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  • Charge: Cottage Grove man killed wife after Dark Web murder plot

    01/19/2017 8:30:24 AM PST · by toast · 5 replies
    Woodbury Bulletin ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | Scott Wente
    Bail was set at $1 million Wednesday for a Cottage Grove man who authorities linked to a complex Dark Web plot to pay for his wife’s murder before he ultimately poisoned and shot her himself and staged her death as a suicide.
  • While Ellison Skips, Most Minnesota Democrats Will Attend Inauguration

    01/17/2017 6:54:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/17/17 | AP
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison may be the only Minnesota Democrat making a stand by not showing up at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. The Minneapolis Democrat announced Monday he'd boycott Friday's ceremony, joining more than two dozen lawmakers in skipping the event. Ellison is the nation's first Muslim congressman and is currently running to be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee.
  • Ellison Not Attending Inauguration

    01/16/2017 5:53:24 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 124 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/16/17 | Nate Leding and AP
    Rep. Keith Ellison says he will not be attending the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Friday. I will not celebrate a man who preaches a politics of division and hate. I won't be attending Donald Trump's inauguration. — Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) January 16, 2017
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Twin Cities Man: ‘I Was About 10 Feet Away’ From FLL Shooter

    01/06/2017 5:22:50 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 89 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/6/17 | WCCO staff
     A Twin Cities man who was heading on a cruise with his wife told WCCO he witnessed the shootings at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Mark Lea, a financial adviser from Elk River, talked while passengers were still on lockdown at the airport after police had taken the gunman into custody. He was in the baggage claim area when shots broke out. The latest reports from authorities in Florida say five people were killed and eight others were hurt in the baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale Airport. Lea said that the attack was an awful and surreal experience. “It sounded at first like firecrackers, and...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar Sworn In After Trip To Somalia

    01/06/2017 4:52:46 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/6/17 | AP
    Ilhan Omar took the oath as the nation’s first Somali-American lawmaker this week, just days after an 8,500-mile journey that retraced her path from her war-torn homeland to Kenya to the Minnesota Capitol. ~SNIP~ Omar said she considers her election to be a “counter-narrative” to President-elect Donald Trump, who has proposed a temporary ban on allowing Muslim immigrants into the country. During his lone campaign stop in Minnesota, he said the state had suffered from the influx of refugees.
  • A teacher and his husband were found dead in August. Police say they had sexually abused 8 boys.

    01/04/2017 9:54:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 76 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/4/17 | Kristine Guerra
    Aric Babbitt was not just a teacher to some of his former students; he was also a mentor. To at least one of them, he was a father figure. But authorities believe Babbitt used his position of authority to not only gain his students’ trust but also to exploit it. Newly released police documents state that Babbitt, a 40-year-old elementary school teacher from Minnesota, and his 36-year-old husband, Matthew Deyo, sexually abused eight underage boys over the course several years, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. The South St. Paul residents did not live to see any criminal charges against...
  • A teacher and his husband were found dead in August. Police say they had sexually abused 8 boys.

    01/04/2017 7:11:38 PM PST · by KingofZion · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Kristine Guerra
    Aric Babbitt was not just a teacher to some of his former students; he was also a mentor. To at least one of them, he was a father figure. *** (snip) Newly released police documents state that Babbitt, a 40-year-old elementary school teacher from Minnesota, and his 36-year-old husband, Matthew Deyo, sexually abused eight underage boys over the course several years, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. The South St. Paul residents did not live to see any criminal charges against them. They were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide on an island in Washington state last August — shortly...
  • 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...
  • Post-Election Donations Up 300 Percent at Planned Parenthood of MN, ND, SD

    12/30/2016 4:29:54 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 34 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/30/16 | Josh Rosenthal
    Planned Parenthood became a frequent talking point during the election. The additional attention now appears to be responsible for a skyrocketing number of donations. "Somebody stopped in yesterday, downstairs, a man, and he had nine checks of $45 each, all in the name of Mike Pence," Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota President and CEO Sarah Stoesz said. She's never seen anything like it. "Our donations are up about 300 percent over a typical year," Stoesz said. "Every time there is any kind of attack on Planned Parenthood, of any broad scale, there has been an outpouring...
  • 10 Places With the Highest Rates of Car Theft in the U.S.

