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  • Democrats’ partisan landlord-tenant bill fails to tackle soaring rent prices (Minnesota-Landlords not allowed to reject evictees)

    05/20/2024 5:24:34 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 14 replies
    mnsenaterepublicans.com ^ | 5/17/24 | MSRC
    The Minnesota Senate on Friday approved a package of partisan changes to landlord-tenant law that are poised to make housing more expensive for renters and create significant burdens for landlords. The landlord-tenant conference report is the product of an agreement between Democrat House and Senate negotiators on SF 3492, the landlord-tenant bill the Senate passed by an overwhelmingly partisan vote in April. Sen. Eric Lucero (R-St. Michael), the lead Republican on the Senate’s Housing and Homelessness Prevention Committee, issued the following statement sharply criticizing the misplaced priorities in the bill: “The cost of housing in Minnesota is dramatically more expensive...
  • Donald Trump Heads to Blue Minnesota in Hopes of Flipping the State

    05/17/2024 12:20:30 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/17/2024 | HANNAH KNUDSEN
    Former President Donald Trump is appearing in blue Minnesota on Friday, delivering the keynote address at the Minnesota Republican Party’s Lincoln Reagan Dinner as all eyes are on traditionally blue strongholds that the former president hopes to flip in November. Trump has a busy day on Friday and is headed to Minnesota after attending his youngest son Barron Trump’s high school graduation in Palm Beach, Florida, earlier in the day. In early May, the Republican Party of Minnesota announced Trump as the headliner for the 2024 Lincoln Reagan Dinner. At the time, Minnesota Trump Campaign Chair and House Majority Whip...
  • 'Watching history happen': Minnesota's redesigned flag raised at State Capitol

    05/11/2024 10:35:02 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 53 replies
    The Star Tribune ^ | May 11, 2024 | BRIANA BIERSCHBACH
    In a solemn, pre-dawn ceremony, the flag that's been flying over Minnesota's State Capitol for decades was lowered for the last time. Voices hushed in a crowd of more than a dozen onlookers at 5 a.m. on Saturday as the flag with Civil War-era imagery was carefully carried from the darkened Capitol rooftop to the building's front steps, where two National Guard members folded it into a tri-cornered shape and presented it to the state's Historical Society for preservation. As the sun rose, a new official banner was hoisted on the same flagpole overlooking St. Paul, a stripped-down design featuring...
  • A 63-year-old peak boomer said she 'can't even think about retiring' despite having a master's degree and working two jobs

    05/09/2024 8:04:04 PM PDT · by Cronos · 155 replies
    Business insider ^ | 9th May 2024 | Noah Shiedlower
    Cathy R., 63, has a master's degree and has worked all her life, though she's very worried for her future. The clerical worker in Minnesota has struggled to rise up the ranks throughout her career. She said she's earning a salary similar to some entry-level positions despite nearly three decades in her current role. She's nervous that even though she's eligible for a pension in a few years, it won't supplement Social Security payments nearly enough to live comfortably. "I can't afford life while working. How can I even think of retiring?" the St. Paul, Minnesota resident said. ...Cathy grew...
  • Attempted ‘fact check’ of pro-life Minnesota ad unwittingly affirms the ad’s claims

    05/08/2024 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 7, 2024 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    Like many states, pro-abortion legislators in Minnesota are working to make abortion until birth a constitutional right. Pro-life advocates are fighting back with an ad, and CBS Minnesota published an article claiming the ad was “misleading.” Yet the article then went on to affirm that the points made in the ad were, in fact, accurate. The ad was published by Minnesota Citizens Concerned For Life (MCCL), and said that the state has the most extreme pro-abortion laws in the country. “That claim is misleading,” CBS Minnesota said, before immediately admitting, “It is true that Minnesota has one of the most...
  • State Libertarian Leaders Invite Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Seek Libertarian Presidential Nomination

    05/05/2024 10:12:20 AM PDT · by Angelino97 · 24 replies
    Independent Political Report ^ | May 5, 2024 | Jordan Willow Evans
    State leadership and delegation chairs from several Libertarian Party chapters, including those in Florida, California, Colorado, Tennessee, Minnesota, Vermont, Nebraska, and the District of Columbia, have extended an invitation to independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr., urging him to seek the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. The letter, published on Friday by Libertarians for Kennedy and signed by various party leaders, including an alternative region representative on the Libertarian National Committee, urges Kennedy to seek the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party, with the understanding that the undersigned would consider voting for him in the first round if he accepts. Notably, the...
  • Helium discovery is the supply breakthrough science, medicine, and industry needed...This may be the largest helium reservoir in US history.

