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  • Terrorist threat calls for attacks on American shopping malls (Two days ago)

    09/24/2016 10:09:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2015 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned Sunday that Americans should be “particularly careful” shopping at malls this weekend following a specific terrorist threat. Terrorist group al-Shabaab released a video calling for attacks on shopping malls in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom, which included mention and images of the Mall of America in Minnesota. “I would say that if anyone is planning to go to the Mall of America today, they’ve got to be particularly careful,” Johnson said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” The al Qaeda-linked group was responsible for the deadly Nairobi, Kenya, mall attack...
  • German expert says de-radicalizing radicals can work in US

    09/21/2016 4:46:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2016 7:17 PM EDT | Steve Karnowski
    A German expert who evaluated six Minnesota men who pleaded guilty to trying to join the Islamic State group has developed counseling plans for each of them aimed at keeping them off the path of violence. He has also trained 20 to 25 local probation officers in his techniques. Daniel Koehler, who directs the German Institute on Radicalization and De-radicalization Studies in Stuttgart, sat down with a small group of reporters Wednesday to discuss his work. He was joined by the chief U.S. probation officer for Minnesota, Kevin Lowry. […] Minnesota is the first place in the U.S. to try...
  • In a Minnesota mall, a 'good guy with a gun' stops a 'bad guy' with a knife

    09/20/2016 6:49:44 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 19, 2016 | David Montero
    Gun rights advocates have a new hero. Jason Falconer, a part-time police officer who killed an attacker wielding a knife Saturday at the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud, Minn., earned high praise from local officials as well as his own trending hashtag on Twitter. “He was put in unfortunate circumstances. I believe there was divine intervention,” Corey Nellis, the police chief in the neighboring city of Avon, said at a news conference Monday. “I think he was the person that needed to be there to prevent it from being worse than it was.”
  • CAIR: Minnesota Jihad Stabbing Puts Muslims at Risk

    09/20/2016 10:23:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    breitbart ^ | Sep. 19, 2016 | EDWIN MORA
    At a press conference addressing a jihadist attack in Minnesota, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) warned Muslims are now potential victims at risk of being harmed in retaliation. CAIR has been declared a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates and was named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding operation. The St. Cloud, Minnesota, mass stabbing occurred at the city’s Crossroads Center mall on Saturday night. A Somali man allegedly shouted, “Allah,” as he stabbed nine people before he was shot dead by an off-duty officer. All nine victims stabbed at the Crossroads Center mall...
  • Family: St. Cloud Mall Suspect Was Picking Up iPhone

    09/20/2016 4:12:07 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    CBS Minnestoa ^ | 9/19/2016 | Esme Murphy
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. (WCCO) — WCCO’s Esme Murphy spoke with a top community leader who has been working with the family of Dahir Adan since Saturday night. Haji Yussuf, the founder of the anti-Islamophobia group Unite Cloud, said that Adan left his family apartment to go pick up his new preordered iPhone at the T-Mobile store inside the mall. “He went out to get an iPhone. He was very happy, he was joyful leaving home,” Yussuf said. He says Adan left the apartment he shared with his father at about 7 p.m. He drove to the mall which is less...
  • Almost 100,000 Somali Refugees Admitted To U.S. Since 9/11: 99.6% Muslim

    09/19/2016 1:23:44 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 32 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | Sept 19, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Almost 100,000 Somali refugees have been resettled in the United States since 9/11, including 8,619 so far during the current fiscal year. The largest number – some 16 percent of the total over the past 15 years – have been resettled in Minnesota, home to the nation’s biggest Somali-American community. Of the 97,046 Somali refugees admitted to the U.S. since the fall of 2001, 99.6 percent were Muslim, and 28,836 (29.7 percent) were males between the ages of 14 and 50.
  • Off-Duty Officer Reveals What Brought Him to St. Cloud Mall on Saturday