    12/29/2016 8:01:37 PM PST · by george76 · 77 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | Devon Thorsby
    U.S. News compiled data on car thefts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2014 – the most recent year for complete data from the bureau – to determine which of the 100 largest metro areas in the country had the highest rate of car theft. Albuquerque, New Mexico, takes the top spot for highest rate of car theft, with a total of 6,131 thefts in 2014 and 676.9 thefts per 100,000 people. The City of Albuquerque acknowledges its high rate of auto theft on its website, noting New Mexico’s shared border with Mexico gives car thieves added incentive because...
  • TSA to post REAL ID deadline notices at MSP Airport (starts Jan 2018)

    12/25/2016 5:04:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 93 replies
    Fox 9 ^ | 12/15/16
    MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Signs will soon be posted at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a warning that your current Minnesota driver’s license won’t be enough to pass through security in 2018. Starting Jan. 22, 2018, you will need an alternate ID to fly if you have a standard driver’s license or ID card issued by any of the following states: Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina or Washington. Alternate forms of ID include a passport, military ID, or permanent resident card. You can find a full list of accepted ID at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification
  • Minnesota: Yes to Immigration, No to Jihad

    12/22/2016 7:44:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2016 | Cain Pence
    The cold tundra of Minnesota was a foreboding land to early settlers. French fur traders came to the bountiful lakes of the Northern Territory in search of hides and pelts. German and Norwegian farmers came for some of the richest farmland in the world. Flour mills in Minneapolis hired Irish and Polish workers and iron ore mines on the great Mesabi Range brought in Swedish and Eastern European immigrants. Today, many immigrants come from Mexico and Central America. They work in restaurants, at summer farms, and on roofing and construction sites. Programmers from India and Asia work in the many...
  • 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...
  • 2 Attys Indicted in Multimillion-Dollar Scheme Involving Porn Downloads

    12/17/2016 11:48:38 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 12 replies
    KSTP News ^ | December 16, 2016 | Brandi Powell
    The indictment says Hansmeier and Steele threatened copyright lawsuits against people who allegedly downloaded pornographic movies from file-sharing websites. Hansmeier and Steele filmed some of the pornographic movies themselves and would then upload those movies to file-sharing websites to lure people to download the films, according to the indictment.
  • Minnesota players boycott football after suspensions due to school's sexual assault investigation

    The Minnesota football team has announced a boycott of football following the suspension of 10 Gophers after a sexual assault investigation by the school. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, players threatened to boycott the Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl against Washington State in protest of the 10 players being suspended. The team held a players-only meeting and later brought in head coach Tracy Claeys, informing him of their plans. Afterward, they announced the football boycott to reporters.
  • Judicial Watch: U.S. Customs, Homeland Security Records Reveal Somalis Given Security Briefings,...

    12/15/2016 10:35:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 15, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: U.S. Customs, Homeland Security Records Reveal Somalis Given Security Briefings, ‘Community Engagement Tours’ in Secured Areas at Major U.S. Airports Somalis Given Access to Sensitive Information (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 31 pages of records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealing that the Department of Homeland Security has given Somalis “community engagement tours,” including security briefings, in secured areas at least three major U.S. airports – Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Columbus, Ohio. The records came in response to a May 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which sought records, documents and communications...
  • 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....
  • Ilhan Omar On D.C. Cab Incident: ‘Criminalizing Hate Is Not A Solution’

    12/12/2016 5:56:31 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 12/12/16 | WCCO staff
    Incoming Minnesota state representative Ilhan Omar is speaking out about a hateful incident she experienced in the nation’s capital. Omar said in a Facebook post Wednesday that a cab driver in Washington, D.C. had called her “ISIS” and threatened to pull off her hijab. The newly elected representative was in Washington meeting with Democratic leaders learning about policies she could help implement in her upcoming term. In a press release Monday, Omar says she reported the incident to the Department of For-Hire Vehicles and the Human Rights Commission in D.C. However, she said she did not report the incident to...
  • 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...
  • Keith Ellison Leading The Charge Against Trump’s Cabinet Picks

