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  • Al Franken Says Mike Pence Is A ‘Zealot’ Who ‘Would Be Worse’ Than Trump On Domestic Policy

    06/19/2017 5:09:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 19, 2017 | David Sirota
    If Donald Trump were impeached, as some Democrats would like, Mike Pence “would be worse” for domestic policy than the current president, U.S. Sen. Al Franken told International Business Times. But the vice president would be less dangerous on foreign policy, said Franken. Franken made the comments in an interview with IBT during a stop on his book tour in Denver. During the wide-ranging discussion, the Minnesota Democrat said his party could use the so-called “nuclear” option to try to block the Trump administration’s health care bill. On a contentious environmental issue, Franken parted ways with many progessive Democrats in...
  • Black Lives, and Black Second Amendment Rights, Matter

    06/18/2017 5:27:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    All lives matter. As do Second Amendment rights. Which is why the killing of 32-year-old Philando Castile last July was disturbing, and the acquittal of St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer Jeronimo Yanez, this past Friday, so troubling. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who live-streamed the chilling aftermath of the shooting on her cell phone, assumed the traffic stop was for a broken tail-light. But Officer Yanez, four years on the force, stopped Castile believing he might be the perpetrator of a recent robbery. Castile was not; he was merely the same race (black), roughly the same age, and had the same...
  • Yanez not guilty in fatal shooting of Philando Castile, fired by city of St. Anthony [MN]

    06/16/2017 4:56:35 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | June 16, 2017 | Chao Xiang
    St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez has been found not guilty of all counts in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile. After 27 hours of deliberation spanning five days, the jury of seven men and five women, including two people of color, reached its verdict shortly after 2 p.m. Friday. It was read in court at 2:45 p.m. Castile’s family angrily stormed out as soon as the verdicts were read. After the first not guilty verdict was read for the manslaughter charge, defense attorney Earl Gray leaned over and squeezed Yanez’s shoulders.
  • 'I hope he dies tonight!' Mother's fury after jury containing 10 white people find cop NOT GUILTY

    06/16/2017 2:41:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 85 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/16/17 | Abigail Miller/ap
    Minnesota cop Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter on Friday He had been charged with manslaughter after shooting dead a black motorist Philando Castile was shot seven times by a cop during traffic stop on July 6, 2016 Speaking with reporters after the decision, his mother Valerie Castile said she hopes the police officer dies tonight The 12-person jury consisted of 10 white people and two black people WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT Full Title..........................'I hope he dies tonight!' Mother's fury after jury containing 10 white people find cop NOT GUILTY of manslaughter after he shot dead her son Philando...
  • Digi-Key secures $300M expansion in Thief River Falls (1,000 jobs in Minnesota)

    06/16/2017 1:29:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Electronic Products and Technology ^ | June 15, 2017 | Stephen Law
    Digi-Key Electronics announced its future plans to create over 1,000 new jobs and build a 1,000,000-square-foot building expansion facility located adjacent to its current headquarters in Thief River Falls MN. Huge cost and competitive hurdles needed to be overcome compared to other location options, but “The State of Minnesota and local Thief River Falls and Pennington County leaders took decisive action to support our growth”, according to Dave Doherty, Digi-Key’s president and chief operating officer. Local Representative and Assistant House Majority Leader Dan Fabian along with Representative Deb Kiel and Senators Mark Johnson and David Tomassoni, worked with legislative leaders...
  • VANITY: Looking for info on Duluth Minnesota and Superior Wisconsin

    06/12/2017 10:57:50 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 26 replies
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    Hi all! Normally I don't post a Vanity like this unless its important and it may well be... I have been getting quite a bit of email from viewers of my blog who hail from the great lakes area of Duluth minnesota and Superior Wisconsin. The stories I've heard about this place is astounding. Besides being the birthplace of Lorenzo Music, the voice of Garfield the cat, its a cesspit of liberalism and socialism as well as teeming with racism and white supremacy. stories ranging from school kids dressed in black face make up to Antifa hooligans attacking bystanders for...
  • Attorney Criticizes Handling of Weapons Arsenal Arrest Case