    09/19/2016 8:06:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 9/19/16 | Beth McDonough
    Officer Jason Falconer was off duty when he stopped the stabbing attack at Crossroads Center in St. Cloud on Saturday. He is receiving a lot of attention and praise for his bravery by the community, Gov. Mark Dayton and President Barak Obama. Both spoke to Falconer on the phone Monday. President Obama said, "We are very grateful no one lost their life. Thanks to the brave action of the off-duty officer, the suspect was killed and we avoided more people being hurt." While Falconer, the part-time officer with the Avon Police Department and former police chief in another town, isn't...
  • Gary Johnson Thankful 'No One Hurt' In NYC, Minn. Attacks

    09/19/2016 7:29:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 19, 2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said he’s glad “no one was hurt” in the string of attacks in three states Saturday, although dozens of people were injured. “Tell me your reaction to these news stories from the past 24 hours, what do you think the government needs to be doing on a day like today?” CNN’s Brian Stelter asked Johnson, referring to explicitly to the New York City bombing, the stabbing at a Minnesota mall and the bombs found near a charity run in New Jersey. “Well, first of all, just grateful nobody got hurt,” Johnson replied.
  • Couple stabbed in mall attack were stunned by uniformed attacker's sudden frenzy

    09/19/2016 7:14:18 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 9/19/16 | John Reinan
    "Attacker may have shouted 'Allahu akbar,' but victims aren't sure."
  • Details Emerge About St. Cloud Mall Stabbing Suspect

    09/19/2016 5:46:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 9/19/2016 | AP
    SNIP Court records show Adan was stopped in August for a traffic violation and cited for no proof of insurance. Adan didn't pay the fine when it was due and was sent a late notice just days before the attack. Court records show he owes $342 SNIP
  • Donald Trump Statement on New York, New Jersey Bombings and Minnesota Attack…

    09/19/2016 2:35:29 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 19, 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump has released the following statement regarding the latest terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. New York, New Jersey and Minnesota: “In the past 48 hours, our law enforcement showed again that, without them, our country is neither safe nor secure. I am grateful for the quick action of law enforcement in capturing the terrorist responsible for Saturday’s bombings, and the off-duty police officer for stopping the terrorist in Minnesota. This weekend’s attacks, from Minnesota to Manhattan, are just the latest to be carried out on U.S. soil under President Obama. These should be a wake-up call for every American....
  • Man Who Shot Crossroads Mall Terrorist Is USPSA Competitor, 3-Gun Shooter

    09/19/2016 11:32:37 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 66 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | September 19, 2016 | Bob Owens
    USPSA Shooter, 3-Gunner, and NRA-certified firearms instructor Jason Falconer has been identified as the man who shot and killed a 22-year-old Somali immigrant who went on a stabbing rampage inside a St. Cloud, (MN) Mall on Saturday. The apparent terrorist—who apparently asked victims if they were Muslims before stabbing them—was engaged by Falconer inside the mall. Falconer is the president and owner of Tactical Advantage LLC, a shooting range and tactical training facility with a strong focus on arming concealed carriers. He’s also a former chief of the Albany (MN) police department, and he remains a part-time officer.
  • Somali community in Minn. fears backlash after stabbing suspect ID’d

    09/19/2016 9:18:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | Sep. 19, 2016 | Jeff Baenen and Amy Forliti
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Authorities are investigating the stabbings of nine people at a Minnesota mall as a potential act of terrorism, a finding that would realize long-held fears of an attack in the immigrant-rich state that has struggled to stop the recruiting of its young men by groups including the Islamic State. A young Somali man dressed as a private security guard entered the Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud over the weekend wielding what appeared to be a kitchen knife. The city’s police chief said the man reportedly made at least one reference to Allah and asked a...
  • Minnesota mall knifeman was student, says father

    09/19/2016 7:58:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 19, 2016
    A knifeman who stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping centre at the weekend has been identified by his father as a 22-year-old student. Dahir A Adan is a Kenyan-born ethnic Somali who had been in the US for 15 years, his father told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He said he had "no suspicion" that his son was involved in extremist activity. Authorities have not identified the attacker. But Ahmed Adan said police had told him at around 9pm on Saturday that his son died at the mall.
  • Gorka: This Is 'Guerrilla Warfare' & We've Seen It All Before