    12/08/2016 5:25:06 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 52 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 12/8/16 | WCCO staff
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is speaking out about Donald Trump’s cabinet selections. Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus say the president-elect’s picks are more committed to serving his brand and their own wallets than they are to serving the American people. According to the caucus, many of Trump’s appointments have attempted to destroy the agencies they are now expected to lead. “We are disturbed by not just one pick here or one pick there, but the sum total of all represent a very disturbing trend,” Ellison said. The 5th District congressman is leading the charge against Trump’s cabinet picks while...
  • Somali-Minnesotan Lawmaker Says She Was Harassed by Cab Driver in D.C.

    12/07/2016 8:40:04 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 54 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/7/16 | AP
    <p>The nation's first elected Somali-American lawmaker says she was harassed and called "ISIS" by a taxicab driver in Washington, D.C.      Minnesota Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar detailed the incident on her Facebook page on Wednesday. She said the cab driver called her ISIS, lobbed sexist taunts and threatened to remove her hijab during a brief ride on Tuesday after a White House meeting on criminal justice reform. She did not provide information about the driver. Omar, 33, says she is troubled by growing animosity toward Muslim people. Her campaign staff did not immediately respond to a request for comment.</p>
  • 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...
  • St. Cloud couple file suit so they can deny wedding services to same-sex couples

    12/06/2016 6:19:33 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/6/16 | Stephen Montemayor
    A St. Cloud husband-and-wife film company is challenging the constitutionality of Minnesota’s human rights act, arguing that they will be punished for refusing wedding services to same-sex couples. In one of the first challenges since same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota, Carl and Angel Larsen’s Telescope Media Group filed suit Tuesday in federal court against the state’s commissioner of human rights and attorney general. The complaint describes the Larsens as “Bible-believing Christians” who “believe that many see marriage as a punch line for jokes, a means for personal gratification, an arrangement of convenience, or a method of achieving social status.”...
  • Ellison Calls Farrakhan ‘The Mistake In My Past’

    12/06/2016 5:39:31 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 12/6/16 | Pat Kessler
    Minnesota Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison is once again expressing regret for his past association with Louis Farakhan and the Nation of Islam. Ellison explained in a Star Tribune op-ed why he cut his ties many years ago to the Nation of Islam, which some say is anti-Semitic and homophobic. It’s a story that bogged Ellison’s first Congressional campaign in 2006. Now he’s running for Chair of the Democratic party. Ellison was a Nation of Islam supporter 25 years ago as a young civil rights lawyer and organizer. He condemns the group now, and says he “should have listened more, and...
  • Ellison Considers Leaving Congress if Picked for DNC Chair, Dean Drops Out

    12/02/2016 10:02:39 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 51 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/3/16 | KSTP/AP
    Howard Dean took himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Friday, while the frontrunner in the contest, Rep. Keith Ellison, said he may leave his Minnesota congressional seat to serve in the position. The two dramatic announcements came during the first public forum in the race to lead the DNC after Democrats lost the White House in November's election. Ellison, a supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary, has the backing of much of the party's liberal wing and that of incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Ellison is one of...
  • Mall of America Hosts First Black Santa

    12/02/2016 4:48:57 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 38 replies
    WISC TV Channel 3000 ^ | December 2, 2016 | Jamie WHITE
    For the first time ever, the Mall of America is hosting an African-American Santa. Santa's real name is Larry Jefferson, and he hails from Texas. (Don't let your kids read this.) "It's no big deal, I'm still Santa, I just happen to be a Santa of Color," Jefferson told CNN affiliate WCCO. Jefferson will spend four days taking pictures with families and listening to Christmas wishes, by appointment only. "We are looking to have a Santa for everyone," Santa Experience owner Landon Luther told WCCO. Luther met Jefferson at the Santa Convention in Missouri over the summer, and out of...
  • 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...
  • Black Santa Coming to Mall of America for 1st Time

