent incidents, have caused me to engage in deep reflection," Harteau said in part in a statement posted on the police department's Facebook page. She continued: "The recent incidents do not reflect the training and procedures we’ve developed as a Department. Despite the MPD’s many accomplishments under my leadership over these years and my love for the City, I have to put the communities we serve first. I’ve decided I am...
  • Bodycam Doesn’t Help Cop’s Excuse for Shooting Tail-Wagging Dog

    Newly released bodycam footage shows a police officer’s perspective when he responded to a burglary alarm and shot two tail-wagging dogs earlier this month — but doesn’t seem to help prove his reason for pulling the trigger. SEE ALSO Homeowner slams cop for shooting tail-wagging dog Homeowner slams cop for shooting tail-wagging dog The officer, identified as Michael Mays of the Minneapolis Police Department, is seen in the clip pointing his firearm at one of the dogs — a pit bull named Ciroc — as the dog slowly walks toward him. Mays then shoots the pooch in the face. Ciroc...
  • Justice for Justine: Hundreds of protesters march through the streets of Minneapolis [tr]

    07/21/2017 10:02:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 21, 2017 | Bryant Hevesi
    Hundreds of protesters have marched through the streets of Minneapolis to honour the life of an Australian woman shot dead by a cop. Justine Damond was killed by police officer Mohamed Noor as she stood in her pyjamas outside her home in the US city on Saturday night. The 40-year-old former Sydneysider was gunned down after calling police concerned a woman was being raped in an alley behind her house.