    09/19/2016 7:52:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/19/2016
    "I look at the last two years and I see the Islamic State fighting a two-front war," Gorka said on "Fox and Friends" this morning. "They're using violence in the region - in Iraq, in Syria, in Libya - to consolidate and expand the territory they hold ... and they are promoting attacks on the soil of the infidel." He described recent attacks in Paris, Brussels, Nice and Orlando as "guerrilla warfare." "That's exactly what we've seen in New York and in New Jersey this weekend," Gorka said, adding that a bloody knife attack at a Minnesota mall Saturday evening...
  • {Gov.} Dayton Calls For Tolerance After St. Cloud Mall Attack

    09/19/2016 7:30:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | Sep. 18, 2016
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Gov. Mark Dayton said he plans to travel to St. Cloud Monday to offer support for the community following the knife attack at a mall that left nine people wounded and a suspect dead. Authorities say the suspect, who has yet to be identified, attacked several shoppers at the Crossroads Center mall on Saturday night. Police say he mentioned Allah and asked at least one victim if they were Muslim. “If true that [the stabbings] were motivated by religious bigotry, I condemn them even more strongly,” the governor said in a press release Sunday. The suspect was...
  • Backlash Feared After 9 Hurt in Mall Knife Attack

    09/19/2016 5:11:56 AM PDT · by detective · 90 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 19, 2016 | Phil Helsel and Daniella Silva and Alex Johnson
    Nine people were hurt in a knife rampage at a Minnesota mall during which the attacker made references to Allah, authorities said. The suspect was shot dead by an off-duty police officer at the Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, which began around 8 p.m. (9 p.m. ET) on Saturday. The suspect was wearing a private security uniform, officials said. "We have confirmed that he asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he assaulted them," St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson told reporters, adding that the suspect "made some references to Allah."
  • FBI investigates Minnesota stabbings as possible terror act

    09/19/2016 4:24:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2016 9:28 PM EDT | Jeff Baenen and Amy Forliti
    A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking one victim if he or she was Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him in an attack the Islamic State group claimed as its own. None of the nine people who were stabbed in Saturday night’s attack received life-threatening wounds, St. Cloud police Chief Blair Anderson said. He said it doesn’t appear that anyone else was involved in the attack at the Crossroads Center in St. Cloud, which began at around 8 p.m. and was over within minutes. […] An...
  • Three Terror Attacks In One Day: It’s Time For Liberals To Step Aside

    09/18/2016 7:59:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Project Purge ^ | September 18, 2016 | Jared Wyand
    Let’s recap yesterday’s round of cultural enrichment.First, we had a terror attack in Seaside Park, New Jersey. The pipe bomb was set to go off next to thousands of racers running by in a 5k charity race for Marines. Had it not been for a late start, we’d be talking about #NewJerseyStrong and the deaths of hundreds of our fellow Americans.Second, a Muslim Jihadist went on a stabbing rampage at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He went around asking people if they were Muslim and if they answered no, he stabbed them yelling “Allahu Akbar”. He’s instructed to do...
  • Somali father IDs son as Minnesota mall attacker

    09/18/2016 2:15:46 PM PDT · by jennychase · 119 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/18/2016 | AP
    The father of the man who stabbed nine people at a central Minnesota mall has identified him as a 22-year-old college student. Ahmed Adan told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis that police told him Saturday night that his son, Dahir A. Adan, died at Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud. He says police didn't mention the attack on the mall, but they seized photos and other materials from the family's apartmen
  • Latest: Officer who stopped mall stabbing deflects praise

    09/18/2016 6:23:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 18, 2016 | AP
    <p>6:10 p.m.</p> <p>The off-duty police officer who shot and killed a man suspected of stabbing nine people in a Minnesota mall is deflecting praise from people who call him a hero.</p> <p>Jason Falconer is being hailed by authorities, Gov. Mark Dayton and others for stopping a man suspected of carrying out the attack Saturday night in a St. Cloud mall. Federal authorities say they are treating it as a potential act of terrorism.</p>
  • Police: St. Cloud mall stabbings 'potential act of terrorism' (Somali attacker-Dahir Adan)