    12/01/2016 7:19:35 AM PST · by No_More_Harkin · 53 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | 11/30/16 | Reg Chapman
    The Santa Experience inside the Mall of America is bringing a unique experience to Twin Cities families this year. For the first time since it opened, a black Santa Claus will help spread the Christmas cheer.
  • Senate Dems Pen Letter Indicating Fight Against Jeff Sessions’ AG Nomination

    11/30/2016 7:57:13 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Senate Democrats are making it clear that Sen. Jeff Sessions will not have an easy time being confirmed as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s first attorney general. In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Democrats on the committee pushed for extensive confirmation hearings, indicating that they plan resistance, despite the fact that they referred to him as “a colleague” with whom they “have a personal and cordial relationship.” The senators also requested that Grassley allow for outside witnesses to testify on Sessions’ track record on immigration, civil and voting rights, women’s rights, and government oversight due...
  • GOP challenger wants recount in Minnesota US House election [Stewart Mills]

    11/28/2016 8:07:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 28, 2016 9:42 PM EST
    Republican Stewart Mills said on Monday that he will request and pay for a recount of votes cast in the northern Minnesota congressional district race he lost narrowly to Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. Mills lost by 2,009 votes out of 356, 971 cast in the Eighth Congressional District — or about half a percentage point — which is too large to trigger an automatic recount under state law. […] “We’re not alleging voter fraud, we’re not saying anyone got the numbers wrong, but there’s enough questions that need to be answered that can only be answered by a hand...
  • Flashback: Have Republicans learned their lessons from the Franken-Coleman recount in Minnesota?

    11/28/2016 7:46:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/28/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    In the summer of 2009, the state of Minnesota conducted a recount that had the nation holding its breath. Would Al Franken unseat incumbent Norm Coleman, and allow Democrats a filibuster-proof majority in the US Senate? After seven months, that’s exactly what happened. Townhall Magazine commissioned me to write an investigative cover piece on how Democrats flipped an Election Night deficit into a recount victory. (At the time, Townhall and Salem had not yet bought Hot Air.)Rather than skullduggery, I found that Republicans had been outfought after ignoring lessons from a 2004 defeat in Washington. The painful loss provides...
  • Keith Ellison Once Proposed Making A Separate Country For Blacks

    11/26/2016 1:17:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 26, 2016 | Jason Caruso
    As a third-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School in 1989-90, he wrote two columns for the Minnesota Daily under the name “Keith Hakim.” In the first, Ellison refers to ‘Minister Louis Farrakhan,’ defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate. In the second, ‘Hakim’ demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate homeland for American blacks.”
  • DNC chair candidate avoids NY Times for fear of being asked about his ties to Louis Farrakhan

    11/24/2016 8:48:25 AM PST · by kevcol · 20 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | November 23, 2016 | Carmine Sabi
    Ellison cancelled an interview with the New York Times because he found out the paper was going to ask him about his ties to Louis Farrakhan. The first Muslim elected to Congress, Ellison wrote articles in defense of Farrakhan when he was a student at the University of Minnesota Law School and, by 1998, described himself as a member of the Nation of Islam and went by the name Keith Ellison-Muhammad, according to The Weekly Standard.
  • Keith Ellison’s ascent signals the Democrats’ willingness to redefine ‘pro-Israel’

    11/22/2016 6:02:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | November 22, 2016 5:38pm | Ron Kampeas
    The most shocking thing about talk of Keith Ellison’s Israel record as he rises within the Democratic Party is how few think it’s shocking. Rep. Ellison, D-Minn., is a leading contender for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee, despite a record of tough criticism of Israel that pro-Israel insiders say would easily have disqualified him a decade ago. A supporter of the two-state solution and a frequent visitor to Israel, he also voted against additional funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system in 2014. In 2009, Ellison spear-headed a letter from 54 Democrats to Presdient Obama urging him to...
  • Muslim Brotherhood-Tied Group Paid for Keith Ellison to Visit Mecca in 2008