    06/09/2017 6:02:23 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/9/17 | Matt Belanger
    An attorney representing the citizen who tipped off Minneapolis police to two men with an SUV containing  a cache of weapons and bomb making materials, according to police, is now criticizing local leaders for how the case is being handled. "They had guns, they had ammo, they had a grenade," attorney Joe Tamburino said. "Where is the mayor? Where are the county commissioners? We need to be talking about this. This was a dangerous situation." KSTP previously spoke with the man who called police to the scene. He asked his identity not be revealed. He said he walked by a...
  • Al Franken May Have Won His Senate Seat Through Voter Fraud (FLASHBACK)

    05/31/2017 12:11:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | July 20, 2010 | Peter Roff
    It looks increasingly likely that at least one member of the United States Senate may owe his seat in the world’s greatest deliberative body not to his charisma or the persuasiveness of his message but to voter fraud. As the Wall Street Journal's John Fund reports, Minnesota Democrat Al Franken’s narrow, 312-vote victory in 2008 over incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman may have come as the result of people being allowed to vote who, under existing law, shouldn’t have been.
  • Sheriff: Woman From Ghana Died Likely Trying To Reach Canada

    05/31/2017 9:42:00 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 5/31/17 | WCCO Staff
    Officials in extreme northwestern Minnesota say a woman from Ghana died last week while likely trying to walk across the border into Canada. The Kittson County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 57-year-old Mavis Otuteye was found Friday near Noyes. Otuteye was reported missing in the area earlier last week. The sheriff’s office says Otuteye likely died of hypothermia. Temperatures in the area Friday dipped down into the low 40s. However, the final autopsy report is still pending. Officials say they believe Otuteye was trying to cross the border to Canada at the time of her death. The Brainerd Dispatch...
  • Minnesota Mom Loses Court Battle Against Gov't Agencies Giving Son Hormone Treatment to Become Girl

    05/30/2017 9:36:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/30/2017 | Anugrah Kumar
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Minnesota mother against her teenage child along with school officials and healthcare providers on the grounds that they violated her parental rights by treating her son with a hormone therapy to start transitioning into a girl even though he hadn't been granted court approval to be legally emancipated from his parents. Senior U.S. District Judge Paul A. Magnuson dismissed the suit this week, saying Anmarie Calgaro's claim was "meritless," according to the StarTribune. Calgaro filed the suit, with the help of lawyers from the Thomas More Society last November, against...
  • Kaine's son, 7 others, charged in protest of pro-Trump event

    05/26/2017 4:02:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Montana Standard ^ | May 26, 2017 | The Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine's youngest son was among eight people charged for allegedly disrupting a March rally in support of President Donald Trump. Linwood "Woody" Kaine, of Minneapolis, was charged Friday with one gross misdemeanor count of obstructing the legal process and misdemeanor counts of fleeing on foot and concealing his identity in public....
  • Minnesota Muslim released despite grenade, bomb materials found

    05/26/2017 1:20:57 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 05/25/2017 | Leo Hohmann
    In wake of Manchester explosion, some in state fear local attack was planned! The Manchester suicide bomber was reported to authorities repeatedly over a period of five years, as British citizens pointed out his radical activities. Nothing was done. It mirrors the script of previous jihadists who struck at San Bernardino, Orlando, Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon, London, Nice and many other places in the U.S. and Europe over the last three years. “We knew of this man,” police said, but they were either unwilling or unable to monitor the suspect, let alone arrest him. Now there are signs that...
  • Minneapolis Police Uncover Bomb-Making Materials, Weapons in SUV

    05/20/2017 1:23:47 PM PDT · by libstripper · 31 replies
    5 ABC Eyewitness News (Minneapolis, MN) ^ | May 19, 2017 | Matt Belanger
    It all started with a complaint over littering – and ended with two men arrested and the discovery of an arsenal of guns and bomb-making devices by Minneapolis police. Now, local authorities have flagged the arrests for review by the Department of Homeland Security. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS spoke with the man who called police to the scene. He asked us not to use his name because he doesn't want any more attention than what he's already received. He said he walked by a parked SUV near the intersection of North 44th Avenue and Humboldt Avenue North the evening of May...
  • Senator Helps Minnesota Man Whom IRS Falsely Declared Dead