    09/18/2016 11:31:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    EXCERPT Police declined to release the name of the suspect, but community members have identified him as Dahir Adan, a junior at St. Cloud State University who worked as a security guard part time. Leaders of the Somali-American community in St. Cloud said Adan didn't have a history of violence, according to the St. Cloud Times.
  • Minnesota Star-Tribune State Poll (Clinton 44; Trump 38; Johnson 6)

    09/18/2016 9:38:40 AM PDT · by Ravi · 79 replies
    Star-Tribune ^ | 9/18/16 | Star-Tribune
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  • Islamic State supporter behind Minnesota stabbings -Amaq

    09/18/2016 8:51:08 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    trust.org ^ | 9/18/16 | Reuters
    CAIRO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - An Islamic State supporter carried out the stabbing attack that wounded at least eight people at a mall in the U.S. state of Minnesota on Saturday, the militant group's Amaq news agency said.
  • ISIS-linked media: Minn. mall stabber was 'soldier of Islamic State'

    09/18/2016 8:05:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    AP ^ | September 18, 2016
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. - A man in a private security uniform who stabbed eight people at a Minnesota shopping mall was a "soldier of the Islamic State," ISIS-linked media say. The man reportedly mentioned Allah and asked at least one victim if they were Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him, authorities said.
  • Minnesota mall attacker referenced Allah before stabbing rampage, police chief says

    09/17/2016 11:33:07 PM PDT · by GilGil · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/17/2016 | Staff
    A knife-wielding man who injured eight people at a mall in central Minnesota Saturday evening asked at least one victim whether they were Muslim and referenced Allah during the assault, authorities said Wednesday. St. Cloud Police Chief William Blair Anderson said the suspect, whom he did not identify, was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer from another jurisdiction. All but one of the eight victims had been treated and released from a local hospital and all were expected to survive their injuries. Police responded reports of several stabbings at the Crossroads Mall at around 8:30 p.m. local time....
  • Police stumped over motive of mall attacker who spoke of ‘Allah’ and asked victims if Muslim

    09/18/2016 5:52:56 AM PDT · by detective · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Truncated title. Full title: Police stumped over motive of mall attacker who spoke of ‘Allah’ and asked victims if they were Muslim before attacking them OK, I get it. Police don’t want to jump to conclusions in high profile cases. But can police authorities please stop insulting the public when a Muslim starts attacking random strangers while yelling about Allah? The latest example of studied ignorance comes from St. Cloud, Minnesota, the thriving metropolis of Central Minnesota. From the St. Cloud Times: Eight people were injured and the suspect died at Crossroads Center on Saturday after an attack reported about...
  • Muslims Shouting “Allah Akbar!” Go on Stabbing Rampage in St. Cloud – 8 Injured, One Dead

    09/17/2016 11:18:17 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 63 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Sep 18th, 2016
    Eight people were injured Saturday at Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota when two Muslims went on a stabbing attack. One Muslim was shot dead by an off-duty officer. BREAKING: St. Cloud mall stabbing attack suspect referenced Allah during attack, asked at least 1 victim if they were Muslim before assault — Steve Tellier KSTP (@stellierkstp) September 18, 2016 One Islamist was shot by an off-duty officer. St. Cloud, MN, chief: Stabbing suspect referred to Allah during attack, was shot by off-duty officer – StarTribune https://t.co/VP587xhbFP — Breaking News (@BreakingNews) September 18, 2016
  • Multiple people injured in attack at Minnesota mall

    09/17/2016 9:57:08 PM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 17 September 2016 | AP
    St. Cloud, Minn. (AP) — Police said multiple people were injured at a St. Cloud, Minnesota, shopping mall on Saturday evening in an attack possibly involving both shooting and stabbing. The suspect is believed to be dead, St. Cloud Police Sgt. Jason Burke told the St. Cloud Times. He said the attack at the Crossroads Center mall started with a stabbing, and there are multiple injuries but he did not give a number.
  • Police Respond to St. Cloud Mall on Multiple Stabbing Victims (MN)