    05/02/2024 11:26:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    FreeThink ^ | April 30, 2024 | Tony Morley
    Arecent discovery in Minnesota has unveiled a helium reservoir with astonishingly high concentrations of the gas, surpassing initial estimations and potentially opening doors for commercial extraction. Pulsar Helium, an exploration company, revealed the discovery of helium reserves in late February 2024, following drilling activities near Babbitt, northern Minnesota, reaching depths of 2,200 feet (670 meters). Initial findings displayed helium concentrations of 12.4%, described by Thomas Abraham-James, the president and CEO of Pulsar Helium, as “a dream” in an interview with CBS News.[1] The discovery represents an unprecedented opportunity to gain access to helium at concentration levels dramatically exceeding the normal...
  • Bernie Sanders Confronted About Ilhan Omar Saying ‘All Jewish Kids Should Be Kept Safe’ Even If They’re ‘Pro-Genocide’

    04/30/2024 10:23:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/28 | Jennifer Bowers Bahney
    CNN’s Dana Bash confronted Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Sunday over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN)’s visit to Columbia University, where she gave a statement about the pro-Palestinian protests. Omar’s own daughter was suspended from Columbia-affiliated Barnard College last week after being arrested at the Gaza Solidarity Encampment on the Morningside Heights campus. Omar was recorded saying, “I think it is really unfortunate that people don’t care about the fact that all Jewish kids should be kept safe and that we should not have to tolerate anti-Semitism or bigotry for all Jewish students, whether they are pro-genocide or anti-genocide.” Bash asked Sanders,...
  • Sharp: House Democrats are Destroying the Judicial Branch, But No One Seems to Care

    04/25/2024 4:26:00 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 16 replies
    AMP America ^ | 4-23-2024 | Tim Sharp
    In the most blatant move of hatred of the United States Constitution to date, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Melanie Stansbury (NM-01), and Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) have filed legislation which will create an Office of the Inspector General to ensure accountability of justices in the Supreme Court of the United States.The U.S. Constitution establishes three separate but equal branches of government: the legislative branch (makes the law), the executive branch (enforces the law), and the judicial branch (interprets the law). This bold move by house Democrats basically erases the separation of powers in United...
  • [Minn] DFL senator arrested in Detroit Lakes for suspected burglary

    04/22/2024 7:43:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 40 replies
    https://minnesotareformer.com ^ | Apr 22, 2024 | MICHELLE GRIFFITH
    State Sen. Nicole Mitchell, DFL-Woodbury, was arrested Monday morning in Detroit Lakes and booked into the Becker County Jail for suspected first-degree burglary. Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steve Todd said at 4:45 a.m. on Monday, a 911 dispatcher received a call from a homeowner on Granger Road who reported that there was a burglar inside their home. Todd said officers arrested the woman inside the home and she was identified as Mitchell. Mitchell, 49, was booked into Becker County Jail and was still listed on the jail’s roster early Monday afternoon. Mitchell was elected to the Senate in 2022 and...
  • Apple River stabbing trial: Jurors speak out on deliberations, verdict

    04/21/2024 8:20:54 AM PDT · by xxqqzz · 10 replies
    Fox9 ^ | April 17, 2024 | Paul Blume
    Two jurors who deliberated Nicolae Miu’s fate in the Apple River stabbing trial told FOX 9 the panel of 12 quickly focused on the issue of criminality between intentional and reckless homicide, with little support among jurors that the stabbings were done in self-defense. Both jurors also questioned whether Miu should have taken the stand, concluding the now 54-year-old man from Prior Lake hurt himself more with his testimony rather than helping his case.
  • MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's appeal in phone seizure will not be heard by Supreme Court

    04/16/2024 9:38:05 PM PDT · by Coronal · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 16, 2024
    MINNEAPOLIS — The nation's highest court has rejected an appeal from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. The U.S. Supreme Court has declined Lindell's appeal over the FBI's seizure of his phone. It was taken in 2022 while Lindell was at a Hardee's drive-thru window in Mankato. The U.S. government was investigating accusations of Lindell sharing sensitive voting system information. The case is just one of several recent legal battles for Lindell. In March, a judge evicted MyPillow from a facility in Shakopee after the landlord filed a lawsuit claiming the company was at least $200,000 behind on rent payments. A month...
  • Minnesota man guilty in fatal stabbing of teen on Wisconsin river, jury finds