    11/22/2016 10:18:04 AM PST · by Cheerio · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | November 21, 2016 | Brent Scher
    The House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) after he failed to disclose that a group founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood paid for him to make a pilgrimage to the Islamic holy site of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Top Democrats have considered shifting to the left by electing Ellison party chairman, but critics say his previous association with radical groups should disqualify him from the leadership role. Ellison has associated with the Muslim American Society, a Virginia-based group founded by Muslim Brotherhood members in 1993 to act as the “overt arm of the...
  • Minnesota Judge’s Ruling Clears the Way for Medicaid to Pay for ‘Gender Reassignment’ Surgery

    11/19/2016 2:59:49 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 43 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 18, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    RAMSEY COUNTY, Minnesota, November 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Minnesota judge has ruled that taxpayers must foot the bill for "gender reassignment" surgeries for the poor. District Court Judge William Leary decreed that a law prohibiting the use of tax funds for sex change operations was unconstitutional, essentially declaring that gender-confused persons on Medicaid have a Constitutional "right" to genital surgery. The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (ACLU) sued the state in the case of a 64-year-old woman who wants a double mastectomy in order to appear more like a man. Evan Thomas is taking sex change drugs and...
  • Minnesota woman sues child, state agencies over sex-change treatments

    11/18/2016 8:01:37 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/18/16 | kmsp-tv
    A Minnesota woman filed a lawsuit against her 17-year-old child, the county and a handful of other agencies after she claimed that her child was receiving transgender services without her permission. ADVERTISEMENT Anmarie Calgaro says St. Louis County, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Director, Fairview Health Services, Park Nicollet Health Services, St. Louis County School District, Principal of the Cherry School treated her child as an emancipated minor, according to the lawsuit. "Why wasn't I even notified? I feel that my constitutional rights have been stripped from me," Calgaro told reporters, according to KMSP-TV. "If this had...
  • Day 3: Prosecutors in Minn. Terror Case Hope Long Sentences Deter Future Terrorists

    11/16/2016 2:46:02 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/16/17 | Jennie Lissarrague
    Three Somali-Minnesotan men convicted in May of trying to travel to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State group received long sentences Wednesday, with prosecutors calling it a “deterrent” to future terrorists. Although the sentences for Mohamed Farah, Abdirahman Daud and Guled Omar were similar, the tone of each hearing was noticeably different. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Davis had especially strong words for Farah and Omar, who were sentenced to 30 years and 35 years, respectively. In Farah’s hearing, Davis rebuked the “litany of lies” that Farah told as well as the community’s response to the case. “There’s no...
  • Ramsey County Attorney: Officer's Use of Deadly Force 'Not Justified' in Castile Shooting

    11/16/2016 8:56:27 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/16/16 | KSTP/AP
    The use of deadly force by a St. Anthony police officer was determined to be unjustified in the shooting death of Philando Castile. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi made the announcement during a news conference Wednesday morning. Choi began his announcement by saying that after spending 19 weeks "immersed in the facts and law and thinking about what justice requires in the case," he said he decided it would be wrong to ask a grand jury to make a decision regarding the case. He said although he knows some members of the community may not be pleased with such a...
  • Howard Lake hunter's luck changes big time in bagging 36-point buck near Waverly

    11/16/2016 3:46:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 11-15-16 | Rochelle Olson
    The 78-year-old was waiting in a lawn chair when 'trophy' trotted out from cornfield. Jim Wackler with the 36-point buck he shot near St. Cloud. Sitting in a lawn chair just before dusk Friday with his 20-gauge Winchester shotgun, Jim Wackler heard the buck coming “like a freight train” before he saw tips from its massive 36-point rack peeking above the field. “All that dry corn, it was just a’ rattling,” Wackler said Tuesday. “He stuck his head out, looked around a bit and started trotting.” Wackler, a lifelong hunter who eats what he catches — from squirrel and rabbit...
  • 3 More Convicted Terrorists Sentenced In Minneapolis Federal Court