    09/17/2016 7:29:30 PM PDT · by Semper911 · 89 replies
    KSTP-TV ^ | September 17, 2016
    Police officers have responded to Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud for multiple stabbing victims. The police department says one suspect was taken into custody at Macy's. Investigators responded to the mall around 8:20 p.m. Saturday. The number of possible victims is not known at this time.
  • Twin Cities Teen’s Quick Thinking Thwarts Uber Driver’s Kidnapping

    09/15/2016 9:56:59 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | September 14, 2016 | Kate Raddatz
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities Uber driver is charged with trying to kidnap a young woman he picked up on the job. Dahir Aden, 50, is charged with a felony count of false imprisonment after he refused to drive a teenage girl home and instead took her to his home in West St. Paul. The girl told police Aden planned to sexually assault her. Investigators say it was the girl’s quick thinking that allowed her to be rescued. According to the criminal complaint, Dahir Aden picked up a young woman from her North Minneapolis apartment the night of Aug....
  • Minnesota Supreme Court's Decision Keeps Trump on Ballot

    09/12/2016 1:51:58 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 42 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 9/12/16 | AP
    Minnesota's Supreme Court has dismissed a legal challenge by Democrats to have Donald Trump removed from the ballot. The state Democratic party filed the lawsuit late Thursday. Democratic officials argued that the state GOP party erred in how it sent in Trump's name for a spot in the ballot because Republicans hadn't properly chosen alternate electors.
  • The Curious Case of Ilhan Omar

    09/11/2016 11:34:50 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    City Journal ^ | September 9, 2016 | Scott W. Johnson
    In early August, 33-year-old Ilhan Omar became an overnight sensation in Minnesota politics. Her primary victory over 22-term incumbent Phyllis Kahn secured the Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party (DFL) endorsement of Omar’s candidacy to represent House District 60B in the state legislature. Minneapolis’s Star Tribune trumpeted Omar’s victory in a huge headline on its front page, proclaiming that the Somali immigrant’s victory had “made history.” The paper followed up with two more retrospective stories admiring Omar’s triumph. Omar’s victory shouldn’t have come as a surprise. She campaigned hard in the district, which includes the heart of the Cedar Riverside area...
  • Democrats sue to get Donald Trump off Minnesota ballots

    09/10/2016 7:27:58 AM PDT · by Pollard · 45 replies
    Minnesota Democrats have sued to get Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s name removed from the state’s general election ballots. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s Thursday lawsuit claims the Minnesota Republican Party failed to nominate its presidential electors, the people who cast the state’s 10 electoral college votes, in accordance with state law. Keith Downey, the chair of the Minnesota Republican Party, said last month that the party called a special meeting to approve alternative electors because it had previously neglected to do so. The suit, which was filed directly to the Minnesota Supreme Court, adds a new level of chaos to an...
  • For Twin Cities Muslims, 9/11 casts shadow on holiday (Grab A Bucket)

    09/09/2016 10:46:53 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 52 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 9/916 | Faiza Mahamud
    The anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks weighs heavily on the minds of Minnesota Muslims as they prepare to celebrate one of the most important holy days of the year. For weeks they had worried that Monday’s Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, might fall on the 9/11 anniversary. Though the sighting of the moon placed this year’s Eid on Sept. 12, the proximity of a major holiday and a painful anniversary has fueled anxiety and led community leaders and local law enforcement to tighten security measures for Eid celebrations. “There has been...
  • Minnesota Students and Parents File Lawsuit Against Obama’s Bathroom Mandate

    09/09/2016 9:14:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 8, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    A group of students and parents from Minnesota filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the federal government and their school district for allowing a transgender student who was born male but identifies as female into the girls’ locker rooms, showers, and restrooms. The lawsuit is the latest in a series of challenges to the Obama administration’s bathroom mandate issued in May that requires public schools and universities nationwide to give transgender students full access to school facilities based on their gender identity instead of their biological sex. Schools that do not comply with the administration’s guidance could face legal action or...
  • Minn. Dems make push to oust Trump from ballot