    05/10/2017 5:05:08 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 13 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | May 10, 2017 | U.S. News & World Report-AP
    The false declaration initially was made when Ronning was four years old. As an adult, he has always paid his taxes, but either only got half of his return or none at all since 2009. "It's insulting, it's shocking, it's frustrating," Ronning said. "I'd call and they were like, 'let's just give him the hold monster.'"
  • Missouri Senate passes Real ID compliance measure

    05/10/2017 8:17:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 10, 2017 | AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri senators voted early Wednesday to give residents the option of whether to get a driver's license that complies with a federal identification requirement, which would allow people to board airplanes and enter military bases. Missouri is one of only five states that doesn't comply or have an extension to comply with a 2005 federal law that established tougher licensing requirements in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Lawmakers have pushed back on the stringent proof-of-identity requirements under the law, known as the Real ID Act, citing privacy issues. But after hours of debate...
  • Wolf hunting could return to Minnesota, Wisconsin

    05/08/2017 11:04:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Fox 9 ^ | 5-8-17
    Gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan could find themselves in the crosshairs of hunters as soon as this fall. A ruling is expected soon from the same appeals court that recently lifted protections for wolves in Wyoming. Officials say that whether Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan can hold wolf seasons this fall would depend in part on how soon the court rules. Meanwhile, wolf-hunting supporters in Congress aren't giving up even though a Minnesota representative was instrumental in killing an effort that would have allowed the three Midwest states to resume wolf hunting.
  • Pro-Trump rally draws other clashing groups (Minnesota)

    05/06/2017 2:26:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | May 6, 2017 | Mark Zdechlik
    A Trump rally at the state Capitol Saturday drew anti-Trump demonstrators and self-described supporters of white rights. As a small group of Trump supporters held an orderly rally inside the Capitol rotunda, other groups gathered outside on the Capitol steps. State patrol officers stood as a barrier between one larger group protesting Trump and the other which included people who said they were standing for the rights of white people. Throughout the afternoon they exchanged heated insults. John Thompson of St. Paul was there to protest the president's policies. "These people support Donald Trump and his ideology," said Thompson. "They...
  • Satanic Monument To Be Installed In Veterans Park

    05/05/2017 4:29:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 5/5/17 | AP
    BELLE PLAINE, Minn. (AP) — A veterans’ memorial park in Minnesota will soon include a satanic monument among its tributes. The city is allowing the monument in its Veterans Memorial Park after the Freedom from Religion Foundation threatened to sue over another statue that features a soldier praying over a grave marked with a cross. The cross was removed once the issue was raised, but residents rallied to put it back.
  • ACTIVE TB INCREASES IN MINNESOTA; 90 PERCENT FOREIGN-BORN, 11 REFUGEES DIAGNOSED OVERSEAS BEFORE ARR

    05/04/2017 8:18:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    BREITBART ^ | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    The number of active tuberculosis (TB) cases diagnosed in Minnesota increased 12 percent in 2016 to 168, up from 150 one year earlier, according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program’s Quarterly Surveillance Report, October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016. Ninety percent of these 168 cases (152 of 168) were foreign-born, significantly higher than the national 2016 average of 67.9 percent of active TB cases that were foreign-born. Fourteen of these 168 cases, or 9 percent were diagnosed within the first year in the United States of the 2,635 refugees who were resettled in...
  • Who should pick road projects? MnDOT, lawmakers clash over ‘earmarks’

    05/02/2017 11:52:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | April 10, 2017 | David Montgomery
    As Minnesota leaders debate how much new money to put toward the state’s roads, they’re also fighting about a related issue: who should choose which roads get attention? Ordinarily, the Legislature appropriates money for roads and bridges, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation decides how to spend the money. But bills in the Legislature this year take a different path: they order the MnDOT to do specific road projects. It’s a process called “earmarking,” and it could spark a showdown over road funding between the Republican-controlled Legislature and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. Behind the feud are bad feelings from some...