    11/15/2016 3:30:44 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 11/15/16 | Esme Murphy
    Three more convicted terrorists learned their fate today in a Minneapolis courtroom. All admited to trying to leave Minnesota to fight for ISIS. A federal judge sentenced Hamza Ahmed to 15 years in prison. He sentenced Hanad Musse and Adnan Farah to 10 years each. Once again there were signs of obvious tensions at the courthouse. Judge Michael Davis began the day by warning everyone in court that anyone threatening anyone at the courthouse could face arrest. He underscored the seriousness of the case by reminding onlookers that the defendants were part of an active terror cell. Hamza Ahmed was...
  • Woman blames Trump victory for DWI

    11/14/2016 4:10:52 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    KARE11 ^ | 11-14-16 | staff
    LINO LAKES, Minn. - Police hear all kinds of excuses after pulling motorists over for DWI, but Lino Lakes Police officers got one last week they hadn't heard before. Elizabeth Louis Lundberg, age 33, is blaming her charge of aggravated DWI on anger over the outcome of the Presidential election.
  • Left-wing congressman with past ties to Nation of Islam wants DNC job

    11/14/2016 10:49:58 AM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11-14-2016 | FoxNews.com
    Full Title - "Who is Keith Ellison? Left-wing congressman with past ties to Nation of Islam wants DNC job" In an attempt to stave off a civil war in the ranks, Democratic leaders are scrambling to unite behind a candidate for the party's chairmanship – and have landed for now on a Louis Farrakhan-linked congressman who once called for Dick Cheney’s impeachment and compared George W. Bush to Hitler. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to Congress and a leading progressive among House Democrats, already has picked up the backing of both the Democratic Party’s left – with...
  • 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...
  • GOOD NEWS! Trump-Basher Paul Ryan May Not Have 218 Votes for Speaker

    11/12/2016 11:07:53 AM PST · by GilGil · 133 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday November 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Paul Ryan spoke out against Republican nominee Donald Trump ALL YEAR. Ryan announced in October he was pulling his endorsement of Donald Trump. He held a separate press conference to tell reporters he would not campaign with Donald Trump. Paul Ryan cannot be trusted. He is loyal to the elites and not the people. Paul Ryan is pro-amnesty, big government, pro-TPP and anti-American worker. Donald Trump won an historic election on Tuesday winning 306 electoral votes. But Republican lawmakers do not respect their base. They are voting this coming week to reinstate Paul Ryan as speaker. But Republican Rep. Tim...
  • Is a Muslim from the Midwest set to take over the Democratic National Committee?

    11/12/2016 9:59:19 AM PST · by simpson96 · 75 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/11/2016 | Kurtis Lee
    He's a Muslim from the heartland and he could be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota is slowly raking up support from some key figures within the party, such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Sen. Charles Schumer, who want him to be the next leader, following the party’s humbling presidential loss earlier this week. Citing more than 250,000 signatures in support of Ellison on a petition posted to his website, Sanders said the congressman is the future of the party. "The Democratic Party needs to look itself in the mirror...
  • Students Take to Downtown Mpls. Streets to Protest Trump, Dakota Access Pipeline

    11/11/2016 4:30:33 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/11/16 | Jennie Lissarrague
    Students took their anger to the streets as they marched through downtown Minneapolis. Students from various Minneapolis Public Schools organized a walkout Friday afternoon and marched through streets downtown after meeting at U.S. Bank Stadium. The protests appear to be against both president-elect Donald Trump and the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Some students are seen carrying signs that say "Not My Pres" and "No Trump," and others say "I can't drink oil" and "Water is life."
  • Franken: Americans Should Blame Republicans for Rising Obamacare Premiums

    11/10/2016 8:04:47 PM PST · by kevcol · 63 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 10, 2016 | Madeleine Weast
    Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) blamed Republicans for the major premiums hikes under Obamacare set to hit next year while speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday. . . . “The people they should be mad at, really, are Republican officeholders who refused to do anything other than vote to repeal the [Affordable Care Act],” he said.