    09/09/2016 12:56:31 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/9/2016 | Mark Hensch
    Minnesota Democrats are lobbying to remove Donald Trump from their state’s presidential ballot, according to reports. The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party has filed a legal petition with their state’s Supreme Court to oust the GOP’s presidential nominee, accusing Republicans of bypassing the democratic process, Politico reported Friday. The party claims that the GOP did not properly choose alternates to its electoral college, so the entire slate of 10 electors, their alternates, and the presidential ticket should be thrown out. “The Minnesota GOP did not elect alternate presidential electors at the state convention earlier this year,” Minnesota DFL Chairman Ken Martin...
  • Minnesota Democrats sue to have Donald Trump kicked off state's ballot

    09/09/2016 1:02:40 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 59 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/9/2016 | Eric DuVall
    ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Minnesota Democrats have filed a lawsuit seeking to have Donald Trump and Mike Pence kicked off the ballot in November after the state party failed to follow election law in selecting the slate of names that will appear. The matter stems from a legal technicality involving alternate delegates to the electoral college. The Minnesota constitution states electoral college delegates and their alternates must be elected at the party's convention. The GOP picked its electoral college delegates at the party convention on Aug. 24, but did not pick alternates. When the party submitted its...
  • Man charged with threatening Minneapolis mosque

    09/07/2016 7:51:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 7, 2016 8:05 PM EDT
    Federal prosecutors have charged a 57-year-old man with threatening a Minneapolis mosque. Daniel George Fisher made his first appearance in U.S. District Court on Wednesday. He is accused of threatening to blow up the Tawfiq Islamic Center. The complaint says the mosque received an anonymous handwritten letter on Sept. 30 that threatened to “blow up your building with all you immigrants in it.” …
  • 'Confessed Killer of Jacob Wetterling' Gives Detailed Account of His Abduction, Death

    09/06/2016 4:59:24 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 9/6/16 | Jennie Lissarrague & Tom Hauser
    Fifty-three-year-old Danny Heinrich of Annandale admitted in court Tuesday that he kidnapped, sexually assaulted and killed Jacob Wetterling on Oct. 22, 1989. The admission is finally bringing answers to what happened to the 11-year-old boy almost 27 years ago, whose remains were found in Stearns County last week after Heinrich led investigators to the site. “Danny Heinrich is no longer a person of interest,” U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Andrew Luger said after the court hearing. “He is the confessed murderer of Jacob Wetterling, and nearly 27 years after he committed this heinous crime, he has been brought to justice. And...
  • Time to think about the statute of limitations?

    09/05/2016 5:49:57 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 11 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | September 4, 2016 | Bob Collins
    It was all we could do in the wake of Saturday’s news of the discovery of Jacob Wetterling. Well, perhaps not all. Perhaps we can talk about why there’s a statute of limitations in Minnesota for kidnapping and raping children. Under Minnesota law, indictments or complaints must be made within nine years after the alleged crime was committed or three years after it was reported to law inforcements, whichever is later.
  • ‘Deep grief’: Jacob Wetterling’s remains found

    09/03/2016 11:49:31 AM PDT · by Coronal · 36 replies
    Twincities.com ^ | September 3, 2016
    Patty Wetterling has confirmed the remains of her son Jacob Wetterling, who has been missing for almost 27 years, have been found. The Jacob Wetterling Center, which Wetterling’s parents founded in 1990 to educate the public on child abductions, posted a statement to its Facebook page Saturday morning. “We are in deep grief. We didn’t want Jacob’s story to end this way. In this moment of pain and shock, we go back to the beginning. The Wetterlings had a choice to walk into bitterness and anger or to walk into a light of what could be, a light of hope....
  • (Jacob) Wetterling's remains found: 'Our hearts are broken' (MN: Missing since 1989)

    09/03/2016 7:23:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 30 replies
    Kare11 ^ | September 3, 2016 | Sara Pelissero
    GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The remains of Jacob Wetterling have been found, according to his mother, Patty. Patty Wetterling told KARE 11's Caroline Lowe Saturday morning, "All I can confirm is that Jacob has been found and our hearts are broken. I am not responding to any media yet as I have no words.”
  • Minnesota Supreme Court blocks $15 minimum wage, police insurance from Minneapolis' ballot