    04/11/2024 2:04:55 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 50 replies
    A 54-year-old Minnesota man was convicted Thursday in the slaying of a high school student and stabbing of four other people who were tubing on a western Wisconsin river. A Wisconsin circuit court jury found Nicolae Miu guilty of first-degree reckless homicide, four counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and one count of battery, Minnesota Public Radio reported. No sentencing date has been set.
  • KSTP/SurveyUSA poll: Biden, Trump locked in dead heat in Minnesota

    04/10/2024 4:09:44 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 20 replies
    KSTP ^ | 4/9/24 | Tom Hauser
    For our third poll in a row, President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are locked in a statistical dead heat.
  • Stabbing on the Apple River: Defense rests after defendant Nicolae Miu's testimony

    04/10/2024 3:51:11 AM PDT · by xxqqzz · 16 replies
    KARE ^ | April 9, 2024 | Dana Thiede, David Griswold
    HUDSON, Wis — Nicolae Miu's defense rested Tuesday after the defendant took the stand in his own defense. Miu, 54, is charged with one count of first-degree intentional homicide and four counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide for a deadly stabbing spree that took place on the Apple River on July 30, 2022. Prosecutors say Miu pulled a knife during a confrontation with people from two separate groups, fatally stabbing 17-year-old Isaac Schuman of Stillwater and wounding four others, one of those victims nearly dying as well. Miu's legal team called the explosion of violence a clear case of self-defense,...
  • CRIME Video of deadly fight that led to Apple River stabbing shown during opening arguments of Nicolae Miu trial

    04/08/2024 4:42:54 AM PDT · by xxqqzz · 9 replies
    CBS ^ | April 5, 2024 | Stephen Swanson, Jonah Kaplan, Riley Moser
    HUDSON, Wis. — Investigators say video from July 2022 shows Nicolae Miu being pushed and hit by a group of tubers on the river before he stabbed five people, killing 17-year-old Isaac Schuman. The victims ranged in age from 17 to 24 and were from Wisconsin and Minnesota. The trial for a 54-year-old Prior Lake man accused of killing a teen and stabbing four others on the Apple River in Wisconsin nearly two years ago began on Monday. Witnesses said Miu was initially in the river with goggles and a snorkel. A group of tubers accused of him of looking...
  • City of Minneapolis Reaches Tentative Settlement With Man Who Witnessed George Floyd's Murder

    03/31/2024 10:30:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 31, 2024
    The City of Minneapolis has reached a tentative settlement with a man who filed a lawsuit after witnessing George Floyd's murder. Court documents obtained by WCCO show the city attorney's plans to present the agreement to the City Council on April 25. If the council approves, Mayor Jacob Frey then has seven days to approve or veto the settlement. The agreement is with Donald Williams. He can be seen on Tou Thao's body cam video asking the now-former officers to intervene. In the lawsuit, Williams said Thao and Derek Chauvin taunted Floyd, Williams and other bystanders who expressed concern and...
  • Emotional Minneapolis residents describe 'living hell' of life next to a homeless camp (video)

    03/30/2024 9:28:15 AM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 33 replies
    Alpha News ^ | 3/25/24 | Liz Collins
    What used to be her spot to catch some fresh air has become anything but for Bee Bletsian in the building she’s called home for 13 years. Just south of downtown Minneapolis, behind an old brick building on the corner of 5th Avenue South and East 24th street, on a city-owned lot, it’s easy to see why.
  • Uber and Lyft to leave Minneapolis over ‘deeply flawed’ pay rules

    03/16/2024 9:47:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Verge ^ | 03/16/2024 | Emma Roth
    Uber and Lyft are pulling their services out of Minneapolis after the city council passed an ordinance that will increase drivers’ pay. Both companies say they will no longer offer ridesharing services in the city when the ordinance goes into effect on May 1st. The ordinance, which guarantees drivers a minimum rate of $1.40 per mile and 51 cents per minute while carrying a rider, was first passed last week but later vetoed by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. The City Council voted 10–3 to override the veto on Thursday. Lyft spokesperson CJ Macklin calls the ordinance “deeply flawed,” as the...
  • Video: Lone White Boy Attacked by Multiple Black Students at Middle School

    03/16/2024 12:51:48 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 129 replies
    Lone white boy attacked by multiple black students on Friday March 14. Happened at Eagle Ridge School in Savage , MN which serves grades 6-8.