    08/31/2016 10:19:19 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 8/31/16 | By Erin Golden and Eric Roper Star Tribune
    Minneapolis voters will not weigh in this November on whether the city should raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour, following a ruling issued Wednesday by the state’s highest court. In a unanimous order released a day after it heard the case, the Minnesota Supreme Court sided with the city of Minneapolis, which had argued that a proposal to raise the wage was not a proper subject for an amendment to the city’s charter. The court also ruled in the city’s favor on a separate charter amendment case, in which a police-accountability group sought to let voters decide whether...
  • Glencoe Man who Threatened to Shoot Up Walgreens Gets Probation

    08/31/2016 9:22:32 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/313/16 | Jennie Lissarrague
    A Minnesota man was sentenced Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to threatening to "shoot up" a Walgreens. Twenty-three-year-old Abdul Raheem Habil Ali-Skelton of Glencoe pleaded guilty to terroristic threats April 25 and was sentenced Wednesday to 28 days in prison, which he has already served. He will be on supervised probation for three years. According to the criminal complaint, Ali-Skelton went to the Brooklyn Park store early Sunday, March 27, and accused a customer of having a relationship with his girlfriend, then threatened to hit him with a bottle. Ali-Skelton also threatened to "shoot up the place" and said he...
  • Search Warrants: South St. Paul Teacher, Husband Investigated for Sexual Contact with Boys

    08/31/2016 7:52:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 31 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/31/16 | Jennie Lissarrague
    New details are emerging about the investigation into a South St. Paul teacher and his husband who were found dead in Washington State. Graphic court documents detail that at least three teenagers reported they had been sexually assaulted by 40-year-old Aric Babbitt and 36-year-old Matthew Deyo. Babbitt and Deyo were found dead on Lopez Island north of Seattle last Thursday. Both died from gunshot wounds, and their deaths were ruled murder-suicide; San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs said a suicide note was found that said the couple had visited the island years ago and loved it. According to search warrants,...
  • Would-be bank robber demanded money, then Arabic interpreter

    08/31/2016 4:18:35 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 22 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | August 31, 2016 | Libor Jany
    "Authorities: Would-be Minnetonka bank robber demanded money, then interpreter. Authorities say the suspect appeared to be in his 50s and spoke only halting English."
  • GOP FAIL: Donald Trump Not Listed on Minnesota Ballot

    08/24/2016 7:56:21 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 83 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 24, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Just days after his supporters and motorcade were attacked by protesters in Minneapolis at a GOP fundraiser, the Minnesota Republican party has not submitted the names of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his vice presidential nominee Mike Pence to the secretary of state’s office for the November election, it was reported Wednesday night. A check of the sample ballot listed at the website for the Minnesota secretary of state shows the tickets of Democrat Farm-Labor Hillary Clinton, Libertarian Gary Johnson, Green Jill Stein, anti-Trumper Evan McMullin and others with Socialist, Marijuana and other parties–but no Donald Trump. A check...
  • Cost of EpiPen: One senator's daughter is Mylan CEO, another's needs drug

    Washington (CNN)The incredible increase in the cost of EpiPens, auto-injectors that can stop life-threatening emergencies caused by allergic reactions, has hit home on Capitol Hill, where one Democratic senator whose daughter has allergies has called for action and another Democratic senator's daughter is CEO of the company responsible for the price hike. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, a Democrat whose daughter relies on EpiPen, urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate the price increase of the medication, calling it "unjustified." Meanwhile, the daughter of Sen. Joe Manchin, the Democrat of West Virginia, has a very different personal connection. His daughter...
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity/Profitable Gun Turn in; Minneapolis 27 August, 2016

    08/24/2016 7:53:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    -(Ammoland.com)- There will be a gun turn in event on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term “buyback” the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.The event will be held at two locations: Fire Station 17 at 330 E 38th St. in south Minneapolis; Fire Station 14 at 2002 Lowry Ave N in north Minneapolis.  Compensation will be in the form of Visa gift cards. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The compensation offered at this event is very generous when compared...